August 24, 2019
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Minuteman Press International

Peter Castorena Joins Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle for Top Franchise Performers

When Peter Castorena left his previous career behind as a retail buyer for Macy’s 13 years ago, he decided it was time to bet on himself and become his own boss.

Minuteman Press International

Second-Generation Minuteman Press Printing Franchise Celebrates 30 Years in Seekonk, MA

Minuteman Press International is proud to commemorate 30 years in business for the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

Fully Promoted

Fully Promoted Gets Schools in Gear for the Start of a New School Year

The beginning of a new school year is right around the corner, and Fully Promoted offers a complete line of promotional products and customized apparel that will elevate school spirit and have students cheering!

Minuteman Press International

Jeff Sirota Joins Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle for Top Franchise Performers

Jeff Sirota, owner of the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Carlsbad, California, is the newest member of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle.

AlphaGraphics South Charlotte | Ballantyne Wins National Project of the Year Award

AlphaGraphics, Inc., a global leader in print, marketing, signage and technology solutions, announced that AlphaGraphics South Charlotte | Ballantyne has been recognized with the 2019 National Project of the Year Award.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International Shows Life Without Print in New Video

What does life without print look like? That is the question answered in a new video released by Minuteman Press International, the world's leading design, marketing, and printing franchise.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchise in Croydon, VIC is Leading the Modern Printing Industry in Australia with Respect from Distinguished Clients

It is with professionalism, good humour and refreshing honesty that Minuteman Press franchise owner Sam Porter engages his work life.

School of Rock AllStars Take Rock N' Roll On The Road For The 2019 U.S. Tour

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is hitting the road this summer for a 37-city North American tour.

Signarama

Signarama Announces New Director of Marketing

Signarama, a brand of United Franchise Group and the world’s largest sign franchise, announced today the addition of marketing industry leader, Kristin Gallucci to assume the position of Director of Marketing.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Family-Owned Printing Franchise in Chesterfield Celebrates 25 Years in Business

For 25 years, Marie Weiskircher, Tom Weiskircher, and their son U.S. Navy Veteran Greg Lester have run a successful Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise while maintaining work/life balance and a tightknit relationship.

Minuteman Press International

Ken Barton Joins Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle for Top Franchise Performers

Ken Barton is the newest member of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchise in Sarasota Celebrates 25 Years as Second-Generation Family Printing Business

To run a family business for 25 years is a big achievement that is not lost on Minuteman Press franchise owner Bob Stone.

Minuteman Press International

Michael and Lindsey Weber Join Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Circle for Top Franchise Performers

Second-generation Minuteman Press franchisees Michael and Lindsey Weber are two of the newest members of the President’s Million-Dollar Circle.

Fully Promoted

Fully Promoted Specializes in a Wide Range of Customized Safety Products

On the job safety compliance is relevant to every industry, and Fully Promoted offers a complete line of safety products designed to enhance the safety of employees and protect them while they work.

Instant Imprints Begins Crowdfunding Campaign to Take Advantage of Growth Opportunities

Instant Imprints®, an award-winning provider of custom-branded apparel and gear, is seeking funding to capitalize on exciting growth opportunities.

School of Rock Heads to Summerfest 2019

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, returns to Milwaukee for the seventh year to take the stage at Summerfest, the world's largest music festival.

Minuteman Press International

Susan Olsen Shares Insights on Owning a Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in Leesburg, Florida

The Minuteman Press franchise in Leesburg, Florida is in good hands with Susan Olsen. Susan brings with her a 20-year retail career and a passion for helping others and getting involved in the community.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchise Review: The Mercer Family Celebrates 30 Years in Business and is Still Going Strong in Houston

To reach 30 years in business with a family-owned operation is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

AlphaGraphics, Inc. Affiliate Acquires Australian Based Company Print Speak

AlphaGraphics, Inc., an MBE Worldwide company, announced today the acquisition of Print Speak by its parent company, U.S. Business Holdings, Inc.

BizCom Associates Welcomes School of Rock to Client Roster

BizCom Associates has announced the addition of School of Rock to the agency’s client roster.

