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New Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Weight Loss Product Said To Shed Pounds For Customers And Increase Sales For Franchisees »

July 29, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - For over 20 years, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition (MMSN) has developed a wide variety of private label nutritional supplements that cater to a myriad of consumers. These consumers range from triathletes to yogis, young adults to grandparents; and their repeat business is based off personal success from the use of MMSN products. The efficiency of each product is attributed to the formulation process, which is driven by science. Each ingredient has a purpose and effectively helps the consumer achieve their personal goals.
Over the years, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition has gained an outstanding reputation for their protein powders. These powders have successfully helped customers increase the efficiency of their workout efforts by gaining the muscle or loosing the fat they have always wanted...

Cartridge World Offers A Lesson In Printing 101 »

July 29, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Local Retailer Beats Big Boxes with Back-to-School Savings for Students
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Cartridge World, the world’s leading retailer of eco-friendly ink and toner printer cartridges, is making sure students get a passing grade when it comes to selecting the right printing supplies. In addition to buying college essentials such as text books and computers, a reliable printer and budget-friendly ink or toner are necessary when heading back to school.
"Students are so busy getting ready for college, they don’t have time to research printers," said Tom McLaughlin, marketing director at Cartridge World North America. "They can save a small fortune if they visit Cartridge World before stopping at a Big Box store...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Participates In Fire House Poker Run For Charity »

July 29, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - ServiceMaster franchises are not only dedicated to serving their communities with quality disaster restoration and cleaning services, but also to giving to the community by participating in charitable events. ServiceMaster Restore by Angler recently participated in the first annual Fire House Poker Run held in Greene County Ohio to benefit child victims of domestic violence. This event was held on Saturday July 19 and was organized by First Responders and Bikers Advocating Against Abuse (FRABAAA) to help raise funds for the “Shoe Barn Project” which provides shoes for children through the Greene County Children Services or the Family Violence Prevention Center. ServiceMaster Restore by Angler donated food to the Spring Valley Township Fire Station to feed the bikers participating in this event...

Screenmobile Looks To Capitalize On Growing Demand For Window And Door Screen Repair »

July 28, 2014 at 9:14AM PDT | Source: Screenmobile

Add Nearly 30 Franchises by 2016
July 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, CA – Screenmobile, one of the nation's largest screen repair companies with nearly 100 franchises nationwide, is looking to capitalize on the growing demand for residential fenestration, as window and door, porch, patio screen repair and replacement activity gets back on the road to recovery.
According to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the residential window market showed growth of 10% for 2013, with a total estimate of 44.5 million units shipped. Growth is expected to continue at a slightly slower pace for 2014 and 2015, forecasting 9.1% and 8.3% respectively. In addition, residential entry door showed modest growth of 5...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Growth Continued With Q2 Earnings »

July 28, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Franchisee Earns Revenue of $1 Million in a Month's Time; Thriving Brand Signs 300th Location
LANSING, Mich. -  July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the franchising industry's leading moving services brand, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving continued growth in revenue the first half of 2014, continuing on a trend the company has been experiencing for more than five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wrapped up a solid second quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling $100,135,200, a 12.56 percent increase from the preceding year. Over the entirety of Q2, the brand saw record-breaking numbers. April was among the highest referral months in the history of the company, totaling 96...

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

July 28, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Conference Call with Investors Scheduled August 5
July 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced it will release its preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 5. Additionally, the company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 a.m. central time.
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 a second-half and full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Pak Mail Announces Lawrenceville, Georgia Pak Mail Under New Management »

July 28, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Pak Mail

Lawrenceville, GA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. announced the Pak Mail Center located at 1032 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville, GA at Huntcrest is under new ownership. Long-time residents Mr. and Mrs. Virgil and Lori Snow purchased the packaging and shipping franchise in June of this year.
The Pak Mail Center in Lawrenceville opened in August of 2003 and has been servicing residents’ packing, shipping, and crating needs for over a decade. The Snows are excited to continue to serve their community as the new owners of the local Pak Mail Center.
"We are excited to be taking over the Pak Mail store at Huntcrest in Lawrenceville, GA." Lori said. "Virgil and I have been living in the community for 30 years and are pleased to have our son, Nicholas Snow join us as our Store Manager...

