August 24, 2019
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Stratus Building Solutions Ranks #7 Fastest Growing Franchise and in the Franchise 500 for 2016

Stratus Building Solutions ranks number seven of the Fastest Growing Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2016.

NEW: Special Veteran Benefits Offered to Military Veterans from My Music Skool Company

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.

Mosquito Joe Expanding, Franchises Available Nationwide

Locally based Virginia Beach company Mosquito Joe has been making outdoors fun again for Hampton Roads residents since 2010, using barrier sprays to protect their yards from mosquitoes.

Mosquito Joe Chooses FranConnect as Official Franchise Management System

Mosquito Joe has partnered with FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management systems, in preparation for expanding the brand through franchising.

Aviatech Continues Marketing Leadership in the Franchise Industry

San Diego, CA October 26, 2011: Aviatech announced today the addition of new clients to their growing client roster.

4 Tips For Re-joining The Workforce

Mom Corps,CEO, Allison O'Kelly gives great advice on returning to the paid workforce.

Maid Brigade Inc.'s May 2011 Sales Numbers Mark Growth for Second Month in a Row

As the overall economy continues to struggle and with consumer confidence plunging to a seven year-low in June according to a recent article by the Associated Press, Maid Brigade Inc. continues to experience steady sales growth.

Famous Dave's Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) will announce its Second Quarter 2011 earnings after market close on July 27, 2011.

Sotheby's International Realty Advertisement on The New York Times iPad Application Generates Strong Results

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that its recent interactive advertising campaign in The New York Times iPad application generated strong results, driving leads to its network of affiliates.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts a National Online Career Event Highlighting Opportunities for Success in Real Estate, With 62% of Attendees Saying They Are Considering a Career Change To or Within Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC held a national online career event on June 7 that attracted more than 300 real estate agents and prospective agents throughout the United States.

Snap Fitness Franchise Announces Are You 'Fit' to Be a Franchise Owner?

The entrepreneurial spirit around the country is about to 'warm-up' and hit the gym. Peter Taunton, Founder and CEO of Snap Fitness, the world's fastest-growing franchisor of 24/7 express fitness centers, announces the launch of his "Partner with Peter" c

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. to Present at Consumer Conference

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), today announced that the Company will present at an upcoming consumer conference.

Hyatt Announces Hyatt Thrive, Comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Framework That Helps Improve Local Communities, Environment Worldwide

Hyatt today announced Hyatt Thrive, the company's global corporate responsibility platform, designed to help make communities places where Hyatt associates are proud to work, where guests want to visit, where neighbors want to live and where hotel owners

Red Mango

Red Mango Founder Dan Kim to Speak at The New York Times Small Business Summit, June 13th

Addressing a crowd of 700 aspiring small-business owners and entrepreneurs, Dan Kim, founder of Red Mango Yogurt and Smoothies, will share the business success strategies that have helped him establish the fastest-growing yogurt and smoothie chain in the

BookKeeping Express Levels the Playing Field for U.S. Business Owners

It's the cry heard around the country every day: "There just isn't enough time to get everything done!"

Before You Start Your Summer Travels, Take a Closer Look at Your Windshield

As drivers across the country prepare for their Memorial Day travels, NOVUS(R) Glass, the windshield repair experts, share the importance of inspecting a vehicle's windshield before getting on the road.

AdviCoach Says Understanding Online Marketing Strategies Is Critical to Positioning a Business for Growth

There is no way around it. Technology is changing our lives whether we choose to embrace it or not -- both personally and professionally. According to AdviCoach®, business owners can benefit greatly when they understand how to take advantage of many of t

Realogy Expects Continued Improvement in National Existing Home Sale Data

Realogy Corporation reported that based on closed and open home sale contract information from its franchisees and company-owned brokerage operations, it expects that the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of existing home sales on a national basis sh

Sandler Training Offers Free Sales Training Resources For Non-Profit, Small Business and Start-Up Firms

The latest census figures indicate that economic growth is fueled in part by small businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations. Unfortunately, when companies first start out, or rely primarily on volunteers, they often don't have the capital to inv

