Monthly Archives: April 2021

15 04, 2021

Ninja Nation Announces National Expansion Plans for 2021

2021-04-15T11:07:05-04:00April 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Youth fitness concept drawing nationwide interest due to high demand.

DENVER Ninja Nation, the Colorado-based youth fitness concept, is announcing its plans for national franchise expansion as the demand for their obstacle course business has continued to increase into 2021. Due to a continuous inflow of interest and nationwide popularity, the brand is actively seeking multi-unit, area development, and semi absentee franchise opportunities in top markets throughout the nation.

Ninja Nation is the leading provider of world-class obstacle course arenas across the country. Their fitness facilities provide both adults and kids the exciting opportunity to play, train, and compete in their world-class, state of the art facilities while developing skills, strength, and confidence. The brand has four locations open and operating in Colorado and Texas. Additionally, Ninja Nation’s fifth location will be opening in Huntersville, North Carolina this spring.

The brand maintained its success following the COVID lockdown of 2020 and is continuing to expand across the country. They are excited to offer something for everyone from the first-timer to the seasoned athlete, including open gym time, classes for children and adults, competitions, birthday parties, special events, and mobile operations.

The youth fitness concept’s goal is to create over 1 million heroes by their on-going mission to provide a fun, safe, and engaging space where everyone can find that “hero” within themselves. To accomplish this Ninja Nation focuses on their core values of engagement, encouragement, and energy in the facility at all times. Ninja Nation uses their world-class, state of the art obstacle course arena to teach kids by improving their physical health, along with focusing on the importance of moving their bodies and staying active. The brand prides itself on building a community within their facility by focusing on a culture of positivity, encouragement, goal setting, and building confidence.

“We are proud to offer kids this unique and engaging experience that provides them with both mental and physical confidence-building activities,” said Wayne Cavanaugh, Founder and CEO. “While our programs align with our mission of creating heroes and keeping kids active, it is also an exciting way to instill resilience into kids. We are thrilled to continue to create a positive impact in kids’ lives as we open locations across the country.”

After creating innovative programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ninja Nation found their expanded services could become permanent offerings; they notably found success in their summer programs, selling out their summer camp, Ninja Care, with over 1300 enrollments. The ultimate day camp was a great option for parents, providing a fun and safe space for kids to exert energy and build confidence after spending months cooped up in the house.

“Our goal is to keep building strong communities within our facilities and create more programs where the kids can move their bodies and families can stay active together,” added Cavanaugh. “With the country reopening, we are proud to provide them with an outlet to release pent-up energy and make memories that will last a lifetime.”

With a dedicated and knowledgeable supportive leadership team, Ninja Nation is searching for franchise partners who are looking to make a positive impact in their community and own a business that changes lives. Including a franchise fee of $49,500, the overall investment cost to open a Ninja Nation is between $742,000 and $1,200,000. For more information about Ninja Nation’s franchise opportunity, visit www.ninjanationfranchise.com.

About Ninja Nation

Founded in 2017 and franchising since 2019, Ninja Nation is the leading provider of world-class, state of the art obstacle course arenas nationwide focusing on encouragement and building confidence in today’s youth and families. The brand’s mission is to provide a fun, safe, and engaging space where everyone can be a hero. Ninja Nation’s goal is to create over 1 million heroes by pushing kids and adults’ minds and bodies to limits they never thought possible. Today, there are four open locations in Colorado, Texas, and one opening later this spring in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ninjanationfranchise.com.

15 04, 2021

Unity Rd. Launches Local Alliance Program to Keep Dispensary Ownership Local

2021-04-15T10:39:59-04:00April 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cannabis Industry Pioneer and Retail Franchise from Item 9 Labs Corp. Invites Existing Dispensary Owners to Join the Unity Rd. Franchise Network; Entrepreneurs Maintain Their Existing Business & License Ownership While Gaining Direct Access to Resources, Expertise, Ongoing Support, Reliable Supply Chain & More.

PHOENIXUnity Rd., the cannabis dispensary franchise of Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB), has rolled out its highly anticipated Local Alliance Program. Existing cannabis dispensary owners and dispensary license holders now have the opportunity to partner with Unity Rd. to gain direct access to the tools, expertise and ongoing support necessary to compliantly and successfully operate a dispensary – all while maintaining full ownership of their cannabis business and license.

Unity Rd. offers the safest route for cannabis entrepreneurs looking to claim their stake in the fast-growing, complex industry. Through the Local Alliance Program, existing owners with a dispensary in operation or dispensary license now have access to the buying power, resources and supportive network normally reserved for multi-unit operators. Additionally, the dispensary franchisor’s time-tested Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and veteran team guide franchise partners through every operational function of the business, whether it be assisting with cash flow, product selection or changing regulations.

