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Growth Coach Franchise Expands Throughout Mexico »

March 03, 2015 at 11:30AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach

Shortly after launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City, the company has expanded the vision to include the entire country of Mexico.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - Just six months after officially launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City with Pablo Payro, The Growth Coach is already expanding well beyond the city's borders. In fact, the company is now focused on reaching small- and medium-sized business owners through the entire country of Mexico.
"With the rapid success Pablo is seeing inside the city, we decided it was time to turn our sights on Mexico as a whole. The country of Mexico is at an amazing crossroads and the middle class is starting to grow and thrive. With our help, the small- and medium-sized business owners who drive that middle class can find success and balance...

H.U.M.A.N. Leads Movement To Modernize Corporate Wellness Programs »

March 03, 2015 at 8:58AM PST | Source: HUMAN Healthy Vending

Premier Health Snack Food & Drink Distributor Caters to Corporate America's Growing Millennial Workforce
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Culver City, Calif. – There exists a huge gap in today's corporate wellness programs. While many corporations offer perks such as gym memberships, health screenings and nutritional education, they lack a major piece of the wellness puzzle – easy access to nutrition. H.U.M.A.N. (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition), America's leading distributor of convenient healthy snack foods, is closing this gap, strengthening workplace health and wellness programs by providing local businesses with its customized Micro Markets, snack delivery services and vending machines. After selling five million healthy snacks in 2014 and impacting two million lives, HUMAN expects to sign 50 new franchise agreements in 2015...

Global Demand For Authentic Taste Creates Opportunities For Marco's Pizza »

March 03, 2015 at 8:17AM PST | Source: Marco's Pizza

Deals Underway to Bring Marco's Pizza Franchise to Saudi Arabia, Africa and Asia
TOLEDO, OH - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - America's hunger for authentic Italian pizza flavor has made Marco's Pizza the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States. Now Marco's is rapidly expanding internationally to meet growing demand in other countries.
"Our international expansion is taking off, with deals pending in Saudi Arabia, Africa and Asia. We're really beefing up our infrastructure and support systems to keep stride with all the growth," said Cameron Cummins, Marco's vice president of franchise development.
Marco's ambitious international expansion plans are creating opportunities for franchisees. In India alone, Marco's Pizza multi-unit franchise owner and area developer DJ Patel is pursuing plans to open 400 locations in that country of 1...

PostNet Named Top Franchise Opportunity »

March 03, 2015 at 7:58AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

It's the 22nd Consecutive Year PostNet Has Been Named to the Prestigious List
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - The PostNet franchise has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities for the 22nd consecutive year.
PostNet, the nation's first Neighborhood Business Center, has landed on Entrepreneur's comprehensive guide to business opportunities every year since it was founded.
The PostNet franchise provides critical marketing, digital printing and shipping services to small businesses throughout the United States and internationally. As an integral part of their communities, PostNet franchisees help foster small business by solving everyday problems related to marketing, branding and logistics...

Harris Research, Inc. Outpaces Home Improvement Services Industry With Record Franchise Growth »

March 03, 2015 at 7:24AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal Open a Combined 205 New Franchise Units in 2014, Positive Outlook Ahead for Both Industry Leaders
LOGAN, Utah - March 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Homeowners' quest to find cost-effective, convenient home improvement services has created tremendous franchise development opportunities for Harris Research, Inc.'s (HRI) two sister companies, Chem-Dry, the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, and N-Hance Wood Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets. Combined, HRI finished a banner year of franchise growth, opening a total of 205 new franchise units in 2014.
Averaging more than 100 openings each year, Chem-Dry added 109 new franchises to its growing system of 3,500-plus units in 47 countries...

Dental Fix Awards 5th Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

March 03, 2015 at 6:12AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Nashville, Tennessee. Owned and operated by Brett Peaks, the signed agreement, Brett's second, and the company's fifth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Tennessee, is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
"2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. "With the recent signing of Brett Peaks, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember."
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

The Dairy Queen® System's 75th Anniversary Kicks Off With Free Cone Day »

March 03, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Donations will be accepted for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – Ready for the end of the long, cold, record setting winter? Check. Dreaming of springtime on the horizon? Check. Celebrating the end of winter and beginning of spring with a FREE cool treat? Check - thanks to the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company.
In a true fan celebration and with the ultimate fan engagement in mind, the Dairy Queen system kicks off its 75th anniversary this spring with a Free Cone Day on Monday, March 16. On that day, the 75th day of the calendar year, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer)...

