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The Key Element To Maximize The Sale Of Your Business »

November 26, 2014 at 10:25AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

National Business Coaching and Advisory Firm, Advicoach®, Explains How Creating Systems and Processes Will Boost Your Asking Price
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - According to BizBuySells, an internet business-for-sale marketplace, in the third quarter of 2014, business owners received the highest percentage of asking price when selling their business since the recession took hold in mid-2008. The market is becoming increasingly more beneficial to the seller, and selling a well run business is becoming more lucrative than it has been in years. Whether you're ready to sell your business or not, it's necessary that your business always be sellable -- making sure that operation can continue without you, the business owner...

PostNet Franchises Offer Unique Opportunity For Digital Printing Collaboration »

November 26, 2014 at 8:06AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

Digital Printing Industry Expected to More Than Double
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - The digital printing industry is expected to more than double by 2024, providing growing opportunities for PostNet, the nation's first Neighborhood Business Center.
For PostNet franchise owners, who provide a wide range of services including digital printing and graphic design, the uptick is good news. Digital printing, Smithers PIRA says, will grow 250 percent in the next decade.
PostNet owners are well positioned to meet that demand. PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers offer local, professional, one-on-one service and support to the small and medium-sized businesses that are the primary consumers of digital printing, according to IBIS World...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar In San Antonio, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers Affordable Beauty with 7 Flawless Blo Out Styles to Choose From
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii congratulate franchise partner Athena Boyd with the opening of her 3rd Blo Blow Dry Bar. With the success of her first two Blo’s in Austin, TX she decided it was time to bring San Antonio the same affordable beauty experience. Her 3rd location opens November 29th at The Shops at Lincoln Heights, 999 E Basse Rd., Suite 182, San Antonio, TX. Appointments can be made on line at http://www.blomedry.com, calling 210-368-9473 or emailing blolincolnheights@blomedry...

Medifast's New Parking Spots Encourage Healthier Choices »

November 26, 2014 at 6:25AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

New #BestSpot Fitness Initiative Challenges the Community to Be More Active During Winter Holidays
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, announces the launch of its #BestSpot in the Lot health and wellness initiative. The #BestSpot fitness campaign will inspire the community to become more active by rethinking the common view that the closest parking spaces are the best.
As a part of the campaign, Medifast has redesigned parking spaces farthest away from storefronts at local shopping centers throughout Maryland. This will encourage shoppers and employees to squeeze in extra exercise by walking the longer distance from their car to the store...

The Dairy Queen® System Offers Signature Treats This Holiday Season »

November 26, 2014 at 5:53AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat Returns as December Blizzard of the Month
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – Not to be outdone by the pumpkin flavor craze, the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is bringing back its popular peppermint treat just in time for the holidays. The DQ® system announced today the return of the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for December.
Available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning November 29 through the month of December, the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat is a combination of crushed peppermint candy cane pieces and sweet choco chunks mixed with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve...

101 Mobility Of Columbus Welcomes Melissa Groom To The 'All Things Health' Conversation »

November 26, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: 101 Mobility

Sunday's 'All Things Health' radio show features Jeff Franklin of 101 Mobility Columbus and Melissa Groom, office manager for 101 Mobility of Columbus.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 26, 2014
What: Tune in this Sunday to hear the discussion between Jeff Franklin, owner of 101 Mobility Columbus, and Melissa Groom, office manager for all of Jeff Franklin's 101 Mobility franchise locations. This month's segment of 98.9 The Answer's All Things Health will focus on Melissa's experience working with the customers and addressing their unique needs and concerns. Being the first point of contact with a client is incredibly important because it allows Melissa to fully understand their situation so she can direct them to the right person for assistance...

Jan-Pro Expansion Proves Franchise Is Commercial Cleaning’s Premier Executive Growth Opportunity »

November 26, 2014 at 4:51AM PST | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Brand Paves Way for Development with Recent Signings in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - With a commanding lead in product innovation and the strongest customer guarantee in the commercial-cleaning segment, Jan-Pro has recently signed agreements for the Florida Panhandle, Columbus, Georgia and Louisiana, extending its trademarked cleaning processes, advanced technologies and commitment to the customer. These qualities have distinguished Jan-Pro in the industry as the top franchise opportunity for high-powered corporate leaders, minorities and veterans returning to the workforce who wish to own their own cleaning business.
The brand has grown to a network of more than 10,000 owner-operators across the United States serving offices, health care facilities, schools and other commercial facilities seeking the highest levels of sanitation and cleanliness...

