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31 01, 2021

Success from Home: Become a FranServe Franchise Consultant

2021-01-31T10:55:31-05:00January 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

There’s never been a better time to work from home. On the heels of a global pandemic, professionals across all industries have been forced to work remotely, many for the first time. If you seek a satisfying career with excellent earning potential that can be achieved from a home office, consider becoming a Franchise Consultant. By Rochelle Miller

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31 01, 2021

Bitbox ATM: A True Turnkey, Home-Based Business

2021-01-31T09:38:42-05:00January 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , |

A growing demand for digital currency has resulted in rapid growth for Bitbox ATM since the company was founded and franchised in 2019. Now with a total of 58 franchisees and more than 160 installed Bitcoin ATM machines across the nation, Bitbox ATM is offering a unique, ground-floor opportunity to become part of this exploding industry. By Cindy Charette

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31 01, 2021

Home Sweet Home-Based Business

2021-01-31T09:15:02-05:00January 31st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Have you been working from home for the last several months? Do you think it is decidedly better than going into the city or corporate office, but you still don’t like what you’re doing? Maybe your values don’t align with the company values anymore. If any or all of this is true, and you have been thinking about opening your own business, then 2021 is your year! By Dawn Abbamondi

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30 09, 2020

FranServe: Women Helping Women Find the Perfect Franchise

2020-09-30T21:30:53-04:00September 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

When Julie Goldberg realized she didn’t want to return to the office after her childcare leave ended, she sought to invest in a franchise to start her own home-based business. Having started her career in the accounting department of a national retail brand that was a franchise, she knew first-hand that her chances of success would be greater if she invested in a proven business model rather than launch her own independent company. By Rochelle Miller

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7 03, 2019

March 2019: Featured Entrepreneur

2019-03-07T15:02:43-05:00March 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Taking the reigns of the family business

by Jill Abrahamsen

Heidi Morrissey never planned on joining the family business. In fact, she worked as an elementary school teacher and ran her own home-based business for 11 years until her dad’s years of convincing persuaded her to join his enterprise.

Her father, Dave Haglund, founded Kitchen Tune-Up® in 1986 with the mission of giving wood surfaces a fresh, updated appearance. The tune-up is an inexpensive, convenient way for customers to get a new look in their kitchens (and bathrooms) without the hassle and expense of a major overhaul.

The business was an immediate success, and in 1988, Kitchen Tune-Up sold its first franchise. Over the years, the Kitchen Tune-Up system expanded to include cabinet refacing, redooring, custom cabinets, storage solutions, and more. Morrissey joined in 2003, taking on marketing and sales as well as a major rebranding of the company.
Morrissey’s leadership impressed her dad so much that she eventually took his place at the helm of the company. Her passion for the brand—and the franchise opportunity—has led Kitchen Tune-Up to be a major player in the industry.

“People don’t even believe it when I tell them about the ease and value of this opportunity,” Morrissey says. “Franchisees can run the business out of their homes and grow it at their own pace.” The company offers extensive training, including working with the home office team for the first 12 weeks, plus ongoing webinars and support. “We are here for our franchisees every step of the way,” she adds.

With more than 30 years in business, Kitchen Tune-Up offers investors a great opportunity with a well-known name. There is no carpentry background or heavy lifting needed to own this business, but an eye for design doesn’t hurt. “We are looking for partners who are self-starters,” Morrisey says. “Women are our customers and female owners have a natural connection from the start.”

For more information, contact franchise@kitchentuneup.com, 800-333-6385, or visit www.ktufranchise.com.

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Taking the reigns of the family business

by Jill Abrahamsen

Heidi Morrissey never planned on joining the family business. In fact, she worked as an elementary school teacher and ran her own home-based business for 11 years until her dad’s years of convincing persuaded her to join his enterprise.

Her father, Dave Haglund, founded Kitchen Tune-Up® in 1986 with the mission of giving wood surfaces a fresh, updated appearance. The tune-up is an inexpensive, convenient way for customers to get a new look in their kitchens (and bathrooms) without the hassle and expense of a major overhaul.

The business was an immediate success, and in 1988, Kitchen Tune-Up sold its first franchise. Over the years, the Kitchen Tune-Up system expanded to include cabinet refacing, redooring, custom cabinets, storage solutions, and more. Morrissey joined in 2003, taking on marketing and sales as well as a major rebranding of the company.
Morrissey’s leadership impressed her dad so much that she eventually took his place at the helm of the company. Her passion for the brand—and the franchise opportunity—has led Kitchen Tune-Up to be a major player in the industry.

