Monthly Archives: February 2020

28 02, 2020

Tint World® toasts top 2019 franchises and charts future success at International Franchise Convention

2020-02-28T10:45:36-05:00February 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Annual awards and 2020 strategy highlight auto customization and window tinting franchise’s international industry event.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Leading automotive customization and window tinting franchise Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ honored its top franchise owners at the company’s 12th annual International Franchise Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this month.

The 2020 Tint World® International Franchise Convention featured a vendor trade show, seminars and training, and an awards banquet to recognize top-performing franchises.

“The annual convention is one of the highlights of the year for the Tint World® family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “We take some time to celebrate our success, but our franchise owners and the corporate team both are always focused on the future. The franchisees show up focused for the training and education we provide here at the convention, and it’s a chance for us to learn from them, too. The connections that we make at this event are a big inspiration to reach even further in 2020.”

Tint World® presented the following awards at the 2020 Tint World® International Franchise Convention:

  • Franchisee of the Year Award: Jeff and Penny Rackley (The Colony, Texas)
  • Best Performing Franchise Award: Pedro Flores (Midland, Texas)
  • Most Improved Franchise Award: Paul Sawhney (Baltimore)
  • Rookie of the Year Award: David “Kit” Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina)
  • Local Marketing Impact Award: Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida)
  • Top Gun Franchise Award: Tim and Stacy Kjaer (Medford/Long Island, New York)
  • Franchise Mentor of the Year Award: Austin Gurba (Lenexa, Kansas)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (Canada): Trevor and Sue Dwyer (Ontario)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (U.S.): Daniel Apicella (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Social Media Achievement Award: Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina); Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida); David “Kit” Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Messapequa, New York); Todd and Michelle Simms (Saint Petersburg, Florida); Tim and Stacey Kjaer (Medford/Long Island); Paul Sawhney (Baltimore); Jeff Moolevliet (Coconut Creek, Florida); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas)

Tim and Stacy Kjaer, co-owners of the Medford/Long Island store, along with store manager Kurt Kaufman, were once again honored as members of the $2 Million Club. The $1 Million Club included Jeff and Penny Rackley; Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas); Acey and Kerri Light (Lubbock, Texas); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa, New York); and Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina).

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

About Tint World

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit and

27 02, 2020

Richmond Pita Pit Grand Opening is Friday with $5 Pitas, Serving Fresh-Grilled Flavor-Filled™ Food to VCU Students and the Downtown Areas

2020-02-27T11:43:04-05:00February 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students have a new place to work and eat in downtown Richmond as Jordan Anderson prepares for the grand opening of his very own Pita Pit, the alternative fast-food option that’s healthy and flavorful. The grand opening will take place Friday, February 28th at the restaurant location: 815 W. Cary Street near the VCU campus.

Anderson knew he wanted to open a business ever since watching CBS’s Undercover Boss. “I remember thinking it’s something I could do one day,” he said in an interview on his opening day.

The downtown Richmond area and VCU campus will enjoy $5 pitas all day February 28th to celebrate. “I’m also employing a lot of students,” said Anderson, “they are great ambassadors who support a healthy lifestyle. Go Rams!”

Consumer eating trends have shifted toward healthier options and Pita Pit has created an entire culture and proven franchise system to meet the growing demand. Pita Pit franchising is a great way to become part of the booming restaurant industry.

The fresh made-to-order pitas are completely customizable and Anderson couldn’t choose one favorite. Instead, he said he loves the gyro and chicken pesto. He added that Pita Pit includes Mediterranean options without pine nuts which is great for those with allergies.

I have fond memories of eating at the Pita Pit in my hometown of Mason City, Iowa so this is a dream come true,” said Anderson. “The Pita Pit franchise model gives me all the tools I need to be successful.”

About Pita Pit

Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to grow as one of the healthiest restaurant franchises in the country. Offering a healthier and more flavorful alternative to traditional fast-food, Pita Pit’s made-to-order pitas feature a customizable mix of freshly grilled protein, vegetables, cheeses and zesty sauces all flavorfully rolled into a delicious pita or salad. The company was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and now boasts more than 580 locations across 11 countries, in 2019 Pita Pit landed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list. Learn more at

25 02, 2020

Five surprising facts you’ll discover when starting a franchise

2020-04-21T20:50:09-04:00February 25th, 2020|

79820155_MStarting a franchise is a long and involved process, and you’ll learn lots of new things along the way. Here are some of the biggest discoveries you’ll make when starting out your new franchise.

There are thousands of options out there

You might be surprised to learn just how many franchise options are out there. From autowork to child care, fast food to fitness, and hotels to beauty services, the franchise world is vast and a little overwhelming. For help weeding through all the paperwork and research, be sure to work with a franchise consultant. With the right experience and knowledge, a franchise consultant can help you navigate the franchise world and get you started on the road to success.

