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Valpak Announces Sale of New York Owned and Operated Location

alpak Direct Marketing Systems Inc., located in Largo, FL, announces the sale of Valpak of New York to New York businessman Rod Lowenstein.

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Valpak Opens Mobile Couponing Opportunities to Millions of Consumers

Coupon Giant Launches New, Free Mobile Appson Android Platform to Join iPhone??? and Palm Pre???; Blackberry app coming soon

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Valpak Returns to Quebec; Further Expansion Planned Across Canada

Valpak, the most recognized direct mail brand in the U.S., has signed an Area Development agreement with a Quebec-based company that has offices in Montreal and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Wingstop Reaches Six Consecutive Years of Comp Restaurant Sales Increases

What do you get when you combine 1.7 billion chicken wings, 2.3 million gallons of Original Hot wing sauce and 60 million orders of fresh-cut seasoned fries? If you're Wingstop you get exactly six years of increased comparable stores sales.

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Turn up the heat

Stay warm this winter inside and out!

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10 Ways To Know You Are Ready To 'Go International'

William Edwards, president, and Robert Shaw, senior vice president, of Edwards Global Services Inc., provide international franchising readiness insights based on substantial international experience.

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First Einstein Bros. Bagels To Open At Downtown???s At Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel

First 50 in Line at the New Houston Restaurant On Opening Day Will Eat Free For One Year

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Beware the Multi-Unit Franchising Love Affair

Greg Nathan, Chairman, Franchise Relationships Institute, highlights some common challenges associated with multi-unit franchising.

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Blimpie Franchise Ranks #221 In Entrepreneur Magazine's 2011 Franchise 500

We are very pleased with our growth this year both in franchise development and consumer sales, as evidenced by our higher franchise ranking for 2011," said Jillian K. Henry, director of franchise development & product licensing for Kahala.

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Down Economy Eliminates Risky Franchises and Leaves The Grout Doctor Positioned For Success As 2 Billion Dollar Industry Rebounds

Grout Doctor Ranked in Franchise Business Review's Top Low Cost Franchise Opportunities for 2011

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Jani-King Kicks Off National Partnership

Jani-King International, a leader in stadium and large venue cleaning services, is excited to announce that the company has entered into an agreement with Soccer United Marketing to become the Official Cleaning Provider of Major League Soccer.

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Franchise Relationships - Legal and other Consequences

Observations on settling issues and building workable franchise relationships by Rory MacDonald, of MacDonald Pilcher Partnership law firm in New Zealand.

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BLIMPIE franchise ranks #221 in Entrepreneur magazine's 2011 Franchise 500

Entrepreneur magazine ranks Blimpie #221 among its Franchise 500 in the January 2011 issue, up from #438 in 2010.

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Dust Queen - Cleaning Your Way to Success

Based out of Edmonton, Alta., Dust Queen offers a wide variety of residential cleaning services, performed by fully trained and insured cleaning technicians.

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Local Man Recharges Career

Roy Abbate found himself in a tough position a few years ago when he was let go from his job of over 30 years. Instead of repetitive job searching, Abbate decided to create a business tailored to his interests and opened Batteries Plus.

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Jani-King Commercial Cleaning Prepares to Clean House for the Biggest Super Bowl Ever Held

The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year, and preparing a stadium to house this type of event will require a massive effort. This year in particular presents the biggest challenge ever faced by a commercial cleaning company in tackling the challenge that is Cowboys Stadium.

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New Company Seeking Replacement Door Dealers

Grand Mark Solutions, a new affiliate of HighMark Digital Inc., has been started to establish a dealer network to offer entry and interior door replacement services

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New Zealand Franchising Commences 2011 with Mixed Sentiment.

Franchize Consultants' January 2011 Franchising Confidence Index finds mixed sentiment, including further challenges for franchisees.

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MOOYAH listed as chain to watch

MOOYAH Burgers & Fries did a lot of moving and shaking in 2010, opening 17 new locations and signing multiple development agreements for 2011.

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American Bureau of Shipping Certification of Hoses Lands PIRTEK New Business

PIRTEK Lake Wright, in Virginia Beach, VA recently won a substantial job assisting a local dredging company with replacing hoses on a scow.

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MOOYAH's 2010 Marked by 17 New Units, Six Agreements

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, and Shakes had a big year in 2010, with 17 open locations and six signed multiunit development agreements.

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Finding International Franchise Partners

Brian Duckett, Chairman of The Franchising Centre, provides insight into his approach and experience for international expansion.

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New York Bagel Caf & Deli continues its expansion throughout the East Coast

For New York Bagel Caf, Jack has developed and launched a National Corporate expansion strategy, which he is presenting throughout the market via his professional affiliations and connections/contacts throughout the United States.

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OXI FRESH CLEANS UP ON ENTREPRENEUR???S 2011 FRANCHISE 500

For the past three years, Oxi Fresh has earned top rankings in Entrepreneur magazine???s Franchise 500

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Battery dealers charge ahead in high-tech age

Don Tollefson started out in the restaurant business in Southern California more than 30 years ago and subsequently moved on to oversee large-scale egg and hog farming operations in Minnesota.

