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Interface Financial Expanding, Opens Master Franchise in South Africa

Already operating in 8 countries, The Interface Financial Group has announced the opening of their South Africa Master Licensee office in Pretoria. This represents another significant stage in the expansion plans for Interface. This new addition in South Africa adds new market opportunities for Interface, for both existing and new licensees. The licensees at Interface work […]

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Minuteman Press Franchise Owner Leaves Corporate World to Serve Hometown Community

Most people think about retirement when they reach their 50′s. This is not the case for Jon Wittenberg. In 2012, the Alpharetta, Georgia, resident made the decision to leave a corporate career in financial analysis and start running his own business. This is when he took over Minuteman Press of Sandy Springs. The printing shop […]

New Franchise Alert! – Sears Handyman Solutions

Sears Handyman Solutions franchise owners will operate a service business that provides customers with quality small residential and small commercial repairs, installations, drywall repairs, minor floor repairs, small plumbing repairs, carpentry, painting, and minor electrical and home maintenance services. Sears is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 13 million service installation […]

New Franchise Alert! – Device Pitstop

Device Pitstop franchisees will operate a business that buys, sells, trades, services and upgrades personal electronic devices. With more and more devices being used every day, there is high demand for quality places to have them serviced and upgraded if need be. The owner of a Device Pitstop will provide these services for laptops, tablets, […]

New Franchise Alert! – ECOMAIDS

Owners of an ECOMAIDS franchise will establish, develop, and operate a cleaning business from a commercial location. The company provides environmentally friendly and responsible residential and commercial team cleaning services. In addition, franchisees can sell household and lifestyle products for sale under the ECOMAIDS trademark and brand. There are currently 7 ECOMAIDS locations throughout the […]

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Five Star Franchising’s New Brand Begins U.S. Expansion

The newest brand from Five Star Franchising, Five Star Bath Solutions is opening the first of their franchise locations in the United States. This marks the beginning of future franchise expansion within the U.S. The company operates as Bath Solutions in more than 20 locations throughout Canada and two locations in the United Kingdom. Five […]

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Best In Class Founder Shares Story of Living the American Dream to Create Rapidly Growing Educational Franchise System

What began as a dream over two decades ago, has grown into an expanding education franchise system, with goals to surpass triple digit locations within the next two years. Hao Lam, CEO and Chairman of Best in Class started tutoring as a student attending high school classes, and soon found his sessions were packed with […]

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Fresh Coat Painters Franchise Gives Back to Community, Paints Veteran’s House for Free

When Veteran Rich Whitaker started his Fresh Coat Painters franchise, one of his goals was to give back to the community. When the Clarksville Home Builders Association approached him and asked for him to paint a house for a fellow veteran, he jumped at the chance. Whitaker and his team at Fresh Coat Painters of […]

New Franchise Alert! – Preferred HealthStaff

Preferred HealthStaff franchisees will own and operate an in home care service that provides general assistance, companionship, housekeeping, personal care, transportation and more for their clients (many of whom are unable to care for themselves). They also provide medical staffing for hospitals. The initial investment for beginning a Preferred HealthStaff branch ranges from $62,120 – […]

New Franchise Alert! – Plan Ahead Events

Owners of Plan Ahead Events will operate an event planning and management services company. This involves planning an event and carrying out everything involved from budgeting, establishing dates, selecting sites, acquiring permits, coordinating transportation, developing a theme, and coordinating location support and emergency plans to cleanup. The initial investment for starting a Plan Ahead Events […]

New Franchise Alert! – Persona Pizzeria

The owner of a Persona Pizzeria will operate a quick-serve dine-in pizza restaurant that serves customers with Neapolitan artisan crafted pizzas baked in a wood fired oven at 800 degrees for 90 seconds. Other menu items will include salads, hand-made gelato, and various beverages, including beer and wine. There are two franchise programs offered by […]

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7-Eleven Increases Veteran Incentives for Franchise Recruiting

Multiple veterans’ organizations and publications have recognized 7-Eleven, Inc. as “military friendly.” The company is serious about growing its franchisee ranks with qualified military veterans. The convenience retailer has increased its franchising fee discount to 20 percent as an incentive for qualified veterans who have left the service within the last five years. The company […]

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Fitness Franchise Continues Growth For Seven Consecutive Years

