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Maui Wowi Cruises Into Cary, North Carolina »

August 29, 2014 at 8:48AM PDT | Source: Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Opportunities Available

Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 - Maui Wowi has made its way to Cary, North Carolina, a thriving community just outside Raleigh. A new store and drive-thru is now open, serving Maui Wowi Hawaiian's popular fruit smoothies and gourmet Hawaiian coffees. Franchisee Zach Dunbar, owner of the new location, relocated to Cary after retiring from a 24 year career in law enforcement at the New York State Police Department.
As a military veteran,Dunbar has been looking forward to continuing to serve his community through the new business and introducing residents to the fun, laidback atmosphere and quality products of Maui Wowi.
"Veterans have the innate characteristics of leadership and dedication that create successful business owners," said Justin Livingston, Vice President of Business Development at Maui Wowi...

Rent-A-Center Donates To Boys & Girls Clubs Of Hawaii »

August 29, 2014 at 7:29AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

HONOLULU - (BUSINESS WIRE) - August 23, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today donated computer equipment and software, including nine Lenovo all-in-one computers and a high-tech multimedia computer, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii (BGCH). The Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse is one of four across the nation sharing a total of $100,000 worth of Rent-A-Center funding for the development of "Tech Centers," aimed at providing Club youth the latest in available technology.
"The Rent-A-Center Tech Center at the Spalding Clubhouse will tremendously elevate the quality of our teen programs," said Natalie Pawluk, Clubhouse director. "Additionally, our staff will have an increased ability to monitor the use of the computers and ensure the safety of all teens as media consumers at the Club...

Baby Boomers Retire To Where Millennials Launch Careers: Franchising. »

August 29, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
August 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - You wouldn't typically compare the launch of a career with its retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of contrasting generations, Baby Boomers and their Millennial children, parallels are drawn. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, and their children are entering the workforce, the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has with previous decades.
For Baby Boomers, the economy has forced many of them to continue working, while others are continuously stimulated as an active generation and are not ready to leave the grind of the workforce...

101 Mobility Of Virginia Beach Names New Branch Manager »

August 29, 2014 at 6:58AM PDT | Source: 101 Mobility

August 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Mike McGrath is the new branch manager of 101 Mobility of Virginia Beach.
101 Mobility of Virginia Beach is a local retailer, installer, and maintenance service provider for mobility and accessibility products such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, patient lifts, auto lifts, and more, according to a news release. The new fully rounded team is busy ramping up a fresh sales strategy to better serve the Virginia Beach area and surrounding neighborhoods.
McGrath brings several decades of experience in the elevator industry. He has worked in Massachusetts, South Africa and most recently he has been working in the Chesapeake.
He has already hit the ground running with a recent project he worked on for the Caudill family of Yorktown...

ServiceMaster SouthWest Of Stafford, TX Expands Their Digital Marketing Campaign By Joining RestorationMasterFinder.com »

August 28, 2014 at 5:40AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Stafford, TX (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 - ServiceMaster SouthWest is a ServiceMaster franchise located in Stafford, TX that services Stafford, Sugar Land, Houston, and other nearby communities of Fort Bend County, Texas. They have recently expanded their internet marketing campaign with Proceed Innovative by joining RestorationMasterFinder.com and adding micro-sites for the Stafford and Sugar Land, TX service areas to this website.
RestorationMaster Finder, or RMF, is a lead generating website built by Proceed Innovative to provide cost-effective leads to ServiceMaster franchises that offer disaster restoration and cleaning services. By joining RMF, ServiceMaster SouthWest is expanding their digital outreach to a much larger online audience...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results »

August 28, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014. Due to the seasonality of the business, the Company typically reports a loss in the first quarter when revenues are low and costs are ramping up to drive growth in the following season. The Company reported a net loss for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2014, of $8.6 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.46 per share, in the prior year period. The Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.63 per share compared to an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.49 per share in the prior period.
"During our first quarter, we are primarily focused on expanding our office count, improving operations and preparing for the next tax season," said John Hewitt, CEO...