Local Make-A-Wish(R) Child, Who Inspired Drink on National Maggiano's Menu, Has Wish Granted

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), parent company of Maggiano's Little Italy® will host a send-off party for Make-A-Wish Foundation North Texas recipient, Leslie at the company's second annual Make-A-Wish Day Friday, May 27 at their Dallas headq

Franchise Consultants Cite 21st Century Quality Control Tools As The Key To Franchising

The iFranchise Group (, a leading franchise consulting firm based in the Chicago area, recently held a seminar for the franchise community that included information and guidance on how to use technology to help ensure quality contr

Forza Coffee Company Celebrates Cup of Excellence Success

After Forza Coffee Company's Director of Coffee, Phil Beattie, came back from his second Cup of Excellence (CoE) judging in May 2007, the fast growing Northwest coffee house franchise founder Brad Carpenter was introduced to CoE and given the opportuni

Twin Peaks Taps Rick Akam To Become COO

Twin Peaks Restaurants has hired Rick Akam, the man who led Hooters of America Inc. as it emerged as one of the most popular sports restaurants of its kind, as Chief Operating Officer of Twin Peaks Restaurants.

A Federal Government Shutdown Doesn't Mean an Extension to File Your Taxes

More than 35 million taxpayers wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. But a potential federal government shutdown won't give these last-minute filers a reprieve. The tax filing deadline of Monday, April 18 remains firm for e-filed and maile

Staybridge Suites Brings New Interior Design Scheme Created by Nation's Top Design Students to Three New Properties

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today the openings of three new Staybridge Suites hotels, all featuring the new innovative design created by Savannah College o

Comfort Keepers Ranks #44 on the 2011 AllBusiness AllStar Franchise Ranking

For the third consecutive year, Comfort Keepers has jumped in rank on the AllBusiness AllStar Franchise Ranking.

The Hertz Corporation Expands Franchise Network

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) and its Car Rental Unit is expanding its franchisee network as part of a Company-wide strategy aimed at increasing its presence in the airport and off airport car rental markets.

Fort Myers Track and Running Shoe Specialist Foot Solutions of Estero Announces "March Madness" Event

Fort Myers track and running shoe specialist, Foot Solutions of Estero, announces its "March Madness" event. Throughout the month of March, Foot Solutions of Estero invites everyone to participate for a chance to win a free gift certificate each week in c

Coldwell Banker Real Estate's New Marketing Campaign Explains How Trusted Agents and the Right Tools Lead to Smart Real Estate Decisions

As home buyers move into the spring buying season, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched a new marketing campaign emphasizing the importance of a skilled real estate agent who can help buyers and sellers through the process of homeownership. This i

Gold's Gym Unveils New Value Concept

The brand that has defined America's fitness experience for more than 46 years with industry-leading innovation is once again breaking new ground.

Mrs. Fields Australia wins major international award

Mrs. Fields Australia operators Andrew and Debbie Benefield have been awarded the International Master Franchisee of the Year at the Mrs. Fields Famous Brands Convention in Las Vegas.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Completes Its $70 Million Renovation with the Opening of the Royal Beach Tower

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announces today the completion of its multimillion dollar renovation to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. Throughout its storied 84-year history, The Royal Hawaiian has embodied the a

Bark Busters Offers Tips for Responsible Dog Ownership

Become a responsible dog owner during February—"Responsible Dog Ownership Month" — with tips from Bark Busters, the world's largest dog training company. Dogs need order and leadership from their "pack leader," which means that good canine man

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Launches All-Inclusive Travel Deals to Westin, Sheraton and Le Meridien Resorts in Mexico

With the worst winter season in decades upon us Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) is making it easier than ever to book a sun-filled, affordable getaway to the top vacation destinations in Mexico. The global hospitality giant announc


FASTSIGNS(R) Recognized as Top 50 Franchise for Veterans

Continuing to support the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, FASTSIGNS® International, Inc., the world's premier business-to-business marketing solution franchise with more than 530 locations, was selected as one of the 5

Top 11 Reasons to Choose a Dry-Clean Delivery Service in 2011

Dry-clean delivery franchises offer 11 reasons why having your clothes picked-up, laundered and delivered will relieve you of more than just an inconvenient and time-consuming errand in 2011.