For the seventh consecutive year, Anytime Fitness is the world’s fastest-growing fitness club, this according to The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). Each year, the association lists its “Global 25” rankings as a barometer of the fitness industry. In 2013, Anytime Fitness added 338 new gyms, which was a 17 percent increase over […]

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Franchise System Uses Alternative Capital Source to Fuel Small Business Growth

During these times of tight credit, entrepreneurs are finding banks unwilling to accommodate their potential business opportunities. This roadblock has some would-be business owners confused as to how to access capital. When a small business gets into a growth period, they will invariably need additional capital to fuel the growth. However, because today’s banking environment […]

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Home Inspection Franchise Continues Growth

North America’s largest home inspection franchise, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, has added over 40 new franchise locations this year. This brings the total number of locations to 450. Additionally, they have been named in the list of Top 100 Low Cost Franchises by the Franchise Business Review, in their Best of the Best edition. […]

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Veteran Reveals How Service Prepared Him For Owning 5 Day Kitchens Franchise

5 Day Kitchens™, which started in 2008, has built its brand around being the franchise company that can remodel a kitchen in as little as five days. Together with its sister company, Re-Bath®, the company provides a one-stop place for customers to upgrade their kitchen and bath without the use of sub-contractors. Navy veteran and […]

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Bin There Dump That Finds Veterans Make Good Franchisees

Some of the qualities that describe top performing franchise operators are adaptability, leadership, discipline, logistics, standard operating procedure and execution of a clear mission. These qualities not only refer to a good franchisee, but also those with a military background. Bin There Dump That knows that veterans make great franchise operators. Because of the structure, […]

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Launches Veteran Awareness Campaign

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, part of the Outdoor Living Brands family, has a mission to help their valued clients celebrate and enjoy outdoor living by enhancing the enjoyment of outdoor spaces. They do this by extending their clients’ leisure time outdoors from improving the looks, safety, and security of client homes. Recently, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, along […]

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Dry Cleaning Franchise Partners With Fisher House to Assist Veteran’s Families

In honor of active and veteran service men and women who have served bravely in our armed forces, the dry cleaning franchise company CD One Price Cleaners, is partnering with the Fisher House foundation. The Fisher House program provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at military and VA medical […]

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Jani-King Exploring New Markets and Finding New Franchise Partners at IFE

As a featured sponsor of the International Franchise Expo, Jani-King will be on hand at the Javits Center in New York City to speak with potential franchise partners and franchising peers. Currently, the company has more than 11,000 units and over 120 regional support offices in 19 countries, and is continuing to expand on their […]

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bluefrog Plumbing + Drain Exhibits at IFE, Continues Rapid Expansion Goals

In the six months since its inception, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ (BFPAD) has opened 18 franchise locations. Currently, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ and Re-Bath® are attending the International Franchise Expo. The Javits Center in New York is set to host the event this year, where thousands of prospective franchisees and hundreds of franchise companies will gather to […]

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Finance Services Company Unveils Cost-Sharing Program For Franchisees

If anything is known about Other People’s Money (OPM), it’s that credit cards, banks, lease agreements and many others use it to make money. What if anybody could use OPM to gain capital and make it grow exponentially? According to The Interface Financial Group, there is now such an opportunity, and it’s available inside their […]

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Pest Control Franchise Offering New Territories at IFE

Mosquito Shield will be introducing its mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to potential franchisees at the International Franchise Expo. This year’s event is being held at the Javits Center in New York City, and is set to host franchising’s top brands and thousands of entrepreneurs. Mosquito Shield will be attending the Expo to present […]

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Education Franchise Eyes Western U.S. Expansion

Best in Class Education Center has started its 20th year with a path to achieving its 2014 goal of opening 20 new centers in the western United States. The supplemental education franchise, based in Seattle, has shown strong growth in the first quarter of this year. “We are pleased with the way this year has […]

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Lessons Learned From a Patriarch Spans Three Generations at Minuteman Press

Father’s Day celebrates the many roles fathers serve—parent, provider, advisor and role model. For many, it’s a day to be with family and to give thanks for the sacrifices and support fathers and grandfathers have offered over the years. For the Titus family, it’s a day to reflect on the dynamics of being in the […]

