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Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 »

October 24, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 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, 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 November 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Aaron's, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results »

October 24, 2014 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.


Total Revenues of $707.6 Million
Net Earnings of $9.3 Million; Diluted EPS of $.13
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.39 Excluding Special Charges
Progressive Continues to Exceed Expectations
Executing on Strategic Cost Initiatives

ATLANTA - Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced revenues and earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014.
For the third quarter of 2014, revenues increased 32% to $707.6 million compared to $537.2 million for the same period in 2013. Net earnings were $9.3 million versus $21.1 million a year ago...

Country Kitchen® Hits It Home »

October 23, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Country Kitchen
Country Kitchen Opportunities Available

A Return to the Heritage that Defines the Brand
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, WI – Country Kitchen® Restaurant has spent the last three years re-focusing the brand towards the history, ideology and core competencies which helped define it over these past 75 years. This new focus has led the brand to the most successful years in the past decade and has reinvigorated the franchise community as well as the corporate team as 2014 continues on this upward slope.
It is well documented that times have been tough for the restaurant industry over the past four years but this reality has not dampened the mood at Country Kitchen International. Since 2011, when the company was acquired by Legacy Franchise Group, LLC, the brand has enjoyed a string of successful "Limited Time Offer" (LTO) campaigns as well as tremendously effective and well received menu launches...

Maui Wowi Makes A Splash With Latest Orange County Franchise »

October 23, 2014 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Hawaiian coffee and fruit smoothie retailer grants Southern California resident its latest franchise agreement, continuing the brand's expansion on the West Coast.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the premium island coffee and fresh fruit smoothie retailer, has recently signed a franchise agreement granting Orange County resident, June Padua, the rights to own up to three units. She joins a growing number of Maui Wowi franchisees in the Southern California market and along the West Coast, where the brand culture has thrived in recent years.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian currently has 32 franchisees in the state of California, operating 55 units that include seven fixed retail locations, as well as outlets on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton...

Infographic: Three Crucial Factors That Make Or Break A Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor AdviCoach® offers infographic exploring top factors that affect business success.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, CT – According to The U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (independent companies with fewer than 500 employees) make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employment. Recognizing the massive impact that small businesses have on the U.S. economy, AdviCoach has created an infographic titled "What’s Keeping You Up at Night?" exploring three obstacles businesses frequently face that likely impact success – time, team and money. The infographic can be found at http://advicoachblog.com/infographic-top-dangers-preventing-businesses-succeeding/.
AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, explains that over 50 percent of the population relies on wages that the more than 28 million U...

Pinot's Palette To Host Nationwide Fundraiser Benefitting The National Breast Cancer Foundation »

October 22, 2014 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, will host its a national fundraising event Friday, Nov. 7 benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
During the evening event, all Pinot's Palette studios nationwide will donate a minimum of $15 per seat reservation to NBCF. Several Pinot's Palette studios plan to donate even more contributions to NBCF.
Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with NBCF is just one more way the company is giving back to the community through its "Painting It Forward" program.
"When planning this national fundraising effort, it was an easy decision on which cause it needed to be," said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot's Palette...

Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay In First Jobs Very Long »

October 22, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

77% of Express Owners Surveyed Say the Average Grad Will Leave Their Job in the First Year
OKLAHOMA CITY, (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, today released survey findings that reveal how long recent college graduates stay in their first job after graduation.
More than three-quarters, 77 percent of franchises surveyed, said they expect a recent graduate to stay less than a year in his or her first job. Only 23 percent think the average graduate stays for more than a year.
Findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey...

ReBath Northeast Offering Toilet With Purchase Of Tub To Shower Conversion »

October 22, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Forty Fort, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Right now at ReBath Northeast, anyone who is interested in a tub to shower conversion can receive $700 off plus a comfort height toilet with install, absolutely free.
Tub to shower conversions are quite popular with homeowners 65 and older. Many people struggle to safely step over the bathtub and are worried about falling. Having ReBath Northeast convert this tub to an easy to use walk-in shower allows homeowners the freedom to bathe safely and ultimately, care for themselves in their own home.
Included in a tub to shower conversion are two grab bars and the option for a seated base. Both of these items can help someone who is worried about falling in the shower.
While many people realize that a shower is easier to use than a bathtub, not many people realize that there are more convenient options for toilets too...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Of Dayton, OH Adds Two New Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

To Increase Their Internet Marketing Campaign on RestorationMasterFinder.com
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler is a ServiceMaster franchise based out of Dayton, OH that provides disaster restoration and construction services to Preble, Darke, Montgomery, and Miami counties. They have a micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder.com as part of their internet marketing campaign and they have recently added two new locations within their service area, Kettering and Centerville, to expand the reach of their micro-site. With these new locations, customers who are searching for disaster restoration and construction services in Kettering and Centerville, Ohio can easily find their service pages and contact information through major search engines and local searches...

