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5 02, 2019

Re-Bath Makes Designing Your Dream Bathroom Simple, Launches Bathroom Visualizer Tool

2019-02-05T18:13:49-04:00February 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leading Complete Bathroom Remodeling Company Partners with Quote Countertops to Debut Revolutionary Technology

PHOENIX — Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling company, has joined forces with Quote Countertops to debut a new, revolutionary technology tool called “Bathroom Visualizer.” Designed to take the headache out of the complex bathroom remodel experience, the Bathroom Visualizer tool is an easy-to-use online platform where consumers can visualize and design their dream bathroom instantly on any device.

“Bathroom remodels are a complex journey of putting together many different products and configurations,” said Alan Lerner, CEO of Quote Countertops. “Quote Countertops and Re-Bath have collaborated their efforts to streamline this complex process to inspire customer creativity from the comfort of their own home.”

For many, bathroom remodels have long been an intricate experience of multiple choices with just as many places to shop for products and services. The Bathroom Visualizer tool helps consumers simplify a typically overwhelming selection process of thousands of products from cabinets, countertops, tile, fixtures, showers, tubs, toilets, mirrors, paint, and much more. The tool gives the power of design to the customer and creates an in-home design experience that supports the visual needs of consumers without a lengthy process. With the use of cutting-edge technology, Re-Bath has created a fun and exciting approach for consumers to dream, design, and share their remodel ideas with family and friends – even through social media.

“We understand the challenges and hesitation involved with embarking on a new bathroom remodel project,” said Brad Hillier, CEO of Re-Bath. “As our company continues to grow and evolve, it is our goal to simplify the process and reassure our customers that a remodel can be effortless, convenient and affordable. With the launch of the Bathroom Visualizer tool, we aim to enhance the consumer experience.”

Once a customer designs a bathroom in the tool and fills out their contact information for next steps, a picture of the bathroom they designed along with an itemized list of products used in the design are sent to their local Re-Bath franchise location. This allows for a streamlined process and quicker turnaround on projects.

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 takes the headache out of bathroom remodeling. The company’s exclusive remodel process removes old materials and fixtures and replaces them with beautiful new options in a wide variety of colors.

Re-Bath has grown to nearly 100 locations in 43 states and continues to seek strategic franchise partners to expand its footprint nationwide.

To learn more about Re-Bath and your bathroom remodeling needs, visit https://www.rebath.com/.

About Re-Bath

Re-Bath is the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise located in more than 100 cities 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.

4 02, 2019

You’re never too old to become an entrepreneur

2019-02-15T19:56:08-04:00February 4th, 2019|

95774543_MWhen you hear the word entrepreneur do you think of young, millennial-aged hipsters?

While tech icons like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk get much of the news coverage, it isn’t just young or middle-aged people that are finding success in the business world. In fact, a 2016 report by the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship found that 24% of new entrepreneurs are between the ages of 55 and 64 and that number is expected to rise.

Even if you’ve recently retired or are preparing to do so, owning your own business comes with dozens of benefits. And at your age, you also have some unique advantages including:

Career experience. As a Baby Boomer, you’ve been in the workforce since the late 60s or early 70s. You have over four decades of work experience that you can bring to the table. Whether you’ve stayed in one industry your entire career or have jumped around from profession to profession, you’re an expert. Use that past experience build something great.

A wealth of knowledge. Wisdom comes with age. You’ve witnessed hundreds of social, professional and personal interactions in your life and you know what communication techniques work. You’ve also seen the rise of new technologies and industries, and have managed to adapt and succeed all the while. Your resilience puts you in a unique position to thrive as an entrepreneur.

You’ve been through the good and the bad. Young people are often willing to throw in the towel after one or two minor setbacks. Not you. You’ve witnessed it all. As a Baby Boomer, you’ve experienced rejection, acceptance, business deals, and business faux pas. You know that change is a part of life, but you embrace that fact and use it to your advantage.

Don’t sell yourself short! No matter your age, there’s no better time than now to pursue your business dreams.