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Maui Wowi Offering Teachers Franchise Discount During Summer

While the school year is ending and the weather starts to heat up, Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the franchise specializing in Hawaiian coffees and fresh fruit smoothies has announced a new discount. While veteran discounts are somewhat common within the franchising community, offering teachers a discount for opening a business during the summer is innovative. The […]

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Plumbing Franchise Sees Swift Growth in Under 6 Months

What began as a start-up brand of a larger company has become one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation.  bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ (BFPAD) started franchising in early 2014, and in less than four months, had grown to over 20 locations, with 50 additional territories planned for the next year alone. The company attributes […]

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Fresh Coat Franchisee Opens Location after Finding Market Opportunity

Fresh Coat Painters is looking forward to working with their new franchisee, Veteran Duane Peterson and his wife Stormie. Duane and Stormie are bringing Fresh Coat Painters residential and commercial painting services to Baytown, Texas. The Peterson’s idea to open their own Fresh Coat Painters franchise began with their own bad experiences. Fresh Coat Painters […]

New Franchise Alert! – Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Entrepreneurs who purchase a Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse franchise location will own and operate a restaurant that offers barbecued smoked meats, ribs and sandwiches. In addition to the classic barbeque fare, the restaurant will also serve salads, potatoes, various side dishes, rolls, desserts, and beverages, including beer. All of this food will be offered in a […]

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Miracle Method Expanding Into New Markets Amid Record Sales

Miracle Method, a refinishing franchise system, announced the opening of five new franchise locations during the first 3 months of 2014.  Miracle Method Refinishing restores bathtubs, tile, vanities, and kitchen countertops in homes, hotels, hospitals and other commercial properties. According to the company, the franchise system’s finishing process saves up to 75% over the cost […]

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Under New Leadership, Handyman Franchise Gains Momentum

House Doctors, the professional handyman and remodeling franchise, has been re-built from the ground up. Initiated by CEO Jim Hunter, the turn-around focuses on a new breed of owner, improved support, the launch of a new website and the introduction of a number of strategic partners. Making these changes is expected to allow the company […]

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New Position at IFA Filled by Franchise Industry Executive

Franchise industry executive, Mark McSteen has been named Vice President of Franchisee Engagement & Industry Relations at the International Franchise Association. He brings over 30 years of experience in franchise relations and operational management to the organization. “Mark McSteen is a proven leader who brings to the IFA extensive experience in building solid relationships among […]

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Home Improvement Magazine Franchise Brings Local Services Into Homes

High-end homeowners have access to quality home improvement services via a high-quality, high-gloss magazine and web service franchise called TheHomeMag. This national brand magazine has added Colorado Springs and El Paso County homes to the 34 other United States markets receiving the magazine for information and visual inspiration of home improvement projects. “We bought our […]

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Five Star Painting Franchise System Leverages Advanced Technology, Expanding Beyond 100 Franchise Locations

Five Star Painting is taking a traditional service and bringing it to another level by rooting their practice in modern technology, professionalism and strong customer service. “In 2005, we researched the painting industry and recognized some major flaws – only 20 percent of painters answered their phone, estimates lacked clarity and painters were generally covered […]

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Franchise Company Dedicates $1 Million To Veteran Franchise Owners

Home Franchise Concepts has dedicated $1 million in discounts to help U.S. Veterans become entrepreneurs and achieve their own American Dream of independent business ownership. As a result of this program, the company is thrilled to add seven new Veteran franchisees to their team. Each new member is translating the discipline, determination, and teamwork qualities […]

New Franchise Alert! – Paulie Gee’s

Paulie Gee’s is an artisanal, brick-oven style pizzeria. Their menu includes an expansive list of specialty pizzas, soups, salads, and desserts, as well as a beer and wine offering. The restaurant began in Brooklyn, New York and is opening a new location shortly in Baltimore, Maryland. Estimated investment cost to open a Paulie Gee’s is between […]

New Franchise Alert! – Wag N’ Wash

Wag N’ Wash is a franchise opportunity wherein an entrepreneur can open a self-serving pet bathing, professional grooming, and pet supply retail location. The owner of a Wag N’ Wash location will provide pet owners with a place to groom their pet, as well as purchase pet supplies, accessories, and baked pet items. The initial investment […]