Dental Fix RX Showcase Success From Exceptional Franchise Support »

October 22, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, provides franchisees outstanding sales, marketing, training, and business support.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, is proud to announce that due to outstanding franchise support, it has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014. By extending each franchise owner unmatched sales and marketing assistance, the unique Dental Fix business model is now actively serving more than 8,000 dentists nationwide and is working closer toward an overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.
"From the industry exclusive sales and marketing support offered to our franchise owners, Dental Fix has managed to see a 100 percent growth in 2014 compared to last year," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix...

Home Improvement Franchise Sets Foundation For California Development »

October 22, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: ShelfGenie

ShelfGenie's Customized Cabinet Solutions Offers Lucrative Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunities
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Atlanta, GA – With the U.S. housing market still rebounding from the recession, home owners are opting for functional improvements that help their homes stand out in the market and increase in value. One growing trend is customized kitchen organization. ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed shelving solutions, will be exhibiting at the 2014 West Coast Franchise Expo from October 23-25. Along with a one-of-kind kitchen cabinet simulation on display, the franchise will be enticing multi-unit franchisees to expand into the key markets of San Diego, LA and San Francisco.
Currently the only franchise that specializes in glide-out shelving solutions, ShelfGenie is hoping to attract entrepreneurs eager to get in on the ground floor of a growing industry...

Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark For Sixth Consecutive Year »

October 22, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Window World
Window World Opportunities Available

Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark for Sixth Consecutive Year
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, sold its 1,000,000th window of 2014 late last week. While this is the sixth year in a row Window World has hit this sales milestone, it has never done so as early in the calendar year.
With over 60% of its total window volume since its inception in 1995 sold and installed in the last six years, Window World is experiencing major growth in momentum. This drive has contributed to Window World’s success in garnering many honors throughout 2014, not only for its products, but also for its award-winning customer service...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Arizona »

October 22, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 65th franchise of 2014, in Prescott, Arizona to Dr. Brett Mangum, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Prescott/Sedona market, will be the 6th van to launch in the State of Arizona, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 113 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results »

October 21, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 2.0%Consolidated Same Store Sales Increased 1.9%Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.48
PLANO, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Oct. 20, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
Third Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $769.5 million, an increase of $14.7 million from total revenues of $754.8 million for the same period in the prior year. This 2.0% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $36.6 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6.9 million in the Mexico segment, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $29...

Mosquito Squad Heads To Florida For Pest World To Meet With Area Business Owners »

October 21, 2014 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - Mosquito Squad is proud to be North America's first, best and most trusted choice to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they can bring to families and communities. Mosquito Squad will host area business owners and entrepreneurs as they attend the 2014 Pest World Convention on October 21-24 at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mosquito Squad has received the Inc. 5000 rating as one of the fastest growing privately held companies for four consecutive years.
"Mosquito Squad launched an awareness campaign with existing GHP license holders throughout the state of Florida and the team looks forward to meeting with existing business owners and entrepreneurs while attending this year's Pest Wold event"; stated Vice President of Operations for Mosquito Squad, Rob White...

New Wireless Zone® Franchise Owners Find Success In Wisconsin »

October 20, 2014 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

Two friends, and first time business owners, open successful Wireless Zone® franchise in Portage
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // PORTAGE, Wis. – Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor, is celebrating the success of new franchise owners Matthew Williams and Eric Reynolds and their new store in Portage, Wisconsin. Already making a name for themselves in the industry and Portage community, Williams and Reynolds are achieving record-breaking numbers in their first five months of business.
"Being able to open a Wireless Zone store in Portage and have incredible success in the first few months has been a very rewarding experience," said Williams. "We have worked extremely hard to build a strong foundation, and the local community has been very supportive of the new store...

FASTSIGNS® Helps Independent Owners Thrive, Maximize New Channels For Growth »

October 20, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2014 SGIA Expo to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Programs
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today's independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses' true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes these challenges and provides the necessary resources through its Co-Brand or Conversion franchise programs for independent owners to thrive...

New Real Canadian Property Management Office Opens In Fort McMurray »

October 20, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - October 17, 2014) - The "fly in, fly out" workforce in Fort McMurray has created a massive opportunity for investment in the rental housing market. In response, Real Canadian Property Management Elite, a franchisee of Real Canadian Property Management (RPM), has opened to serve Fort McMurray rental property owners, so they can watch their investment grow and avoid costly mistakes.
"Our services provide benefits to both tenants and owners, through tested and proven systems that add the consistency and efficiency the property management industry has needed," said Kap Hiroti, vice president, operations, Real Canadian Property Management. "Broker Lorna MacNeil has worked on all facets of real estate in Fort McMurray for over 10 years, from sales agent to property manager to designated broker...

Local St. Louis Family Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Territory »

October 17, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Former Valpak General Manager Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Community 
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Keith and Vickie Carpenter and their son, Brian and his wife, Jessica have acquired the Valpak of Greater St. Louis, Mo., territory.
As a former Valpak general manager, Keith brings 35 years of advertising sales experience to the business. Brian is no stranger to the Valpak brand either, having over 10 years of sales experience with the brand. With this territory, the Carpenters will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing in the greater St. Louis area including St. Louis, St...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary Third-Quarter 2014 Results »

October 17, 2014 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited third-quarter 2014 financial results after 7 a.m. central time on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results at 8 a.m. central time on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update on the company’s operating results and full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...



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