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4 02, 2019

AtWork Group Opens New Office in the Greater Dallas, Texas Area

2019-02-04T16:43:32-04:00February 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leading staffing franchise expands footprint in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex

DALLAS — AtWork Group, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise, announced today the opening of its new office in the greater Dallas, Texas area, further extending the company’s reach in the DallasFort Worth metroplex. The franchise location is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Alex Berrabah and will offer staffing solutions to the Frisco, Plano, and Lewisville areas.

“By further expanding into the DallasFort Worth area, we’re looking forward to being ‘AtWork for You’ to the prospective clients and job seekers that we will serve,” said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group. “With Alex’s strong background in effective leadership, as well as the experience, tools, and resources of AtWork’s national franchise network, clients and job seekers alike will experience the award-winning service that makes AtWork one of the fastest-growing staffing firms in the nation!”

“I care for my community to the very core of my being, and I look forward to connecting talented job seekers with the many businesses in our area that are driving our continued growth,” said Alex Berrabah.

About AtWork Group

AtWork was recently ranked No. 363 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® ranking and No. 106 in their Fastest Growing Franchises ranking. The company was also ranked No. 18 in the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list, in addition to receiving a Franchise Times Top 200+ ranking five years in a row. Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recognized AtWork as being one of the largest staffing companies based on revenues, as well as one of the fastest-growing staffing firms in the U.S. in 2018, and Inc. Magazine ranked AtWork on its Inc. 5000 annual list for the fifth consecutive year, placing the company at No. 3,643.

1 02, 2019

Puerto Rico-based Franchisees Receive Highest Honor in the FASTSIGNS System

2019-02-01T21:59:56-04:00February 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jose Corujo, Juan A. Rivera, and Teresa Caballero, Master franchise owners of FASTSIGNS® Puerto Rico, which includes three locations, received national recognition as the recipients of The FASTSIGNS® Award at the 2019 FASTSIGNS International Convention recently held in Orlando, Florida.

This award, which is the most prestigious recognition in the franchise network of over 700 locations in nine countries worldwide, is presented to the franchisees who best represent the FASTSIGNS brand in their community and in the network, and provide exceptional customer service, mentoring, company culture and employee development. FASTSIGNS Puerto Rico also received an award for their involvement in the Franchise Advisory Council.

“It is a huge honor for us. We feel it is such a high recognition to receive this award, because we know the quality of our peers within the franchise network. It’s impossible to describe how we felt, and it was very emotional,” said Caballero.

Having a strong client base on the island through a company that specialized in POP (point-of-purchase) marketing, Corujo, Rivera and Caballero converted their existing business in 2012 into FASTSIGNS. The team signed a Master Franchise Agreement to expand the FASTSIGNS brand into Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.

During 2012, FASTSIGNS opened its first Puerto Rican center in Guaynabo, followed by the Caguas center in 2014 and Carolina in 2015. FASTSIGNS Puerto Rico also has a production workshop, located in the Lucchetti Industrial Park, and its more than 19 employees are proud to contribute to the local economy with their sales talent and production capacity.

“With conversions, franchise owners have the tools but it is up to each of us to take those tools out into the market and to the next level. Knowing that FASTSIGNS didn’t yet have a presence in Puerto Rico, we worked to raise awareness on a local and national level,” said Corujo. “It took courage, requiring us to leave what we were currently doing and take the next step. Our story shows that if franchisees embrace the model, it really pays off. We are extremely proud of all of the hours we invested as we made every effort to embody and share the FASTSIGNS brand.”

When the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, in 2017, all three locations were without power for a period of time with only their production center powered by a generator. They provided support financially and emotionally to their employees.

“The Hurricane Maria situation changed not only us but the whole island’s psyche. The way that we approach problems is quite different now,” said Rivera, franchise owner with FASTSIGNS Puerto Rico. “We were forced to keep moving. This made us and the team stronger. We learned no matter how tough things may look, there’s a light on the other side.”