“We’re keeping dispensary ownership local and thriving with the backing of a franchise system,” said Unity Rd.’s VP of Franchise Development Justin Livingston. “The Local Alliance Program allows us to help existing dispensary operators learn from the experiences and best practices we’ve developed throughout our collective 120 years in cannabis. We’re offering the supportive network and tools they need to reach new heights and achieve their business goals.”

Currently, the marijuana franchise has signed multiple agreements with more than 10 entrepreneurial groups across the country. Unity Rd. is initially seeking Local Alliance partners in Colorado and Oklahoma, among other existing new and mature U.S. cannabis markets.

“As part of the Unity Rd. network, our Local Alliance partners can operate their dispensaries more efficiently – resulting in more time to focus on growing the business rather than managing it,” added Livingston. “It’s all part of our overarching goal to inspire confidence in the benefits of cannabis for all. We truly believe franchising will be the vehicle to help drive the cannabis industry forward – all while arming entrepreneurs across the country with the tools they need to be successful so that ownership and revenues stay local.”

Unity Rd. franchise partners receive even more resources and supply chain connections as the brand was recently acquired by Item 9 Labs Corp., an award-winning cannabis operator. The combination of the Unity Rd. cannabis retail franchise and premium Item 9 Labs products makes Item 9 Labs Corp. one of the first vertically integrated cannabis franchise companies in the nation. Known for its impressive catalogue of products, Item 9 Labs currently offers 75 active cannabis strains and 150-plus differentiated cannabis vape products as well as premium concentrates. As Unity Rd. grows its franchise network, Item 9 Labs plans to develop or partner with cultivation facilities in states where Unity Rd. franchise partners open cannabis retail shops. This move will give Unity Rd. operators front-of-the-line access to a reliable product supply chain.

Despite economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, the demand for cannabis products surged to unprecedented levels with nearly every state experiencing record sales throughout 2020. The year ahead is poised to be big for cannabis law reform on both the state and federal levels – opening opportunities for the industry to explode, with projections to top $24 billion by year-end.

To learn more about the Unity Rd. Local Alliance Program, contact partners@unityrd.com or 480-542-9420, or visit unityrd.com.

ABOUT ITEM 9 LABS CORP.:
Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) is a vertically integrated cannabis operator and dispensary franchisor, delivering premium products from its large-scale cultivation and production facilities in the United States. The award-winning Item 9 Labs brand specializes in best-in-class products and user experience across several cannabis categories. The company also offers a unique dispensary franchise model through the national Unity Rd. retail brand. Easing barriers to entry, the franchise provides an opportunity for both new and existing dispensary owners to leverage the knowledge, resources, and ongoing support needed to thrive in their state compliantly and successfully. Item 9 Labs brings the best industry practices to markets nationwide through distinctive retail experience, cultivation capabilities, and product innovation. The veteran management team combines a diverse skill set with deep experience in the cannabis sector, franchising, and the capital markets to lead a new generation of public cannabis companies that provide transparency, consistency, and well-being. Headquartered in Arizona, the company is currently expanding its operations space by 650,000+ square feet on its 50-acre site, one of the largest properties in Arizona zoned to grow and cultivate flower. For additional information, visit item9labscorp.com.

ABOUT UNITY RD.

Unity Rd. is bridging the two previously disconnected worlds of cannabis and franchising. The industry trailblazer is the first to bring the cannabis dispensary franchise model to the United States—with duality of prowess in both industries to back it up. Built up from a collective 200 years in the legal cannabis industry and franchising, the company helps eager operators enter the complex industry with ease. The marijuana franchise pioneer offers its partners the knowledge, resources, and ongoing support needed to compliantly and successfully operate a dispensary. Launched in 2018, Unity Rd. has signed multiple agreements with more than 10 entrepreneurial groups across the country. Recently, it was named one of the top cannabis retail leaders in the nation by MJBizDaily magazine and one of the “Best Cannabis Companies to Work For” in both the dispensary and cultivation categories in Cannabis Business Times’ elite 2020 list. The company is also the first cannabis business to earn a Franchise Times Dealmakers award. For more information, visit unityrd.com.

