August 24, 2019
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Moving and Storage Franchise News

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.

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.

Calling All Veterans: Veteran Shark Tank Embarks on National Search for Winning Business Concept

Veteran Shark Tank is going national. The annual program to find the best Veteran business concept is expanding to four cities before finalists convene in Philadelphia for the ultimate showdown.

Marine Corps Veteran Kevin Kopa Named President and COO of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

JDog® Junk Removal & Hauling is pleased to announce the promotion of Marine Corps Veteran Kevin Kopa to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

NorthStar Moving Reduces Food Waste at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon

NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, partnered with Move for Hunger to ensure left over food at the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon was not wasted.

Black Tie Moving Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Prospective Franchisees with Launch of Franchise Opportunity

Black Tie Moving, a luxury moving and relocation concept, is preparing for major national growth with more than 30 signed territories ready to open.

JDog Brands Partners with Former Special Ops Marine to Expand Franchise Ground Campaign

Today, JDog Brands, has named former Special Ops Marine, Chayse Roth, as President and COO of JDog Carpet Cleaning, a new product offering that will further expand JDog’s national footprint.

JDog Brands Announces Aggressive National Expansion Program to Provide Business Ownership and Jobs for US Veterans

JDog Brands today announced an aggressive expansion program that will open 500 new franchises over the next decade.

JDog Co-founder and CEO Jerry Flanagan to Judge the 6th Annual Veteran Shark Tank

Jerry Flanagan, an Army Veteran and the co-founder and CEO of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog), has been selected as a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network’s (GPVN) Veteran Shark Tank.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Opens 200th Franchise in Boston

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog) is celebrating the grand opening of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Boston, the company’s 200th franchise location.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Reduces Franchise Fees to Promote Veteran Business Ownership

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling “JDog” is rolling out a new, reduced fee franchise model that makes business ownership more affordable and accessible to the country’s 20.4 million Veterans.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Syncs Up With Lifetime’s Military Makeover to Rebuild Veterans’ Homes and Lives

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog), a national franchise committed to empowering the military community, is now the exclusive junk removal provider for Military Makeover on Lifetime® TV.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and Veterans Advantage Partner to Bring Service Discounts, Jobs, and Business Ownership

Military Veteran Partners has brokered a deal between JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and Veterans Advantage to bring discounted junk removal services.

Army Veteran Heather Morgan Joins JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

JDog® Junk Removal & Hauling has welcomed Heather Morgan as its Operations Coordinator.

Blue Moon Estate Sales Eases The Liquidation Process With First Location In The Atlanta Area

Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, continues its national expansion with the opening of its newest location in the Atlanta, GA metro area.

PODS Opens New Location in Evansville, Indiana

PODS Enterprises, LLC, a national leader in portable moving and storage container solutions based in Clearwater, Florida, announced the opening of its newest location in Evansville, Indiana.

JDog Welcomes Suzanne Harris as Chief Marketing Officer

Dog® has appointed Suzanne Harris as Chief Marketing Officer, a new position for the national franchise organization that empowers Veteran business ownership and creates career paths for military Veterans and families of Veterans.

JDog® Junk Removal Celebrates Continuous Growth with First Annual Franchise Convention

To celebrate its momentous growth and to further inspire ongoing success amongst its veteran network, JDog Junk Removal has announced its First Annual Convention, JCON, to be held March 8-10, 2018 in Malvern, PA.

Zippy Shell Packs Up a Powerful 2017; Has Big Moves Planned for 2018

The trail Zippy Shell is blazing rips through a pair of industries ripe for disruption - both moving and mobile storage will be forever changed.

Zippy Shell’s Growth Spurs Relocation of Corporate Tampa Office

Zippy Shell, the nation’s leading moving and storage franchise, announced today it has relocated its corporate office in Tampa to a much larger space situated at 3405 Benjamin Rd, Suite A, in Tampa.

Zippy Shell Lands Spot On Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500® List For Sixth Consecutive Year

Zippy Shell announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

New Franchise Opportunity in the Midwest

2 Fellas & a Big Vehicle Moving Company is an Oklahoma based company that is looking for franchisees throughout the United States.

Zippy Shell Signs Multi-State Agreement to Enter New Markets

Zippy Shell announced it has signed an agreement with existing franchisee Marcus Flinders for the Boston, Miami, Indianapolis and Detroit markets.

JDog Junk Removal Franchisees Band Together for Hurricane Harvey Relief in Houston

After Hurricane Harvey devastated South Texas, thousands of families are left with destroyed homes and lost belongings.

