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Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2014 »

October 24, 2014 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs, will announce financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 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 November 5, 2014. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www...

Infographic: Three Crucial Factors That Make Or Break A Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor AdviCoach® offers infographic exploring top factors that affect business success.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, CT – According to The U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (independent companies with fewer than 500 employees) make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employment. Recognizing the massive impact that small businesses have on the U.S. economy, AdviCoach has created an infographic titled "What’s Keeping You Up at Night?" exploring three obstacles businesses frequently face that likely impact success – time, team and money. The infographic can be found at http://advicoachblog.com/infographic-top-dangers-preventing-businesses-succeeding/.
AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, explains that over 50 percent of the population relies on wages that the more than 28 million U...

Pinot's Palette To Host Nationwide Fundraiser Benefitting The National Breast Cancer Foundation »

October 22, 2014 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, will host its a national fundraising event Friday, Nov. 7 benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
During the evening event, all Pinot's Palette studios nationwide will donate a minimum of $15 per seat reservation to NBCF. Several Pinot's Palette studios plan to donate even more contributions to NBCF.
Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with NBCF is just one more way the company is giving back to the community through its "Painting It Forward" program.
"When planning this national fundraising effort, it was an easy decision on which cause it needed to be," said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot's Palette...

Burger 21 Seeks Additional Franchisees For Greater Washington D.C. Expansion »

October 22, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Burger 21
Burger 21 Opportunities Available

Award-Winning Fast-Casual Chain to Host Franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov. 2 
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla., announced today it is targeting the Greater Washington D.C. area for future franchise development. Target cities include Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and Rockville, Md.; Alexandria, Arlington, Manassas and Gainesville, Va.; and downtown D.C.
To fuel expansion in the region, Burger 21 will be exhibiting at the Capital Franchise Expo, Nov. 1 and 2 at the Dulles Expo Center, booth No. 209. In addition, the Tampa-based franchise's development team will also host a franchising Executive Roundtable on Nov...

ServiceMaster Restore By Angler Of Dayton, OH Adds Two New Locations »

October 22, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

To Increase Their Internet Marketing Campaign on RestorationMasterFinder.com
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - ServiceMaster Restore by Angler is a ServiceMaster franchise based out of Dayton, OH that provides disaster restoration and construction services to Preble, Darke, Montgomery, and Miami counties. They have a micro-site on RestorationMasterFinder.com as part of their internet marketing campaign and they have recently added two new locations within their service area, Kettering and Centerville, to expand the reach of their micro-site. With these new locations, customers who are searching for disaster restoration and construction services in Kettering and Centerville, Ohio can easily find their service pages and contact information through major search engines and local searches...

Dental Fix RX Showcase Success From Exceptional Franchise Support »

October 22, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, provides franchisees outstanding sales, marketing, training, and business support.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, is proud to announce that due to outstanding franchise support, it has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014. By extending each franchise owner unmatched sales and marketing assistance, the unique Dental Fix business model is now actively serving more than 8,000 dentists nationwide and is working closer toward an overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.
"From the industry exclusive sales and marketing support offered to our franchise owners, Dental Fix has managed to see a 100 percent growth in 2014 compared to last year," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix...

Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark For Sixth Consecutive Year »

October 22, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Window World
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Window World Exceeds 1,000,000 Windows Sold Mark for Sixth Consecutive Year
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, sold its 1,000,000th window of 2014 late last week. While this is the sixth year in a row Window World has hit this sales milestone, it has never done so as early in the calendar year.
With over 60% of its total window volume since its inception in 1995 sold and installed in the last six years, Window World is experiencing major growth in momentum. This drive has contributed to Window World’s success in garnering many honors throughout 2014, not only for its products, but also for its award-winning customer service...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Arizona »

October 22, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 65th franchise of 2014, in Prescott, Arizona to Dr. Brett Mangum, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Prescott/Sedona market, will be the 6th 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 113 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...

Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event »

October 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.
Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations and food to those in attendance.
"After last year's success, we decided to enlarge the festivities," said Planet Beach's Azhar Al-Fagih, who organized the event and handles daily operations for the spa. "We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Fadwa Alnahdi from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health speak at the event on the importance of early examination. We also hosted Dr...

Sky Zone To Hire 100 Energetic People In Timonium »

October 20, 2014 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone
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Sky Zone Timonium Set To Open All-Trampoline Park
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // TIMONIUM, Md. - Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring more than 100 employees for its new park in Timonium, MD. Set to open in November, Sky Zone Timonium will become Maryland's second Sky Zone trampoline park with nearly 16,000 square feet of trampoline surface in a 28,000 square foot facility.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Timonium residents and visitors the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

New Wireless Zone® Franchise Owners Find Success In Wisconsin »

October 20, 2014 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Wireless Zone® Franchise

Two friends, and first time business owners, open successful Wireless Zone® franchise in Portage
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // PORTAGE, Wis. – Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor, is celebrating the success of new franchise owners Matthew Williams and Eric Reynolds and their new store in Portage, Wisconsin. Already making a name for themselves in the industry and Portage community, Williams and Reynolds are achieving record-breaking numbers in their first five months of business.
"Being able to open a Wireless Zone store in Portage and have incredible success in the first few months has been a very rewarding experience," said Williams. "We have worked extremely hard to build a strong foundation, and the local community has been very supportive of the new store...

