The Dryer Vent Installation Sterling VA Wizards Set their own Speed Limits

VA Professional dryer vent installation and regular dryer vent cleaning services by the Wizard ensure clothes dryers operate safely and efficiently. According to the Dryer Vent Installation Sterling VA Wizards, not all dryer vent service providers are the same. As with many home service providers, time is money, so they are quick to perform their [...]

Soaring demand for top-quality beef creates opportunities for farmers

Livestock farmers in the North of England have an exceptional opportunity to profit from the production of top-quality Aberdeen Angus beef and rose veal, meat products which are currently undersupplied but in great demand, with a ready market. That was the underlying message given to potential beef producers at a recent open day organised jointly [...]

Franchise Direct Conducts Exciting Interviews for New Franchise Video Series

Franchise Direct (www.FranchiseDirect.com), one of America’s leading franchise opportunity websites, has unveiled a new series of exclusive video interviews with franchise leaders. Clear, straightforward information is critical for anyone ready to purchase a franchise, and these interviews, which feature executives from some of the country’s best franchise concepts, are a valuable resource for prospective franchisees. [...]

Health drinks stir competitive juices

Montreal-based health drinks company Liquid Nutrition Group Inc. makes its debut on the TSX Venture Exchange Wednesday, setting its sights on the fast-expanding juice bar business. The franchise sells so-called “functional beverages” — fresh juices enhanced with supplements aimed at helping people recover quickly after a workout and hearty ones that can be consumed in [...]

Feeling Tense? Try the Healing Power of Massage

Sure, massages are relaxing, but did you know that a massage can also have therapeutic health benefits? For the past three years, Elements Therapeutic Massage has been challenging the idea that massage is merely a spa service. The massage franchise was voted the best massage studio in Milwaukee by WISN’S A-List since it opened in [...]

New foods franchise opens on Cardiff industrial estate

A NEW franchise for Wiltshire Farm Foods has opened on Anchor Industrial Estate, Cardiff. Franchisee Peter McLaren- Kennedy said that he had seen the business perform well in the recession and this led to his decision to invest in his own franchise. “My wife Julie used to be a training manager with the parent company [...]

Dog Training Franchise Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

With warmer weather here and plans for days spent in the park, vacations and other outdoor activities, dog owners may find a need for a training program for man’s best friend. Luckily, St. Peters is home to a successful national dog training school called Sit Means Sit. Tony Lampert, who has been running Sit Means [...]

Healthy options not the pick of the menu at fast food franchises

While many fast food franchises have expanded their offering by adding healthier alternatives to their menus, a new study has found that less than three percent of customers are actually buying them. Research from Griffith University surveyed 1,025 Subway and McDonald’s customers on their lunch purchases over a two month period, and of these only [...]

A Window Washer Puts Workers in Kilts to Skirt Competition and Build Its Brand

    It’s a notion all of us have had at one time or another: Looking up at a window washer, the clean glass glinting in the sun, we’ve thought, “The only thing missing from this scene is a kilt.” OK, so maybe that thought only crossed the mind of Nicholas Brand, a second-generation Scotsman [...]

Retail Franchise Opportunity – Do You Have What It Takes?

    One of the reasons why franchises are really in the mainstream now days is because people like to run their own business and finally take command of the cash they should be making. Working for one’s self is one of the long term goals almost everyone has and that is probably the main [...]

Eastonite Hosts Program on Franchises

    Lena Gjonaj of Easton is hosting a seminar on franchise opportunities on June 8 in Norwalk at the Doubletree Inn. The event is free to the public. Gjonaj is co-owner of The Entrepreneur’s Source, a business coaching firm that helps local individuals with career and business ownership options. “The seminar offers a great [...]

Big Moves: Leaving Corporate America — and Relocating — for a Franchise Opportunity

When Avery Walker got her MBA from the University of Houston, she never dreamed that her passion in life would involve hard hats and backhoes. In the midst of a financial career, Walker took a hiatus to raise her children. Twenty years later she was ready to get back to work, but since leaving the [...]