15 04, 2021

Express Employment Professionals Introduces Emerging Entrepreneur Program

2021-04-15T10:22:28-04:00April 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

New Corporate Program Equips Candidates With Foundational Skills Necessary for Successful Business Ownership.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Express Employment Professionals, the leading global staffing franchise, announced today the launch of its new Emerging Entrepreneur Program, a professional development curriculum designed to provide candidates with the tools, expertise and strategies needed to be an effective leader while working as a salaried employee through Express’ international headquarters in Oklahoma City. Those accepted into the program will learn how to use their skills in on-the-job scenarios, follow a proven path to future business ownership, gain insights from successful business leaders and more.

Over the course of 18 months, Emerging Entrepreneurs will work in various roles of an Express office as they prepare themselves to become a business leader or future business owner. The training program includes a hybrid of virtual and in-person learning through the Express network, offering candidates an immersive experience that helps them grow the skills needed to run a rewarding business. With one-on-one mentorship and invaluable insights from Express’ headquarters team and franchise owners, Emerging Entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to take their skills and future to the next level.

“At Express Employment Professionals, making an impact on the lives of job seekers, clients and the communities we serve is at the heart of what we do. When good leaders model positive leadership behaviors, it empowers others to take personal ownership of their own development, which is why this area has always been so important to us,” said Jason Patrick, Director of the Emerging Entrepreneur Program and Owner of Express Employment Professionals’ Nashville office. “We’re so excited to offer our new Emerging Entrepreneur Program to growth-minded, business-focused individuals who are ready to unleash their transferable skills and entrepreneurial potential within our proven franchise system while making a difference in the lives of others.”

As a company that has put more than 9 million people to work worldwide, Express is passionate about helping people elevate their careers and lives through professional development. The brand continually invests in developing exceptional talent through unparalleled mentorship opportunities, as well as programs like Emerging Entrepreneur and its existing “Bridge to Ownership” (BTO) program, which guides Express employees and staffing industry professionals to becoming franchise owners. In fact, since 2019, 15 individuals have transitioned into business ownership through the BTO program and are now among Express’ most successful franchisees.

“Starting out as an Express employee myself, I’ve experienced firsthand the value of the company’s many professional development opportunities. As I advanced throughout my career, I always aspired to own and operate a business of my own and Express’ BTO program allowed me to seamlessly bring the idea to fruition,” said Mark Leupold, owner of the Express Employment Professionals in Appleton, Wisconsin. “Express was by my side every step of the way and I know that the launch of the Emerging Entrepreneurs Program will allow aspiring business leaders the opportunity to gain tremendous knowledge as they determine their individual career paths.”

Express Employment Professionals is the number-one flexible staffing franchise for people, communities and businesses. The company works with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience, and annually employs more than 500,000 people across 830+ franchise locations worldwide. Express has been recognized as the staffing category leader on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious and highly competitive Franchise 500 ranking of the top franchise opportunities for 10 consecutive years and its franchisees have average annual sales per mature territory of more than $5 million in the U.S.

Aspiring Emerging Entrepreneurs can learn more about Express’ new program and apply for candidacy by visiting www.expressfranchising.com/emerge. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Express Employment Professionals, contact Vinny Provenzano, Vice President of Franchising, at vinny.provenzano@expresspros.com or visit www.expressfranchising.com.

ABOUT EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS

At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 526,000 people globally in 2020. For more information, visit www.ExpressPros.com.

14 04, 2021

Item 9 Labs to Present at the 2021 Sequire Cannabis Conference on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. ET

2021-04-14T09:52:23-04:00April 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company executives to showcase their award-winning cannabis products and value-creation with the addition of franchising capabilities through its cannabis dispensary franchise, Unity Rd.

PHOENIXItem 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) (“Item 9 Labs” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator that produces premium products, today announced that CEO Andrew Bowden, Chief Strategy Officer Jeffrey Rassás and Chief Franchise Officer Mike Weinberger will present at the Sequire Cannabis Conference held on April 20, 2021. The virtual event brings together a select group of U.S. institutional investors with leading industry participants in the cannabis space.

Item 9 Labs Presentation at the 2021 Sequire Cannabis Conference

–          DATE: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
–          TIME: 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time
–          Registration Link: https://cannabis-conference.mysequire.com/

The Item 9 Labs team will provide an overview of the Company, including its award-winning products and franchising capabilities, expansion of its cultivation site and other key initiatives. They will also speak in-depth on the value of the recently completed merger with ONE Cannabis Group (OCG Inc.) and its dispensary franchise brand Unity Rd., and how the combined offerings can accelerate the Company’s growth in the current favorable regulatory climate.

“With consistent, positive advancements in the cannabis industry, the U.S. market is poised for substantial growth,” Bowden said. “We believe our dispensary franchise concept coupled with our premium products positions us to benefit both financially and geographically.”