Blue Moon Estate Sales Eyes Tennessee Expansion

Blue Moon Estate Sales - the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche - is eyeing major markets in Tennessee for expansion, including Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Appoints Andrew Colket as Director of Sales

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog) announced it has expanded its senior leadership team by hiring United States Army veteran Andrew Colket as the national franchise's new Director of Sales.

JDog Junk Removal Hauls Into Pittsburgh with Aggressive Growth Plans

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling announced today plans to enter the Pittsburgh area.

Zippy Shell Expands Service Offering with Addition of Onsite Storage Solution

Zippy Shell, the fastest-growing business in both the moving and storage industries, announced today that it is now offering onsite, portable storage solutions to customers in key markets across the country.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Launches Service in Lower Bucks County, PA

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog), together with Veteran Opportunity Partners (VOP), announced that service is now available to residents and businesses of Lower Bucks County.

Go Mini's Announces Increased Franchise Conversion Growth

Go Mini’s Franchising, LLC., a leader in moving and portable self-storage, has successfully driven the conversion of multiple dealership licensing locations into the more successful franchise organization.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Eyes Cincinnati for Franchise Growth

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog) announced plans to expand its brand footprint in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Zippy Shell “Transports” Tampa Bay into New Era of Moving and Storage

Zippy Shell is zapping the age-old moving and storage model in Tampa Bay. The fastest growing business in both the moving and storage industries is pulling its chic-looking shell into Tampa.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Establishes Ambassador Program to Reach More U.S. Military Veterans

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling announced the formation of JDog Ambassadors, a team of war heroes and high-level civilians that will act as brand advocates for the fast-growing franchise company.

Zippy Shell Zooms into Aggressive Franchise Expansion Phase

Built for the long haul (and the short haul too), Zippy Shell is making a move that further solidifies its undisputable presence as the most prominent and disruptive force in both the moving and storage industries.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Eyes Seattle for Franchise Growth

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling (JDog) announced plans to expand its brand footprint in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Blue Moon Estate Sales Ranked a Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country, was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises list.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Announces Partnership with David Auto Group

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling established a partnership with David Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram to offer a turnkey solution to franchise owners seeking a vehicle for their JDog business.

Veteran Opportunity Partners Launches Venture with JDog Junk Hauling and Removal to Bring Entrepreneurial Career Opportunities to Veterans

Veteran Opportunity Partners LLC (VOP) announced its official launch today in partnership with JDog Junk Removal and Hauling (JDog).

Introducing Franchise Opportunities From Aether Estate Sales, The Full-service, In-home, Modern Estate Sale Experience

We are proud to announce the offering of a new, innovative and unique franchise, Aether Estate Sales.

Go Mini’s Named a 2017 Top 50 Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Go Mini’s was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchises Report and named among the Best Franchise Opportunities for 2017.

Go Mini’s Brings Award Winning Portable Storage Franchise Business to Florida

Go Mini’s, one of the fastest growing franchisors in the portable storage and moving industry, announced today the continued expansion of its franchise business throughout North America with territories for sale in Florida.

Existing Go Mini's Operator Expands Into New Territory

Go Mini’s announced today the signing of a new franchise agreement with Byers Car Rentals, LLC to open a second Go Mini’s location in Ohio.

Blue Moon Estate Sales Ends 2016 on a High Note

Blue Moon Estate Sales continued to establish itself as an industry leader in 2016 with the opening of six franchise locations and the expansion of its corporate team.

Blue Moon Estate Sales’ Debra Blue Named an Enterprising Women of the Year Champion

Enterprising Women recently listed Blue Moon Estate Sales’ co-founder and CEO Debra Blue as an Enterprising Women of the Year Champion.

Zippy Shell Ranked Among Franchise Elite

Zippy Shell Incorporated was recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

New Administration’s Support of the Franchise Industry Drives Go Mini’s Continued Expansion of Portable Storage Franchises into California

Go Mini’s, the fastest-growing portable storage and moving company in North America, today announced the expansion of its franchise business in California.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Celebrates Momentous Year, Anticipates Adding 300 Veteran Jobs in 2017

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a company dedicated to increasing post-military career opportunities for veterans, will continue rapid expansion in 2017 through franchising.

Blue Moon Estate Sales Opens Tenth Territory in North Carolina

Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, continues its national expansion with the opening of its newest location in North Carolina.

Go Mini’s Expands Award-Winning Portable Storage Franchise to North Carolina

A booming housing market and business climate create a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and franchisees in North Carolina.

Blue Moon Estate Sales Brings Thrifty Shopping to Pittsburgh

Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, continues its national expansion with the opening of its newest location in Pittsburgh.


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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.

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

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