Aaron's, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results »

July 25, 2014 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

- Acquired Progressive Finance, Leading Virtual Lease-To-Own Company
- Total Revenues of $672.5 Million
- Net Earnings of $8.5 Million; Diluted EPS of $.12
- Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $.37
- $50 Million in Potential Annual Cost Savings Identified
- Progressive Continues to Exceed Expectations
ATLANTA - July 25, 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 second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014.
For the second quarter of 2014, revenues increased 22% to $672.5 million compared to $550.5 million for the second quarter of 2013...

Aaron's, Inc. Announces Dave Buck, COO, Retiring »

July 25, 2014 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Aaron Rents, Inc.

Tristan Montanero and Michael P. Ryan to Lead Operations; Scott Harvey Named VP of Franchising
ATLANTA - July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 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, announced today that Dave Buck, age 64, plans to retire as Chief Operations Officer after a 25-year career at Aaron's. Effective August 1, Senior Vice President of Operations Tristan Montanero and Michael P. Ryan will be co-leaders of Operations at Aaron's, with Ryan being promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations from Vice President of Franchising. Aaron's named Scott Harvey, former Vice President of Operational Support, to succeed Michael P...

Wireless Zone® Announces Discovery Day For Entrepreneurs »

July 25, 2014 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

Nation's largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer invites potential business owners to Connecticut headquarters to learn about owning a Wireless Zone® store
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Middletown, CT – Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor, is inviting potential business owners to a Discovery Day at its headquarters in Middletown, Connecticut, on Monday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the company and lay the foundation for store ownership.
"Wireless Zone® is expanding rapidly throughout the country, and we've got a lot of entrepreneurs excited to start their own wireless business," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®...

Fresh Coat Painters Named Top 50 Military Franchise For Veterans »

July 24, 2014 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - After a decade of franchising and upholding their commitment to making it possible for veterans to own a Fresh Coat franchise, the company has been recognized as one of USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Veterans.
"Fresh Coat Painters is thrilled to be awarded for our efforts to be welcoming to our nation's veterans. Offering ownership discounts and additional support to our veterans looking to start their own Fresh Coat Painters franchise is something we're more than happy to do and it's great to be recognized for that. We are extremely proud of all of our franchisees who served in the military. They are truly top notch people and business owners," Fresh Coat Painters President Bernard Brozek said...

Senior Relocation Franchise Brings Expertise To Brazos Valley »

July 24, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Caring Senior Service
Caring Senior Service Opportunities Available

Bryan, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Jared Meyer and his family are looking forward to providing a needed service to the Bryan-College Station area through their new business, Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley, Texas.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Brazos Valley serves Bryan, College Station, Conroe, Montgomery, Willis and the surrounding areas.
Jared launched Caring Transitions as a way to serve his community while supporting his family.
"Four months ago, when we started looking at Caring Transitions, I wasn’t looking to start my own business...

Dental Fix Awards 18th Franchise In Canada »

July 24, 2014 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 48th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Rami Farah, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Ottawa market, will be the 18th van to launch in Canada, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 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...

Former Keller High School Social Studies Teacher Opens Local Home Service Business »

July 24, 2014 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Keller, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Keller, TX on Monday August 4th. Window Genie is a nationally ranked home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie of Keller will serve the northern Tarrant County communities including northern Fort Worth, Keller, Watauga and surrounding areas. Mark Werpney is the owner/operator.
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise Mark Werpney served his community as a high school social studies teacher for nine years; most recently at Keller High School. He taught a variety of subjects such as AP Government, U.S. History and Economics. "I felt an immense passion for teaching," Werpney said...

