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19 10, 2021

NerdsToGo Pursues Franchise Expansion in Houston, With Goal Set to Develop 15 New Units Across the City

2021-10-19T11:42:10-04:00October 19th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading computer and technology repair service franchise exhibiting at the 2021 Franchise Expo Houston.

HOUSTON — NerdsToGo, the leading computer and technology repair service franchise, is looking to expand its presence in the Greater Houston area by opening 15 new locations within the next year. To showcase the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, the brand will attend the 2021 Franchise Expo Houston (Booth #115) taking place at the NRG Center Oct. 29-30.

“The Greater Houston area is one of the largest and most diverse business regions in the nation and we see tremendous growth potential in this market,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “As the number of businesses choosing to work remotely continues to rise, tech service and repair is becoming a necessary and valuable resource. We are confident that with our proven business model, managed service plans, and the support and resources we provide, our franchisees will thrive.”

NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees to be owner-operators and help the brand grow across the United States. Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The franchising sector forecasts to grow by seven percent by the end of 2021, with business services one of the sectors expected to accelerate that growth. The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, including a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679)

For more information about the International franchise expo, visit https://www.franchiseexpo.com/houston/welcome-1.

For more information about the NerdsToGo franchise, visit https://www.nerdstogo.com.

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®
NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).

14 10, 2021

Propelled Brands’ FASTSIGNS and MY SALON Suite Ranked On Franchise Times Top 400 2021

2021-10-14T10:35:34-04:00October 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, has two brands ranked on the Franchise Times Top 400 2021 list. FASTSIGNS ranks 131 and MY SALON Suite ranks 378.

“We are honored to have two of our brands ranked on the Franchise Times Top 400 list,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands and chair of the International Franchising Association. “The recognition of both is only possible thanks to our incredible support teams and dedicated network of franchisees, who work to provide world-class services and products to better serve their customers. I am excited to see how we will continue to grow from here.”

Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode.

“The rigorous approach to research remains the same,” said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels. “The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.”

Additional information on the Top 400 can be found in the October issue of Franchise Times and the full list at https://www.franchisetimes.com/top-400-2021/.

For more information about Propelled Brands, please visit https://www.propelledbrands.com.

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza. Focused on service-oriented franchises, the Propelled Brands team assists each brand in its portfolio to confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum, and purpose. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts that align with its forward-thinking growth objectives. For more information or to learn about opportunities with Propelled Brands, visit propelledbrands.com. To learn about franchise opportunities with FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise opportunities, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

28 09, 2021

NerdsToGo Pursues Franchise Expansion in Florida, With Goal Set to Develop 65 New Units Within the Next 5 Years

2021-09-28T10:48:26-04:00September 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is looking to expand its presence in the state of Florida by approximately 65 units by 2026, as the demand for in-home technology solutions increases.

“With the rising number of people working from home, managed IT services for both small and medium-sized companies is a definite need,” said Mark Jameson, Chief Support and Development Officer at Propelled Brands. “We see great growth potential in Florida and are confident that our proven business model, along with the support and resources we provide, will allow potential franchisees to thrive.”

In September 2020, NerdsToGo joined Propelled Brands. Under new leadership, the NerdsToGo brand and its franchisees receive ongoing training, support, and unparalleled resources to position the brand as a leader among the industry and the local communities it serves.

Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, including a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679)

About NerdsToGo
NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

15 09, 2021

NerdsToGo Exhibiting at the 2021 International Franchise Expo (IFE)

2021-09-15T11:54:27-04:00September 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

CARROLTON — As the Chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and CEO of Propelled Brands, parent company of NerdsToGo, FASTSIGNS, and MY SALON SUITE, Catherine Monson says the time is now to get back out to a trade show in person, and the International Franchise Expo (IFE) at The Javits Center in NYC Sept. 24-25, is the perfect place to do so with her hottest growing franchise opportunity, NerdsToGo.

Known as the largest exhibit hall gathering of franchise opportunities in the country, leading computer and technology repair service franchise, NerdsToGo, will be exhibiting at Booth # 115 answering the demand for self-employment in a post-COVID world.

“In a recent survey, 63 percent of Americans declared they have no problem with leaving their current jobs to pursue self-employment. We’re thrilled to attend our first in-person trade show in a long time and showcase the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity and the services we can provide to other businesses,” said Mark Jameson, Chief Support and Development Officer at Propelled Brands. “Providing professional tech assistance for small and medium-sized businesses is more important than ever, especially with more companies moving to remote work.”