Signarama

Fathers and Sons Form Unique Bond within the Signarama Family

Father’s Day is celebrated as a day of gratitude and appreciation, but the meaning is a little more special when father and son are in business together.

School Of Rock Lafayette, L.A. Ready To Rock N’ Roll

School of Rock, a leader in performance-based music education, announces the grand opening of its newest school in the Lafayette, Louisiana community.

Minuteman Press International

Longevity in Long Island: George Dormani Celebrates 20 Years as Minuteman Press Franchisee in Rockville Centre

For over three decades and 20 years as the sole owner, George Dormani is proud of the business he has been able to build with his Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Rockville Centre.

One River School of Art + Design to Open First Connecticut Location in Westport on June 15

One River, a company built to transform art education in America, today announced it will officially open its newest location, in Westport, CT on June 15.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchisees in Rhode Island Lead the Way for Women in Business

Throughout Rhode Island, Minuteman Press franchisees are making a difference for their clients and their communities.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchise in Footscray, Melbourne Brings Fun and Expertise to Strong Partnerships with Clients Like The Western Bulldogs

Fiona McDonnell is everything you would hope to have in a marketing services provider.

Young Rembrandts Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000” List

Young Rembrandts, a home-based business model and leader in art education, announced today that it has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s “Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000” list.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in Oxford, England Thrives By Working with Clients and Making a Positive Impact on the Community

With nearly ten years under his belt, Minuteman Press franchise owner Amad Hassan knows the value of his design, marketing, and printing business for his clients.

School of Rock Teams Up with iHeartMedia to Launch Original Slate of Curated Playlists Exclusively on iHeartRadio

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based education, announces its latest collaboration with iHeartMedia to bring five original School of Rock playlists to millions of listeners via the iHeartRadio app.

Minuteman Press International

Doug Frederickson Celebrates 25 Years as Minuteman Press Franchise Owner in Surrey, British Columbia

Celebrating 25 years in business in Surrey, Minuteman Press franchise owner Doug Frederickson is living proof that the modern printing industry is alive and thriving.

Minuteman Press International

Mom and Daughter Celebrate 30 Years in Business with Minuteman Press Franchise in Florence, Kentucky

For Phyllis Lynch and Dawn Little, owning a business together for 30 years means they must be doing something right. Phyllis jokes, “We both opened the doors of our new project together.

Signarama

Signarama® Hosts Global Franchisee Convention in Las Vegas

Franchisees from around the world gathered recently at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas to participate in the annual Signarama convention.

Fully Promoted

Fully Promoted Prepares to Launch New Office Model Concept

Fully Promoted - a nationwide franchise brand known for its promotional products, embroidery, promotional apparel, screen printing, and marketing services - will begin offering a new office model.

AlphaGraphics, Inc. Invests in Colorado Franchisee with Three Denver Area AlphaGraphics Locations

AlphaGraphics, Inc. - a worldwide print and marketing franchise - announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in one of its franchisees, Wet Ink Corporation, which operates three centers located in the Greater Denver Metro area.

Signarama

Signarama® Announces North American Expansion Into Quebec, Canada

Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, has announced its expansion into Quebec, Canada's largest province by area - and a territory nearly three times the size of Texas.

Signarama

Signarama Promotes Eco-Friendly Initiatives to Encourage the Sign Industry

This month, America and the whole world will turn "green" for a day in observance of Earth Day on April 22, but at Signarama Fort Collins, every day is a green day.

One River School Of Art + Design Announces Grand Opening Of Middletown, NJ Location - Free Art Workshops on April 27th and 28th

One River, a company built to transform art education in America, today announced it will officially open its newest location, in Middletown, NJ, on April 27.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchise in Barrington, Illinois Is Favored by a Community That Supports Local Businesses

Before he became an entrepreneur and Minuteman Press franchisee, Gary Kreuz was frequently asked to “fix things,” which is a modest description he gives to helping companies surge in profit.