Sloan's Ice Cream Celebrates Opening At San Diego's Westfield UTC Shopping Centre »

November 25, 2014 at 9:20AM PST | Source: Sloan's Ice Cream

Excitement Builds for First Southern California Shop; Opens at High-End Fashion Mall, Westfield UTC Shopping Centre
November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come - start screaming for joy!
Sloan's Ice Cream, the renowned luxury ice cream brand known for its innovative flavors and over-the-top aesthetics - including bold pink and neon green walls and heaping amounts of candy, toys and homemade ice cream - will open the doors to its first Southern California franchise location on Friday, Nov. 28, also known as "Black Friday."
This is a historic moment for Sloan's Ice Cream and the San Diego shop's franchisee Ali Hajisattari. It marks the first Sloan's location outside of its home South Florida market...

Wireless Zone® Expands In New York »

November 25, 2014 at 7:43AM PST | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

The nation's largest Verizon Wireless franchise retailer to open at least 10 all-new stores in the next 13 months.
November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Middletown, CT - Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchise, has announced plans to expand throughout New York with 10 all-new stores planned before 2016. The development will begin with four all-new locations slated to be fully operational in New York City by December of this year.
"Wireless Zone® has more than 400 stores nationwide, and we are excited to expand and add new locations throughout New York," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®. "Currently, we have more than 30 locations throughout the state but with help from franchise owner John Russell, we expect to see that number expand greatly in the next coming months...

ServiceMaster All Pro Opens New Facility In McAllen, TX »

November 25, 2014 at 4:54AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

McAllen, TX (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 - ServiceMaster All Pro has been providing restoration and cleaning services to the McAllen and Harlingen areas in the Rio Grande Valley since 2010 and they recently celebrated the grand opening of their newest facility in McAllen, TX. Their brand new facility was opened on October 30 of this year and it will help ServiceMaster All Pro provide quality disaster restoration for their customers in McAllen. The new building will also provide a state-of-the-art working environment for their employees. ServiceMaster All Pro provides water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and odor removal as well as pack out and cleaning services that can be done at the new facility.
The new building for ServiceMaster All Pro is 12,000 square feet and it features a large capacity warehouse along with state of the art cleaning and deodorization rooms for off-site content cleaning...

Rockaway Townsquare Gets New "Street Corner" To Cater To Shoppers, Mall Employees »

November 24, 2014 at 10:57AM PST | Source: Street Corner

November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // TOPEKA, Kan. – Rockaway Townsquare just got a little more convenient for shoppers and mall employees.
Nov. 12, 2014, marked the opening of a new Street Corner franchise at the mall. Street Corner, which exploits small and underused spaces in shopping malls, universities and other environments, sells many of the items not usually found in the mall – everything from cough drops to aspirin to bags of chips – all the things needed to sustain shoppers on an outing, or help mall workers get through their shifts.
"Mall employees are virtually a captive audience, so the goal is to bring them the convenience of a street-side shop without the need to leave the premises, while serving the needs of mallgoers too," said Sameer Joshi of Nutley, N...

TV Host Jason Cameron Toplines Backyard Transformation »

November 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PST | Source: TruGreen

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and BALTIMORE - November 24, 2014 / PR Newswire / - On location in beautiful Maryland, TruGreen and Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host, helped make a crisp, fall day feel more like a spring renewal for one lucky homeowner. After a multi-week transformational process, reveal day arrived for Lisa Noble, grand prize winner of the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes. Go see before and after videos of Noble's impressive backyard makeover featuring Cameron, now available from TruGreen, America's #1 lawn care company*, inspiring America to live life outsideSM.
With charismatic Cameron on hand to guide Noble and friends through highlights of her $10,000 grand prize backyard makeover, she appeared wowed by the changes...

'Tis The Season For Savings At Valpak »

November 24, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Shoppers have new ways to save time and money 
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - The most cherished holiday traditions start with giving to others: time, food and traditional gift exchanges.
Valpak makes it easy to enjoy those traditions and make the season more enjoyable by offering holiday shopping coupons and online promo codes that save time and money while getting ready for the holidays.
Check out this infographic to find coupons from local restaurants and home service companies while entertaining guests, traveling with family or sprucing up the house for visitors.
Valpak offers smart shoppers many ways to save with coupons to help save stress and cash this holiday: with the traditional Blue Envelope, online discounts and the Valpak smartphone app...

