August 24, 2019
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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine revealed that Ceterus is No. 2110 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Ceterus Named To List of Fastest-Growing Companies in S.C.

Ceterus, a done-for-you accounting firm based in Charleston, S.C., has been named one of the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2019 by SC Biz News.

Vya Prompts Franchise Marketers to ‘Imagine What’s Possible’ When Franchisees Are Supported with Effective Local Marketing

Vya will be on hand at the upcoming Franchise Marketing Leadership Conference, June 18-20, in Atlanta, to share insights on how effective local marketing drives franchise system growth.

Ceterus Announces Participation in Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

Accounting software firm Ceterus announces its participation in the upcoming Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in Las Vegas, March 24-27.

Leading Franchise Supplier FranConnect Names Chris Sotudeh as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations

FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, announces the hiring of Chris Sotudeh as Senior Vice President of Customer Operations.

Naranga Announces New Franchise Sales as a Service Offering

Naranga, a leader in franchise management software announces a Franchise Sales as a Service offering to complement its lead management solution.

GoDaddy Social Now Includes Exciting New Upgrade For Franchises - Do-it-for-you Social Media Advertising

GoDaddy has expanded its solution for franchises to include social media advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

National Brands to Spend $62.7B Targeting Local Consumers in 2019, According to New BIA Report Available from Vya

National brands are expected to spend $62.7 billion in 2019 to target local consumers, according to a new report by BIA Advisory Services, titled “2019 Brand and Franchisee Advertising and Marketing Insights.”

Ceterus Automates More Than 10 Million Financial Transactions in 2018 for Small Business and Franchise Entrepreneurs

Ceterus, a done-for-you accounting and benchmarked reporting solution today announced it has automated more than 10 million transactions to date on behalf of small business and franchise owners.

Vya Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Marketing Execution and Print Production Services

Vya is celebrating 25 years delivering marketing execution and print production services to customers in a variety of industries, including financial services, franchising, manufacturing and insurance.

FranConnect Expands Executive Leadership Team with Addition of Jaffrey Ali as Vice President of Product Strategy and Management

FranConnec has taken a big step forward in its plan to accelerate innovation with the hiring of Jaffrey Ali as Vice President of Product Strategy and Management.

Ceterus Releases Next Generation Mobile App for Multi-Location Businesses

Ceterus today unveiled a comprehensive mobile application to help customers easily manage the financial health of their businesses in real-time from anywhere.

Vya Selected by Brain Balance Achievement Centers to Support Localized Marketing for 100+ Franchise Locations

Vya, a leading provider of simplified marketing execution for distributed organizations, today announced it has been selected to provide localized marketing services for Brain Balance Achievement Centers.

Ceterus Unveils Ceterus Edge for Restaurants to Support Accounting Needs of Franchise Restaurant Owners

Ceterus today unveiled Ceterus Edge for Restaurants, an end-to-end automated accounting and benchmarked reporting solution designed specifically for franchise restaurant owners.

FranConnect Appoints New CEO Gabby Wong to Drive Growth and Innovation

FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, announced the promotion of Gabby Wong to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

FranConnect Voted No. 1 Solution Provider on Entrepreneur's Top Franchise Suppliers List

FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, has been voted the #1 supplier in Entrepreneur Magazine's first-ever Top Franchise Suppliers list, a ranking of the best vendors, suppliers and partners in the franchise industry.

FranConnect Webinar Will Unveil the Top Secrets to Franchisee Profitability

FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions, will host another webinar in its popular Executive Series, “How to Improve Unit Level Performance and Maximize Performance.”

Vya Unveils Two Marketing Resource Management Tools that Help Franchisors Attract, Support and Delight Franchisees

Vya, a leading provider of simplified marketing execution for distributed organizations, today announced two new marketing resource management (MRM) tools that help franchisors attract, support and delight franchisees.

The Honey Baked Ham Company® Switches to Naranga for Franchise Management Software

Naranga, a leader in franchise management software, and The Honey Baked Ham Company® have recently announced their new partnership.

FranConnect President Keith Gerson Appointed to Titus Center for Franchising's Advisory Board

Keith Gerson, President and Chief Customer Advocate for FranConnect, has been appointed to the newly formed Board of Advisors for the Titus Center for Franchising.

Faraz Iqbal Named COO of Franchise Operations for IT and Software Leader Naranga

Naranga Founder Tariq Farid today announced that long-time VP of Technology Solutions and Delivery at Naranga, Faraz Iqbal, has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Atlanta-based franchise IT solutions and operations software company.

Vya Selected by Wayback Burgers to Support Localized Marketing for Growing Franchise

Vya, a leading provider of simplified marketing execution for distributed organizations, today announced it has been selected by Wayback Burgers, America’s Favorite Hometown Burger Joint.

Dwyer Group Enters Agreement With Naranga For Franchise Operations Software

Naranga, a leader in franchise management and operations software, announces that Dwyer Group has chosen Naranga to operate its recent acquisition, Window Genie, along with two additional brands in Europe.