The franchising sector forecasts to grow by seven percent by the end of 2021, with business services one of the sectors expected to accelerate that growth.The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a networth of $300,000 of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679)

For more information about the International franchise expo, visit https://www.franchiseexpo.com/ife/

For more information about the NerdsToGo franchise, visit https://www.nerdstogo.com

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®
NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).

30 08, 2021

NerdsToGo Pursues Franchise Expansion in the Dallas Metroplex, With Goal Set to Develop 30 New Units Across the Market

2021-08-30T17:38:15-04:00August 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, TexasNerdsToGo®, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is looking to grow its footprint in the Dallas Metroplex by approximately 30 new units by 2024, as demand for in-home technology solutions continues to increase with more professionals working from home.

“Remote work is a part of the ‘next normal,’ and we see a huge opportunity for managed IT services for both small and medium-sized companies,” said Mark Jameson, Chief Support and Development Officer at Propelled Brands. “We see great growth potential in the DFW Metroplex and are confident that our proven business model along with the support and resources provided, will allow franchisees to thrive.”

In September 2020, NerdsToGo was acquired by Propelled Brands. Under new leadership, the NerdsToGo brand and its franchisees will receive ongoing training, support and unparalleled resources that will position the brand as a leader among the industry and in the local communities it serves.

“When I was in search of a franchise that allowed me to build a business to help my community, I found NerdsToGo, and immediately gravitated toward it because of the growth opportunity it presented,” said Woody Huffines, owner of the McKinney NerdsToGo franchise. “Now, being acquired by such a successful umbrella brand, I am looking forward to the mature infrastructure and drive that NerdsToGo will now be able to adopt.”

NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees to be owner operators to help the brand grow across the United States. Prospective franchisees do not need experience in information technology but should have a strong desire to grow a successful business in their local community, developing relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.

The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200$217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000 of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, NerdsToGo offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee – a savings of $24,875.

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®

NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020, and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza in June 2021. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

26 07, 2021

NerdsToGo Named to Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Culture100 List

2021-07-26T11:34:15-04:00July 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Independent Research Identified NerdsToGo as One of the Top 100 Franchise Brands with the Best Culture Based on Surveys of Over 25,000 Franchise Owners.

CARROLLTON, TexasNerdsToGo, an emerging IT services franchise brand, was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s second annual Culture100 list. The list recognizes the top 100 franchise brands in a 2021 report on the Best Franchise Cultures.

“To have NerdsToGo named to the 2021 Franchise Culture100 list is an honor, especially since this is direct feedback from our franchise owners,” said Mark Jameson, Chief Support and Development Officer at Propelled Brands. “We continue to seek ways to increase our franchisees’ profitability, introduce new products and services and excel in customer service. This recognition is a reflection of the dedication of our network of franchisees and the support teams.”

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special interest reports throughout the year that identify the top franchises in specific sectors.

NerdsToGo was among 224 franchise brands, representing nearly 25,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the best franchise cultures. Franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. The brands that were selected received the highest overall ratings based on 12 questions specifically focused on leadership, core values, whether they enjoy being part of the organization, and whether they would recommend their franchise to others.

“The impact of the pandemic this past year on small businesses has put the spotlight on franchise culture more than ever,” said Michelle Rowan, President and COO of Franchise Business Review. “Our research into hundreds of brands really shows which ones held up the best when rated by their franchise owners. The franchise companies that have the honor of being named to our Culture100 list are clearly among the best of the best franchise opportunities.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of the 2021 Best Franchise Cultures.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/. To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

About NerdsToGo, Inc.®

NerdsToGo, Inc. launched its original location in Guilford, CT in 2003 and quickly became the emerging leader in providing computer and technology-based services to both the small and medium-sized business market and the residential market. NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and quickly grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, the parent company of NerdsToGo.

In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia where FASTSIGNS centers operate under the SIGNWAVE brand, and NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand acquired in September 2020. With a focus on business-to-business franchises and the people behind those businesses, Propelled Brands will help each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to customers, and the company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well-branded, eye-catching Nerd Van. Customers can also receive service through remote support or by visiting a local NerdsToGo service center. NerdsToGo acts as the IT department for small to medium sized businesses by helping to design, implement and support IT networks, provide data backup & continuity services, cybersecurity solutions, cloud services, remote support, vendor management services and overall routine maintenance.