As the Unity Rd. franchise network expands, Item 9 Labs plans to develop or partner with cultivation facilities in states where Unity Rd. franchise partners open cannabis retail shops. This move will give Unity Rd. operators front-of-the-line access to a reliable product supply chain and eases barriers to entry for Item 9 Labs products in new markets, allowing for increased revenue in product licensing, wholesale, and franchise royalties.

Bowden added, “Franchising is the most viable method for dispensary brands to expand nationally because of greatly reduced capital expenditures, resulting in accelerated scale. Traditional multi-state operators need to fund all business development and expansion, while franchise brands can scale more rapidly at a lower cost because shops are locally owned and operated by their franchisees.”

About Item 9 Labs Corp. 

Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) is a vertically integrated cannabis operator and dispensary franchisor delivering premium products from its large-scale cultivation and production facilities in the United States. The award-winning Item 9 Labs brand specializes in best-in-class products and user experience across several cannabis categories. The company also offers a unique dispensary franchise model through the national Unity Rd. retail brand. Easing barriers to entry, the franchise provides an opportunity for both new and existing dispensary owners to leverage the knowledge, resources, and ongoing support needed to thrive in their state compliantly and successfully. Item 9 Labs brings the best industry practices to markets nationwide through distinctive retail experience, cultivation capabilities, and product innovation. The veteran management team combines a diverse skill set with deep experience in the cannabis sector, franchising, and the capital markets to lead a new generation of public cannabis companies that provide transparency, consistency, and well-being. Headquartered in Arizona, the company is currently expanding its operations space by 650,000+ square feet on its 50-acre site, one of the largest properties in Arizona zoned to grow and cultivate flower. For additional information, visit item9labscorp.com.

14 04, 2021

Tint World® earns high marks with 830 FUND™ Score from FRANdata

2021-04-14T09:43:33-04:00April 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Leading automotive accessory franchise has access to thousands of lenders for franchisee financing.

BOCA RATON, Fla.Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has been named a Verified Franchise Registry member by FRANdata, a leader in strategic analysis, forecasting and measuring of franchise performance.

As a verified member, Tint World® has access to FRANdata information offering insight into the franchise market and helping with future strategic planning. FUND™, the franchise credit scoring system, uses a proprietary model based on key performance indicators from a credit risk perspective. There are 13 credit risk categories of a franchise brand that are also evaluated, based on public information. Closely tied to the credit risk inherent in a franchise system, they are used to measure a franchise system’s credit worthiness. The FUND™ score, with its accompanying report, is the best predictor of the future performance of a franchise system that publicly available information can provide.

Tint World® has been a member of the Franchise Registry for 10 years, and currently holds a FUND™ Score of 830, putting them in the top tier of scores.

“At Tint World®, we love to see our franchise grow and prosper,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “Being a FRANdata member not only gives our franchisees access to thousands of lenders, but it helps guide their decision to partner with a brand that is healthy, successful and continuing to expand across the globe. This is another piece of our winning equation at Tint World®, ensuring our franchise continues to be at the top of the industry.”

FRANdata specializes in market research and consultation. By providing information and perspective, FRANdata studies industry dynamics and market climates to understand credit risks. FRANdata also helps educate franchisors on how to understand and improve their credit risk profile and FUND™ Score.

“Tint World® has been a strong supporter of FRANdata for 10 years,” said Sharon Dietrich, Director of Sales at FRANdata. “As verified members, they have shown lenders they are proactive and determined, helping franchisees get the financing they need to succeed. It also shows they understand the franchise lending process, and the importance of the FUND™ score.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto 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.

About FRANdata
FRANdata is the leader in the strategic analysis, forecasting and measuring of franchise performance.  FRANdata runs the Franchise Registry (www.franchiseregistry.com) where some 9000+ lender members, representing more than 3000 lending institutions, obtain credit risk information that helps them get to “yes” quickly, structure franchise loans properly, and document their loan files fully. Used by some of the most active franchise lenders in the industry, the Franchise Registry is dedicated to supporting franchisors and their franchisees to make franchise financing as easy and as fast as possible and with the best terms.

About Tint World®

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance, and repair services.

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

13 04, 2021

Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping

2021-04-13T10:33:57-04:00April 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store Continues Partnership with VIP Petcare, Reducing Microchipping Services to $10 to Aid in Reuniting Families with Lost Pets.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus – the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States – has announced it will be celebrating this year’s National Pet ID Week (April 17-24) by offering discounted microchipping services and name identification tags. During the promotion, pet owners have the opportunity to receive the microchipping service for $10 with a $50 minimum purchase, which is a fraction of the usual cost. In addition to the microchip offer, the Pet Supplies Plus brand will be providing a buy one collar, get an ID tag for free, valid on tags priced $10.98 and under.