USA Insulation Celebrates 30 Years Of Home Foam Insulation »

March 03, 2015 at 4:47AM PST | Source: USA Insulation

USA Insulation Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Comfort, Savings, and Energy Efficiency
Eastlake, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - This year marks the 30th Anniversary of USA Insulation, one of the largest retrofit insulation franchises in the country. Founded in 1985, USA Insulation has helped over 50,000 homeowners experience year round comfort, substantial energy savings, and greater energy efficiency.
30 years ago our country was in the throes of a serious energy crisis. The cost of energy usage was at an all-time high and the government was looking for ways to conserve our dwindling natural resources and decrease dependence on foreign oil.
"At the time, the federal government was offering $300 to homeowners who installed energy efficient systems in their homes," recalls Jeff Pitrone, owner and founder of USA Insulation...

Lynn Vanderburg Opens Local Caring Transitions Business »

March 03, 2015 at 4:23AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

In an effort to ease the burden placed on seniors and their families in making tough decisions concerning relocation choices, de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales or online auctions, Granbury entrepreneur Lynn Vanderburg has launched Caring Transitions of Granbury.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 - Moving can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, especially when it involves seniors transitioning to a smaller home or residential facility. Regardless of if it is planned, or unexpected due to the loss of a loved one or because of illness, relocating or downsizing can be challenging.
In an effort to ease the burden placed on seniors and their families in making tough decisions concerning relocation choices, de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales or online auctions, Granbury entrepreneur Lynn Vanderburg has launched Caring Transitions of Granbury, a business designed to help Tarrant, Hood, Parker, Johnson and Somervell counties as well as surrounding area families through the senior relocation process...

FASTSIGNS® Leadership On Panel To Address Critical Issue In Franchising: NLRB's Joint-Employment Standard »

March 03, 2015 at 4:00AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CEO Catherine Monson Advocates for Franchise Industry at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event in Washington, D.C.
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Taking a stand in support of the franchise industry, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., will be a panelist at the March 5th U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, "The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Joint-Employer Standard: New Interpretations, New Liabilities and the Impact on Other Statutes."
Monson is highly regarded for her tireless efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry and was recently awarded as the International Franchise Association's (IFA) FAN (Franchise Action Network) of the Year at the industry's annual convention in February...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Gears Up For 3rd Annual Career Move Month »

March 02, 2015 at 9:08AM PST | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Premier Moving Services Company Looks to Hire 1,000 New Employees March 2015
March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // LANSING, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the industry's fastest-growing moving services franchise, is proud to announce its third annual Career Move Month this March. As the weather begins to heat up, so does demand for moving services, and the company is ready to share its continued growth with job seekers across the country. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has had tremendous success over the last five years. The company has doubled in size and is planning additional expansion in 2015, creating new jobs for those wishing to join the team.
From movers and drivers to marketing specialists and general managers, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is dedicated to providing hardworking employees a solid career path with plenty of room for growth – just ask the 75 percent of location management staff that started with the company in entry-level positions...

College Hunks Hauling Junk Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Gears Up For Franchise Growth »

March 02, 2015 at 8:00AM PST | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Junk Removal Franchise and Moving Franchise Expects to Triple Locations and Quadruple Revenue in Next Three Years
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - The "reality-TV-famous" company College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving franchise, has celebrated its 10th anniversary in business and is gearing up to triple its number of franchise locations and quadruple system-wide revenues over the next three years.
The franchise system started by two college friends in 2005 in Washington D.C. has grown from its humble beginnings in a beat-up cargo van into a respected national franchise brand with more than 1,000 employees throughout the country. Its growth is picking up significant momentum. In the first two months of 2015, the brand has added more new franchise owners than it did in the entire year of 2014, and it is expecting to have a record year as an organization...

Aaron's Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Action-Packed 2015 »

February 27, 2015 at 9:21AM PST | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

Tribute to 1955 Founding Kicks Off With March 1 NASCAR Race
ATLANTA - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - A yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, gets off to a fast start at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine driven by rising star Brett Moffitt at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1 features the Aaron's 60th Anniversary paint scheme.
One of NASCAR's rising stars, Brett Moffitt, will drive the Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota that has been specially decorated for the 60th anniversary. For the March 1 race, the car will sport its usual No...

