Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Franchisor-Stratus Building Solutions Master Jason Potts Represents Small Business Owners During Presidential Visit

Master Franchisor Stratus Building Solutions Jason Potts was asked to represent successful local small business owners after The White House contacted the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce looking for ambitious entrepreneurs to appear with the President during his town hall meeting in Raleigh. According to this article, Dennis Jarrett, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions, said, “Our company’s franchisors are people of all races, colors and creeds, comprising a melting pot of entrepreneurial spirit that makes our company very proud." Stratus Building Solutions is the fastest-growing international brand in the building services and maintenance franchise industry.

Tatoo Removal Franchise

As the popularity of tatoos increases, Executives with Dr Tattoff, Inc "hope the company will be the first to build a franchise and marketing brand around the procedure and plan one day to take the company public. " According to this article, "The market is huge. Fourteen percent of Americans sport a tattoo, rising to a third among Americans ages 25 to 29, according to a survey last year by the Harris Poll. Sixteen percent of those regret them, leaving nearly 7 million potential laser removal customers."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Subway- the largest U.S. Kosher Restaurant Franchise

Subway, the second largest fast-food franchise in the world, is the largest kosher restaurant franchise in the US. Though there are only 11 kosher stores of the 22,000 non-kosher Subways, they offer "a creative solution for Jewish community centers that want to offer kosher food but don’t want to take the financial risk themselves." According to this article, the country’s first kosher Subway in May 2006 differed from other Subway franchises in that: "Ham and bacon were removed from the menu, the “cheese” is made of soy, and the Seafood Sensation sandwich is filled with imitation crab. Two microwaves and toaster ovens ensure that fish and meat are kept separate, a consideration for more observant Jews. There is a full-time mashgiach, or kosher supervisor, and the restaurant is closed on Shabbat."

Sunday, August 9, 2009

50 Jobs in 50 States

This is an inspiring story for those who are seeking work. Daniel Seddiqui had trouble finding a rewarding job as a young college graduate. In September 2008, he started his unique journey of one-week jobs in every state. According to this article, this week, "for his 45th job, he’s working as a scout for the Brockton Rox baseball team. After his final stop in California, where he'll help host the television show "Dirty Jobs," he plans to write a book and hit the cross-country lecture circuit." He's done meat packing in Kansas, a rodeo announcer in South Dakota and an auto mechanic in Detroit.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Selects 'Franchisee of The Year' Award

Franchise owners Mike and Debbie Jones of Brandenburg, Kentucky were selected by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service from among nearly 800 franchisees operating approximately 5,610 franchised locations as Franchisee of the Year. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. has approximately 6,600 franchised and company-owned offices throughout the United States and provides full service individual federal and state income tax preparation. According to this article, the Jones' franchise operation has "grown their office and storefront locations from one in 1996 to 45 storefronts and 23 retail locations in 13 years, helping them to prepare over 17,000 tax returns this past tax season."