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26 08, 2022

MY SALON Suite Announces Goal to Raise $120,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

2022-08-26T17:57:08-04:00August 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — MY SALON Suite, a salon suite franchise that focuses on providing stylists and beauticians a personal space to build their business and the beauty industry’s future, will be hosting its annual “Suite Relief” Fundraiser throughout September, with a goal to raise $120,000 in benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

“Last year, we far surpassed our goals and were able to raise over $120,000 for St. Jude with the help of generous donations from clients, Members, franchise partners, vendors and the Suite Management Franchising team, and we hope to achieve that once again this year,” said Stacy Eley, president of Suite Management Franchising. “Our annual fundraiser gives the MY SALON Suite community a way to give back and support a life-saving organization. The growth of the Suite Relief Fund™ over the years is a testament to our organization’s commitment to service, and I’m proud to be a part of a community that supports such a worthy cause.”

Suite Management Franchising, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, started its partnership with St. Jude in 2018 with the launch of the Suite Relief Fund™. Since the partnership’s inception, the Suite Relief Fund has raised over $250,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Continued support helps St. Jude provide treatment, travel, housing, and food to the more than 400,000 kids with cancer around the world each year, at no charge to their families.

Last year’s fundraiser brought in $120,000 for St. Jude, exceeding the initial goal of raising $35,000 and totaling more than what had been raised in the three previous years combined. MY SALON Suite hopes to match or exceed the amount raised in 2021, with each location setting individual pledges for fundraising and some locations participating in St. Jude’s Walk/Run events.

To donate to the Suite Relief Fund benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, visit https://fundraising.stjude.org/.

About Suite Management Franchising
Suite Management Franchising, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, is a salon suite franchise created for entrepreneurial-spirited individuals interested in diversifying their portfolio while living a semi-absentee lifestyle. Founded to inspire and empower the modern-day salon owner, the company offers a unique opportunity for a diverse range of beauty and health professionals to run their businesses successfully. Salon members are provided ongoing training, support, and a strong referral network to help their business generate a six-figure income. Featured in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top New Franchise” list, the brand is widely recognized for its rapid expansion and noteworthy success. A strategic alliance partnership with Propelled Brands, the nation’s largest family-owned collection of salons, continues to propel the brand’s growth. With 225 locations in 35 states across the United States and Canada, the franchise concept plans to add 200 franchise partners and 500 salons in the next three years.

For more information about Suite Management Franchising, visit mysalonsuite.com/franchise. To learn more about MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, visit mysalonsuite.com and salonplaza.com.

26 05, 2022

Propelled Brands’ FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo, and MY SALON Suite Ranked On FRAN-TASTIC 500 2022

2022-05-26T09:43:47-04:00May 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, has all brands ranked on FranServe’s FRAN-TASTIC 500 2022 list.

“We are proud to have all three of our brands recognized as top franchises of 2022,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands. “The recognition is proof of our business model’s efficacy in providing business ownership opportunities and the quality of support provided to our franchisees to help in their success. We look forward to our continued growth in the years to come.”

The FRAN-TASTIC 500 recognizes 500 of the franchising industry’s leading brands that open the doors to business ownership through franchising. Brands are chosen based on criteria including brand identity, turnkey model, superb training, and scalability.

“Franchising helps people change their lives and take control of their future,” said Alesia Visconti, CEO and President of FranServe Inc. “A brand that makes our annual “FRAN-TASTIC 500″ list shows that it values a fun and rewarding lifestyle and emphasizes people fulfilling their dreams of business ownership through franchising.”

Additional information on the FRAN-TASTIC 500 full list of brands can be found at https://franserve.com/frantastic500/.

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).

24 05, 2022

Propelled Brands to Attend International Franchise Expo in New York City

2022-05-24T13:34:00-04:00May 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Key leaders of corporate umbrella company for leading franchise brands to attend annual franchising expo to share and gain insight to drive success

CARROLLTON, TexasPropelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and MY SALON Suite will be attending the International Franchise Expo (Booth #214) in New York, NY, taking place June 2-4 at the Javits Center. Catherine Monson, chief executive officer; Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer, Scott Krupa, vice president of franchise development and Clint Ehlers, FASTSIGNS franchisee and member of the IFA Board of Directors will all be in attendance.

“It is incredible to once again be able to attend the International Franchise Expo in person,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands. “The International Franchise Expo is a wonderful opportunity to network, share best practices and create new opportunities for everyone within franchising. That every one of our brands is attending is just improving our overall opportunity to connect with new businesses.”