“This team excels in solving visual communications, helping customers achieve their objectives, and represents the FASTSIGNS brand with passion, excellence and enthusiasm,” said FASTSIGNS International, Inc. CEO, Catherine Monson. “Not only are they committed to FASTSIGNS, they are also committed to helping their local community while consistently having a positive impact. They’ve also been amazing in helping us grow the FASTSIGNS network both domestically and internationally. We are thankful to have them as members of the FASTSIGNS family.”

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of over 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns.

30 01, 2019

FASTSIGNS® Recruiting Franchise Candidates To Grow Co-Brand And Conversion Program Throughout West Coast

2019-01-30T17:34:48-04:00January 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

No. 1-ranked Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Will Meet with Qualified Entrepreneurs at the National Business Media Show in Phoenix Feb. 1-2

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, is actively recruiting franchise candidates to grow its co-brand and conversion program throughout the West Coast, including Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Southern California, and New Mexico. As part of its growth strategy, FASTSIGNS will exhibit at The NBM Show (booth #112) at the Phoenix Convention Center from Feb. 1-2, 2019.

The brand is seeking entrepreneurs with an established business that are interested in diversifying their product lines and services to meet the growing demand for state-of-the-art signage and visual communications solutions. FASTSIGNS has helped countless owners of print shops, photography studios, camera stores, embroidery shops, and more, add a FASTSIGNS to their existing business or fully convert their store to a FASTSIGNS franchise. FASTSIGNS franchisees receive ongoing training and support to stay ahead of the competition and exceed the needs of their local business community. Both the co-brand franchise opportunity and conversion can be started with only $15,000 down on the initial franchise fee.

“FASTSIGNS franchisees that have converted or co-branded their business continue to tell us how the brand recognition, training and support, and the latest technology have driven strong sales and helped them grow their business beyond what they could have done as an independent shop,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We’re excited to grow our co-brand and conversion program and look forward to meeting qualified candidates at The NBM Show.”

“After establishing a thriving business within my local community over the past two decades, I was looking for a new way to expand and bring my signage and awnings shop to the next level,” said Nikki Taheri, who converted her existing business to a FASTSIGNS center in Bayonne, New Jersey, with her husband, Brendan Duane. “FASTSIGNS has proven to be an invaluable partner as they’ve provided us with a deeper connection to the signage industry. Beyond the national brand name recognition, FASTSIGNS gives us access to new resources, immeasurable support and vendor relationships which allow our business to provide additional services to our customers.”    

FASTSIGNS is known in the industry for equipping its franchisees with tools vital to securing the ongoing success of each individual location. In 2018, FASTSIGNS announced the launch of its partnership with 1HUDDLE, a workforce-training platform that converts unique training content into science-backed, quick-burst training games that are proven to accelerate workforce productivity. Additionally, FASTSIGNS announced the launch of a special incentive for first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, which includes a 50-percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $23,750. As part of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program, FASTSIGNS also offers veterans this special incentive. FASTSIGNS is proud to be the only franchisor in its segment to offer a development incentive specifically to first responders and veterans.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category and 95 overall on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Acknowledged by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognizes FASTSIGNS, the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100, for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. FASTSIGNS also has been recognized for its franchisee satisfaction by being named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute for five consecutive years and has been ranked by Franchise Business Review as one of the “Best of the Best” for franchisee satisfaction for the last 10 years. Additionally, FASTSIGNS also was named to Franchise Business Review’s “Innovative Franchises” list in 2017 and a “Best-in-Category” franchise by Franchise Business Review in 2018. Last year, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recognized FASTSIGNS International, Inc. with a special six-year Franchisees’ Choice designation for its strong relationship with Canadian franchisees, as well as extensive franchisee training and support.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of over 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fastsigns.

30 01, 2019

Leading Dryer Vent Maintenance and Repair Franchise Raises $22,033 to Benefit Children’s Burn Foundation

2019-01-30T17:21:42-04:00January 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dryer Vent Wizard Raises Funds for Non-Profit for Seventh Consecutive Year

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Exceeding 2017’s donation, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America’s leading dryer vent cleaning and repair franchise, raised $22,033 throughout the past year to benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps child burn survivors and provides state-of-the-art reconstructive treatment, emergency family assistance, survivor and family camps, counseling, a teen support program, and prevention and education programs that reach more than 50,000 children and families annually.