During this time, participating Pet Supplies Plus stores across the nation will partner with VIP Petcare, that national veterinary care platform of PetIQ, to offer microchipping vouchers to pet families with any in-store purchase. Neighbors can receive their voucher for discounted microchipping throughout the week of April 17-24 while supplies last, at their nearest Pet Supplies Plus store. To find the nearest Pet Supplies Plus store, neighbors are welcomed to visit www.petsuppliesplus.com/Store. For locations that offer microchipping services specifically, look for locations with VIP Petcare clinics.

Each voucher is for the special discounted rate and is valid through June 28, 2021. Typically, this type of microchipping service at VIP Petcare retails for $25, which is already at a reduced rate compared to the average cost of $45 for microchipping services.

One out of three pets become lost at some point in their lifetime according to the American Humane Association. It is crucial for pet owners to understand their best opportunity to return a pet safely home if lost is a microchip along with and identification tag. To help ensure pet owners are well-informed about the process and to help make it more affordable, Pet Supplies Plus has partnered with VIP Petcare to offer this essential procedure.

  • Over 9 million companion animals are admitted to shelters in the U.S. every year, and many of these are euthanized because their owners cannot be found.
  • Microchipped pets are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners.
  • Dogs without microchips are returned to their owners about 22% of the time, but microchipped dogs are returned over 50% of the time.

“Especially as more and more families across the nation welcomed a new pet into their homes within the last year alone, it’s especially important that we do our part to invest in their well-being to ensure, if lost, these pets in our communities return home safely,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “Our neighbors and their pets become our family – in and out of our stores – and it’s equally as devastating to learn when a pet in our community is missing. That is why we hope this initiative with VIP Petcare helps educate and provide affordable access to microchipping and pet ID tag services to our neighbors nationwide.”

Now with more than 500 locations in 35 states across the country, Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods, a variety of Made in the USA pet consumables, such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide and chews. Set in welcoming neighborhood environments, Pet Supplies Plus team members get to know their neighbors and pets by name at every store. Many locations also feature a full offering of grooming services tailored to meet every pet’s needs, including washes, haircuts, body brushing, flea treatment and nail, skin, ear and oral care. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About PetIQ
PetIQ is a leading pet medication and wellness company delivering a smarter way for pet parents to help their pets live their best lives through convenient access to affordable veterinary products and services. The company engages with customers through more than 60,000 points of distribution across retail and e-commerce channels with its branded distributed medications, which is further supported by its own world-class medications manufacturing facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The company’s national service platform, VIP Petcare, operates in over 3,400 retail partner locations in 41 states providing cost effective and convenient veterinary wellness services. PetIQ believes that pets are an important part of the family and deserve the best products and care we can give them.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus is focused on making it easier to get better products for your pet. With over 562 locations in 36 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural foods, hard goods and pet services. Headquartered in Livonia, MI., Pet Supplies Plus is ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Annual Franchise 500® list as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength, growth rate and system size. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

13 04, 2021

Hello Garage Poised to Dominate Untapped $2B Garage Renovation Segment

2021-04-13T10:25:15-04:00April 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Home Service Franchise `Opens Doors’ to Entrepreneurs who want to Redefine the Home Contractor Experience.

PAPILLION, Neb. — Most entrepreneurs see an open door in the marketplace and move quickly to fill the gap. For the founders of Hello Garage, it was closed doors – hundreds of thousands of garage doors closed in shame around the country – that inspired the launch of this innovative and growing garage renovation franchise.

Embarrassed of how their garages have turned into giant junk drawers, the vast majority of U.S. homeowners keep their garage doors closed to keep the mess, floor stains and disorganization hidden from neighbors or passersby. Sadly, 25 percent of homeowners with a garage aren’t even able to park their cars inside amidst all the clutter. Even more astounding is that while garage renovation is a $2 billion segment that’s growing by 5 percent a year, no major national franchise is leading the way.

Taking notice of the marketplace gap was Hello Garage’s parent company Supportworks – a family-run enterprise that has been helping foundation and concrete contractors across North America scale their businesses for more than 12 years. The company’s core mission is to elevate the home contractor experience for consumers through high standards of customer service, seamless technology and a “people first” philosophy that extends from its home office into the field. After proving the Hello Garage model successful with a corporate-owned location that renovated 159 garages and generated $689,000 revenue over 12 months, Supportworks decided to “open doors” for entrepreneurs with a franchise opportunity.