“People don’t even believe it when I tell them about the ease and value of this opportunity,” Morrissey says. “Franchisees can run the business out of their homes and grow it at their own pace.” The company offers extensive training, including working with the home office team for the first 12 weeks, plus ongoing webinars and support. “We are here for our franchisees every step of the way,” she adds.

With more than 30 years in business, Kitchen Tune-Up offers investors a great opportunity with a well-known name. There is no carpentry background or heavy lifting needed to own this business, but an eye for design doesn’t hurt. “We are looking for partners who are self-starters,” Morrisey says. “Women are our customers and female owners have a natural connection from the start.”

For more information, contact franchise@kitchentuneup.com, 800-333-6385, or visit www.ktufranchise.com.

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26 11, 2018

AtWork Personnel – Las Vegas Adds Staffing Industry Veteran CJ Rodriguez to Executive Leadership Team

2018-11-26T20:06:37-05:00November 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LAS VEGAS — AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, announced today the addition of staffing industry veteran CJ Rodriguez to the executive leadership team of their Las Vegas, Nevada location. Rodriguez will serve as President of the branch and be in charge of spearheading the addition of their healthcare and bioscience divisions, while also developing growth strategies for their professional, commercial, and government service divisions.

“We’re so excited to welcome CJ Rodriguez to the AtWork Group family in Las Vegas,” said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group. “CJ brings her tremendous experience in the staffing industry to the group and an added layer of depth to the experienced and successful team already in place. Her mastery of healthcare and professional service staffing will help continue to position the AtWork Group as a leader in the staffing industry and will help take us to new heights in not only Nevada, but the entire U.S.!”

“Our industry landscape is constantly changing and has pushed out the concept of traditional staffing,” said CJ Rodriguez. “Clients are seeking customer-centric partnerships that will add immediate impact and bring long-term value to their organizations. I continue to meet innovative thinkers and inspirational leaders throughout our organization who constantly elevate the playing field and tackle the hard-hitting challenges this industry faces head on. Being a part of the AtWork Group’s award-winning national brand is an exciting privilege!”

About AtWork Group

AtWork was recently ranked No. 88 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.

19 11, 2018

Local Entrepreneur Opens Always Best Care of Wallingford

2018-11-19T20:21:59-05:00November 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leading Senior Care Franchise Offers Award-Winning Senior Care Services to New Haven County.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that it has opened its newest franchise in Wallingford, Connecticut. Always Best Care of Wallingford/Greater New Haven marks the company’s sixth location in the state and will provide senior care services to the communities of Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Meriden, Madison, North Haven, North Branford, New Haven, Orange, Prospect and Wallingford. The new agency is owned and operated by first-time franchisee Linda Craig.

“Linda exudes an admirable amount of dedication and passion towards positively impacting the lives of those in need,” said Jake Brown, President and CEO of Always Best Care. “We’re very proud to welcome her to the Always Best Care family and believe her past experience in management and leadership in the medical arena coupled with her knowledge of the local community will allow her to provide exceptional care to Wallingford and the surrounding areas.”

As a resident of Wallingford for more than three decades, Craig has built a career devoted to helping the local community through various roles within the healthcare industry. The entrepreneur has experience in pharmaceuticals and laboratory management and most recently held the position of Regional Manager of Business Development for an oncology medical diagnostics company, establishing a strong network of healthcare professionals within the community. Craig earned a masters degree from the University of West Haven and a bachelor’s degree from Drew University.

“After many years of working with patients on a variety of levels within Wallingford and the surrounding areas, I noticed the need for quality senior care services,” said Craig. “I’m thrilled to bring Always Best Care’s services to my community and will continue to pride myself on providing the best care to seniors and loved ones that need it most.”

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care, and is the only senior services franchise system that combines the three to create three separate revenue streams for its franchisees. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada.

By working with case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and families, Always Best Care franchise owners provide affordable, comprehensive solutions that can be specifically matched to meet a client’s particular physical or social needs. The hallmark services of Always Best Care include non-medical in-home care and assisted living finder and referral services, with skilled home health care now being phased in throughout the country.

About Always Best Care

Founded in 1996, Always Best Care Senior Services is based on the belief that having the right people for the right level of care means peace of mind for the client and family. Always Best Care assists seniors with a wide range of illnesses and personal needs, and currently provides more than 4 million hours of care every year. Franchise opportunities are available to individuals interested in leveraging the company’s clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to seniors in their local areas.

