Monthly Archives: April 2020

30 04, 2020

Freedom and Success: Honest Abe Roofing

2020-05-12T15:06:59-04:00April 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Being handy was never one of Clay Cain’s attributes. “I was the guy that if I had an issue, I called the handyman to come to fix it,” said Cain, the owner of a successful roofing business. “I never got on a roof and didn’t like the height thing.”  By Rochelle Miller


29 04, 2020

Home Health Care Brand Pays it Forward by Giving Back to More Than 3,500 Nurses This May

2020-04-29T11:42:22-04:00April 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BrightStar Care Honors Their Nurses by Providing Starbucks to All During National Nurses Week.

GURNEE, Ill. — BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 300 locations, is always looking for new ways to honor their hardworking and trustworthy staff. Nurse-led care has been the differentiator for the brand and celebrating nurses as they go above and beyond to keep their clients safe during this pandemic prompted BrightStar Care to do something special to truly show their appreciation. This year, the independently owned and operated agencies will be honoring their team of over 3,500 hardworking and dedicated nursing staff during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) with Starbucks gift cards to help them get through the late nights and early mornings.

“Our nurses are the heart of what we do at BrightStar Care, and we wouldn’t be where we are without the support and commitment each nurse displays every single day,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and Founder of BrightStar Care. “Their courage to serve with immense passion is something we all strive for. They are the reason our most vulnerable clients can stay at home safely during this difficult time, and we are grateful for all they do.”

BrightStar Care agencies’ nurses and caregivers are front-line heroes against COVID-19 as they continue to provide in-home care to ensure the most vulnerable population can remain safe at home and out of hospitals. BrightStar Care is doing what they can to protect the nation’s elderly demographic and the nurses and caregivers who care for them. Earlier this month, BrightStar Care announced that they created a centralized fulfillment center for their franchisees to equip all independently owned and operated BrightStar Care agencies and their staff with necessary personal protective equipment to be able to ensure the safety of staff and caregivers as they continue to deliver the highest standard of care.

At BrightStar Care, healthcare is not simply a career, it is a calling. As a result of providing the highest quality of care, BrightStar Care has earned the Enterprise Champion for Quality designation from The Joint Commission®, the same organization that accredits the nation’s best hospitals, seven straight years.

For more information on BrightStar Care please visit


Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 300 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 20,000 caregivers and over 3,500 nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award every year since the award’s inception. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit

29 04, 2020

Restoration 1® and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Announce Strategic Investment

2020-04-29T11:31:33-04:00April 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

WACO, Texas — Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain today announced a strategic investment by MPK Equity Partners and Princeton Equity Group. The deal marks an investment with the award-winning property restoration company and its sister brand, a growing plumbing franchise, at a time when essential businesses continue to grow in the recession-resistant sectors they serve. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Waco, Texas, Restoration 1 has rapidly expanded to nearly 300 locations open and in development across the U.S. to become one of the fastest-growing brands in the $210 billion property restoration industry.  bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, which was added in 2017, has begun growing to new territories and states in addition to awarding the first co-branded franchise locations to Restoration 1 franchisees in 2019 as well.

“This extraordinary partnership is a testament to the strength of our brands, the industries where we operate, and our confident abilities to take things to the next level in the service trades,” said Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog. “We’ve established an incredible track record for our franchise networks, and MPK and Princeton are outstanding investors to support our aggressive plans for continued growth.”

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Gary Findley and the rest of the management team to build on the solid foundation they have created and to continue to grow both companies,” said Doug Kennealey, Managing Partner of MPK and Princeton.  “Our focus will be to continue serving both R1 and bluefrog customers and franchisees to allow them to strengthen and elevate the performance of their businesses.”

The investment thesis also includes plans to build or acquire complementary home services brands.

Findley, who has grown several franchise networks across the country and around the world, has elevated the Restoration 1 brand to repeat honors in record time, including: Entrepreneur‘s annual Franchise 500 ranking and fastest-growing franchises, the Franchise Times 2019 Fast & Serious awards and Top 200 list, the Inc. 5,000 list and Franchise Dictionary magazine’s 2019 Game Changers award.