Franchise Marketers Shift Spending from National to Local Campaigns, According to New BIA/Kelsey Report Available from Vya

Franchise brands are shifting their marketing spend from an over-investment in national-level campaigns to an increased emphasis on local, according to BIA/Kelsey’s new “Franchisee Advertising and Marketing Research Report."

Vya to Serve Up Localized Marketing Support for Kona Ice Franchisees

Vya, a leading provider of simplified marketing execution for distributed organizations, announced it has been selected to provide localized marketing and print production services to Kona Ice.

112 Brands Switch to Naranga's Franchise Management Software in 2017

Naranga, a leader in the franchise management software space, announced that 112 franchise brands made the switch to Naranga software in 2017.

Franchise Grade® Publishes Report On Emerging Franchise Systems

Franchise Grade® the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has released Part Two of its emerging franchise report.

Vya Included in Marketing Resource Management (MRM) Landscape Report by Independent Research Firm

Vya has been included among marketing resource management (MRM) vendors in a new report by leading global research and advisory firm, Forrester Research, Inc.

Franchise Grade® Three Year Study Shows Changes In Average Royalty And Advertising Fees

Franchise Grade® the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has released its latest Facts & Figures: A Study of Ongoing Fees Between 2013 and 2016.

Franchisors Make The Switch To Naranga In Record Numbers In 2017

Naranga announced that a record number of franchisors - 84 year-to-date - have switched to Naranga's software in 2017.

Franchise Grade® Adds Consumer Application To Franchise Intelligence Portal

ranchise Grade® the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has added another valuable application to its Franchise Intelligence product suite.

Naranga Announces Marcia Mead as Head of Franchise Relations

Naranga, LLC, the second-largest provider of franchise operations software, announced the appointment of Marcia Mead as the Head of Franchise Relations.

Stand Out In The Crowd With A Made The Grade Certification

Franchise Grade has designed an objective methodology for evaluating the investment risk and performance of franchise systems titled Made The Grade (MTG).

Franchise Grade® Launches “Find The Best” Program For Franchise Candidates Providing Access To Database Of 2500 Franchise Systems

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has introduced a new website where prospective franchisees can optimize their review of franchise opportunities for system performance.

Franchise Grade® Publishes Analysis Of Increase In Franchise Buildout Options

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has studied the impact of franchisor disclosure of additional buildouts in their FDD.

Franchise Intelligence Provides Franchisee Lead Component

Our Franchise Intelligence portal includes the unique Leads product. These Leads originate from prospective franchisees visiting our website.

Franchise Grade® Adds Maps Tool To Its Franchise Intelligence Suite

Franchise Grade® the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has added another product to its Franchise Intelligence analytical tools.

Franchise Grade® Franchise Intelligence Platform Enables Users To Compare Franchise System Performance

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, introduces the Compare product to our Franchise Intelligence.

Franchise Grade® Adds New Benchmark Product To Its Franchise Intelligence Platform

Franchise Grade® the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has expanded its menu of analytical products by introducing our benchmarking application.

Franchise Grade® Reports Changing Trends In Key Franchise Metrics

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has released its latest Facts and Figures report - “Historical Trends of Key Franchise System Metrics”.

Franchise Grade® Analyzes Item 20 In FDDS

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has published its latest Facts and Figures report – “Item 20 Errors Reflect on Franchisor Performance”.

Pet Care Franchise Concepts Have Surged Since 2003. Franchise Grade® Publishes Report On Pet Care Franchises.

The Franchise Grade® Pet Care Franchise report consists of franchises from the Personal Services and Retail Products and Services sectors.

Vya Ad Systems Help Franchise Marketers Efficiently Manage Local Advertising Requests from Franchisees

Vya, a leading provider of simplified marketing execution for distributed organizations, today announced ad systems to help franchise organizations manage local advertising requests from franchisees.

Franchise Grade® Publishes Report On Emerging Franchise Brands

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has released its latest Facts and Figures report - Diamonds in the Rough: Emerging Brands with Potential.

Franchise Grade® Report Reveals Stark Differences Between The Large Franchise Systems And The Emerging Systems

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has released its most recent Facts and Figures report.

Franchisees Identify Channel Overload, Training and List Management Among Top Local Marketing Challenges

Channel overload, training and list management are among the top local marketing challenges identified by franchisees in BIA/Kelsey’s “Franchise Advertising and Marketing Research Report,” now available for download, courtesy of Vya.

FranConnect Bolsters Customer Operations, Product Management, and Finance with Addition of Executive Team Members

FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management software, is proud to announce and welcome three key additions to its executive team.

Franchise Grade® Studies Impact Of Sold But Not Opened (SBNO) Franchises Across The Franchise Industry

Franchise Grade®, the leading franchise market research firm in the franchise industry, has released its most recent Facts and Figures report - SBNO: Why and When Franchises Never Open for Business.

New Research Examines Investment Risk in the Home Care Franchise Industry

FranchiseGrade.com, the Authority on Franchising, has released the annual Home Care Franchises Sector Report.

Franchise Grade® Report Reveals Value Of Franchisor Financial Transparency

FranchiseGrade.com analyzed 1905 franchise systems from 2010 to 2016 to identify any performance results between franchises that provided an Item 19, Financial Performance Representation (FPR) compared to those that didn’t.


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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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