August 24, 2019
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Five Mathnasium Students Win 2019 International Zero Robotics Competition

Years of after-school math learning paid off spectacularly for a team of five Massachusetts middle school students: They beat 16 other finalist teams to win the prestigious International Zero Robotics Competition.

Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy Signs First Manhattan Franchisee, Paving the Way for Further Mid-Atlantic Domination

With centers throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Lightbridge Academy has built a solid presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Now, the early education and child care franchise is about to break ground on some very coveted soil: New.

Celebree School Continues Momentum With Second Franchise Agreement

Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education with 26 company-owned locations in Maryland and Delaware, today announced the signing of its second franchise agreement.

IDEA Lab Kids Received HBJ' Innovation Awards 2019

IDEA Lab Kids, the fast-growing educational franchise company, announced that it has been named an honoree in the 2019 Innovation Awards by Houston Business Journal.

Former Assistant Principal and Kumon Parent Pledges to Make Learning Meaningful

Ayisha Warfa is now successfully doing so as the proud owner and Instructor of Kumon of Tomball - South.

Amazing Athletes Partners with Spartan Race, Inc.

“We are very excited to offer Amazing Athletes Training Camps Powered by Spartan,” said John Erlandson, President of Amazing Athletes

Goldfish Swim School Dives into 25th State, Continues Nationwide Franchise Expansion

Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC, the premier learn-to-swim franchise concept, announced today the opening of its 91st school, marking the brand’s entrance into its 25th state.

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Earns Its First 2019 Top 20 Learning Provider from The Learning & Performance Institute

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers announced today that it has earned the 2019 Top 20 Learning Provider designation from The Learning & Performance Institute (LPI).

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.

Coming Full Circle: Former Kumon Student Opens Own Kumon Franchise After Experiencing the Benefits of the Program

Katherine Pryce opens Kumon Math and Reading Center of Naples - North.

Two-Time Kumon Parent Steps Up to Bring Back Opportunity for Academic Independence into the Community

ow, as the proud owner and Instructor of the newly reopened Kumon of Santa Cruz, Jeanette doesn’t have to choose - she’s now working with all grade levels in both math and reading.

Big Blue Swim School

Adryenne Hearne-Alvarez and Derek Hearne Sign 5-Unit Deal to Bring Big Blue Swim School to South Florida, Orlando and South Carolina

Big Blue Swim School is officially coming to South Florida, Orlando and South Carolina, thanks to the recent five-unit signing of accomplished franchisee duo Adryenne Hearne-Alvarez and Derek Hearne.

Former Education Policy Pioneer Aims to Create Independent Thinkers

Lydia Chan is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Beacon.

Mathnasium Ranks No. 2 on 2019 Forbes "Best Franchise - Low Investment" List

Mathnasium announced that it has risen in two critical rankings that are looked to by small-business owners, entrepreneurs and career-changers as authorities on sound investment opportunities.

Goldfish Swim School Making Waves in 2019, Projects 100th Milestone Opening by Year-End

Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC reports high performance throughout the first half of the year having already opened 11 new schools with an estimated additional 15 projected to open by year-end.

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.

Longtime Engineer Swaps his Tool Belt for School Supplies with the Opening of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Gilroy

Bader Lakhat is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Gilroy.

Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy Announces Executive Team Promotions for Chief Development Officer, Mark Mele and Senior Vice President of Operations, Joanne Sofia

The fast-growing early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy has promoted two of its longstanding executives to senior positions.

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.

Goldfish Swim School Float It Forward Fundraiser Raises $163,773 Towards USA Swimming Foundation

Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC has successfully wrapped up its inaugural ‘Float It Forward’ fundraising campaign, bringing in $163,773 to benefit the USA Swimming Foundation and its Make a Splash initiative.

Kumon Brings Young Innovators Together Under One Roof at 3rd Annual Student Conference

This year, 56 accomplished students across North America defied incredible odds and were selected to attend this year’s Kumon Student Conference.

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.

DenverTech Growth Coach Greg Bennett Recognized as First Franchisee in the Company’s Winner’s Circle

Greg Bennett, owner of The Growth Coach of DenverTech, has earned his way into the company’s international Winners’ Circle.

Celebree School Signs First Franchise Agreement With Longtime Early Childhood Educator

Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education with 26 company-owned locations in Maryland and Delaware, announced the signing of its first franchise agreement.

Local Entrepreneur Proves that Instilling a Love for Learning Extends Beyond Borders

Now, JinMi Jung is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Leawood.