Teriyaki Experience Flys Into Tocumen Airport

    Teriyaki Experience, an international Asian-inspired quick serve concept recognized for being the healthy alternative to traditional fast food opened its second airport location on April 15, 2011 at the Tocumen Airport in Panama. The new location is part of an aggressive plan to internationally expand and develop into airport terminals. The quick serve [...]

Franchise offers new carpet care option in NWI

    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning of Northwest Indiana is taking the steam out of carpet care through its eco-friendly process that uses oxygenated cleaning solutions and less water, according to owner George Shinkan. The green side of the company is what attracted Shinkan to the franchise, which emphasizes water conservation, energy efficiency and recycling [...]

California Based Interpreters to Launch National Franchise Program

Interpreters Unlimited are pleased to announce that they have secured a GSA Schedule 738 contract and will place their interpretative and linguistic services on GSA Advantage!®, the government’s electronic ordering system (www.gsaadvantage.gov). “This award and the related opportunities that GSA Schedule recipients enjoy will supplement our organic corporate growth as well as provide increased opportunities [...]

SUBWAY® Restaurant Chain To Open 2,000 North American Locations In 2011

    With more than 2,000 franchisees actively searching for locations, the SUBWAY® sandwich chain has an aggressive growth strategy for 2011. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the SUBWAY® franchise system is the world’s largest restaurant chain, in terms of number of locations. In order to reach the company’s development [...]

Red Lion Hotels Opens Franchise Near Sacramento

    Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE: RLH) franchise development team announced today that the Red Lion Inn Rancho Cordova has officially converted to the brand. “We sought out a brand that would allow for us to compete for midweek corporate business, in addition to leisure and group,” said Juan Llaca of Vista Investments, owners [...]

Hardworking, successful, generous

If you want to keep up with Bud Bird, you’d better be prepared to start early, stay focused and not stop until the job’s done.This entrepreneur and philanthropist starts each day at 5:30 a.m., when he gets up and goes to the YMCA. You will find him in the fitness room on the treadmill or [...]

Boot Camp for Vets Ready to Take the Plunge Into Business Ownership

    Nova Southeastern University and its International Institute for Franchise Education (IIFE) announced today the launch of a new educational program that will run July 11-23, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The Veteran’s Business Edge is designed for veterans as they transition from the military to the civilian business environment.  The 12-day business boot [...]

Is investing in a franchise a surefire success opportunity?

Q: WE’RE a retired couple looking for where to invest our retirement money. We have been told of all sorts of fascinating stories about franchising like the Mini-Stop or 7-11 franchise. We decided to read a couple of books on franchising as well as attend seminars. Everyone was talking about success and how we stand [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Opportunities Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, is seeking to increase its franchise locations in the U.S.  Fueling this growth is today’s announcement that the company is looking for franchisees to open restaurants in Grand Rapids, as well as Flint and Lansing.Dunkin’ Donuts’ development throughout these three Michigan [...]

Camp Bow Wow Launches “Furry Fitness Challenge”

  Camp Bow Wow, the nation’s largest pet services company, announces today the launch of its “Furry Fitness Challenge,” a nationwide call to action for owners and pets to lead a healthier lifestyle. As 34% of Americans are clinically obese, this phenomenon is now affecting entire families – including their pets. With 44% of dogs [...]

Taco Bell Joins List of Health Closures in Costa Rica

Joining the list of franchise fast food closures by the ministerio de Salud (Health) is Taco Bell in Sabanilla, also for staff not having completed the required food handling course.Last week, the ministerio de Salud, among small sodas and fast food outlets, shut down two McDonalds restaurants – one in Desamparados and the other in [...]

WSI Internet Franchise: Publicizes a fabulous Master Franchise Representative for Portugal

    WSI, the world’s #1 online franchise, announced today there would be a new representative operating the company’s Master Franchise office based in Portugal. WSI’s appeal in the region through its Master Franchise program can lead to the means for future entrepreneurs to explore more about the WSI franchise opportunity. Located within Lisbon, Portugal, [...]

McDonald’s look gets revamped

McDonald’s is looking less like McDonald’s and more like Starbucks. At a time when most of McDonald’s competitors are still shell-shocked from the recent recession, the fast-food giant is undertaking its biggest store-by-store makeover in the chain’s 56-year history: The 500-pound clown of fast food is trying to look more like a grown-up. Drive by [...]