Your personal shopping habits might not be the best route

You might have your eye on a particular franchise because you’re a fan of its products or services, but not so fast! Just because you enjoy what a franchise produces doesn’t mean you can be the successful owner of that type of business. For example, a fast food franchise will have longer and later hours, but that might not fit into your schedule. Listen to the advice of your franchise consultant when selecting a direction.

You’ll need to take an in-depth look at your current financial and personal situation

If your franchise consultant starts asking you in-depth questions about your finances, don’t be alarmed. They are simply getting a picture of your current financial state so they can recommend franchises that will be a good fit for you. Franchise consultants have the insider information on the investment requirements of all the major franchise options, so knowing your financial state will help them match you with a franchise.

The franchisor will need to pick you, too

A franchisor-franchisee relationship is a two-way street, and the business you choose to work with will probably want to vet you to make sure they want to work with you too. They might conduct some analysis of their own to determine if you are a good fit. If this stresses you out, don’t worry. You have your franchise consultant on your side to help you make the right moves and stay on top of the game.

A franchise is more than just a monetary investment

You’ve probably already considered the financial aspect of investing in a franchise, but you should know that owning a franchise is also a personal, professional, and emotional investment. You’ll be spending a lot of time and energy to make this a success, and everyone involved wants to make sure it’s worth it.

Now that you have a better understanding of the process, are you ready to learn more about owning a franchise? Reach out to us today and we will put you in touch with our experts.

25 02, 2020

YogaSix Surpasses 400 Signed Franchise Agreements

2020-02-25T11:23:55-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Entrepreneurs Are Excited About the Boutique Yoga Brand with Its Inclusive, Modern Take on Yoga.

IRVINE, Calif. — YogaSix, the modern boutique yoga franchise, announced today that it has signed over 400 franchise agreements. YogaSix has 42 studios open currently and plans to open several hundred locations in the next few years.

The recently signed franchise agreements will bring YogaSix to several new markets including Texas, Florida, New York, and New Jersey among others. YogaSix also has signed a Master Franchise agreement in Saudi Arabia.

“We are ecstatic with how well YogaSix has been received among entrepreneurs in our first year of franchising,” said Lindsay Junk, President of YogaSix. “With everything going on in the world, people need yoga now more than ever and we cannot wait for our talented franchise partners to share YogaSix’s empowering, modern take on the practice with their communities.”

YogaSix aims to debunk the stereotype that often surrounds the practice of yoga to eliminate the intimidation factor that many people feel when trying yoga for the first time.  With modern-day yoga instruction, YogaSix offers diverse yoga and fitness programming that includes movement and intensity to help customers achieve their fitness goals. Utilizing modern language instead of Sanskrit and offering six core formats – Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6 Hot, Y6 Power, and Y6 Sculpt Flow – YogaSix’s classes are meant to encompass every fitness level, whether the focus is on deep stretching, stress relief or breaking a sweat.

YogaSix is actively seeking qualified franchise partners in various cities across the nation. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, YogaSix is backed by Xponential Fitness, the largest boutique fitness brand with extensive experience in fitness franchising. YogaSix offers potential franchisees the opportunity to be part of a fresh brand with tremendous support, infrastructure and knowledge. The total investment to open a YogaSix franchise is $283,300$452,800.

For more information about the YogaSix franchise opportunity, please visit


Founded in 2012, YogaSix is a boutique yoga brand that offers a broad range of heated and non-heated yoga classes, boot camp style fitness classes and meditation accessible to all. Class formats include Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6Hot, Y6 Power, and Y6 Sculpt Flow. Classes at Yoga Six eliminate the intimidation factor that many people feel when trying yoga for the first time, offering a fresh perspective on one of the world’s oldest fitness practices. Headquartered in Irvine, California, YogaSix is backed by Xponential Fitness, the largest boutique fitness franchise brand. With modern-day yoga instruction, our diverse yoga and fitness programming includes movement and intensity to help customers achieve their fitness goals.  Visit to learn more.

25 02, 2020

Neighborly® Acquires Dryer Vent Wizard

2020-02-25T11:19:00-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Domestic acquisition expands franchisor to 24 brands, more than 3,900 franchise owners and over 900 associates across nine countries

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, today announced the acquisition of Dryer Vent Wizard, a professional dryer vent cleaning services franchisor headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The addition includes almost 100 Dryer Vent Wizard franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, bringing Neighborly’s network to more than 3,900 franchisees representing a total of 24 home service brands.

“We kicked off 2020 with a vision to ‘Own the Home’ through Neighborly’s community of home service experts, and welcoming Dryer Vent Wizard to our family of franchise brands marks an exciting milestone in this pursuit,” said Neighborly President and CEO Mike Bidwell. “In the 15 years since its inception, Dryer Vent Wizard’s cleaning, installation, inspection and repair service offerings have earned high customer satisfaction ratings. We see tremendous opportunities to grow the brand to the next level, making this a great partnership for all parties.”