The International Franchise Expo 2022 is the world’s leading event where potential franchisees can network and connect with large, medium-sized and emerging franchise brands. The International Franchise Expo brings together attendees, exhibitors, expert speakers and sponsors for information sharing, education and business development.

“We are excited to represent all three of Propelled’s Brands at the 2022 International Franchise Expo,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer of Propelled Brands. “With all of our brands meeting new, potential franchisees in person, the International Franchise Expo is an amazing chance to share the opportunities within the Propelled Brands network.”

During the event, Catherine Monson, Mark Jameson, and Clint Ehlers will be joining panels of experts to discuss the current relevant topics in franchising. Catherine will discuss how women can be successful in today’s franchise marketplace. Mark will participate in a session alongside Ron Bender of Threshold Brands/Men in Kilts on Franchising 101, focusing on veterans and diversity in franchising. Finally, Clint will be providing his thoughts on the state of franchising with a focus on an economic and community outlook.

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

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

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).

3 05, 2022

Tech Entrepreneur Opens Tigard NerdsToGo

2022-05-03T14:15:44-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Experienced Business Professional Brings Expertise to Tigard Market.

TIGARD, Ore.  NerdsToGo®, a leading provider of IT Solutions for Business and Home, opened a brand new location in Tigard, Oregon. The newest location (12540 SW Main Street, Suite 110) is under the direction of owner and operator Rory Dunnaback.

Dunnaback, along with his father John Dunnaback, opened a Milwaukie NerdsToGo in 2018. A Portland resident, Rory saw a geographical competitive advantage to opening a store in Tigard, which is west of Portland. The Tigard launch serves a growing need in metro areas for tech services as the reliance on such services becomes more important than ever post-pandemic.

“A lot had to do with geography,” he said. The location fits with his marketing strategy and goal of having more exposure with locations east and west of Portland.

The Tigard location offers even greater brand exposure due to the retail storefront and strong downtown community surrounding it. This store location on Tigard’s main street brings great visibility. It’s also the first store in the U.S. to initiate the recent brand refresh. Dunnaback’s first location is in downtown Milwaukie on Main Street–those in the area might have seen the signature yellow Nerd vans around town or have worked with the friendly, approachable Nerds as they help make technology less intimidating.

As local economies begin to come back to main streets, this is great for business and brand recognition in the heart of the downtown area, Dunnaback said.

“I’m really proud to have both of my businesses on main streets,” he said. “It’s very small-town America.” Dunnaback was named Franchisee of the Year and won the Nerdy Award earlier this year, which recognizes an individual that excels in helping customers and employees achieve their full potential.

As a managed service provider, NerdsToGo offers a variety of services for small to medium sized businesses including: Server and PC Monitoring, Data Back-up and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Hosting and Microsoft Office Support. NerdAssure, a proprietary bundle of IT services scaled and priced for small businesses, is created for small companies who don’t have the resources to employ full time IT specialists. Home services tailored to the individual include Computer Repair, Internet trouble-shooting and cybersecurity solutions.

Dunnaback’s interest in opening NerdsToGo began with a desire to open a family business with his dad. Yet, he’s long been involved with IT solutions, as well as the role technology plays in people’s lives since majoring in information technology at Michigan State and then establishing a career in healthcare technology. In addition to operating NerdsToGo franchises, Rory is an involved member of his community, serving as President of the Downtown Milwaukie Business Association.

Rory is also a member of the Westside Professional Business Association that has been around since the late 1970s. He is also on the board of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce and a Chair of the North Clackamas Education Foundation.

Dunnaback will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on May 5th at 2pm.

For more information and to see the services offered visit www.nerdstogo.com.

About NerdsToGo®
NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchisor for NerdsToGo, recognized for its top-rated franchisee satisfaction in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Top 100 Culture list. With a focus on business-to-business franchises including FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza® brands, Propelled Brands helps each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their unique position, momentum and purpose.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

28 04, 2022

Stacy Eley Named Brand President of Suite Management Franchising

2022-04-28T15:07:24-04:00April 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands, the parent company of Suite Management Franchising (SMF), the franchisor of both MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, a salon suite franchise that focuses on providing hairstylists and beauty professionals a personal space to build their independent businesses and be their own boss, has named Stacy Eley brand president.

“It is a great honor to accept the brand president role,” said Stacy Eley. “I love franchising! I am passionate about the Suite Management Franchising network and the value we bring to our franchisees and our franchisees’ members. I look forward to further accelerating the growth and success of franchisees.”