Rent-A-Center Names Ralph Hodges Divisonal Vice President »

February 27, 2015 at 4:26AM PST | Source: Rent-A-Center

PLANO, Texas - February 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS:RCII), the nation’s largest rent-to-own operator, today announced the appointment of Ralph Hodges to divisional vice president.
Reporting to Jeff White, executive vice president, Hodges is charged with overseeing 500 locations in the Company’s midwest division.
With over 17 years of operations leadership experience within the financial-services and retail industries, Hodges most recently served as divisional vice president at Axcess Financial, the affiliates of which include Check n’ Go, Allied Cash Advance, Cheque Centre and Cash Generator. While with the company, he directly led 400 stores and over 1200 team members.
"We are delighted to have Ralph join our leadership team at RAC," said White...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2014 »

February 27, 2015 at 4:13AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, will announce financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 on Thursday, March 12, 2015, after market close. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details. Participants from the Company will be Michael C. MacDonald, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Robinson, Chief Financial Officer, and Margaret Sheetz, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on March 12, 2015. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Pinot's Palette Signs First International Franchise Agreement »

February 26, 2015 at 7:49AM PST | Source: Pinot's Palette

Becomes First Paint and Sip Franchise To Expand Internationally
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Houston, Texas – Pinot's Palette, the fastest-growing franchisor of paint and sip studios in the United States, is now expanding internationally with the signing of a master license agreement for as many as eight studios in Toronto and the Niagara Region over the next six years.
Chad M. Smith and Canadian native Joanne Christena Smith are the master franchisees and they are no strangers to Pinot's Palette, with two Pinot's Palette studios in Connecticut and New York. The husband and wife team plans to expand the international business quickly, opening their own Canadian locations as well as awarding franchise opportunities to qualified investors...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Financial Results »

February 26, 2015 at 4:38AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Fourth-quarter 2014

Revenue increased 8 percent to $577 million with growth in all segments
Net income of $20 million or $0.15 per share versus net loss of $18 million or $0.20 per share a year ago
Adjusted net income(1) of $32 million or $0.23 per share versus $9 million or $0.09 per share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased 28 percent to $114 million

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - February 26, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results. The company reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenue of $577 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013...

Cafe2U Celebrates Australia Day With Franchise Partners »

February 26, 2015 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Cafe2U

The mobile coffee franchise invited its franchise partners on a cruise to celebrate the country's founding and encourage business growth in 2015.
Bend, OR (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 - In January 2015, Cafe2U decided to celebrate Australia Day, the country's founding celebration, with their franchise partners in order to kick off another year of business growth and development. The company held a Leadership Conference on the P & O Pacific Pearl, which sailed down parts of the coast, ending up back in Sydney Harbor in time for the Australia Day celebrations and fireworks. More than 65 franchise partners joined Cafe2U staff to discuss social media strategy, business growth and development.
Cafe2U was founded in Sydney, AU in 2000 and now has 160 franchise partners throughout the country, with another 15 in New Zealand, 2 in South Africa, four in the United States and 70 throughout the United Kingdom...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Debuts New Fresh Micro Market On "Good Morning San Diego" »

February 26, 2015 at 4:23AM PST | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Reporter Brad Perry of KUSI News interviewed Nick Yates, founder and chairman of Fresh Healthy Vending International, regarding the company's newest product offering to corporate and retail locations nationwide.
SAN DIEGO - Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, showcased its newly designed Fresh micro market in spotlight broadcast interviews with Brad Perry on KUSI's highly-touted news program "Good Morning San Diego," which aired February 18th. According to KUSI, Good Morning San Diego is the County's most-watched, all-local news show, airing Monday – Friday, 5am -10am, and weekends, 6am-11am.
Held at the Fresh Healthy Vending Corporate office in Sorrento Valley, Brad Perry's interview with Yates provided an opportunity to highlight the Company's newest product, the Fresh micro market, and its recent deployment and installation in more than 30 corporate and reatil locations throughout San Diego county...

The Entrepreneur's Source Releases Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide For The Battered Career And Investor Syndrome »

February 26, 2015 at 3:59AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise Offers In-Depth Advice with Recent Book Launch
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Recently released by the leading alternative career coaching franchise, Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome is a thoughtful examination of making your dream of self-sufficiency a reality through exploring and learning about the best options for you to accomplish your goals, needs and expectations.
Authored by The Entrepreneur's Source®, the book is a must-read for any individual who is at a cross road in their career and has ever considered taking the path less traveled.
"We decided to take everything that our coaches do on a daily basis and put it into a form that can benefit the masses...



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