Dental Fix Awards 3rd Franchise In The State Of Colorado  »

August 27, 2014 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 54th ranchise of 2014, in Aurora, Colorado to Tim Rouzee, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Aurora, Colorado market, will be the 3rd van to launch in the State of Colorado and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 100 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...

Video Release - Severe Weather Safety Tips In Support Of National Preparedness Month From Paul Davis »

August 27, 2014 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - If an emergency occurred tomorrow, such as severe weather or a natural disaster, would you be ready? Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a leading national provider of property damage restoration services including water, fire and mold damage cleanup, supports National Preparedness Month in September. Sponsored by FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security, the readiness program is designed to educate and empower Americans to be safe during all types of emergencies including natural disasters.
A family emergency plan form accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/19203/file/28400.pdf.
A video accompanying this release is available at: http://www...

Liberty Tax Launches Cloud Bookkeeping Service, Liberty Accounting »

August 27, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Powered by Kashoo, New Bookkeeping Service Expands Offerings Available to Liberty Tax Franchisees and Empowers Small Business-Owning Customers to Take Control of Their Finances
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) has launched Liberty Accounting (http://libertyaccounting.com). The offering will help Liberty Tax franchisees provide a more expansive suite of financial services to their clients, in addition to tax preparation and filing. The integration of this product will help customers keep more accurate records, making the tax preparation process much easier.
Liberty Accounting is simple, fully featured double-entry accounting, designed to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Liberty Tax franchisees and their small business-owning customers...

FASTSIGNS® Celebrates Achievements At Fourth Annual Outside Sales Summit »

August 26, 2014 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - On Aug. 21-24, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. held its fourth annual Outside Sales Summit in Frisco, Texas with 213 attendees from FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-seven Outside Sales Professionals were honored as the first group to earn FASTSIGNS Sales Professional Certification, and 32 Outside Sales Professionals from different FASTSIGNS locations were recognized for personal sales achievements exceeding half a million dollars in annual sales, including eight who achieved more than $1 million in sales.
"Our FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals are committed to helping their customers build their brand, generate more revenue and create a positive and motivating experience for their customer’s customer," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Junk Hauling Franchise Hits 33rd Straight Month Of Same-Unit Sales Growth »

August 26, 2014 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

The Fast-Growing College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Franchise Has Seen a Steady Increase in Average Franchise Revenue
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving is on a hot streak, with 33 straight months of average same-unit sales growth. The sales growth continues a long trend for the junk removal franchise, which saw its average franchise revenue climb 42.6% from 2011 to 2013.
"Tens of millions of Americans move every year, and when they move, they often need junk hauling, too. Since we offer junk hauling and moving, our franchisees have a lot of opportunities to serve customers," said co-founder and President Nick Friedman. "Our franchise has been able to grow rapidly by grabbing market share...

Dental Fix Awards 11th Franchise In State Of Texas  »

August 26, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 53rd franchise of 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas to Mario Carrasco Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Fort Worth market, will be the 11th van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 100 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...

PostNet Franchise Gives Website A Revolutionary Redesign »

August 26, 2014 at 6:32AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

New Postnet.com Upends Traditional Franchise Website Structure by Putting Franchisees First
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Printing, marketing and logistics franchise PostNet has launched a revolutionary redesign of its main website, www.postnet.com. The redesigned site is expected to boost customer loyalty for franchisees, to better educate business owners about all the ways local PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers can help them grow, and to increase lead generation and sales for franchisees.How the new site is different
Most franchise sites have a similar structure: They describe the services offered nationwide and offer a link to help customers find a location. Once a customer clicks the "locate" link, they are taken to a simple webpage with a few details about a specific franchisee...