Stacy has been with Suite Management Franchising since April of 2013, first as Director of Operations, then Senior Vice President of Operations, and since February of 2020, she has held the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Suite Management Franchising, Eley held director positions in the fitness franchise industry, planning and directing strategic initiatives for brand expansion, training and communication.

In her current role as brand president, Eley will be responsible for increasing franchisee profitability through effective leadership, innovation, new revenue streams, and operational efficiencies, as well as driving growth in the number of franchise locations. She will focus on franchisee/franchisor collaboration, sharing best practices, operational standards and providing coaching, training and ongoing education to all franchisees within the MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza network.

“I am honored to appoint Stacy to this role,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands, who acquired SMF in June 2021. “Her inclusive and compassionate leadership style and deep knowledge and expertise in the salon suite space will be a great asset to Suite Management Franchising and all of their franchisees as she creates new opportunities and drives continued success and growth for the network.”

For more information about the MY SALON Suite or Salon Plaza franchise, visit https://www.mysalonsuite.com, or contact Mark Jameson at mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679.

About Suite Management Franchising

Suite Management Franchising, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, is a salon suite franchise created for entrepreneurial-spirited individuals interested in diversifying their portfolio while living a semi-absentee lifestyle. Founded to inspire and empower the modern-day salon owner, the company offers a unique opportunity for a diverse range of beauty and health professionals to run their businesses successfully. Salon members are provided ongoing training, support, and a strong referral network to help their business generate a six-figure income. Featured in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top New Franchise” list, the brand is widely recognized for its rapid expansion and noteworthy success. A strategic alliance partnership with Propelled Brands, the nation’s largest family-owned collection of salons, continues to propel the brand’s growth. With 225 locations in 35 states across the United States and Canada, the franchise concept plans to add 200 franchise partners and 500 salons in the next three years.

For more information about Suite Management Franchising, visit mysalonsuite.com/franchise. To learn more about MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, visit mysalonsuite.com and salonplaza.com.

27 04, 2022

NerdsToGo® Reveals Brand Refinement

2022-04-27T09:14:48-04:00April 27th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Emerging technology brand unveils rebrand with an eye-catching, contemporary look

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo®, a fast growing information technology (IT) solutions and technology repair services franchise for both business and home, is moving forward as fast as it’s growing, with a new visual look and feel, with a new color palette, font, and restaged brand character, “Nerdy.”

“By updating and reimagining our brand identity, NerdsToGo® has an opportunity to stand out in the crowd more than ever, digitally and in person,” said Jim Howe, Brand President of NerdsToGo. “The refinement reinforces NerdsToGo® as an emerging brand in the technology industry. We are positioning the brand for the future while maintaining customer confidence in our Nerds abilities and capabilities which encompass complete business and home IT technology needs.”

NerdsToGo is adding more locations in new territories. They are projected to open over ten additional locations in 2022. “The refinement of our logo and our ‘Nerdy’ character achieves our intent of contemporizing and elevating the brand while retaining the qualities of approachability and tech expertise the brand stands for,” said Jennifer Herskind, Chief Marketing Officer.

The new logo was developed by St. Louis-based advertising agency Rodgers Townsend. The NerdsToGo franchisees were introduced to the new logo and brand refinement while attending the first annual convention in Dallas, Texas, earlier this year. “It was time. Our franchisees were ready for an updated look and feel. Coming out of convention we saw a renewed energy from our franchisees embracing the brand direction and eager to update their locations,” added Herskind.

“The new refinement helps the company be more competitive in the marketplace,” said Rory Dunnaback, NerdsToGo® 2021 Franchisee of the Year award winner and the first adopter of the new brand identity at his newly opened Tigard, Oregon location. “The update to our look helps attract new customers in all technology areas, allowing us to evolve and grow as technological advancements continue.”

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

About Propelled Brands®:

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchiser of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza®. 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.

About NerdsToGo®

NerdsToGo is a growing IT services franchise brand that provides a simple path to overcoming the pain points and complexities of technology. Friendly and approachable Nerds offer solutions for efficiency and security for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as the individual who needs help with personal computers, devices and home networks. As a Managed Services Provider for business, the Nerds can assess, design and support IT networks while providing remote support and vendor management.

Propelled Brands is the multi-brand franchisor for NerdsToGo, recognized for its top-rated franchisee satisfaction in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Top 100 Culture list. With a focus on business-to-business franchises including FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE® in Australia, MY SALON Suite® and Salon Plaza® brands, Propelled Brands helps each franchise confidently navigate forward based on their  unique position, momentum and purpose.