Former Mechanical Engineer Shares Love for Learning with the Auburn Hills Community

Now, Mostafa is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Auburn Hills - North.

Local Educator Joins World’s Largest Education Franchise by Opening Kumon Math and Reading Center of Tampa - Carrollwood

Today Rondeau can say she is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Tampa - Carrollwood.

With a Passion for Education Local Research Scientist Makes a Career Change to Bring Kumon to the San Leandro Community

Today, Diao is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of San Leandro – Floresta.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers Vice President To Speak At International Neurology Conference

Brain Balance Achievement Centers announced that its Vice President of Outcomes and Programs, Dr. Rebecca Jackson, has been invited to speak at the 4th Annual Brain Disorders, Neurology, and Therapeutics conference.

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.

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Kumon Franchise to “Best of the Best” List for the 21st Consecutive Year

The Kumon Franchise has received recognition by Entrepreneur Magazine as a “Best of the Best” for the 21st year in a row.

Former Silicon Valley Teacher Finds His Way Back to Educating with the Opening of Local Kumon Center

Things have come full circle for Bhatt, who is now the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newark - Ardenwood.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers Announces Collaboration With Renowned Neuroscientist

Brain Balance Achievement Centers announced a nationwide collaboration with Cambridge Brain Sciences (CBS).

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.

Local Entrepreneur Proves that Instilling a Love for Learning Extends Beyond Borders

For nearly 15 years, Naijumon Michael has been a high school physics teacher in India and more recently in the United States.

Best in Class Creating Bay Area Boom!

Best in Class - a key player in the $7 billion tutoring industry - has become the Golden Gate to a better education in the Bay Area.

Big Blue Swim School

Big Blue Swim School Celebrates Successful Start to 2019 with Chicago Opening and Agreements for 24 Locations in Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Minneapolis

n late 2018, Big Blue Swim School, a Chicago-based children’s swim school announced its plans to reach 150 units by 2021 by partnering with growth-minded franchise partners across the U.S.

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.

Mathnasium's Sue Kwon is recognized as a 2019 Rock Star Franchise Owner by Franchise Business Review

Mathnasium Learning Center's Sue Kwon has been named a 2019 Rock Star Franchise Owner by the franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review.

Big Blue Swim School

Husband-and-Wife Franchisee Duo Zack and Brittany Groesbeck Prepare To Bring Big Blue Swim School to Salt Lake City

Leading swim instruction franchise Big Blue Swim School is coming to Salt Lake City this year as part of a three-unit deal signed by husband-and-wife franchisees Zack and Brittany Groesbeck.

Bricks 4 Kidz Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary with a Unique LEGO Brick Build and Mosaic

Bricks 4 Kidz is celebrating their 10th year in business by inviting children around the world to join in the festivities by building a custom model build and mosaic.

Wayne, NJ Welcomes Newest Bach to Rock Music School

Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages, proudly announces the opening of a new school in Wayne, New Jersey.

Big Blue Swim School

Big Blue Swim School Partners With Shorewood Development Group For Massive 16-Unit Deal in Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul

Big Blue Swim Schoo is excited to announce a new partnership with Shorewood Development Group to bring 10 new locations to Chicagoland and an additional six locations to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Mathnasium Opens Its Doors In Sydney, First Of Many Locations In New South Wales, Australia

Mathnasium of Hornsby is open for business, bringing fun and impactful supplementary math programs to community children in primary and secondary school.

Mathnasium Hires Brett Lippel as Vice President of North American Operations and Sales

Mathnasium Learning Centers has named Brett Lippel to lead North American operations, covering more than 950 Mathnasium Learning Centers across the United States and Canada.

MUSE Global to Host Franchise Discovery Day at Calabasas Campus

MUSE Global has announced a discovery day event in June to present exclusive franchise opportunities for interested investors and owners in California and from around the world.

Leading Swim School Makes Waves with Float It Forward Fundraiser to Benefit USA Swimming Foundation

Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC, the leading premier learn-to-swim franchise concept, is kicking off National Water Safety Month (May) with the launch of its ‘Float It Forward’ fundraising campaign.

Experienced Business Leader Andrew Million Brings The Growth Coach to Greater DFW

Experienced business leader and Certified Customer Experience Professional Andrew Million is pleased to announce the launch of his new business - The Growth Coach of Greater DFW.

Goldfish Swim School Partners with Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist to Spread Awareness on Water Safety

Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC, the leading premier learn-to-swim franchise concept, is jumping into National Water Safety Month (May) in a big way.

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.


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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

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

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