Office Evolution Goes National And Opens Its Doors In Somerville, New Jersey »

August 26, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: Office Evolution

Executive suite and virtual office provider brings flexibility and simplicity to small businesses looking for a professional office setting without the overhead.
SOMERVILLE, NJ - August 26, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ - Office Evolution, a full-service executive suite and virtual office solutions provider, has opened in downtown Somerville with plans for additional expansion throughout New Jersey. With flexible contract terms, transparent pricing and 24/7 access, Office Evolution allows busy professionals to focus on growing their businesses without the hassle and overhead of traditional office space. Located at 50 Division Street, Office Evolution is in the heart of a vibrant downtown with easy access to several restaurants and retail stores...

Precision Concrete Cutting Brings In World Class Mountaineer For Team Building Expedition »

August 26, 2014 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: Precision Concrete Cutting

Adrian Ballinger Joins Franchisees in Grand Canyon Expedition
August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // New York, NY – World class mountaineer and CEO of Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian Ballinger will join Precision Concrete Cutting (PCC), a leading concrete cutting agency, as celebrity guest and speaker at PCC's annual team building event which is being held on the 200 miles of rapids that run through the Grand Canyon.
"Who better to motivate us than one of the most accomplished adventurists in the world?" said Aaron Ollivier, President and CEO of Precision Concrete Cutting. "We're excited to have Adrian on our trip and we're looking forward to his motivating presentations and interaction with our franchisees to help them go further in business...

Dental Fix Awards 4th Franchise In The State Of Arizona  »

August 25, 2014 at 9:23AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

August 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 52nd franchise of 2014, in Mesa, Arizona to Carol Boyle, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Mesa market, will be the 4th 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 100 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...

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Blows Away The Competition With Winter Park Location »

August 25, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 - To meet the high demand for beauty-on-the-go services that are luxurious yet affordable, Cherry Blow Dry Bar will open its Winter Park location on August 23, 2014.
Cherry Blow Dry Bar will be opening its Winter Park location in the Trader Joe’s Plaza at 119 North Orlando Avenue, Suite C-2. Residents, college students, and tourists alike will be able to look picture perfect for only $15.00 on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Regardless of whether women want to feel fresh and revitalized before a big meeting at the office, are getting ready for a girls’ night out, or simply want to spend an afternoon getting pampered, Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers a variety of hairstyles to choose from...

Snap Fitness Partners With AMC On New Unscripted Series 4th And Loud »

August 22, 2014 at 12:24PM PDT | Source: Snap Fitness

Snap to Offer Free 4th and Loud Workout: Get Off the SidelinesPlus Chance to Win a Trip to Los Angeles and Meet Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS
August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - America's fitness brand, Snap Fitness, and AMC's newest unscripted television series, 4th and Loud, are partnering to launch a Get Off the Sidelines campaign that will include free workouts and the 4th and Loud Workout: Get Off the Sidelines Sweepstakes.
4th and Loud, which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team, premiered on Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy, and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA's first professional football team in years into a winning franchise...

Smashing Success Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues To Expand With Its Fifth Store Opening In The United States »

August 22, 2014 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Local consumers and beauty addicts alike will be able to enjoy $20.00 blowouts from August 22nd to August 29th.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 - Cherry Blow Dry Bar will be officially opening its fifth location nationwide at 3571 Sacramento Street in San Francisco CA, on September 10th at 10AM.
Unlike traditional hair salons, Cherry Blow Dry Bar only offers its customers the latest fabulous styles through blowouts and hair extensions – no harsh chemical coloring or all-day haircuts allowed! Finally, there will be a place where local women can relax and be pampered - all for $35.00. For a limited time, consumers will be able to enjoy the Cherry Blow Dry Bar experience with $20.00 blowouts from August 22nd to August 29th...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler To Sponsor The Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb »

August 22, 2014 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

To Raise Money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler out of Dayton, OH is sponsoring and participating in the 1st Annual Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College. The Memorial Stair Climb is a charity event commemorating the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11 and all funds raised by this event will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to help support the surviving families of fallen firefighters. This event will take place on the morning of September 27, 2014 at the North Hall Dormitory of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was created to honor the FDNY firefighters who courageously gave their own lives in the rescue effort on September 11, 2001...



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