To learn more, visit NerdsToGo.com. Follow the brand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerdstogo/mycompany/, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NerdsToGoComputerService/. For information about the NerdsToGo franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson (mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or call 214.346.5679).

17 03, 2022

Propelled Brands To Attend The Franchise Expo West In Phoenix, Arizona

2022-03-17T11:48:30-04:00March 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

FASTSIGNS franchisee Emily Staples and Jeff Lewis, Propelled Brands’ assistant vice president of franchise support to host a panel and class.

CARROLLTON, TexasPropelled Brands, the corporate umbrella of FASTSIGNS®, SIGNWAVE®, NerdsToGo® and Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, will be attending Franchise Expo West (Booth #309) in Phoenix, AZ, taking place March 18-19. FASTSIGNS® franchisee from the Phoenix area, Emily Staples, will participate in a panel discussion on the challenges and rewards of being a franchisee, and Propelled Brands’ Assistant Vice President of Franchise Support, Jeff Lewis, will teach a breakaway session.

“We are thrilled for this chance to network and represent all three of our brands at this great event,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer of Propelled Brands. “Propelled Brands is set to show everyone about our three franchise opportunities and how we support our franchisees. Additionally, having such strong members of our network speak at this event is exciting. The panel and class held by our very own Emily Staples and Jeff Lewis will provide valuable information and offer those who attend the chance to improve both themselves and their business.”

Franchise Expo West is a chance to meet face-to-face with the ‘best of the best’ franchise brands as attendees sample, explore and speak with industry-leading brands that are interested in growing in the western United States. Visitors looking to invest in a franchise or create a franchise from their existing business will find seminars and workshops to meet their needs, providing a great opportunity to gather information and learn all they need to know about franchising in one convenient, information-packed event.

“I am excited for this chance to speak on a panel about the challenges and rewards of being a franchisee,” said Emily Staples, franchisee at FASTSIGNS® of Gilbert, Arizona. “The goal is to educate individuals on what all goes into determining the business they want to go into and what is required. There were a lot of things I didn’t know before opening a business that I wish someone would have told me.”

Propelled Brands is the corporate umbrella under which service industry franchise brands operate and grow, building a network with extremely high franchisee satisfaction, yearly improvements in franchisee profitability, and strong financial benchmarks and net promoter scores. Propelled Brands brings the same strategy, culture, and discipline to every company they partner with while also enriching the lives of their franchisees. They advance the strategic path for each brand and offer a clear vision and supportive business model to put franchise owners on a path to success.

“My class is 100% focused on helping franchisees improve their profitability and how to do so. We’ll cover best practices, financial reviews, profit leaders, education and more,” said Jeff Lewis, assistant vice president of franchise support for Propelled Brands. “Improving profitability is the #1 key strategic objective for FASTSIGNS® and Propelled Brands, and it helps us with franchisee satisfaction and enhancing the value of the FASTSIGNS® brand.”

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

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).

11 03, 2022

Scott Krupa Promoted to Vice President of Franchise Development for Propelled Brands

2022-03-11T10:04:59-05:00March 11th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands announced Scott Krupa as the vice president of franchise development bringing over 10 years of franchising experience to the position. Krupa will play a crucial role in advancing growth opportunities for FASTSIGNS®, NerdsToGo®, and MY SALON Suite.

“Scott possesses an extensive level of knowledge and expertise about each of our brands that reflect his dedication and love for the companies and ambition to reach new heights,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer of Propelled Brands. “As our brands continue to develop and achieve new success, we are proud to promote Scott and support him as he continues to bring new opportunities and provide expertise on franchising, lead generation, and our proprietary sales process. During Scotts tenure, he helped us grow both domestically and internationally, adding five new countries to FASTSIGNS’ portfolio.”

Krupa started his journey with FASTSIGNS in 2015. During his tenure, he has developed the brand, both domestically and internationally, serving with dual titles and responsibilities in the U.S. and abroad. With the acquisition of NerdsToGo® in 2020 and My Salon Suites® in 2021, the opportunity to lead a multi-brand development team arose and Krupa filled the description of what Propelled Brands needed. Krupa’s experience over the years has equipped him with the capabilities to lead a team of professionals who are singularly focused on identifying suitable candidates to grow their respective brands. Krupa and his teams are keen to find candidates that have a long-lasting impact on the culture of Propelled Brands’ outstanding family of franchises and their respective communities around them.