As a result of this acquisition, Dryer Vent Wizard will now benefit from new tools for growth and enhanced exposure to Neighborly’s nine million customers who rely on Neighborly brands for everything from painting to plumbing and nearly everything in between.

“Every day, we look for opportunities to enhance value for our franchisees, our employees and our investors,” said Jason Kapica, President of Dryer Vent Wizard. “We believe that being a part of Neighborly will not only allow us to give back to our investors but will also bring added benefits to our Dryer Vent Wizard associates and franchisees, advancing us into the next growth stage of our business.”

The Dryer Vent Wizard franchise system was founded in 2004 by David Lavalle, who is also the founder of Neighborly’s own Mr. Handyman franchise network.

“As I’ve seen firsthand with Mr. Handyman, Neighborly has a proven track record of helping brands expand their presence to achieve growth goals through franchise development,” said Lavalle. “I’m excited that another brand I started is teaming up with this respected and successful franchisor, and I am eager to see Neighborly’s support help existing Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees realize their same store sales potential moving forward.”

Boxwood Partners acted as financial advisor to Dryer Vent Wizard. For more information about Neighborly’s service brands visit

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services franchisor of 24 service brands and more than 3,900 franchise owners serving 9 million+ customers in nine countries, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at in the United States and in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at

25 02, 2020

United Franchise Group Boasts Four Companies on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

2020-02-25T11:08:13-05:00February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fully Promoted, Experimax, Transworld Business Advisors and Signarama Make Rank on 2020 List.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — United Franchise Group (UFG), a powerhouse association of multiple award-winning companies, announced four of its brands were named to Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500 List. Signarama® (No. 117), Transworld Business Advisors® (No. 119), Experimax® (No. 485) and Fully Promoted (No. 488) all earned spots on the 41st-annual edition of the magazine’s prestigious list.

“We have a tremendous amount of respect for Entrepreneur magazine, and to have four of our brands make this renowned list is an honor and very humbling,” said Ray Titus, CEO of the United Franchise Group entities. “Our company is successful because of the care we provide our franchisees and their willingness to respond to their customers in a quick and appropriate manner. That kind of family culture is one we’ve inspired at each of our brands, and it’s one that’s resonating with more and more entrepreneurs across the world.”

The 2020 Franchise 500 is an all-encompassing rankings list consisting of the most successful and well-performing franchise companies from July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

In that timeframe, Transworld Business Advisors opened 20 franchise locations and experienced one of the largest year-to-year jumps of any Franchise 500 company. The business brokerage franchise moved from No. 257 in 2019 to No. 119 in 2020 – a 138-spot improvement and No. 1 in category.

Signarama was the top-ranked UFG brand on the 2020 list, coming in at No. 117. The business-service sign company also improved markedly from year-to-year – sliding up 95 spots from a No. 212 ranking in 2019.

Additionally, Fully Promoted made the Franchise 500 as one of only two embroidery and screen-printing brands, coming in at No. 488, while the electronic repairs and sales franchise Experimax made a return on the list at No. 485.

A record-breaking 1,105 companies supplied the necessary information to be considered for this year’s Franchise 500. Requirements for franchisors included: having a minimum of 10 open locations as of July 31, 2019; seeking new U.S. and/or Canadian franchisees; and having at least one unit in North America.

Rankings were determined by a detailed review of submissions from Entrepreneur’s editorial team and by using over 150 data points to produce a cumulative score. Franchises were ranked No. 1 to No. 500 based on the score they generated.

Backed by the synergy created with its fellow brands, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Transworld Business Advisors and Signarama are affiliate members of the award-winning United Franchise Group family of companies. Each member has the support needed to grow exponentially, both stateside and abroad, in the coming months and years.

Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of a $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for over three decades. For more information, visit For more information on the Signarama franchise opportunity, visit

About Transworld Business Advisors
Transworld Business Advisors is part of United Franchise Group of brands. With 40 years of business brokerage experience, Transworld Business Advisors is in the business of helping buyers and sellers connect, conduct franchise consulting, and franchise development. The company represents acquisition-minded corporations or individuals interested in owning their own company or franchise. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, Transworld Business Advisors are business sale specialists that represent numerous listings across multiple industries. For more information on owning a Transworld franchise, visit

About Fully Promoted
Fully Promoted has more than 300 retail and office locations across the globe. The brand operates a full-service branded products and marketing service business and is the place to attract customers. From promotional products and embroidery to expert printing services, Fully Promoted can help take businesses to the next level. Recently, Fully Promoted introduced a professional office-based location that will allow franchisees to operate their business using a developed network of resources. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit, and for franchising opportunities, visit

About Experimax
Experimax specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned devices. Your local Experimax store can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is necessary. Stores offer warranty programs, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimax was founded by Jim Muir in 2009 and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe. Experimax stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, South Africa, Canada, and Uruguay. For more information, visit


Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands, including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimax, Jon Smith Subs, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, Venture X, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill and Network Lead Exchange. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.