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29 11, 2023

American Business Credit: Steadying the Business Loan Menagerie

2023-11-30T11:02:45-05:00November 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Navigating the complexities of SBA loans can be daunting for many businesses, which often find themselves ineligible for various reasons. American Business Credit, also known as ABC Biz Loans, has been a stalwart in offering viable alternatives to these loans for over two decades. By Rose Mango


29 11, 2023

Acts of Service in Your Business

2023-11-29T14:51:41-05:00November 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

At this fall’s Franchise Leadership and Development Conference in Atlanta, Ty Brewster of LocateAI got to town a bit earlier than the rest of us. Ty and our friend Kater Danford of Northeast Color, activated “Operation Sugarbomb.” They spent a day dropping off baked goods at various franchise companies and locations. What were they selling? Actually…nothing. By Jack Monson


29 11, 2023

LIME Painting: A Customer-centric Approach to Home Improvement

2023-11-29T14:39:59-05:00November 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Home improvement is more than just adding a fresh coat of paint or updating countertops. It’s about delivering on each client’s unique taste and vision for their home, and LIME Painting has been doing just that since 2013. The company takes a customer-centric approach to its luxury home painting services. By Shelby Green


29 11, 2023

Bazooka Charlie’s Barber Co.: Grabbing Attention

2023-11-29T14:33:59-05:00November 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Bazooka Charlie’s Barber Co. is an attractive emerging brand in the lucrative men’s grooming arena. With six corporate locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the brand began franchising this year and, according to Owner Justin Goehring, is poised to disrupt the old-school barber industry. By Patty Horansky


30 10, 2023

Rita’s Italian Ice: The Scoop on Success

2023-11-01T12:41:17-04:00October 30th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

According to a recent report by Grand View Research, the national frozen dessert market was valued at $30.95 billion in 2021 and is projected to rise at a rate of 4.6% by 2030. The study suggests that novelty flavors and product launches will be key drivers for industry growth. By Lizzy Yeserski


30 10, 2023

Responsible Franchising

2023-10-30T14:02:06-04:00October 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

In my years in the franchise industry, I feel like I have seen it all. I have started preaching “responsible franchising.” Responsible franchising embodies setting the right expectations, ensuring adequate capital, selecting the right franchisees and maintaining a growth pace that allows for mutual success within the network. Responsible franchising is the future. By Aaron Harper


9 10, 2023

Zoom Drain Opens New Franchise Location in Indianapolis

2023-10-10T09:06:07-04:00October 9th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Trusted Name in Drain and Sewer Services Set to Support Local Property Managers, Contractors, Plumbers & Homeowners with 24/7, 365 Drainage Solutions. 

INDIANAPOLIS — Zoom Drain – a leading operator of drain and sewer services – opened its newest franchise in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 5. Located at 208 Gradle Dr in Carmel, Indiana, Zoom Drain of Indianapolis will proudly serve the surrounding areas. Currently, this is the only Zoom Drain franchise location in Indiana, with more than 50 total nationwide.

Chris and Rachel Duggan are the owners and operators of the Zoom Drain Indianapolis location. The Duggans have more than 40 years of customer service experience, 30 years of sales expertise, and 12 years of management acumen combined. Chris is the Vice President of Residential Sales for a fiber optic Internet company, and Rachel is a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer for a bank.

In August 2022, a franchise recruiter reached out to Rachel, and the Duggans took it as a sign to start investigating opening a business in the greater Indianapolis area. They were interested in owning a company that would both help strengthen the local economy and prepare them for retirement.

“From the very start, when learning about the Zoom Drain concept, we felt like this would be a business concept that we could capitalize on in the Indy market. This is a business whose entire model is based on helping people,” the Duggans say. “Zoom Drain has all of the systems, processes, and people in place to help make each franchisee a strong and knowledgeable competitor in their market, all while being able to help the communities, they live in. We are excited to bring on our team and help local Indianapolis area residents with their drain and sewer needs. There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone in need. And we’ve all been there- if your drain isn’t draining, you need some help!”

Zoom Drain provides around-the-clock residential and commercial services centering on drain and sewer cleaning, sewer pipe video inspections, grease trap maintenance, and much more. From clogged sinks and bathtubs to main sewer line blockages, Zoom Drain utilizes five different drain cleaning machines and a custom hydro-jetter to tackle any sewage issue that arises. Customers include commercial property managers, contractors, plumbers, and homeowners needing immediate drain and sewage solutions.