For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679).

12 07, 2021

Express Employment Professionals Reports Strong Growth and Accelerated Development in Six New Markets in First Half of 2021

2021-07-12T11:30:50-04:00July 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading Global Staffing Franchise Concept Signed 27 Franchise Agreements, Including the Completion of 22 Resales in First Two Quarters.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Express Employment Professionals, the leading global staffing provider franchise, announced today it has experienced notable success in the first half of 2021, signing a total of 27 franchise agreements, an 8% increase year-over-year, which included completing 22 resales. As a result of these franchise agreements, Express will enter six new markets in the coming months, including Rockford, Illinois; Woodbury, New Jersey; Scarborough, Ontario; Detroit, Michigan; Niagara Falls, Ontario; and Canberra, Australia.

The Canberra location marks Express’ first official franchise agreement following the brand’s acquisition of Frontline Recruitment Group, a recruiting and staffing company in Australia and New Zealand, in early 2020. The franchisees, Sylvi and Gary Elix, converted their existing Frontline business to an Express and plan to open a second location in the capital.

Express’ continued relevance in the current economic environment and its success has fueled a surge in franchise development this year, positioning the brand for strong growth in key target markets throughout the remainder of 2021 and beyond. In the first half of this year, Express hosted six virtual discovery days with more than 30 prospective franchise candidates interested in entrepreneurial opportunities.

“Our services have proved to be extremely valuable as the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic that caused many to actively search for new careers. We are fortunate to have such a strong network of franchisees whose passion fuels them to prioritize helping local businesses and members of their respective communities,” said Bill Stoller, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. “There are many markets across the country in need of a professional staffing agency, and it is our mission to find the best entrepreneurs to bring our proven business model to where it is needed most. We’ve experienced incredible momentum this year and are only expecting that strong growth to accelerate.”

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 over 552,000 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 11 consecutive years and its franchisees have average annual sales per territory of over $5.4 million in the U.S.

Express’s long-term goal of putting a million people to work annually is at the heart of its company’s vision: to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. The brand is actively seeking qualified candidates to help grow its footprint throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 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.

1 07, 2021

Phenix Salon Suites Franchising LLC is Partnering With LL COOL J

2021-07-01T12:12:05-04:00July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Signs Agreement with the Nation’s Leading Salon Suite Brand.

ENCINITAS, Calif. — Phenix Salon Suites announced today that LL COOL J is partnering with their largest franchisee, Kevin Davis, to own and operate Phenix locations throughout the East Coast, including Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, in addition to expanding the Los Angeles market. The need for these salons is evidenced by Phenix seeing a 344% increase in lifestyle professionals searching for a new workspace since the beginning of the pandemic, according to analytics from phenixsalonsuites.com.

Community is paramount to LL COOL J and can be seen throughout his projects and investments, including Rock The Bells, where he has continuously made a point to put ownership of the company back in the hands of Hip-Hop culture’s pioneers and the Black community. LL will bring his business acumen to the Phenix brand as it continues to expand on the East Coast, including Queens, where he grew up. Phenix Salons redefine the options available for sole proprietors in the beauty industry. Taking away the limitations of financial resources, Phenix and its franchisees provide professionals with the opportunity to own and operate a business at a fraction of the cost of traditional salon settings.

Opportunities can now be afforded to those that would rarely otherwise be able to establish creative and professional autonomy, and this in turn builds strong foundations for many families and communities.

“I have known Gina Rivera, Founder of Phenix Salon Suites, for several years now,” said LL COOL J. “I love the fact that Gina is not only the founder but also an active stylist with over 42,000 hours behind a chair servicing clients. She truly understands what it takes to make a difference in the lives of cosmetologists and estheticians. Together, we are helping them realize their dreams of owning and operating their very own businesses. With Phenix, lifestyle professionals have the opportunity to flourish creatively, financially, and professionally. I’m excited to be a part of such a winning organization.”

“I could not be more excited to partner with LL COOL J and together, accelerate our growth plans to further expand Phenix Salon Suites in key markets such as Los Angeles and New York,” says Kevin Davis. “We’re excited to help lifestyle professionals pursue their dream of owning their own business by making salon suites more accessible within priority markets. The timing of our partnership could not be more perfect, right on the heels of LL COOL J’s long overdue recognition with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His highly successful career spanning decades within the music and film industries will no doubt soon create a similar legacy in the salon suites space.”