Always Best Care also offers an exclusive program called Always in Touch, a telephone reassurance program that provides a daily phone call to seniors and disabled adults who are living alone and have limited contact with the outside world. Always in Touch is the only absolutely free national telephone reassurance program of its kind anywhere in the USA and Canada.

19 11, 2018

Maui Wowi Celebrates Cyber Monday with Half-Off Premium Coffees

2018-11-19T20:17:34-05:00November 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global Coffee and Smooth Franchise Offering 50 Percent Online Discount Nov. 26.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Just in time for the holiday rush, Maui Wowi® Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies (www.MauiWowi.com) is giving coffee lovers that extra caffeine boost they need with another sweet Cyber Monday deal.

When online shoppers visit shop.mauiwowi.com on November 26, they’ll be able to purchase 12-ounce bags of premium Maui Wowi Hawaiian coffee blends at half price using the promotional code CYBER at checkout. This is a one-day-only deal, valid on Cyber Monday.

“We’re excited to offer Maui Wowi customers and coffee lovers everywhere the chance to experience our delicious, Hawaiian coffee blends at a discounted online price,” said Helene Dion, national marketing manager for Kahala Brands™, parent company of Maui Wowi. “Whether you’re gearing up for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season or looking for that extra-flavorful gift to give a loved one, we want customers to know Maui Wowi has you covered!”

One fan-favorite blend that will be available to shoppers is the limited-time-only Maui Mountain Roast: a bold coffee blend made with beans cultivated in the premier coffee-growing conditions of Maui that offers subtle hints of wild berry with an earthy finish. Other popular choices include dark roasts like the Molokai blend and flavored coffees like Toasted Coconut, Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Vanilla.

Maui Wowi harvests its coffee beans from Hawaii’s Kona District, Molokai, Maui and Kauai regions, which are known for their rich volcanic soil—perfect for growing coffee that is smooth and less acidic.

About Maui Wowi

Since 1982, Maui Wowi® has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, over 30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations, Maui Wowi offers premium smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. The company maintains strong community involvement through fundraising efforts by its franchisees, in addition to Team Karma; an initiative that promotes corporate responsibility and giving back to the community. The brand has more than 450 operating units and an online store. In November 2015, Maui Wowi was acquired by Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of nearly 30 fast-casual and quick-service restaurant brands with approximately 3300 locations in 30 countries.

19 11, 2018

FirstLight Home Care Named One of the Top Franchises for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

2018-11-19T20:15:08-05:00November 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leading non-medical home care franchise recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine for second consecutive year.

CINCINNATI — FirstLight Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top franchises for veterans.

FirstLight was evaluated based on veteran incentives, support of veteran franchisees, and its ranking in the 2018 Franchise 500. This is the company’s second year in a row making the list.

“We’ve long been a supporter of veterans and are always looking for more ways to show appreciation for those who have served our country,” said Jeff Bevis, CEO and co-founder of FirstLight Home Care. “We have programs in place to provide veterans with assistance in opening their own FirstLight business, and we’ve had tremendous success at our locations owned by those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.”

As part of its support for all U.S. military veterans, FirstLight discounts its franchise fee by $12,500 for veterans. Bevis also serves as the current committee chairman of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Education Foundation VetFran Committee, which helps provide access and opportunities in both employment and franchising for veterans and their spouses. Additionally, FirstLight regularly attends and presents at regional and national events that are created to assist transitioning veterans to highlight both business ownership and employment opportunities that exist within the franchise industry for veterans and their spouses.

In addition to making Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list, Franchise Business Review ranked FirstLight as a Top Franchise for Veterans for the second consecutive year.

The recognition from Entrepreneur adds to the recent awards FirstLight has been receiving lately. In recent months, the company has also made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately held companies (for the 4th consecutive year of eligibility), as well as the Franchise Times Top 200+ of the 500 largest franchise companies for the fourth and sixth consecutive times, respectively. The company has also made Franchise Business Review’s Top 100 Franchises for Innovation list.

The complete list of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Top Franchises for Veterans can be found at https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topfranchiseveterans/2018/.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides more than 100,000 hours per week in care for more than 4,800 clients in over 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Their 4,700 caregivers provide companion and personal care services at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes and group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, veterans, adults with disabilities and anyone 18 and over who might just need a little extra care or assistance.