HomeVestors, the 'We Buy Ugly Houses(R)' Company, Announces 24 New Franchises in 13 Markets

HomeVestors of America, Inc., known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses®" company, announced that 24 new franchisees have joined its franchise network of independently owned and operated professional real estate investors who specialize in buying single-family

WSI is Hosting a Webinar About Online Reputation Management

In today's environment where digital media technologies are surfacing at a rapid rate, consumers can voice their opinions and spread information across the world instantly. WSI, the world's leading digital marketing franchise, is conducting a webinar on F

Senior Care Experts Promote Importance of Active Lifestyle for American Heart Month

It's a fact – heart disease is the single biggest health risk for seniors across the United States. It is the leading annual cause of death and hospitalizations among all older Americans, but one local company is showing local seniors that simple nu

6 Points to Keep Super Bowl Parties From Turning Into Toilet Bowl Disasters

Football fans are planning for the biggest game of the year. But if they don't tackle some plumbing precautions before kick-off, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing predicts their Super Bowl parties could turn into Toilet Bowl disasters.

Regis Announces Ownership Increase in Parent Company of Jean Louis David and Franck Provost Salons

Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), the global leader in the $160 billion hair care industry, today announced that it has agreed to increase its ownership stake in Provalliance, the largest hair salon company in Europe.

IHOP Offers "Stacks for Good Acts"

IHOP announces the return of its "Stacks for Good Acts" national online contest designed to reward one lucky winner with a year's supply of free pancakes and help spread the word about National Pancake Day, the company's annual free pancake giveaway fundr

Gatti's Pizza Re-Opens Belton, TX Location

Mr. Gatti's, LP today announced the re-opening of the Belton, TX location under a new franchise agreement with Papanana Enterprises, Inc. New owner Glenn Deringer enthusiastically rejoins the Gatti's Pizza franchise family. After getting reacquainted with

American Family Care

Local Medical Facility Sees Increase of Winter Injuries/Illnesses

Patients with winter related injuries and sicknesses are filling-up a new, local medical facility that offers patients a more cost effective and quicker alternative to the area's overcrowded emergency rooms. Doctors Express, the nation's first ever nation

Ushering in a New Era of Coaching - the 2011 ActionCOACH Draft

ActionCOACH Canada is taking their team in a new direction by offering Canadian entrepreneurs the chance to pick someone for one of 3 coveted spots on their business coaching team.

AdviCoach(R) Helps Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Find the Opportunities for Growth

While U.S. entrepreneurs continue to shoulder the slow rise of a struggling economy, there are opportunities for growth in three areas that AdviCoach believes will continue to strengthen the bottom line for owners. While some companies choose to cut budge

Planet Beach Franchise Selects 2011 Ms Planet Beach International Spokesmodel

A graphic design student from West Virginia will be the 2011 international spokesmodel for Planet Beach Contempo Spas, the world's largest day spa franchise.

Honest-1 Auto Care Announces Signing of Franchise Agreement in Roswell

Honest-1 Auto Care, the only national full-service auto repair and maintenance franchise that is 100 percent ESA® Certified Eco-Friendly, today announced the signing of a franchise development agreement with Dennis Eidson to open a new location in Ros

Hyatt Summerfield Suites(R) San Diego/Carlsbad Celebrates Grand Opening

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Inns of America today announce the opening of Hyatt Summerfield Suites San Diego/Carlsbad, marking the 35th Hyatt Summerfield Suites nationwide.

A Big, Bold, Bang for Your Buds

Charley's Grilled Subs will debut a Steakhouse Bacon BBQ sandwich nationwide this week, bringing a new, delicious flavor to hungry customers. The sandwich, offered for a limited time only, is a premium product with loads of flavor and top quality ingredie

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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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