Signarama

Signarama® to Celebrate a Grand Opening in Dundalk

Signarama® Dundalk, a new franchise location that is a part of the world's largest sign franchise, is celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, April 11, 2019, hosted by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in Whitby, Ontario Gives Clients a Winning Edge in Marketing for Six Years and Counting

Before opening his Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise six years ago, Mike Vieira did not have experience running a business.

School of Rock Launches Worldwide Talent Search With Industry Giants Atlantic Records And Artist Partner Group

This year, in partnership with Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group (APG), School of Rock will launch a major worldwide artist search called Center Stage.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchisee Dave Greenhalgh Talks Business Growth and Expansion As He Celebrates 24 Years in Business

For 24 years and counting, Minuteman Press franchise owner Dave Greenhalgh has served the Medford business community with pride.

Signarama

Signarama® Franchisees Recognized During Women's History Month

"Think equal, build smart, innovate for change" is the theme from the United Nations for 2019 Women's History Month, and Signarama franchisees Dawn Homa and Kathy Evert check off all the boxes.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchise Owner Avi Kumar Continues to Grow His Printing Business in Greeley, Colorado

For Avi Kumar, the valuable lessons he picked up while working for others have really helped him establish his Minuteman Press franchise as the place to go in Greeley, Colorado.

Signarama

Signarama To Celebrate Grand Opening in Green Bay, WI on April 1st

Signarama® Green Bay, a new franchise location that is a part of the world's largest sign franchise, is celebrating their grand opening on Monday, April 1st.

Signarama

Signarama® To Celebrate A Grand Opening in Loxley, AL on March 28th

Signarama® Loxley, a new franchise location that is a part of the world's largest sign franchise, is celebrating their grand opening on March 28th.

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press Franchisees John and Diana Sim Celebrate Four Years in Business in Midland, Perth, Western Australia

Celebrating four years in business in Midland, Perth, WA, John and Diana Sim first joined the Minuteman Press franchise family in March 2015.

Signarama

Signarama® To Celebrate A Grand Opening in Champaign, IL

Signarama® Champaign, a new franchise location that is a part of the world's largest sign franchise, is celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, March 28th at 4:00 p.m., hosted by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce.

Abrakadoodle Named Among Top 100 Global Franchises

Abrakadoodle, a global leader in creative art education, has been named to the Franchise Direct list for Top 100 Global Franchises for 2019.

Young Rembrandts Kindles Creativity of Youth Artists in Vancouver

Young Rembrandts has etched its name as British Columbia’s leading childhood art enrichment program with the recent transfer of the territory to a new franchisee.


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Features & Special Reports

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop’s Service Standard Is A Cut Above

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is a brand that seeks feedback from its customers, recognizes and rewards employees, and utilizes a system that ensures standards are enforced. This results in loyal customers who keep coming back.

Making the Cut: Ex-MLB Pitcher Finds Success in Franchising

Former MLB pitcher Kyle Sleeth is throwing a perfect game with Floyd's 99 Barbershop.

Entering a Foreign Market – Resources To Help You Succeed

If you're a U.S. franchise brand looking to enter a foreign market, these resources are for you!

Multi-Brand Operators Open Their First of 7 Del Tacos In Atlanta

Multi-Brand Partners Are Bringing Del Taco To The Atlanta Market With An Agreement To Open 7 Locations.

Domino's, McDonald's, and KFC Air Brexit-Related Warnings on Supplies, Prices

U.S. firms operating in the U.K. warn of shortages and price hikes amidst Brexit uncertainty.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Enters South America with a 100-Unit Deal in Brazil

Texas-style barbecue coming to Brazil in a 100-unit deal for Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Franchise Brands Continue Outperforming S&P 500 Index

Index Finds Franchise Brands Are Outperforming S&P Stocks 2 To 1.

Capital Options - Mezzanine Debt Lenders

Exploring The Features And Benefits Of Mezzanine Debt Lenders In Multi-Unit Operator Expansion.

Good News! - August 2019

Welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, regulation and legislation, technology, milestones, and other news about franchisors large, medium, and emerging.

Multi-Unit Franchisee Insight – Hiring, Firing, Training, & Retaining Employees

Multi-Unit Operators Talk About How They Hire, Fire, Train, & Retain Employees.

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