Monthly Archives: October 2022

31 10, 2022

DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal to Scoop Poop in Reno

2022-10-31T09:55:49-04:00October 31st, 2022|Tags: , , |

The new location provides dog waste removal services to residents and communities of all sizes.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va — DoodyCalls, a nationwide leader in pet waste removal services, is growing its footprint in the pooper scooper industry with the opening of an office in Reno, Nevada. DoodyCalls currently cleans up in over 78 territories across 25 states and has been named the number-one pet waste removal franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list.

Married couple and Reno locals Brian and Marlene Barrera knew they wanted to own their own business and try their luck in an entrepreneurial venture. After months of research and vetting different opportunities, the pair felt something click when they learned about scooping poop with DoodyCalls. A fun and niche concept that offered the ambitious couple a chance to flex their business acumen while benefiting from the franchise support DoodyCalls and parent company Authority Brands offered.

“As our first foray into franchising, my wife and I are excited to utilize our strong teamwork and passion for our home state to offer a unique and necessary service to our friends and neighbors,” said Brian Barrera, co-owner and co-operator of DoodyCalls of Reno. “We were drawn to the brand immediately and cannot wait to see our business grow and serve a larger footprint in our home state.”

Lifelong pet lovers with three pups of their own, Brian and Marlene knew how valuable time spent with pets can be and how time-consuming waste clean-up is. The pair look forward to giving their customers more quality time and keeping their Reno neighborhood clean. The Barreras are open for business in the Biggest Little City in the World and plan to give back to their community through initiatives like blanket drives and fundraising in the future.

“With their passion for entrepreneurship and diverse business background, our DoodyCalls family is confident in the Reno franchise team’s future in scooping their neighborhood,” said Larry Amos, Vice President of DoodyCalls. “We are excited to welcome the Barreras into our franchise family and know their success in the Silver State is a sure bet.”

The Reno DoodyCalls franchise will service the following areas: Crystal Bay, Incline Village, Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Verdi, Virginia City, and Washoe Valley.

The scoop on what DoodyCalls offers:

  • For residential dog owners, DoodyCalls provides dog waste pickup, brown spot treatment and deodorizing services.
  • For communities and parks, DoodyCalls designs, sells, installs, services and maintains common areas, pet waste stations, equipment and supplies.

To learn more about the Reno franchise location, please visit DoodyCalls is currently seeking poop scoop franchise operators who align with the brand’s values of humility, ethical leadership, integrity, respect, and providing the best service experience possible. To learn more about franchise opportunities or to find a local service technician, visit

About Doody Calls

DoodyCalls was founded in 2000 by Jacob and Susan D’Aniello in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. In 2004, the company began franchising its pet waste removal business nationwide and established corporate headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. DoodyCalls provides service to 23 states and the District of Columbia with dog waste pickup with consumer and industrial services. For more information about Doody Calls, visit

31 10, 2022

AlphaGraphics’ Louis Malooley named prestigious Franny Award winner

2022-10-31T09:48:59-04:00October 31st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Leading marketing and print solutions provider announces this year’s outstanding franchisee.

DENVERAlphaGraphics, a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, recently announced Louis Malooley, owner of AlphaGraphics of Buckhead, as the 2022 Franny Award winner, the franchise’s highest and most coveted honor.

“The Franny Award embodies the culture, commitment and overall contributions of an AlphaGraphics franchisee,” said Bill McPherson, vice president of franchise development. “Louis has been a brand ambassador for AlphaGraphics for many years. We are so proud and excited that Louis was the recipient of the Franny Award this year.

“Louis consistently takes his time to speak with potential new AlphaGraphics franchisees. His candor, excitement for the opportunity and willingness to share his time and thoughts with new owners is so appreciated.”

The Franny Award was created to showcase general excellence as a franchisee and recognize franchise owners that display leadership, brand stewardship and operational success. Winners of the award are chosen using several criteria including sales achievement, an exemplary business operation, network leadership and a proven track record of contributing to the overall success of the brand with positive representation of the AlphaGraphics community.

“It is such an honor to receive the 2022 Franny Award,” Malooley said. “Success isn’t the result of one individual. It takes a team that buys into your vision. There were plenty of franchisees that shared their knowledge with me, and I love doing the same with other franchisees. Sharing common experiences and solutions helps build a culture that contributes to everyone’s success. So, receiving this award wouldn’t have been possible without my Atlanta team and our AlphaGraphics family.”

AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970, and the company began offering franchise opportunities in 1979. For more information, visit

About MBE Worldwide
MBE Worldwide S.p.A. (“MBE”), a privately-owned company with its headquarters in Italy, is a Global Commerce enabler for SMBs and consumers thanks to its platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions via multi-brand operations: PrestaShop, Mail Boxes Etc. (except the US and Canada), PostNet, PACK & SEND,, AlphaGraphics, Multicopy and Print Speak. The combination of our retail platform – that currently counts 2,900+ Service Centers in 53 Countries with more than 12.000 associates – with our PrestaShop ecommerce platform served almost one million business customers in FY 2021 generating €1.01 billion (US $1.2 billion) of System Wide Sales and €24 billion (US $28.5 billion) of e-commerce Gross Merchandise Value.

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SOURCE AlphaGraphics

About AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 285 locations in 6 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products. Solutions include: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; and web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services, visit To learn about franchise opportunities, visit

30 10, 2022

The Delegation Dilemma: When to Let Go

2022-10-30T17:22:38-04:00October 30th, 2022|Tags: , , |

For many of our clients, especially founders who have built their original business from the ground up, delegating decisions and authority is a constant struggle. It’s understandable, as the founders have historical and intimate knowledge of the brand and want to continue to shape and mold it as it grows. By  Tom Spadea