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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).

24 03, 2021

NerdsToGo Inks Two Agreements Under New Leadership Amid Aggressive Franchise Expansion

2021-03-24T16:01:39-04:00March 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Emerging IT Services Brand Aims to Sign 30 Franchise Development Agreements Nationwide in 2021.

CARROLLTON, TexasNerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, announced it is aggressively targeting franchise growth across the United States as demand for in-home technology solutions continues to increase with more professionals working from home. The announcement comes on the heels of the signing of two franchise agreements to develop new locations in Knoxville, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina.

In September 2020, NerdsToGo was acquired by Propelled Brands, parent company of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor in North America. 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.

“The pandemic has forced many professionals to work remotely from their homes full time, without direct access to their company’s IT department. Remote work is a part of the ‘new 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. “Propelled Brands has grown FASTSIGNS to be the leader in its category and with a proven business model, we aspire to duplicate that strategy with NerdsToGo. With the brand’s authority in the business-to-business sector, we are looking to utilize our expertise to grow NerdsToGo to be a powerhouse brand.”

The Knoxville territory has been awarded to experienced franchisees Don and Susan Dally, who will also serve as the Area Representatives to lead the brand’s development efforts across the state of Tennessee.

“During my career I’ve had the good fortune to experience both franchising and corporate America. When I looked back over my career, it was clear that being a franchisee was the most rewarding. So, Susan and I decided to return to the model that allows me to go into business for myself, but not by myself. Once I learned about NerdsToGo’s proven business model and unlimited resources and support, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” said Don. “NerdsToGo focuses on helping the underserved small to medium-sized businesses in areas where they need it the most, and I’m looking forward to scaling the brand’s growth alongside the experienced leaders at Propelled Brands.”

Offering a variety of consumer and B2B services including business consulting, commercial virus removal, spyware and more, NerdsToGo currently has 25 locations and aims to sell 30 franchises nationwide as part of its plans to grow the brand’s footprint in new and existing markets. With a long-term goal of growing to over 500 locations, the company is seeking expansion in markets that serve more than 100,000 people. ApplePie Capital is supporting the brand’s growth as the lender of choice.

“For nearly a decade, ApplePie has helped high-qualify franchise brands provide their franchisees with easy access to the capital they need to achieve their growth goals,” said Ron Feldman, CFE, Chief Development Officer, ApplePie Capital. “ApplePie Capital is proud to be the finance partner helping to fund Nerds2Go’s growth.”

NerdsToGo is currently seeking qualified franchisees 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. 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@nerdstogofranchise.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. The company also continues to own and operate the original Guilford, CT location.

NerdsToGo locations provide the total solution in computer and technology support to help small to medium sized business owners and residential customers lead a more effective, efficient and entertaining life through use of a wide range of technology devices including computers, iPhones, iPads, communication devices, Wi-Fi networks, printers, and smart devices. The Company’s signature service is delivered by sending a Nerd onsite to customer locations in a well branded, eye catching Nerd Van or through remote support. Customers can also receive service 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. NerdsToGo continues to grow its franchisee base, while delivering exceptional service and customer support through every interaction.