After launching the franchise opportunity in July 2020 in the throes of the pandemic, Hello Garage has already sold 53 territory units across 14 U.S. locations.

The garage renovation franchise turns garages into dream spaces with a 24-48-hour turnaround time, allowing homeowners to enjoy their new and improved space with minimal disruption. Another key differentiation point is their use of a high-end polyaspartic floor coating proven to outlast epoxy, as well as customizable storage systems and other garage organization accessories.

Above all is the brand’s mission to elevate the home contractor experience for consumers through professional service backed by a lifetime warranty. In addition, with their proprietary sales software GarageView™, customers are educated to understand exactly how Hello Garage can help them, what it takes to achieve their dream garage and exactly how much it will cost.

“We created Hello Garage to disrupt the industry by redefining it and becoming its undisputed leader,” said Dave Thrasher, president and co-founder of parent company Supportworks. “We will accomplish this through a continued focus on professionalism and top-notch customer service. We’ve already elevated the home contractor experience with our foundation and concrete dealers by providing them with proprietary consulting on every aspect of the business machine – from marketing and customer care to sales and production and more. Now, we’re adapting this proven model to the garage renovation space, and it’s already achieving similar success.”

Hello Garage is backed by 45 years’ experience of raising home contractor standards.  In 1975, Greg Thrasher founded Thrasher Systems which would eventually help thousands of people with a customer-first approach to business. Thrasher Systems would go on to become the launching pad for Supportworks, which was born in 2008 to challenge the status quo. Supportworks designs and manufactures the highest quality foundation and concrete repair products in the industry, available exclusively to their dealer network in North America. Supportworks has achieved Certified Evergreen status from the Tugboat Institute, which involves a rigorous assessment and is awarded to only the most dedicated and purpose-driven companies who aim to continually improve and redefine success.

Hello Garage franchisees do not have to have home service or construction experience. An average cost of opening a Hello Garage franchise ranges from $114,000$138,000. Franchisee sales are supported with help from the Supportworks National Appointment Center, which boasts a track record of converting 65% of leads to sales appointments.

“Even before the pandemic, many homeowners wanted to turn their garages into a more functional space to serve as a home gym, office, man cave, entertainment area or virtual learning space, and now the garage is becoming a necessary extension of the home,” Thrasher said. “As the demand for garage renovation has never been higher, we’re filling a market niche. With no brand at the forefront and our strong foundation, the future is bright for Hello Garage.”

About Hello Garage

Backed by more than 45 years’ experience through its parent company Supportworks, Hello Garage is on a mission to elevate the garage from cluttered junk drawer to America’s true front door. More than that, Hello Garage franchisees aim to make the entire Hello Garage experience so remarkable, every homeowner will want tell their friends about it. Hello Garage helps homeowners organize and personalize their entire space with high-end polyaspartic floor coating proven to outlast epoxy, an exclusively-offered, and totally customizable storage system, and other garage accessories. Beyond proving industry-leading products, the creators of Hello Garage wanted homeowners to experience working with a trusted contractor. The core of the company is centered around providing a redefining experience for the customer – and has led to a successful business model with franchise locations across the country. If you’re interested in owning your own Hello Garage franchise, please visit our website.

13 04, 2021

ATC Healthcare Services Launches Times Square Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic Staffed by Laid-Off Broadway Workers

2021-04-13T10:06:08-04:00April 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Medical Services Company to Vaccinate Broadway Workers in Attempt to Revitalize New York City’s Iconic Theater Industry.

NEW YORK — ATC Healthcare Services announced it has launched a pop-up vaccine clinic in Times Square, aimed at getting Broadway theater workers vaccinated in an attempt to revive the world-class theater industry that has been shuttered since the onset of the pandemic more than a year ago.

At full operating capacity, the pop-up clinic located at the intersection of 47th St. and 7th Ave. will deliver up to 1,500 vaccine doses per day over the coming months. ATC Healthcare Services has hired at least 80 laid-off Broadway workers in to staff the clinic in administrative support roles, while clinical staff administer the shots. The theater workers’ unions will push their members to the vaccine site as the industry eyes a speedy reopening.

“Being able to fill 100% of the non-clinical jobs at the Times Square site is something really special,” said Jordan Savitsky, president of ATC Healthcare’s vaccine division. “At ATC, our forte is top-tier medical services solutions – wrangling theater workers is a challenge we hadn’t encountered before. We met the challenge head-on, and the result is that we have some unbelievably talented people from the theater community working to get their peers vaccinated so we can all enjoy the magic of Broadway again.”

