August 24, 2019
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Fortune and Great Place to Work® Name Senior Helpers to 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services List

Today, Fortune Magazine named Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, one of the Best Places to Work in the country in the Aging Services category.

Senior Helpers® Opens New Doors in Richmond-West

Senior Helpers®, one of the nation’s premier providers of personalized in-home senior care, recently announced the opening of its new Richmond West location.

Innovation and Simplicity are at the Core of Jobsite Image’s New Franchise Opportunity

Jobsite Image recently announced its franchise offering that promises investors a low-cost, lifestyle business.

Home Instead, Inc. Celebrates World Entrepreneur’s Day by Offering Strategies for Franchise Success

With 25 years in the home care industry, Home Instead Senior Care joins the Alliance of International Business Associations (AIBA) and businesses around the globe in celebrating August 21st as World Entrepreneur’s Day (WED).

ERA Real Estate Provides Agents Strategic Client Outreach Program Powered by MooveGuru

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, today announced the launch of ERA® Moves, an automated program powered by MooveGuru.

MaidPro Ranks 2nd on Franchise Business Reviews 2019 List of Top Service Franchises

MaidPro has been named No. 2 overall on Franchise Business Review’s 2019 list of the Top Service Franchises. MaidPro is ranked first in the Cleaning & Maintenance Category. The list consists of 88 elite franchises.

Realty ONE Group Opens New Headquarters in Laguna Niguel

Realty ONE Group, one of real estate’s fastest growing franchisors, officially cut the ribbon on the company’s new headquarters in Laguna Niguel, CA, last week at a special celebration with Realty ONE Group leaders from around the world.

Window World Marks Milestone Sale of 17 Millionth Window

Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, is proud to announce it recently sold its 17 millionth window.

United Water Restoration Group Ramps up Nationwide Growth through Franchising

United Water Restoration Group (UWRG) is ramping up its franchise growth in 2019. With a renewed focus on franchising, the 22-unit restoration brand anticipates at least 200 UWRGs open and operating by August 2021.

Keyrenter Property Management Teams Up with 919 Marketing Company

Keyrenter Property Management, a nationwide leader in residential property management, recently launched a new partnership with 919 Marketing.

ManageMowed

Enter ManageMowed: Greenpoint Landscape Management Rebrands as ManageMowed

ManageMowed, a commercial landscape management company, is on a hot streak.

Brightway Insurance Celebrates 11 Years Of Making Futures Brighter Together

When brothers David and Michael Miller founded Brightway Insurance in 2008, they set a lofty goal of growing into a $10 million business (measured in annualized written premium) within 10 years.

UBreakiFix

uBreakiFix Expands Asheville Footprint With Arden Store

Tech repair brand uBreakiFix opens its newest location, uBreakiFix South Asheville, on August 14 at 200 Julian Shoals Dr #50. This is the brand’s first location in Arden, North Carolina.

Southern California Merger Brings Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Into San Bernardino County

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced that Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Champions, based in Riverside, Calif., has merged with Elite Realty Group of nearby Redlands.

Window World Remains Leader in J.D. Power’s Customer Satisfaction Study

Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, received the J.D. Power Award for ranking highest in the Retail segment of the 2019 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study.

Black Tie Moving Named One of America's Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine

After launching its franchise opportunity late last year, Black Tie Moving, a luxury moving and relocation concept, was named by Inc. magazine as one of the nation's fastest-growing franchises in 2019.

Brightway Insurance opens four new stores in Florida, South Carolina and Colorado

More consumers now have the opportunity to enjoy a better way to shop for insurance as Brightway Insurance continues to expand across the country.

Century 21 Unveils Q2 2019 Relentless Agent Awards Winners

Today, Century 21 Real Estate announced the winners of its quarterly "Relentless Agent Awards," recognizing excellence in client services in the ever-evolving real estate industry.

Neighborly® Announces Women in the Trades Scholarship Fall 2019 Recipients

Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has announced the Fall 2019 semester recipients of the company’s Women in the Trades (“WITT”) Scholarship.

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands into Kansas

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that Bash Real Estate in Mission Woods, Kansas is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Bash & Co. Sotheby's International Realty.

Inc. Magazine Names Conserva Irrigation as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Conserva Irrigation, the only national outdoor irrigation company founded on the concept of water conservation, announced today it has made Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest growing companies in America.

Renters Warehouse Named to Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Amazing 10th Consecutive Time

Renters Warehouse, America's leading real estate investment services company, is thrilled to announce that for the tenth consecutive year, it has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

Keller Offers Partners with Offerpad

Keller Offers, the iBuyer offering of Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, announces a partnership with Offerpad.

Restoration 1® Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the 2019 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today revealed that Waco-based Restoration 1 is No. 1415 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies

We Insure Group Welcomes Two New Agency Owners To South Florida Market

We Insure Group welcomes two independent agents, Ralf Heyer in Miami and Katie Sexton in West Palm Beach, to its growing agent-owner franchising program.