Zoom Drain prides itself on consistently providing swift, dependable service by expertly-trained specialists for emergency and planned maintenance service needs – everything that has to do with wastewater management. Zoom Drain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and there’s never any additional cost for “off-hours” service such as nights, weekends, or even holidays.

“We are thrilled to have Chris and Rachel join the Zoom Drain team and bring their expert services to Indianapolis,” said Jim Criniti, CEO of Zoom Drain. “Drain and sewer emergencies are a nightmare for anyone, so offering skilled and reliable services to the Indianapolis community is our priority. We look forward to growing our brand in the area and beyond.”

To learn more about Zoom Drain, visit https://www.zoomdrain.com/


Zoom Drain is an operator and franchisor of drain and sewer services, focusing on the repair, maintenance, and installation of everything “below the drain.” Zoom Drain provides expertly trained wastewater specialists for emergencies and planned maintenance of drains and sewers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Zoom Drain currently has more than 50 locations across the U.S. and continues to grow. For more information about Zoom Drain, please visit zoomdrain.com or email PR@zoomdrain.com.
9 10, 2023

Ten years of supporting veterans continues when you “Help A Hero” at your local Sport Clips Haircuts

2023-10-10T09:07:17-04:00October 9th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

The largest scholarship program of its kind celebrates a decade of helping service members pursue education to transition to civilian careers. 

GEORGETOWN, Texas — To mark the 10th year of supporting veterans through Help A Hero Scholarships, Sport Clips Haircuts today launches its annual promotion to raise $1.7 million by Nov. 11. The campaign supports the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program, which provides funds for education for veterans and service members to transition to post-military civilian careers. Over the next five weeks, Sport Clips clients, team members, and franchisees can donate in-store at check-out or online with 100 percent of donations going toward veteran scholarships. Participating Sport Clips stores will also donate $2 from every hair care service provided on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and many locations will also offer free Veterans Day haircuts for veterans and active duty service members.

In 2013, a drawdown of troops prompted veteran-founded Sport Clips to step up to meet the need for education funds that extend beyond GI Bill benefits to more fully cover the costs service members often need to complete degrees and training after the military. Sport Clips Founder and Chairman Gordon Logan, a VFW Life member and Air Force veteran who flew C-130s in Southeast Asia, is the heart behind Help A Hero Scholarships, a program that has now become the largest of its kind.

“For Sport Clips, giving back, especially to our military community, has been a core component of our business. Our stylists are key to making this program a success, and they really demonstrate our overall commitment to honoring veterans because they drive this promotion at the store level and get our clients excited to make a donation,” Logan says. “As a part of our philanthropic work, we recognize most Americans want to support companies that give back. It is our honor to support those who serve our country through the Help A Hero Scholarship program as part of our overall dedication to providing Haircuts with Heart.”

“The costs of higher education continue to soar, so ensuring that our nation’s service members and veterans have the aid and support they need to be successful after their military career is over continues to be a top priority for the VFW,” said VFW National Commander Duane Sarmiento. “Transitioning out of the military can be difficult, but with the help of Sport Clips and its patrons, we’re able to eliminate some of the stress that comes with student loan debt.”

To date, Help A Hero funds have supported more than 2,720 scholarships through the $12.3 million Sport Clips, its clients, stylists and product partners have donated to the VFW Foundation. In addition to in-store donations, you can also text “HERO” to 71777 for an easy, online giving option. Help A Hero scholarships range up to $5,000 per semester and help cover the cost of tuition and fees for military and service members with the rank of E-5 and below. Help A Hero scholarships are awarded to qualified veterans across all branches of the military by sending the funds directly to the college or technical school of their choice. To apply for and learn more about how these scholarships are impacting the lives of veterans, visit SportClips.com/Hero.

About The Veterans of Foreign Wars
About the VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.4 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,000 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information, or to join, visit our website at vfw.org.

SOURCE Sport Clips Haircuts

About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online check in for clients, and ranks #30 in the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” for 2023 and is listed in Franchise Direct’s 2021 “Top 100 Global Franchises”. There are almost 1,900 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a 2021 Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $13 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing team and SRX Racing, and partners with other NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.