Susan Sampliner has been the company manager for Wicked since it first opened on Broadway in 2003. ATC Healthcare Services hired Sampliner as the pop-up clinic’s site manager – a job whose responsibilities and required skillsets overlap with the organizational and management skills needed to run a Broadway show day-in and day-out for 17 years.

ATC Healthcare Services has been a critical component of the healthcare continuum since the onset of COVID-19, providing testing services, ensuring hospitals are fully staffed by qualified and experienced nurses, and now, distributing vaccines.

ATC Healthcare Services, a national system with 45 franchisees operating today, provides healthcare staffing services to a variety of businesses including hospitals, outpatient centers, medical offices, schools, travel-based businesses and more. Backed by more than 30 years of proven results, ATC Healthcare Services brings businesses and medical professionals together to make the entire healthcare continuum run smoothly.

For more information on the ATC Healthcare Services franchise opportunity, visit https://www.atcfranchise.com.

About ATC Healthcare Services

ATC Healthcare Services is an industry-leading healthcare staffing franchise. Powered by more than 40 years of experience, ATC Healthcare Services and its franchise partners are experts at developing staffing solutions for a diverse selection of clients.

ATC Healthcare Services’ franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to join the growing healthcare services industry. As the brand prioritizes franchise growth, it is targeting attractive markets in Florida, Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Arizona.

For more information on the ATC Healthcare Services franchise opportunity, visit https://www.atcfranchise.com.

13 04, 2021

Re-Bath Makes a Splash in Tampa, Debuts Showroom with Grand Opening Event April 22

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Powerhouse Female Entrepreneurs Celebrate Grand Opening with Open House Event – Promos, Offers & More.

TAMPA, Fla. — Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling company, is marking the opening of its Tampa location with an official grand opening event, April 22 from 4 – 7 p.m. at its showroom located in the Brandon Mall at 459 Brandon Town Center. Community members are encouraged to attend the event that will bring together mall merchants, feature restaurant partners, kid’s activities and more, all while having the opportunity to browse the showroom floor to find solutions for design and remodeling needs. Throughout the event, customers will receive various discounts and offers including $1,000 off a complete bathroom remodel, $500 off a tub to shower conversion, $100 gift cards for referrals, plus financing promotions with EnerBank USA.

Re-Bath – Tampa is owned and operated by previous industry colleagues, Rhina Rubio and Jackie Ruiz. Rubio is an industry leader in the retail environment having managed various stores and districts for Sears, Macy’s, and Lowe’s for over 20 years. Ruiz holds an interior design degree and brings over 20 plus years in the kitchen and bath industry as a sales leader for Builders Square, Expo Design Center, and Lowe’s amongst other. With a desire to meet consumer demand for effortless bathroom solutions, the duo has been hard at work establishing community connections while growing their Re-Bath portfolio, also owning and operating Re-Bath St. Petersburg, which just began servicing the community in March 2021. With a population of nearly five million people spanning East Auburndale to St. Petersburg, Rubio and Ruiz aim to bring convenience and high-quality bathroom remodeling services to the community as demand for home improvement projects continue to surge.

“We are extremely excited to be servicing homeowners in the greater Tampa community by providing a best-in-class business to turn to for their remodeling needs,” said Rubio. “It’s been incredible to see the immediate impact this business has on not only the community as a whole but the specific families and their homes where we work to help find the perfect solutions and craft a design to transform their space into the bathroom of their dreams,” added Ruiz.

The event is set to kick off with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony with Brittany Tribou, President of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, who will officially welcome the Re-Bath business to the community. Also in attendance, will be key members from the Re-Bath corporate leadership team, including COO David Dunsmuir, in addition to vendor partners, designers, and installers – all on hand to answer specific remodeling, product, and service related questions.

“We’re thrilled to have Rhina and Jackie join the Re-Bath family,” said Dunsmuir. “As we continue expansion throughout the country, it’s so important that we partner with community leaders who are passionate about the remodeling industry and are committed to going above and beyond to provide an unmatched customer service experience. This duo is 100% aligned with our core values and we are confident they will make a true impact in their community.”

Re-Bath has grown into a trusted and respected brand known for providing expert, affordable, and effortless bathroom remodeling solutions that transform homeowners’ bathrooms in days, not weeks. Whether seeking a tub or shower area update, better accessibility and safety in your bathroom or a complete bathroom remodel, Re-Bath makes bathroom remodeling easy. The company’s exclusive remodel process removes old materials and fixtures and replaces them with beautiful new options in a wide variety of colors and styles.