Gourmet Snack Franchise Doc Popcorn Plans To Develop 100 Locations In Chile, Peru »

November 21, 2014 at 9:31AM PST | Source: Doc Popcorn
Doc Popcorn Opportunities Available

World's Largest Franchised Popcorn Retailer Continues International Expansion
November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // , Colo. – Doc Popcorn, innovator of fresh-popped kettle-cooked popcorn, has announced today that it plans to add 100 new units in Chile and Peru over the next 15 years following a recently executed master franchise agreement with Alice Keh and her husband, Patricio Haristoy. The first Doc Popcorn location will open in the couple's hometown of Santiago, Chile.
Alice, who was originally born in the U.S., will lead day-to-day operations for the Doc Popcorn business in Chile and Peru, while her Chilean husband, Patricio, will oversee the strategic and legal aspects of the company.
"What makes Doc Popcorn so special is that it is a fun, playful brand that addresses consumer demand for higher quality, healthier—yet affordable—options in the snack category; and, the business is simple to run," says Keh...

ShakeAway Offers Customization In A Cup »

November 21, 2014 at 7:45AM PST | Source: ShakeAway

The World's Largest Milkshake Bar Company™ Satisfies Guests' Cravings for Fun
November 7, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. – With three highly successful openings in La Jolla, Calif., Pacific Beach, Calif., and Cumming, Ga., Americans have once again fallen in love with milkshakes! From indulgent to healthy - to allergy-friendly - ShakeAway's unique, customizable menu offers something for everyone to enjoy.
ShakeAway's world-famous menu offers an amazing variety of signature shakes, fit & healthy shakes, fizzy soda shakes and hot shakes, frozen yogurt, smoothies and low-fat fries. The international brand offers more than 180 delicious ingredients and has millions of combinations to choose from, including Nestlé®, M&M's®, Milky Way®, OREO®, Skittles®, Nutella®, fresh fruit, British confectionary and more...

Liberty Tax Service To Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On December 8, 2014 »

November 21, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Nov 21, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Monday, December 8, 2014. At 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its earnings. To listen to the call, dial 855-611-0856 (domestic) or 518-444-5569 (international), conference ID code 38821048, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format. The link to the webcast may be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at www.libertytax.com, under the "About Liberty Tax" tab.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning shortly after the call continuing until Monday, December 15, 2014, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

Dental Fix Awards 15th Franchise In The State Of California »

November 21, 2014 at 5:15AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 68th franchise of 2014, in Poway, California to Steve Moore, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the San Diego market, will be the 15th van to launch in the State of California, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 119 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...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Offers 45 Percent Online Discount On Premium Hawaiian Coffee »

November 21, 2014 at 4:38AM PST | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Maui Wowi incentivizes online coffee with a Cyber Monday Deal to give customers more reason to enjoy its premium Hawaiian roasts.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 - Once the frenzy of Black Friday is in the rearview mirror, Maui Wowi Hawaiian is giving online shoppers something to look forward to.
On Cyber Monday, which falls on December 1 this year, Maui Wowi Hawaiian is offering an online exclusive deal (shop.mauiwowi.com) where customers can purchase 12 oz. bags of gourmet Maui Wowi Hawaiian coffee and receive a 45 percent discount off their order by using the promotional code: CYBER.
"This is the season of giving, and this Cyber Monday we’re giving coffee lovers everywhere a chance to stock up on our premium Hawaiian coffee for nearly half the price," said Maui Wowi Hawaiian CEO, Mike Weinberger...

NPI/GPI Franchise Owners Win Big At 2014 Annual Conference »

November 20, 2014 at 9:21AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

Thirty-Nine Awards were given to Top Performers
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, gave awards to 39 franchise owners who are top performers in four categories: the Platinum Award, the President’s Club, the Pinnacle Award and the Rising Star Award.
The awards banquet was held during the 2014 NPI/GPI Annual Conference in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 14 and 15. Franchisees from across the United States and Canada attended, as well as their spouses and employees.
The awards are based on three main criteria:

Reported earnings and percentage of growth from the previous year
Size and location of franchise market
Length of time the franchise has been in operation

"These awards are our way of recognizing our top performers in various markets," said Roland Bates, president of National Property Inspections, Inc...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...



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