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Maui Wowi Hawaiian Continues Rapid Expansion In Its Home State

September 28, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Maui Wowi Hawaiian continues to expand its presence in the franchise company’s home state of Colorado with its newest franchisee, Stormy Burge. She joins Maui Wowi to bring the gourmet Hawaiian coffees and all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies to Colorado.

“I had never heard of Maui Wowi, but once I came across it, I knew it was the perfect fit,” said Burge. “There’s something for everyone in the family; my kids love the smoothies and my husband and I love the coffee.”

Burge has a background in criminal justice and has worked for the last five and a half years as a Corrections Officer, which has proven to be a very stressful and physical position. She sustained an injury, which gave her even more reason to seek a new career path; one where she could continue to provide her community with something of value, while living a more relaxed lifestyle.

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European Wax Center Tulsa Opens With Free Week Of Waxing

September 28, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

European Wax Center, one of Inc. 500′s fastest growing companies in America, is opening its doors in Tulsa on Oct. 1 in the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center at 71st Street South and U.S. Highway 75. The newest location of the franchise will bring upscale, affordable and professional waxing to the Tulsa community in a clean, convenient and classy environment.

As part of its debut in Oklahoma, European Wax Center is hosting a week of free waxing Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 30. During these days, guests can experience European Wax Center’s proprietary wax, services and products free of charge. The team of aestheticians at the center are licensed to perform waxing on all parts of the face and body — including Brazilian bikini waxes — using a wax developed in Paris that clings to the hair, not skin — for a more pain-free waxing experience.

“Our team is excited to meet their new Tulsa clients and get to work,” said owner Roy Adams. “We are thrilled to offer comfortable, healthy removal of unwanted body hair to residents of the Tulsa area.”

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Domino’s Pizza® Opens 10,000th Store!

September 28, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Nearly 53 years after its founding in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Domino’s Pizza today opened its 10,000th store and celebrated the milestone in Turkey – one of the fastest-growing markets for the recognized world leader in pizza delivery.

One day after opening its 9,999th store, located in Carlsbad, California, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) opened its milestone store in Kaligthane, a district within the city of Istanbul, in an event attended by Domino’s President and Chief Executive Officer, J. Patrick Doyle.

“The extraordinary efforts of many people over many years have led us to this exciting milestone for everyone associated with Domino’s Pizza,” said Patrick Doyle.

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Mama Fu’s Revamps Restaurants

September 28, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

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Mama Fu’s Asian House has implemented a more contemporary design in three of its restaurants with plans to give all new locations the updated look. Mama Fu’s expects to have another 10 to 14 units open by the end of 2013.

“Our primary franchise objective is to increase unit level revenue, and the new designs are a natural progression toward that objective,” said Randy Murphy, president and CEO of Mama Fu’s. “The new look is a cost effective, fresh representation of the brand that will also provide further differentiation from competitors.”

The new exterior design features a trestle-style background to accentuate the brand’s signage, a distinctive entranceway, Asian-inspired lighting, signature awnings, window graphics that provide stronger branding and black bamboo planters.

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The Body Shop Debuts In Siliguri

September 28, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Franchise India:

The Body Shop, an international cosmetics and toiletries brand has opened its first store in Siliguri in West Bengal. The brand’s master franchise for India is Quest Retail Pvt. Ltd, a part of The Planet Retail group. The new store located at Cosmos Mall will make brand’s quality products accessible to the customers in the state. With the new opening, The Body Shop aims to expand its customer base in West Bengal. It will offer fabulous promotions, free make up application, skincare and make up consultation and many exciting offers and services at the store.

The Body Shop India has always believed in the importance of redefining retail experience, maintaining the international standards of retailing its products to the customers…

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Franchising Can Be Risky Business

September 28, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Sydney Morning Herald (blog):

Question: I am currently working as an accountant but I am looking to buy a franchise in the hospitality industry (a cafe). What should you look for before making a commitment to purchase a business? What can I do to minimise the risk?

Answer: I am not sure whether you are considering buying the franchise as an investment or whether you intend to be actively involved in running the business. In either case you would first need to do your due diligence on the business you are considering. As you are an accountant you should have a pretty good idea on how to check the financial viability and financial history of the company and in coming to a reasonable valuation of it. So I will not spend further time on these themes.

You will need to assess the likely future earnings from the business and whether these represent an attractive rate of return on the funds you will be committing to it. Read more.

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NightOwl Opens Fernbrooke Store

September 28, 2012 by Cris | 0 Comments

Convenience franchise, NightOwl, has opened a new store in Queensland’s Fernbrooke and celebrated the occasion with free giveaways and a Brain Chill Challenge.

Opening last weekend, national buying and marketing manager for NightOwl, Richard Elsley said the franchise had received a lot of positive feedback from locals.

“We held our iconic brain chill challenge which saw lots of local children come out and experience the brain freeze phenomenon, it was a lot of fun and several children won some great prizes including a state of the art sound system. The Ipswich Lions Club ran the BBQ and the kids loved the jumping castle and visit from Nova106.9,” he said.

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Can One Startup Grow By Franchising Only To Veterans?

September 27, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments


Jerry Flanagan is a 45-year-old Army and National Guard veteran from Wayne, Pa., who thinks returning vets should have a shot at owning their own business.

He’s the owner of a year-old startup, J-Dog Junk Removal, and he’s putting his opinion practice by franchising his business — only to veterans.

Does that make J-Dog a great business opportunity for veterans? There could be some distinct advantages to enlist in the new, all-veteran organization, but also some very real risks.

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Need A Career Change? Oct. 2 Seminar Focuses On Franchising

September 27, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

Baltimore Business Journal (blog):

Maybe that next career isn’t working for someone else.

If you have the itch to ditch the job search and start your own business, this may be the place to start.

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar, “Career Alternative: Start Your Own Business,” on Oct. 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie.

The promised topicsread on.

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Franchising From Home

September 27, 2012 by Mark | 0 Comments

The Franchise Magazine:

Starting the working day surrounded by home comforts is a dream for many, but to run a franchise successfully there are many elements to take into consideration.

Working from home has blossomed since the 1970s, when it was seen as a low key affair that conjured up images of addressing endless streams of envelopes, delivering a ton of catalogues and planning parties – a little business run on the side to supplement a family’s income.

Today running a business from home has become widely accepted by the business community as a legitimate location of operations.

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