“We are extremely impressed with Rhina and Jackie’s level of sophistication and deep industry knowledge,” said Re-Bath CEO, Brad Hillier. “Their ability to connect with the community and go above and beyond in customer service is what makes them standout owners in their market. We have complete confidence they will be outstanding stewards of the Re-Bath brand as they continue to grow their portfolio and service the greater Tampa market.”

To learn more about Re-Bath for your bathroom remodeling needs, please visit https://www.rebath.com/location/tampa/ or https://www.rebath.com/location/stpetersburg/.

About Re-Bath

Re-Bath is the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise that has grown to more than 100 locations across the country. The parent company’s first entry in the bathroom remodeling industry occurred in 1978 and focused on the hospitality sector. In 1991, Re-Bath launched its first franchise location to focus on the residential market. The company offers complete bathroom remodels, tub and shower updates, plus aging and accessibility solutions. From simple bathtub replacements to complete bathroom redesigns, Re-Bath makes bathroom remodeling effortless, convenient and affordable, all with professional, friendly and factory-trained installers. Re-Bath is a one-stop service that covers the entire process – from design to done – in three easy steps: consultation, removal, and installation. Re-Bath assembles its own exclusive line of products at its headquarters located in Phoenix, Ariz., and offers best-in-class products from national brands for its customers. For more information please visit www.rebath.com or www.rebathfranchise.com for more details on the franchise opportunity.

12 04, 2021

Veteran Brings Experienced Security Business to Arizona

2021-04-12T16:20:59-04:00April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The leader in commercial electronic security opens new location to serve the Phoenix area.

PHOENIX — The nation’s leading security integrator Surveillance Secure – that consults, designs, installs and supports a full range of enterprise grade technology for commercial clients, is opening the brand’s first franchise location in Phoenix. The new location has been awarded to Colorado military veteran and entrepreneur Jason Bimber and is set to open this upcoming May that will serve central Arizona including communities like Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Glendale.

Bimber’s professional background in security will serve as a great asset to Surveillance Secure and local businesses in Phoenix. He has a master’s in security management and owns franchise locations with Signal 88, a mobile patrol franchise which supplies clients with security guard services. Bimber’s decision to open his own Surveillance Secure location came from the steady customer demand for electronic security from his Signal 88 customers. He admired the capabilities and enterprise-grade technology of Surveillance Secure products and services that he can now provide his existing customers. Bimber has hired a great team to support the community in Phoenix and has plans to add more team members in the future. With the support of the security integrator brand, Bimber is looking forward to hitting the ground running in Phoenix this spring for a successful start.

“I myself have witnessed the demand for products and services offered by Surveillance Secure,” stated Bimber. “I am thrilled to provide my current and new customers an all-around security service that is unlike any other brand on the market today. Based on the proven business success of Surveillance Secure, I am ready to serve the community of Phoenix.”

Founded in 2006 and franchising since 2019, Surveillance Secure has been a proven security industry leader, serving commercial clients in six states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado and Washington D.C. The rapidly expanding franchise services the electronic security needs of commercial, retail, education and government clients for security cameras, access control systems, alarm & video monitoring solutions, and video image analytic software. The brand provides the latest surveillance and access control technology and ongoing support for all installation projects and cameras that meet the requirements and timeline of end users.

“We are excited to open our first Phoenix location with well-experienced and customer-centric focused franchisee Jason Bimber,” stated Surveillance Secure CEO and founder Kim Hartman. “Jason’s previous security and military background will greatly benefit the residents of Phoenix and the entire Surveillance Secure brand.”

Including a franchise fee of $45,000 for a smaller market, and up to $90,000 for a larger market, the overall investment range to open a Surveillance Secure location is $135,000$242,000. Additionally, the brand offers franchisees large, exclusive territories, allowing them to control entire urban metro areas.

Surveillance Secure has partnered with Oakscale for its franchise development efforts.

For more information on the franchise opportunity, visit https://surveillancesecurefranchise.com/

For more information on Surveillance Secure Phoenix, visit https://surveillancesecurephoenix.com/

About Surveillance Secure

Founded in 2006 and franchising since 2019, Surveillance Secure is a security integrator that brings a full range of enterprise grade security technology to its clients. The brand consults, designs, installs and supports clients by helping provide them with operational insight and business solutions. The brand currently has four locations and operates in seven states. For more information about Surveillance Secure, please visit: https://surveillancesecure.com/