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Vendors of healthful food target schools

Fresh Healthy is one of more than a dozen small companies that aim to bring more healthful fare to school vending machines.

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Anne Nemer Named Senior Director of Integrated Marketing for ProTect Painters Franchise

Alex Roberts, ProTect Painters franchise President, formally announced the hiring of Anne Nemer as senior director of integrated marketing for the residential and commercial painting franchise.

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Should Franchisors Use Financial Performance Representations in the Franchise Sales Process?

Mark Siebert, CEO iFranchise Group, explores whether franchisors should use financial performance representations in the franchise sales process.

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Midas Hosts Franchise Seminar

Midas will host a franchise seminar in Philadelphia February 2, 2011.

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No Twinkies? Vending machines go organic

There's never been a better time to be a vending machine, as long as you're dispensing organic foods and snacks, that is.

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OXI FRESH CARPET CLEANING RECEIVES WOOLSAFE RECOGNITION

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, a company who uses revolutionary carpet cleaning technology and safe and effective products to clean carpets and rugs, has now been recognized by the WOOLSAFE organization.

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Is Franchisee Satisfaction Building or Burning Your Franchise System?

Franchisee satisfaction is a crucial measure for franchisors. This article covers why franchisee satisfaction is important, including key consequences. The contributors to franchisee satisfaction are also explored.

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The Mail-Order-Bride Trade Is Flourishing - Business Week Article

The global economic downturn has only been a boon to the international business of helping single men get hitched, though scams abound, and some say the industry is not that different from human trafficking

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Expert offers tips for cleaning, repairing leather furniture

This holiday season, a leather expert from Fibrenew, a leather and plastics refurbishing specialty company, is armingconsumers with the dos and don'ts of furniture cleanup.

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Geeks On Call Adopts Wounded Warrior Family

The elves were hopping as Geeks on Call in Virginia Beach visited a Wounded Warrior and his family in Chesapeake.

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IT companies create new revenue streams

In today's economy, businesses are seeking new streams of revenue. For example, businesses that sell phone systems and computer equipment typically rely on new sales to generate revenue.

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Negotiation and the Franchise Relationship

Jerry Wilkerson of Franchise Recruiters Ltd harnesses his extensive experience in both franchising and political life to explore negotiation and successful franchise relationships. Prepare to leave a dollar on the table.

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Honest-1 Auto Care Ranked Among the Elite in Entrepreneur???s Prestigious Franchise 500

Honest-1 Auto Care, the only national full-service auto repair and maintenance franchise that is 100 percent ESA Certified Eco-Friendly, has been ranked 338 in Entrepreneur magazine???s 2011 ???Franchise 500,??? a move up from last year???s ranking of 373.

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Air Out Your Pet!

As winter sets in, families will spend more time indoors with their pets along with their pets??? natural odors. But they don???t have to. Even if their owners are snowed in, their pets can still smell as fresh as a spring day.

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Are all Franchisee Training Programmes Alike?

No, say Michael Seid and Kay Marie Ainsley, Managing Directors of Michael H. Seid & Associates, LLC. Franchisors listen up. Franchisees look out.

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Join the Green Team

Zoomin Groomin, the world???s fastest growing mobile pet grooming franchise, has begun using pet care products that are safe for the environment and safe for pets as well.

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Would Your Franchise System Pass the 'Stress Test'?

The current economic climate is providing unprecedented challenges for many franchise systems. Callum Floyd explores the importance of reviewing and aligning the business model with franchise system structure and the current environment.

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Save Time, Schedule Grooming Online

ZoominGroomin has launched the mobile pet grooming industry's first online scheduling center that combines customer appointment history, pet information and available schedules from the franchise locations across the nation.

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EcoMaids Announces Expansion in Austin-area

Thomas Hutcherson purchases EcoMaids franchise to provide environmentally friendly cleanings and products to community

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Little Caesars Pizza(R) Announces Buy One Pizza, Get One Free! National Coupon Offer

Pizza lover or football fanatic, Little Caesars Pizza has something for everyone during the 2010 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

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Alex Roberts Appointed President Of Protect Painters

ProTect Painters, a leading professional painting contractor franchise, has appointed Alex Roberts as its new President. In his new role, Roberts will apply his leadership and sales background to support the brand's franchise system as they increase consumer sales and grow the system by adding new franchise units throughout the country.

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Vivio Named New President of Cox Target Media and Valpak

Michael Vivio, most recently Publisher at the Austin American-Statesman and CEO of the Statesman Co., has been named as President of Cox Target Media/Valpak.

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Finding Expert Franchising Help

Mark Siebert, CEO of iFranchise Group, explains how choosing the right experts during your early franchising phase can translate to long-term success.

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College Hunks Hauling Junk Opens their First Boston Franchise

College Hunks Hauling Junk Opens their First Boston Franchise, their 32nd in the U.S.A.First New England Franchise Opens for Business, giving Area Residents and Businesses an Opportunity to Clean House for 2011

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Russo???s opens first Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in Corpus Christi, Texas

Russo???s New York Pizzeria, a Texas-based Italian restaurant concept, has opened its first Russo???s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in Corpus Christi, Texas, which marks the chain's 27th franchise.

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