Intero Agent Efi Luzon Leverages Vast Experience and Knowledge With the Launch and Management of Intero Capital Markets

Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., is proud to announce that top Intero agent, Efi Luzon, will launch and manage a new division for the company called Intero Capital Markets.

Keller Williams Reports First Half Results

Keller Williams (“KW”) continues to expand internationally, achieve technology milestones, and top franchise and industry-related rankings.

ERA Announces New Affiliation in Miami, Florida

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, today announced the affiliation of Countywide Properties, headquartered in Miami, Florida.

Spending Time With Pets Provides Benefits for Older Adults

A new survey1 of adults age 65 and older by Home Instead, Inc. found regular interaction with animals can help to reduce these feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Neighborly® Names Brian Best Senior Vice President, Digital

Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, recently announced the immediate appointment of Brian Best as the company’s Senior Vice President, Digital, a new position on Neighborly’s executive marketing team.

JDog Foundation Launches the Baugher Initiative to Honor Post-9/11 Heroes

The JDog Foundation has kicked off its first national awareness campaign with the Baugher Initiative, which was inspired by Marine Corps Veteran and JDog Junk Removal & Hauling franchise owner, Rob Baugher.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens Location in Reno-Lake Tahoe

America’s leader in low voltage landscape and architectural lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP), is pleased to announce the opening of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Reno-Lake Tahoe.

Window World Launches Initiative to Help Veterans Establish New Careers

Window World, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, welcomes veterans interested in starting a career at a Window World franchise location.

Senior Helpers® Sponsors Rock Steady Boxing Coaches to Attend National Conference

Senior Helpers®, the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its support of six local Wilmington Rock Steady Boxing coaches to attend the organization’s national conference from September 4 – 6, 2019.

Magnetite’s “Exceeding Customer Expectation of Comfort” Recognised at the Australian Business Awards 2019

Magnetite (Australia) has been recognised at the Australian Business Awards 2019 as the winner in the Service Excellence category for their Exceeding Customer Expectation of Comfort initiative.

Interim HealthCare Inc. Offers 4 Tips to Handle the Transition from Child to Caregiver

To help make the transition from a child to a parent’s caregiver smoother, Interim HealthCare Inc., a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing, offers four ways to deal with the role reversal.

Realty ONE Group Hosts Leaders, Opens Doors to New Headquarters

Realty ONE Group is hosting its brokers and leaders from around the world this week at the 2019 Base Camp Leadership Retreat. The event is being held at the exclusive Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, Aug. 11-14.

Donna and Kevin Sherer Relaunch Caring Transitions of Upstate SC

Donna Sherer and her husband, Kevin, are looking forward to helping other families overcome those kinds of challenges with their new business, Caring Transitions of Upstate SC.

goeasy Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Second Quarter

goeasy Ltd. (TSX: GSY), (“goeasy” or the “Company”), a leading full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services, announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Mr. Handyman® Breaks Guinness World Records™ Title At Annual Convention

Hammers were swung and records were smashed as 369 franchisees and corporate team members from the nation's leading property maintenance, repair and improvement franchise, Mr. Handyman came together to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.

Nearly Half of Working Caregivers Suffer Career Setbacks

More than half of working caregivers feel they have to compromise within their careers to care for aging parents, according to a new survey by Home Instead. Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

Rent-A-Center

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company" or "Rent-A-Center") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

SuperGreen Solutions® Announces New Franchisee in Chicago

SuperGreen Solutions® is proud to welcome Dylan Hoffman of Chicago, Illinois as the newest franchisee to join its network.

Growing Market Leader Vogler Feigen Realty Joins Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today that Vogler Feigen Realty, one of Riverside County’s top companies with the leading market share in Hemet, Calif., has affiliated with the brand.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s Proven Business Model Continues Strong Momentum Through Q2

Following incredible momentum in Q1, the country's largest franchised moving company continued its success into the second quarter of 2019 with ongoing revenue growth at more than 5%.

ProSource Wholesale Announces Expansion With Grand Opening Of Shreveport, LA Location

ProSource Wholesale®, the premier partner and supplier to the trade for home and commercial remodeling projects, is pleased to welcome ProSource of Shreveport as a new ProSource showroom.

Brightway Insurance Named A Top Franchise For Women And A Top Service Franchise

Franchise Business Review named Brightway Insurance as among the best on two of its lists in which it ranks top franchise opportunities in the United States.

Handyman Connection

Handyman Connection Wins Inaugural Franchise Update Media 2019 Innovation Award

Handyman Connection, a home repair company with more than 25 years of experience, announced today it was recognized by Franchise Update Media for its outstanding innovation in local marketing leadership.

Screenmobile Launches Consumer Confidence Video Highlighting Value Screens Bring to Homes, Families

Screenmobile, “America’s Neighborhood Screen Store” announced today the launch of its consumer confidence video.

Realogy Affiliated Agents Lead AREAA A-List

Realogy affiliated agents have achieved another strong showing on the latest AREAA A-List, the Asian Real Estate Association of America's annual list of the top producing agents among its 17,000 members that serve Asian American communities.


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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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