FASTSIGNS® Helps Independent Owners Thrive, Maximize New Channels For Growth »

October 20, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2014 SGIA Expo to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Programs
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today's independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses' true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes these challenges and provides the necessary resources through its Co-Brand or Conversion franchise programs for independent owners to thrive...

Local St. Louis Family Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Territory »

October 17, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Valpak
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Former Valpak General Manager Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Community 
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Keith and Vickie Carpenter and their son, Brian and his wife, Jessica have acquired the Valpak of Greater St. Louis, Mo., territory.
As a former Valpak general manager, Keith brings 35 years of advertising sales experience to the business. Brian is no stranger to the Valpak brand either, having over 10 years of sales experience with the brand. With this territory, the Carpenters will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing in the greater St. Louis area including St. Louis, St...

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

October 17, 2014 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited third-quarter 2014 financial results after 7 a.m. central time on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results at 8 a.m. central time on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
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 full-year 2014 financial outlook. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

The Entrepreneur's Source Welcomes Art Coley To Advisory Board »

October 17, 2014 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

44-Year-Old Successful Entrepreneur and Company Growth Expert Joins The Entrepreneur's Source Advisory Board to Help Enhance Company Growth Strategies
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, announces that Art Coley, currently a consultant with AlphaGraphics, has joined the company's Advisory Board. Coley will work with other experienced franchise executives to give guidance and perspective in helping individuals find the right path in franchising and small business ownership, ensuring the growth and relevance of The Entrepreneur's Source in the franchise industry.
"Coley, along with other members of the Advisory Board, will be providing valuable perspectives, experience, and guidance to our team as we celebrate our 30th year in business and prepare for the next 10 years of rapid growth and exceptional unit economics for our Franchisees and Associates," said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source and Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI), a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with several high-performance brands under its helm, including AdviCoach®...

FASTSIGNS® Continues U.S. Expansion Focus On California »

October 16, 2014 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Plans to Increase California Presence with 7-10 New Centers a Year; Exhibits at 2014 West Coast Franchise Expo to Meet Prospective Owners
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Committed to its franchise expansion efforts in California, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - will be exhibiting at the West Coast Franchise Expo Oct. 23-25, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
During the three-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS representatives to discuss the franchise buying process and learn more about the company's proven business model, high franchise partner satisfaction rankings, $6 million funding through Franchise America Finance and a special incentive program for military veterans, including a 50 percent discount off the initial franchise fee...

Medifast Announces Winners Of National "Happy Afters" Contest »

October 16, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Leading Weight Management Program Celebrates Success Stories
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announces the winners of this year's annual Happy Afters contest. The challenge kicked off at the end of March to encourage participants to share their Medifast weight-loss journey. Seven lucky winners were chosen for an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago and were treated to personal shoppers at Nordstrom, makeovers at Anthony Cristiano Salon at Trump Tower, and a photo shoot. Winners will be featured on MedifastNow.com.
"We were thrilled to have thousands of participants nationwide submit their stories and inspired by their determination to achieve their weight-loss goals," said Brian Kagen, Medifast's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer...

Fantastic Sams Hair Salon Franchise Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Record-Breaking Convention »

October 15, 2014 at 12:01PM PDT | Source: Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams Opportunities Available

Iconic Hair Care Salon Quickly Becoming America's No. 1 Salon of Choice
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Oct 15, 2014) - Fantastic Sams hair salon franchise celebrated its 40th year as an iconic American brand by launching a top-to-bottom "Brand Evolution" at its biannual franchise conference, which was held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. The brand, which saw record attendance at the event, is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition by Dessange International, Europe's leading luxury hair salon franchise and beauty brand.
"As we enter our fifth decade, Fantastic Sams is undergoing a dramatic resurgence that's taking the brand strength we've earned over the past four decades to the next level," said Fantastic Sams President and COO Linda Chadwick...

Dental Fix Awards 12th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

October 15, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 64th franchise of 2014, in Denton, Texas to Michael Ryan, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Denton/Soutlake market, will be the 5th van to launch in the Dallas market, and the 12th 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 111 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 Selects GKV As Agency Of Record »

October 15, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Multi-Faceted Partnership includes Marketing Strategy and Creative Campaign Development
BALTIMORE - Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs has named GKV, a full-service marketing agency, as Agency of Record.
GKV will work with the Medifast team on the development of the 2015 multi-media campaign. Medifast will tap into a comprehensive set of GKV's in-house capabilities, including market research; strategic planning; branding; creative development, including TV, radio, print and digital; and direct response.
"GKV is beyond thrilled to be selected by Medifast as its new Agency of Record," stated Roger L...



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