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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...

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...

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...

Professor Egghead Science Academy , A National STEM Franchise, Opens Franchise Giveaway Contest To PTA Members »

August 27, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Professor Egghead Science Academy.com

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 - Professor Egghead Science Academy, a national education franchise, announced today the launch of a contest that will award a current California PTA Member a new free education franchise.
A Professor Egghead Science Academy franchise includes a protected territory, a business plan and marketing strategy, curriculum and all the training and support needed to run a successful business.
The Egghead Franchise PTA Contest will begin accepting entries on August 15, 2014 and the winner will be announced on December 15, 2014. To participate, contestants will create a two-minute video explaining why they are interested in owning a Professor Egghead Science Academy franchise and why they would be the best at it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beat The Meat: America's Hometown Burger Joint Cooks Up Nine Patty Triple Triple Burger Challenge »

August 22, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Wayback Burgers
Wayback Burgers Opportunities Available

Wayback Burgers Launches National Burger Eating Contest, Training Begins Now
CHESHIRE, Conn. - August 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Wayback Burgers, a Connecticut-based franchise with over 80 locations nationwide, announced it will be hosting its seventh annual Triple Triple Burger Eating Contest on September 18. The Triple Triple Burger is Wayback Burgers' novelty menu item – a monstrous nine-patty burger with nine slices of American cheese, topped with lettuce and tomato. Whichever customer eats the Triple Triple burger the fastest will win the grand prize, a whopping $3,330.
This year, there is a spin on the contest where customers are encouraged to submit their own training videos. The contest begins now and goes until September 18...

Planet Sub Opens New Franchise Unit Close To Home »

August 22, 2014 at 7:48AM PDT | Source: Planet Sub
Planet Sub Opportunities Available

August 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Planet Sub recently opened in St. Joseph, Missouri marking the first new prototype store in near proximity to the Midwest chain's corporate headquarters.
"I have been eating at Planet Sub in Kansas City for years and always thought one would go over great in St. Joe," said franchisee Shannon Johnson. "The feedback since we've opened has been great from everyone. Multiple customers have asked, 'Why didn't you open Planet Sub up years ago?'"
Being only 45 minutes away from the majority of the corporate stores, opening a new unit in St. Joseph was a markedly delicate decision; "We knew the demand for the product was great, it seems like every week someone was demanding we open a store up there," said director of marketing, Trevor Forssell...

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...

Franchising: Where Baby Boomers Retire And Millennials Launch Careers »

August 22, 2014 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
SOUTHBURY, Conn. - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - You wouldn't typically compare launching a career with retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of two contrasting generations – Baby Boomers and their Millennial children –The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading career and franchise business coaching network, says you can draw those types of parallels. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, their children are entering the workforce; and the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has in previous decades.
The economy has forced many Baby Boomers to continue working, while other members of this active generation welcome the stimulation of remaining in the workforce and still others are left with the task of supporting their Millennial adult children...

Window World Windows Earn Good Housekeeping Seal For Seventh Consecutive Year »

August 21, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Window World
Window World Opportunities Available

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C.  - Window World®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has announced its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for the seventh consecutive year. Window World is one of only three companies in all of the home improvement industry to offer Good Housekeeping Seal-backed windows.
For more than 100 years, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute has carefully evaluated products to provide consumers with insights on quality and performance. Any product that has earned the Seal is backed by Good Housekeeping's limited warranty, meaning if it is found to be defective within the first two years after purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace or repair the product or refund its purchase price...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Continues Proactive Growth Strategies To Build On Momentum »

August 21, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs Opportunities Available

Fast-Growing Retail Franchise Announces Multi-Unit Franchise Operator Development Initiative
HARTLAND, Wis. - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With 25 consecutive years of system and same store sales growth and an average of about one new store opening per week, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise, is launching a new Multi-Unit Franchise Operator Development Initiative designed to keep the 25-year-old leading brand on the fast track for growth.
Through the Multi-Unit Franchise Operator Development Initiative, Batteries Plus Bulbs is offering extraordinary support, including discounted fees, to assist qualified multi-unit franchisees from other non-competing brands in the development of two or more Batteries Plus Bulbs stores...

ServiceMaster Employees Preparing For Ambitious Volunteer Effort »

August 21, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

"We Serve Day" celebrates legacy of service in communities all over the U.S.
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN. – ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announced that more than a thousand of its employees will undertake simultaneous volunteer efforts across the country in celebration of the company’s second annual We Serve Day on Friday, August 22.
Employees from all ServiceMaster business units will engage in community projects in cities and town across the United States, including Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; Carroll, Iowa; Cross Plains, Wis.; LaGrange, Ga.; and Norcross, Ga.
"At ServiceMaster, service is more than just a responsibility and a commitment to our customers – it's the heart of our business," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster’s chief executive officer...

Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise »

August 20, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

Florida-Based Dental Equipment Repair Company Reaches Milestone with Cleveland Mobile Service Center
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone.
Established in 2009, Dental Fix is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees use leading-edge mobile repair centers – or "rolling repair shops" –to deliver on-site services for dental-practice repair, and new-equipment needs in more than 27 states nationwide and two provinces in Canada. The service centers provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry...

Title Boxing Club Cool Springs Is Officially Open »

August 19, 2014 at 12:48PM PDT | Source: TITLE Boxing Club
TITLE Boxing Club Opportunities Available

Only a Few Days Left to Enter Sweepstakes and Take Advantage of Opening Specials
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Title Boxing Club Cool Springs is now open. To celebrate they have launched a Facebook Sweepstakes giving away prizes – including an entire year's membership. Sweepstakes ends this week. To enter visit http://www.facebook.com/titleboxingcoolsprings and click on the "Hit It Hard" Sweepstakes. Once entered, share with friends, and for each one that enters, you will receive an additional chance to win.
Also, this is the final week to take advantage of the "Pre-Opening Special" which Includes a free Starter Kit (gloves, wraps, and a t-shirt in a title boxing bag) and a 30 minute personal training session – over $140 in savings...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Opens New Franchise In New Jersey »

August 19, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Set to open in mid-September, Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County, N.J., will serve area residents of Linden, Cranford, Rahway, Elizabeth, Clark, and Roselle. Maid Simple House Cleaning is a maid services franchise created by the green cleaning company, Maid Brigade.
"I researched many different residential cleaning franchises and decided on Maid Simple House Cleaning because it was the best fit for my family," says Rebecca Otero, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County. "The low investment, impressive customer acquisition program, and comprehensive marketing support made my decision easy. And the fact that it is a home-based business was the icing on the cake."
Before investing in Maid Simple House Cleaning, Otero was a litigation paralegal in a large New York City law firm for 17 years...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's New Regional Director Plans To Increase Community Involvement And Franchise Success »

August 19, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

(PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Mike Dalton accumulated a wide array of skills from his career background working in business development and management. He managed and communicated directly with his employees while selling, shelving and distributing product. Although his career was successful, he always dreamed of owning his own business.
He began researching business opportunities and found an open position to oversee the Colorado and Utah Max Muscle Sports Nutrition markets. The position required a business-minded, hardworking individual who was interested in helping MMSN's brand grow substantially throughout this region. This sparked Mike's interest, as he has always had a passion for athletics. Mike was also looking for an opportunity that would allow him to work standard business hours...



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