About MPK Equity Partners
MPK Equity Partners is a Dallas, Texas-based private investment firm which takes a targeted, thematic approach to partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs and executives to invest in growing, profitable companies in the consumer, tech-enabled business services, energy, education, healthcare, and specialty distribution / manufacturing sectors. For more information, visit

About Princeton Equity Group
Princeton Equity Group is among the most experienced franchisor and multi-unit investors in the United States and exclusively invests in leading franchisor and multi-unit companies.  Princeton views each investment as a long-term, supportive business partnership with founders and management teams to help build companies of extraordinary value. The principals at Princeton have sponsored investments in some of the most admired, growth-oriented franchisors including Massage Envy, European Wax Center, Sola Salon Studios, and Urban Air.  For more information, visit

About Restoration 1®
Founded in 2008, Restoration 1 is an award-winning franchise that specializes in a wide array of emergency mitigations, restoration and reconstructions services. An industry innovator, the Texas-based company uses advanced technologies and tools to perform restoration for both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged due to water, smoke, fire, mold, storms and more. There are nearly 300 locations open and in development throughout the U.S. with plans to expand to more than 500 locations nationwide in the next three years. Restoration 1 has earned numerous rankings from Entrepreneur and is featured in “12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities – Second Edition” by franchise expert Dr. John Hayes. For more information about Restoration 1, visit

About bluefrog Plumbing + Drain®
Founded in 2014, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain has been recognized as a trusted name in plumbing repair and installation for years. The Texas-based company has a focus on helping each franchise partner build profitable fleet of service vehicles in their local markets bluefrog’s franchise partners are supported by an executive team with decades of experience in both the plumbing and franchise industries. For more information, visit

27 04, 2020

It’s time for a change

2020-04-27T15:10:39-04:00April 27th, 2020|

Tired of punching that time clock day in and day out? Maybe it’s time you started answering to yourself. Our resources will help you choose the perfect franchise for you or your clients. #franchise #youreincharge #workforyourself

23 04, 2020

TITLE Boxing Club Announces Campaign to Fight for Nurses on the Front Lines of COVID-19

2020-04-23T16:26:11-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

“TITLE Fights for Nurses” Campaign to Surprise & Give Back to Inspiring Nurses.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.TITLE Boxing Club wants to fight for those fighting on the front lines of COVID-19 this National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2020). The international boutique fitness franchise is launching its TITLE Fights for Nurses campaign, designed to give back to nurses who are working to help patients impacted by coronavirus. Nominations for inspiring nurses will be accepted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from April 23, 2020 to April 30, 2020.

Do you have an inspiring story of a nurse who has shown grit and grace on the front line? Tell us their story! The first 500 nurses nominated will be granted access to a website TITLE Boxing Club curated full of workouts and content specifically for nurses. Then, during National Nurses Week franchisees from around the country will show how TITLE Gives Back by surprising some of the nominated nurses with special gifts and recognition.

“While a global pandemic may be changing the world and our communities’ sense of normal, we still want to do everything in our power to continue helping people. Right now, it’s our country’s hardworking nurses who deserve an extra boost,” said Susan Boresow, president of TITLE Boxing Club. “They are putting their lives on the line every time they go to work, and we want to say a big ‘thank you’ to every nurse out there. We want to fight for those fighting on the front lines of this pandemic.”

TITLE Boxing Club is calling for friends, families and loved ones to nominate a nurse who inspires them on social media. Those looking to nominate a deserving nurse must post a video or photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter sharing the nurse’s name, how the nurse has been an inspiration during these uncertain times, and what city the nurse lives in. To count as an entry, the nominator will have to follow and tag @titleboxingclub and hashtag #TITLEFights4Nurses.

“We know that sometimes you just need to throw some punches to relieve stress, and we want to help nurses everywhere do exactly that!” said Boresow.

For more information on the TITLE Fights for Nurses campaign, visit

About TITLE Boxing Club®

TITLE Boxing Club, a Franworth company, is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes. Based in Kansas City, the company has more than 190 clubs open and operating across the country and another 150 in development. The brand is currently ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 list and the Inc. 5000 list of American’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies. In 2015 the fitness franchise earned the title of No. 1 Fastest Growing Franchise by Inc. Magazine. To learn more about the fitness franchise opportunity, visit