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Franchise Ownership Prospects Growing for Returning Veterans

After every war, returning veterans find themselves in a precarious spot. They often chose to leave the military and enter the job market without knowing what direction to take for their career path. However, while the economy improves, transitioning veterans are finding more options in owning their own business. This is especially true within the […]

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Franchise System Expands As Property Management Demand Increases

Wallace Property Management Group has announced a wave of franchise openings across the Southeast in the months ahead. Wallace Property Management Group (WPMG) is a professional property management company that provides a full-service property management system, specializing in the management of middle and high-end properties for property owners. They’re starting with an initial launch in […]

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President Obama Declares Start to National Small Business Week

Twitter headquarters held the kickoff celebration for National Small Business Week 2014 today. The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts this annual event, which recognizes the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, and business advocates. The event will continue through the week, culminating Friday, May 16 with the selection of the National Small Business Person of the […]

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Strategic Franchising Reaches Milestone in Expansion

Although many companies are still recovering from the recent recession, Strategic Franchising Systems is running full bore. The company was founded in 1997 and recently surpassed 1,000 franchise units. The company consists of six brands: Home Helpers, Direct Link, Caring Transitions, Fresh Coat Painters, and TruBlue Total House Care. “Strategic Franchising Systems is strong as […]

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IFE to Host World’s Top Franchise Brands and Thousands Of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and prospective business owners will have a key opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives of the world’s top franchise brands for three days during the 23rd Annual International Franchise Expo (IFE). The event, sponsored by the International Franchise Association (IFA), will take place June 19-21 at the Javits Center in New York City. The […]

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National Small Business Week Begins May 12

Small business owners across the nation, in conjunction with the United States Small Business Administration, are getting ready to convene online and in four major U.S. cities. National Small Business Week will take place from May 12-16, celebrating entrepreneurship and recognizing the country’s top small businesses. The SBA has honored the accomplishments of outstanding entrepreneurs, […]

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Outdoor Living Brands Doubles Franchise Discounts For Veterans

Outdoor Living Brands, home to Archadeck Outdoor Living, Mosquito Squad, Renew Crew, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has stated that they are doubling their VetFran discounts. This special salute to Military Appreciation Month was announced at the headquarters in Richmond, Virginia on May 2nd. Shemar Pucel, Franchise Recruitment Consultant with Outdoor Living Brands stated, “It has […]

New Franchise Alert! – BonChon Chicken

BonChon is a quick-serve franchise restaurant specializing in Korean-style fried chicken and other signature Asian dishes. Founder Jinduk Seh operated over 20 BonChon restaurants in South Korea before bringing the brand to the United States in 2006. BonChon’s concept and flavors have gained in popularity, allowing the company to expand to 25 locations in the […]

New Franchise Alert! – Oil and Vinegar

Oil and Vinegar franchisees will own and operate a specialty foods retail shop selling an assortment of international culinary gifts. These include packaged foods and non-food products that use the “Oil and Vinegar” name. Starting an Oil and Vinegar location will range in cost from $239,000 to $435,000. There are currently 24 locations in the […]

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Award For Jani-King Is Evidence of Quality Service

With over 11,000 franchise units and more than 120 regional support offices in 19 countries, Jani-King has positioned itself as one of the world’s top ranked commercial cleaning franchise companies. The company has found its latest success in announcing their ranking as 1st ranked commercial cleaning franchise by Franchise Direct. The franchising source also awarded […]

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From Cleaning People’s Messes to Big Business

Believe it or not, commercial cleaning franchises is one of the fastest-growing niche markets today.  All of the major companies rank in the top 200 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list and many continue to experience aggressive growth despite a minor dip during the recession. The fact of the matter is more and more businesses today […]

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Much Ado About Cleaning

As one of the nation’s fastest growing and most steady industries, cleaning services is here to stay.  Cleaning service companies represent a $46 billion dollar industry in today’s economy.  Today’s projections show that the industry is on track to grow 5.5% annually with expectations that it will create as many new jobs as the overall […]

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Returning Veterans Finding More Career Options In Franchising

For the past century, veterans returning from war thought about family first, and everything else second, and things haven’t changed much through the passing of time. One thing that has changed is the number of career options that veterans are now considering. In the late forty’s, factories were humming with manufactured goods in the post-war […]