Every October during National Fire Prevention Month, Dryer Vent Wizard and the Children’s Burn Foundation work to raise awareness about the dangers of fires. In 2018, throughout the months of October, November and December, the Dryer Vent Wizard corporate office raised funds to benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation through donations from franchisees, corporate staff and family and friends of Dryer Vent Wizard. Additionally, activities were held for the home office staff to help raise money.

The franchise kicked off the fundraiser by participating in the Tough Mudder race for the second consecutive year, which challenges participants’ strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. Members of the Dryer Vent Wizard team who participated in the 10-mile, 20-obstacle mud-run race included Jason Kapica, President; Terry Reuer, Executive Chair; Mike Donnelly, Legal Administrator; and Logan Standifer, Development Admin and Graphic Designer.

“Each year, we are excited to ramp up our fundraising efforts and watch our corporate office and franchisees come together to support such a wonderful cause,” said Reuer. “As the leading dryer vent maintenance and repair franchise, our ultimate goal is to keep people everywhere safe. Between our dedication to educating individuals on the importance of fire prevention and the system’s monetary contributions, we are happy to be achieving that goal.”

Since 2012, the franchise has donated a total of nearly $108,000 to the Children’s Burn Foundation.

“Each year, Dryer Vent Wizard displays outstanding generosity and fundraising efforts on behalf of a mission that is parallel to ours – fire prevention and safety,” said Sharon Townsend, Director of the Children’s Burn Foundation. “We are extremely thankful and look forward to partnering with the franchise in the future to achieve further consumer coaching surrounding burn prevention.”

For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.

About Dryer Vent Wizard

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard is a North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle, who also founded Mr. Handyman, and currently operates 92 locations across the U.S. and Canada, serving over 9,000 communities. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.

About the Children’s Burn Foundation

For over 30 years, Children’s Burn Foundation has provided care to children with severe burns, who, because of a lack of financial resources and/or medical insurance, cannot otherwise benefit from medical treatment and much-needed post-acute services. The mission of Children’s Burn Foundation is: to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and; to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially. CBF is the ONLY Foundation providing full recovery services to child burn survivors from the date of their burn injury until they are 18 years old. Children’s Burn Foundation now serves over 71,000 children and families annually. To learn more, please visit www.childburn.org.

SOURCE Dryer Vent Wizard

29 01, 2019

FASTSIGNS® Recognizes Achievements and Honors Franchisees during 2019 International Convention

2019-01-29T16:31:40-04:00January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leading sign and visual graphics franchisor with over 700 locations in nine countries worldwide, held its 2019 FASTSIGNS® International Convention January 16-19 in Orlando, Florida. Themed Breakthrough to Peak Performance, the four-day event taught best practices, celebrated franchisee achievements and the continued growth of the franchise network in both sales volume and number of locations.

Over 632 people attended, including 150 first-time attendees, which included FASTSIGNS franchisees and their center team members from eight different countries around the world. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in general sessions, educational sessions, peer panels and roundtable discussions. Highlights  from the event included hearing renowned keynote speaker Apolo Anton Ohno – Olympic medalist, “Minute to Win It” host, Dancing with the Stars winner and author of Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday speak to attendees. Additional speakers included author, speaker, and President and Founder of Sales Gravy, Inc., Jeb Blount who spoke on Sales EQ and The Real Secrets to Leading High Performance Sales Teams. Attendees also learned phone techniques and tactics from Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, and profit mastery from Steve LeFever, Chairman and Founder of Profit Mastery.

“2018 was yet another record-breaking year for FASTSIGNS,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Our annual convention brings our franchise network together to recognize, honor and celebrate the many achievements of our franchisees, as well as to engage in educational and networking opportunities and kick off the year.”