“At Phenix, we are honored to include LL COOL J as a part of the Phenix family,” said Gina Rivera. “During a time when Phenix’s growth is skyrocketing, LL COOL J helps continue to drive our footprint forward. We’re beyond happy to have LL COOL J as a part of the Phenix family and to see him thrive as a multi-unit operator. And we’re equally excited to congratulate LL on the recent announcement of his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

About Phenix Salon Suites

The California-based salon suite franchise is a salon suite rental concept that offers an opportunity for salon and lifestyle professionals to have their own salon suite within a larger, well-located salon. Phenix Salon Suites does not sell haircuts. The brand licenses individualized suites so professionals can service their clients in a safe and secure environment. Founded in 2007 by beauty expert Gina Rivera, who has family roots in the industry dating back to 1929, she has reinvented the salon industry with Phenix. The company began franchising in 2012 and today has over 300 salons across 33 states with plans to expand internationally. Recognized seven years in a row on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, Phenix Salon Suites is acknowledged as an industry leader with franchise opportunities available in a number of key markets throughout the United States. For more information on franchising with Phenix Salon Suites, please visit www.phenixsalonsuitesfranchising.com.

30 06, 2021

CorporateConnections®: Uniting Members In Business and In Friendship

2021-06-30T17:08:32-04:00June 30th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The recent global pandemic highlighted the basic need for people to come together. CorporateConnections®, the preeminent platform for global business leaders to meet and connect, understood that demand and fulfilled it at the most crucial time. By Lizzy Yeserski

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30 06, 2021

Propelled Brands Acquires Suite Management Franchising, LLC

2021-06-30T06:48:49-04:00June 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Rapidly Growing B2B Franchise Brand Joins FASTSIGNS International, Inc., SIGNWAVE, and NerdsToGo.

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS International. Inc., which is the franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, and NerdsToGo®, an emerging IT services franchise brand, today announced its acquisition of Suite Management Franchising, LLC. Suite Management Franchising, LLC (“SMF” or the “Company”) is the parent company of  MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza®, two rapidly-growing salon suite franchisors.

“We are excited to welcome Suite Management Franchising, a proven franchise organization in the salon suite industry, into our family,” said Catherine Monson, President and CEO of Propelled Brands and Chair of the International Franchising Association. “SMF and its focus on helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals of small business ownership fits perfectly with the Propelled Brands mission. We look forward to cultivating the rapid growth and continued development that will benefit MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza members, franchisees, and team members.”

SMF was founded in 2010 and is a part of the large and growing salon suite industry with 201 locations in 34 states and 2 countries. SMF is well-positioned for continued, sustainable growth as market demands change and salon professionals and customers seek out private, dedicated salon space.

“We look forward to growing this business with existing franchisees and introducing the MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza brands to a new group of potential franchisees and customers,” added Monson. “Our goal is to add value to the business as well as to expand and grow the MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza brands.”

“As part of our ongoing strategy to provide outstanding support and growth opportunities to our franchisees, we are thrilled to be joining the Propelled Brands family,” SMF Co-Founder and President, Ken McAllister, said in a statement. “We look forward to leveraging Propelled Brands’ franchise expertise to accelerate growth and dramatically expand our footprint across the country. Their excellence in franchise development, store openings, and back-end services through legal, finance, accounting, and HR will help us further improve unit level economics and franchisee profitability.”

About Suite Management Franchising, LLC.

Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, is the latest concept in the beauty services industry bringing together a collection of independent beauty professionals in one luxurious location. Ken and Alanna McAllister opened the first MY SALON Suite in Metairie, Louisiana in 2010. By 2012, they had three locations in Louisiana and Florida, and since then, the franchise has expanded across North America. With beauty franchise industry-leading knowledge, operational processes and support services, they help franchise owners successfully build, open and manage upscale private salon suite facilities for highly-qualified, established beauty service professionals, who are ready to make an investment in themselves and their professional success by running their own salon business.

For more information about MY SALON Suite, please visit: https://www.mysalonsuite.com/franchise

About Propelled Brands®

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® and NerdsToGo®. Focused on service-oriented franchises, the Propelled Brands team assists each brand in its portfolio to confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose. Propelled Brands advances the strategic path for each brand, offering support, guidance and a clear vision to fully equip every franchisee, helping them maximize success.

Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts that align with its forward-thinking growth objectives. For more information or to learn about opportunities with Propelled Brands, visit propelledbrands.com.