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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.
Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - 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...

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...

Dental Fix Awards 1st Franchise In Denver, CO »

July 23, 2014 at 9:36AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 47th franchise of 2014, in Denver, Colorado to Don Haptonstall, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Denver market, will be the second van to launch in Colorado, 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...

New Study Reveals The Qualities Employers Look For In Candidates »

July 23, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - In Job Searching, Attitude Trumps Education; Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring
Today, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how important they are when evaluating applicants. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey.
"Attitude" topped the list with an average rating of 4.53, followed closely by "work ethic/integrity...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's Recently Announced Expansion Plans To Help People Fight The Obesity Battle »

July 23, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's MaxFormation weight loss challenge incorporates customized meal planning and nutritional supplements, bringing success to its 700 participants last year alone.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Obesity is on the rise and officially has earned a spot as one of the leading health risks in our country. Joining risks such as "smoking, alcohol consumption, and high blood pressure" (Wallstreet Journal, 2014), obesity has attacked our nation's health by facilitating the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. According to CDC and Prevention from 2009-2010, "more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese". What are we as a country doing to stop this?
PricewaterhouseCoopers found, "As much as $493 billion of health-care spending may be attributable to so-called manageable behaviors, including about $200 billion to deal with obesity and weight control…" The vast majority of these expenditures are for the treatment versus prevention of illnesses...

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

July 22, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

Total Revenues Increased 1.7%; Revenue Increased Over 32% in Acceptance Now and Over 56% in Mexico; Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.33, Including a Restructuring Charge of Approximately $0.05 per Diluted Share Related to Store Consolidation Plan
PLANO, Texas - July 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues were $773.2 million, an increase of $12.7 million from total revenues of $760.5 million for the same period in the prior year. This 1.7% increase in total revenues was primarily due to increases of approximately $38.3 million in the Acceptance Now segment and approximately $6...

NEW: Special Veteran Benefits Offered To Military Veterans From My Music Skool Company »

July 22, 2014 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: My Music Skool
My Music Skool Opportunities Available

<p>July 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // My Music Skool Company just announced that Special Discounts are available to Qualified Military Veterans. As a new member of VetFran, My Music Skool is committed to helping military veterans.</p>
<p>If you're a military veteran who wishes to have a kick start at an exciting opportunity to own My Music Skool in any State listed below, you should contact My Music Skool Corporate Office at, (303)953-1731 or email, franchise@mymusicskool.com.</p>
<p>To ease your entry into this exciting business model, you will receive 25% off of Initial Franchise Fees when you become our franchisee. In addition, you will be supported to serve your neighborhoods by offering special discounts to your local veterans...

Postal Connections Opens In Hockessin Pack, Ship And Business Services Store Brings Convenience To Delaware City »

July 22, 2014 at 10:36AM PDT | Source: Postal Connections of America

Pack, Ship and Business Services Store Brings Convenience to Delaware City
HOCKESSIN, Del. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Now open, the new Hockessin Postal Connections of America (PCA) brings easy and convenient access to packaging, shipping, printing and an array of business services to 7209 Lancaster Pike. The PCA store offering convenient parking and personalized service is the newest location in the nationwide franchise network.
Owned and operated by Rick and Susan Martin, of Wilmington, the PCA Hockessin Village store provides expert packaging and shipping -- domestic and international - high quality printing, low cost printer cartridges available in-store or online, mailbox service, freight, copies, scanning and storage, notary and fax...

The Daily Record Names Medifast's Michael MacDonald A "Most Admired CEO" »

July 22, 2014 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

MacDonald Recognized as One of Maryland's Most Inspiring Leaders for Strategic Direction and Innovation at Medifast
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce that Michael MacDonald, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, was named as The Daily Record's Most Admired CEOs.
The Daily Record award recognizes talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and professionalism. The winners are selected based on their leadership, vision, competitiveness, innovation, community service, financial performance, board service and nonprofit involvement...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Franchise Opens In Halton, Ontario »

July 21, 2014 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

New House Cleaning Franchise Third in Canada for Company
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Maid Simple House Cleaning of Halton opened on July 1 and serves residents of Halton consisting of Oakville, Burlington, and Milton, Ontario. An affordable cleaning service franchise, Maid Simple House Cleaning was created by the residential maid services company, Maid Brigade.
"I was looking for a franchise model in an industry that was set up for continuous growth," says Paul Garofalo, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Halton. "The cleaning needs of two-income households along with the aging homeowner population, makes the residential cleaning industry a perfect fit."
Prior to investing in a Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise, Garofalo was a business owner involved in the transportation, trucking, and equine ownership industries with more than two decades of entrepreneurial experience...

Dental Fix Awards 17th Franchise In Canada »

July 21, 2014 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 46th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Brian Quinn, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement will be the 17th 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...

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2014 »

July 21, 2014 at 6:07AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Thursday, August 7, 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 August 7, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...



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