Highlights from the 2019 convention include:

  • 2018 system-wide sales reached a record $503 million.
  • 141 FASTSIGNS/SIGNWAVE centers exceeded $1 million in annual sales, including 21 centers achieving over $2 million, 6 centers achieving over $3 million, 4 centers achieving over $4 million and 1 center achieving over $6 million in annual sales.
  • The FASTSIGNS Award, which recognizes the franchisee who best represents the FASTSIGNS brand in both the business community and within the FASTSIGNS network, was awarded to the three-partner team of Jose Corujo, Teresa Caballero and Juan Rivera from Puerto Rico.
  • The Wide Format & Signage/FASTSIGNS Project of the Year was presented to Susan and Sam Cilone from Louisville, Kentucky for their work with the Muhammad Ali Center.
  • FASTSIGNS held the largest vendor show to date with 153 exhibitors.
  • Grimco was presented the FASTSIGNS Vendor of Year Award
  • 37 franchisees and their center teams were recognized for outstanding sign and graphic projects in the 2018 FASTSIGNS Customer Solutions Awards, which included grand prize winner Marcia and Joe Kopp from Roseville, MN.
  • At the annual Saturday “Breakfast with a Purpose,” convention attendees packaged over 17,000 meals for hungry families through the local, Orlando non-profit Feeding Children Everywhere.

“This event celebrates another successful year for the FASTSIGNS network, and sets the stage for an even more successful 2019,” Monson said.

About FASTSIGNS®

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of over 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in nine countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®), and coming soon in Spain and Malta.

FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including architectural signs and interior décor, event graphics, marketing materials and so much more.  Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter @FASTSIGNS, Facebook at facebook.com/FASTSIGNS or on LinkedIn.

29 01, 2019

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Opens 100th Location, Further Expands Footprint Nationwide

2019-01-29T16:20:22-04:00January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Coffeehouse Trailblazer Begins 2019 with Plans to Open 30 Locations by Year-End

NEW ORLEANS — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, a New Orleans-based coffeehouse that demonstrates better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter, is preparing to grind out a substantial 2019. Following 2018’s milestone growth, with PJ’s Coffee surpassing 100 storefronts, the brand looks to continue suit opening another 30 locations by the end of this year. Additionally, it will continue its initiative to further expand its locations nationwide through franchise development.

Rounding out an exciting year, PJ’s Coffee awarded 22 franchises representing 37 licenses. 2018 also resulted in 17 new store openings, one of which launched PJ’s Coffee’s presence in Maryland and, moreover, the northeast. Continuing its track for expansion, the coffee hot spot looks to broaden its scope domestically with continued expansion in Maryland while also bolstering its stance in the southeast with sights set on development in Texas and Florida. Internationally, PJ’s continued to expand its footprint in both the Vietnam and Kuwait markets.

“2018 was a momentous year for PJ’s Coffee as it marked our 40th anniversary and the opening of the 100th location,” said David Mesa, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of PJ’s Coffee. “With the coffee industry continually growing and changing, PJ’s Coffee is committed to offering its guests the highest quality coffee and customer service and this begins with our strategic partnerships with coffee farmers across the globe. We are committed to bettering our communities and creating great opportunities for our existing, and future, farmers and franchisees alike. We look forward to continued advancement in 2019 as we build our notoriety and solidify our great name across the globe and further throughout America.”

Named one of Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 franchises of 2019, PJ’s coffee continues to create excitement and drive business with its proven system that leads to year-over-year sales growth. In 2018 alone, franchisee sales grew by 66 percent, a number that is projected to continue to rise.

To become a part of the ever-growing $100 Billion a year global industry, a prospective franchisee can expect a total investment range between $166,400$350,000 for non-traditional franchise units, and $350,000$450,000 for traditional units. The operating model and menu is adaptable to any environment with different options including kiosks and free-standing locations with a drive-thru, ranging from a few hundred square feet up to 2200 square feet.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities, and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit http://www.pjsfranchise.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (855) 910-9504 during business hours.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. As the company approaches its 40th year as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has more than 90 locations open and operating nationally and internationally.

29 01, 2019

Sandler Training Named #1 Business Services Franchise For 2019 By Franchise Business Review

2019-01-29T16:09:07-04:00January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Franchise Business Review (FBR) has named Sandler Training #1 in the Business Services category in their ranking of the Top 200 Best Franchises of 2019, which was announced earlier this month.  In addition, FBR named Sandler Training (www.sandler.com) one of the Top 50 Franchises for Women.