Truckload Sale Going On Now At ReBath Northeast »

July 24, 2014 at 5:52AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Forty Fort, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - A truckload sale is going on right now at ReBath Northeast. With the announcement of the new acrylic surround colors and styles, ReBath Northeast received a truckload of product and wants to move some inventory.
Select colors and styles will be included in the sale. The colors included in the sale right now are: Sonoran Granite, White Marble, Desert Stone, Florentine Marble, Tivoli Travertine and Venetian Stone. Several colors that did not come in on the truck may be included in the sale at a later time.
ReBath Northeast has limited quantities of each color acrylic wall system. They will be sold on a first come basis. Anyone considering a bathtub replacement, liner system, tub to shower conversion or shower replacement should call and schedule an appointment as soon as possible...

Budget Blinds® Becomes Proud Sponsor Of The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin® »

July 24, 2014 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: Budget Blinds

Budget Blinds Provides Window Coverings for the Blog Cabin Home Renovation and Consumer Sweepstakes
Orange, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Budget Blinds - the largest window coverings franchise in the nation - has become the exclusive window coverings sponsor of the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin, an annual interactive homebuilding series and consumer sweepstakes. As part of the interactive process, DIY Network asks fans to vote on the design features of a home to be renovated and then invites eligible viewers to enter for a chance to win the finished residence. This year's Blog Cabin was a historic 1920s era bungalow that was remodeled and relocated to a location by a lake in the beautiful city of Winter Haven, Florida.
The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin follows an all-star team of renovation experts as they transform the original 1,700 square foot home into a dream vacation retreat boasting 3 bedrooms, 2...

AdviCoach® Shares The Top 4 Reasons For Employee Turnover »

July 24, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor, AdviCoach®, explores how to mitigate the most common mistakes that cause employees to leave.
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – Employment rates in the United States are steadily increasing, meaning businesses are growing and, as a result, seeking the right talent to fit their teams. With all the positive growth, one thing business owners have to be cognizant of is the danger of employee turnover.
Terry Powell, founder of AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, says that "identifying the type of employee you want and how to reach that talent may be one of the hardest parts of the hiring process...

Maui Wowi Gives Back And Celebrates At New Location »

July 24, 2014 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, gourmet coffee and fruit smoothie company, kicks off a new location in Highland, Calif. with a fun community celebration, giveaways, and informational franchise opportunity sessions.
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, COLO. - It's almost here! The new Maui Wowi store in Highland, California recently opened its doors earlier this summer and now it's time to celebrate! Located at 28924 Greenspot Rd., the new store's owners, franchisees Jason Kounas and Jordan Lovato, invite the community to a fun Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day will kick off with an official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce at 11 a.m. There will also be live entertainment from local hula dance groups and not to mention, two hours of free smoothies! They will be handing out complimentary small strawberry and mango orange smoothies from 12:30 p...

Minuteman Press Home Office Featured In Small Business Opportunities! »

July 23, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY – Small Business Opportunities Magazine recently profiled Minuteman Press International Inc. in an article that tells of the history of the company, as well as what makes Minuteman stand out from its competition!
Nick Titus, Minuteman's Chief Marketing Officer, had this to say about the company, "We've always taken the approach of never saying no to a customer. Even if a particular store hasn't done what a customer wants, with almost a thousand franchises in the system, there's always somebody somewhere who has done what you are looking to do."
The article goes on to explain the secret of Minuteman Press's long time success. "A Minuteman Press owner today doesn't just print...

PostNet Printing Franchise Expands Into Massachusetts »

July 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

Printing Franchise Opens in Boston Financial District as Part of Nationwide Expansion; Plans Four More New England Locations
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // The PostNet printing franchise has opened its first location in Massachusetts and plans to open four more in New England and 200 nationwide by 2017. We already have more than 700 Neighborhood Business Centers worldwide, and are looking for more business partners eager to provide printing, marketing and logistics support to help businesses in their communities grow - people like Matt Kaplan.
Matt is a lifelong Bostonian who worked as an engineer for several local TV stations, including New England Cable News, before joining the PostNet family. After 23 years as an engineer, he started exploring franchise opportunities...



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