“I’m happy to elevate my work experience with Propelled Brands and strengthen the relationships I’ve made along the way,” said Krupa. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to continue to meet our goals and keep the promises we make to our franchisees so that they can operate a successful business, be their own boss and fulfill the vision they have for their lives.”

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

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).

18 02, 2022

NerdsToGo Seeks Franchise Expansion in Milwaukee, With Goal Set to Develop Eight New Units in the Market

2022-02-18T10:21:11-05:00February 18th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Leading computer and technology repair service seeks to provide assistance to small-and-medium sized businesses in a new market.

CARROLLTON, Texas — NerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise, is looking to expand its presence in Milwaukee by approximately eight units, as the increasing demand for in-home technology solutions continues to rise.

“With so many businesses offering remote work for their employees, the services NerdsToGo provides are more valuable now than ever before,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “NerdsToGo has an amazing opportunity in the Milwaukee market, and we are confident that our proven business model along with the support and resources provided, will allow our franchisees to thrive.”

The NerdsToGo business model has created a culture of excellence where Nerds are given the opportunity to grow and profit from their skills, while offering a high standard of professional service to customers.

“When Propelled Brands acquired NerdsToGo, I knew they would take the FASTSIGNS business model and bring those tools to the NerdsToGo franchise,” said Chuck Bailey, a NerdsToGo franchise owner. “NerdsToGo bridges a gap that exists between the large corporate IT services companies and the mom and pop stores that are out there. Propelled Brands is setting up NerdsToGo to be a lean, mean, franchising machine, and I am excited to be a part of that transformation.”

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.

8 02, 2022

MY SALON Suite Pursues Franchise Expansion in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, With Goal Set to Develop Nine Units Across the Market

2022-02-08T12:10:06-05:00February 8th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

CARROLLTON, Texas — MY SALON Suite, a salon suite franchise that focuses on providing stylists and beauticians a personal space to build their business and the beauty industry’s future, is looking to expand its influence in the Greater St. Louis region by developing nine locations in the metropolitan area.

“There are incredible growth opportunities for MY SALON Suite in the St. Louis market,” said Ken McAllister, the co-founder and CEO of MY SALON Suite. “MY SALON Suite offers its franchisees a semi-passive owner experience, allowing them a way to own a franchise without the need to manage employees and oversee every operation of their retail location. I am excited to see how MY SALON Suite will expand into the market and cannot wait for new franchisees to join our organization.”

MY SALON Suite is a salon suite franchise that focuses on providing stylists and beauticians a personal space to build their business. They decorate their suite, use their own branding, set their hours, prices, and manage their own client lists and business. In addition, the MY SALON Suite franchise owners serve as landlords who recruit and rent space to health and beauty professionals.

“MY SALON Suite is a franchise that encourages growth in both its franchisees and the beauticians who become members,” said St. Louis franchise owner, Brian Repp. “This franchise wants to help its members to grow both personally and financially. It allows each person to be their own boss, and while it can be a challenge to stay self-motivating when no one is telling you what to do, the freedom available to each Salon member is invaluable.”

In June 2021, Suite Management Franchising, LLC, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, was acquired by Propelled Brands. Propelled Brands is using its unparalleled resources, support, and training to accelerate growth and expand Suite Management Franchising’s footprint across the country.

The initial investment for a MY SALON Suite franchise is approximately $664,738$1,479,827, including a $50,000 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $1 million, of which $200K is liquid. Additionally, MY SALON Suite 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 $25,000.

For more information about the MY SALON Suite franchise, visit https://www.mysalonsuite.com, or contact Mark Jameson at mark.jameson@propelledbrands.com or 214-346-5679.

About Suite Management Franchising

Suite Management Franchising, the parent company of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, is a salon suite franchise created for entrepreneurial-spirited individuals interested in diversifying their portfolio while living a semi-absentee lifestyle. Founded to inspire and empower the modern-day salon owner, the company offers a unique opportunity for a diverse range of beauty and health professionals to run their businesses successfully. Salon members are provided ongoing training, support, and a strong referral network to help their business generate a six-figure income. Featured in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top New Franchise” list, the brand is widely recognized for its rapid expansion and noteworthy success. A strategic alliance partnership with Propelled Brands, the nation’s largest family-owned collection of salons, continues to propel the brand’s growth. With 225 locations in 35 states across the United States and Canada, the franchise concept plans to add 200 franchise partners and 500 salons in the next three years.

For more information about Suite Management Franchising, visit mysalonsuite.com/franchise. To learn more about MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, visit mysalonsuite.com and salonplaza.com.