This year FBR surveyed over 30,000 franchisees from 310 of the leading franchise brands to determine the best franchises of 2019, based 100 percent on franchisee satisfaction.  Each survey participant was asked thirty-three benchmark questions about their franchisor that focused on areas such as leadership, training, and core values as well as sixteen more personal questions concerning their business lifestyle and overall enjoyment of running their franchise.

Sandler dominates the global training market through an unparalleled network of more than 250 training centers worldwide, making Sandler the largest training organization in the world, with professional trainers providing more than 450,000 hours per year of instruction in 23 languages. Sandler business experts offer insight and tips on sales, sales management, leadership, and management topics.

Ron Taylor, Vice President, Franchise Development for Sandler says, “The reason the Business Services award is so meaningful is that they’re basing these rankings on responses from the actual franchisees.  That means a great deal to us.  Sandler is always introducing new programs, and forging strategic alliances with organizations such as Evernote, Salesforce, Harvard Business School and the Ziglar Corporation.  And it all starts at the top; our president and CEO, David Mattson, has taken us to a whole new level.”

“We are pleased that Sandler Training continues to be recognized, year after year, as a top company,” says David Mattson. “Our goal is to continue on this path for years to come.”

About Sandler

Sandler dominates the global training market through an unparalleled network of more than 250 offices worldwide, making Sandler the largest training organization in the world. Sandler’s professional trainers and business experts provide more than 450,000 hours per year of instruction in 23 languages offering insight and tips on sales, sales management, leadership, and personal development topics. As Sandler CEO Dave Mattson says, “At Sandler, success and changing lives is our goal, and our mission.” For more information about Sandler Training, please visit www.sandler.com.

24 01, 2019

The Junkluggers Ranks As A Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s 40th Annual Franchise 500®

2019-01-24T18:22:43-04:00January 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

STAMFORD, Conn. — Sustainable junk-removal service The Junkluggers recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first comprehensive franchise ranking. The Junkluggers placed #321 for its outstanding growth, financial stability, and brand power. It’s the first time that The Junkluggers have made this list.

“It is a tremendous honor to rank among such a prestigious collection of companies,” said The Junkluggers founder and CEO Josh Cohen. “We are proud to have the experience, the corporate team, and the passion to help others achieve the dream of small business ownership with the company that is the leader in sustainable junk removal in a growing service industry.”

The Junkluggers was born 15 years ago when Josh started using his mother’s SUV, going door-to-door handing out flyers. The company endeavored to provide an eco-friendly alternative to junk removal. Growing from a small, grassroots business to a national franchise, the brand can be found in more than 60 markets and 13 states with approximately 70 trucks on the road. They are projecting to grow to 200 markets over the next 3 years. They have also launched a unique add-on brand called “Remix Market,” which rescues, salvages, upcycles, and restores high-quality furniture (and other household items) that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.

“Our on-demand service empowers franchise partners to earn a great living while doing good in their communities by creating jobs, supporting local charities, and protecting the planet for future generations,” said Cohen. “This attention from Entrepreneur is just another stepping stone on our way to providing seamless customer service and environmentally-friendly disposal practices across the country.”

For the past 40 years, the Franchise 500 has been a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. The Junkluggers placement here is a testament to the company’s strength as a franchise opportunity.

“As we celebrate 40 years of producing the Franchise 500, it’s a good opportunity to step back and look at how much has changed since that first ranking in 1980,” said Entrepreneur Editor In Chief Jason Feifer. “While the franchise business model has changed little, the strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology.”

To view The Junkluggers in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. You can also check out the January/February 2019 issue of Entrepreneur.

About The Junkluggers

Founded in 2004, The Junkluggers provides sustainable junk removal services. This team of big-hearted professionals revolutionize the hauling and removal industry by focusing on green, community-oriented practices as they remove your furniture and junk. For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com. For franchise opportunities, visit www.junkluggersfranchise.com.