Glass Doctor® at 2014 NACE Convention

NACE Collision and Auto Repair Exhibition

Glass Doctor representatives are attending the 2014 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) convention in Detroit, MI. The convention takes place July 31-Aug. 2, 2014, in the Cobo Center.  Glass Doctor will be on the floor in booth #26044 to visit with attendees about their diversification opportunities, succession planning, marketing systems, and  more.

Glass Doctor offers  franchise opportunities in the collision and home service industries.  Each Glass Doctor franchisee is unique, and each franchise can be customized to meet the business’ specific needs.

Glass Doctor has been ranked on  Military Friendly Franchises® by G.I. Jobs as well as being featured on the Franchise 500® list compiled by Entrepreneur Magazine.

More about the NACE Convention:

The International Autobody Congress & Exposition or NACE convention hosts over 175 professionals from the automotive service industry.  The convention will take place July 31-August 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan at the Cobo Center. Along with exhibitors, the NACE will feature educational opportunities.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar! 

Glass Doctor at the 2014 NACE Convention

July 31-August 2, 2014

Booth #26044

Detroit, MI

Cobo Center

 If you would like to hear more about Glass Doctor just visit www.GlassDoctorFranchise.com or fill out the form on the right side of the page and a member of our team will be in touch. 

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Mr. Rooter in 2014 (R): a New Year, a New Territory

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Waco, TEXAS- Mr. Rooter announced the addition of two new franchises in Virginia and Tennessee. As of Dec. 31, 2013, Mr. Rooter had 212 franchised businesses in operation the U.S., with approximately 300 franchised businesses worldwide.

“The heart of our business has always been about helping our franchisees set and achieve their goals,” Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter, said. “As a company, we are honored to help our newest franchisees achieve their goals and reach personal success, through business ownership and ongoing support from the Mr. Rooter franchise family. We look forward to continued growth in 2014.”

Mr. Rooter welcomed Emily Count of Gainesville, Virginia as new franchisee. Mark Collins was also a welcomed addition to the Mr. Rooter franchise in Greeneville,Tennessee.

Mr. Rooter also recognized Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, owned by Mark McGaughy* for increasing service area by purchasing additional territory.
*Participant in The Dwyer Group’s VetFran program for military veterans.

Mr. Rooter is franchised full service plumbing and drain cleaning company that provides residential and commercial services to customers. Mr. Rooter is recognized as one of the top industry leaders for franchise management systems, and continuous corporate support. Mr. Rooter began franchising in the 70s and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®.

Mr. Appliance® attending the 2014 APRO National Conference and Trade Show

Mr. Appliance representatives will be at the 2014 APRO conference in Indianapolis, IN. The conference takes place May 19-22, 2014 in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown/Indiana Convention Center. Mr. Appliance team members will be on the floor in booth #519 to visit with attendees about opportunities in the industry.

Gary Landon and James Barron, two Mr. Appliance franchise developers, will be in booth #519 to talk about the benefits of appliance repair and opportunities for business growth.

Mr. Appliance is an appliance repair franchise company that specializes in all major household appliances. Mr. Appliance provides speedy, reliable repair services to customers and opportunities to build credibility and grow clientele for appliance business owners.

Mr. Appliance is featured on the Franchise 500® list compiled by Entrepreneur Magazine. Mr. Appliance has also been featured as a Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs and is ranked #20 on the Best for Vets®list compiled by Military Times.

            Be sure to stop by booth #519 to visit with the Mr. Appliance team about opportunities for business growth.

Mr. Appliance at the 2014 APRO:

May 19-22, 2014

Booth #519

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indiana Convention Center

More about the 2014 APRO National Conference and Trade Show:

The 2014 APRO National Conference and Trade Show is hosted in Indianapolis, IN. The conference will take place May 19-22, 2014 in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown/Indiana Convention Center. APRO will feature over 50 exhibitors from the rent-to-own industry. Along with the exhibitors, the APRO conference will feature an APRO awards show.

Rainbow International® at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

Robert Tunmire, executive vice president of The Dwyer Group®, will be delivering a keynote address at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition in Frisco, Texas. The 2014 Experience Conference will take place in the Embassy Suites Convention Center April 24-26, 2014.

Tunmire is speaking to attendees about the best ways to recruit people for business. Tunmire’s address will take place at 1:45 p.m. April 24 in the convention center. Along with a keynote speaker, Rainbow International team members will be on the floor in booth 410 to visit with attendees about trends in the restoration business.

Rainbow International is a restoration franchise company that specializes in home and commercial restoration. Rainbow International offers reliable restoration services to customers and growth opportunities for restoration business owners.

Rainbow International has been featured on the Franchise 500® list compiled by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as being voted a Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs.

Rainbow International and Dwyer Group look forward to attendees stopping by booth 410 and listening to Robert Tunmire’s keynote address April 24.

Rainbow International at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

April 24-26, 2014

Booth 410

Frisco, Texas

The Embassy Suites Convention Center

Keynote speaker Robert Tunmire

More about the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition:

The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition will feature eight live demonstrations along with other exhibitors. Along with demonstrations, the conference features three keynote speakers including Dwyer Group’s Robert Tunmire.

7 Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid With A Plumbing Business

Social Media ROI

Social media is one of the building pieces of a successful marketing strategy for a plumbing business.

Using social media properly will help you connect with customers, increase your search ranking and it provides you with a great way to distribute important information.

For social media to be used successfully, as a marketing tool for any business, there needs to be a plan in place.  To create a plan it is often helpful to know common mistakes you can make.

Here are seven common mistakes you can make using social media marketing for your plumbing business:

No Profile Picture or Cover Photo

People are more likely to connect with someone, brands included, if they can visually see what or with whom they are connecting. This picture also serves as the first impression of your business to consumers. You can creatively use this to take your marketing a step further. It may be difficult to select a profile picture for your plumbing business on Facebook, consider using your business logo or a great picture of your store front. Don’t forget you will need a cover photo as well. Your profile picture and cover photo should be different. An idea for a great cover photo for your plumbing business would be a picture of your staff or your branded company vehicles.

Inconsistent Branding

With so many social media sites, businesses now have more than one page or profile to maintain. It is important to maintain branding across all social media. Use the same pictures and logos. Keep the theme common and consistent. The content does not have to be identical on every page though.

Not Creating a Business Listing/ Profile

Having a separate listing and profile for your business aside from your personal social media is a definite must.  On Facebook the business listings are called “pages” on Google Plus it’s Google Local, on LinkedIn it’s a company page. These pages are designed with businesses in mind, they help you display your professional brand and in some cases can boost your search ranking.

Inconsistent and Infrequent Posting

To be successful using social media to market your plumbing business, you need a steady flow of information. A steady flow does not mean that you post hourly, in most cases, posting daily or every other day works perfectly. Don’t spam your clients! As a plumbing business you have the opportunity to use social media to share important information with your clients. An example would be a post about water conservation tips or content related to plumbing and holidays.

Not Using Social Media

It may seem unnecessary for your plumbing business to be on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn but this is untrue. People use each site differently and seek content differently depending on the site. Thinking that you don’t need a LinkedIn page for your plumbing business, because you don’t do B2B might be a common thought. However, LinkedIn is a great place to establish yourself as a leader in your industry, and once you have established that the chances of new opportunities are elevated. Explore all of your different options for social media and decide which sites will work best for your business.

Not filling out your profile 100%

This goes back to the making sure you have a profile picture, but you also need to make sure you have completely filled in the information on your page. The more information customers can find about you that is directly from you, the better. Your page should include information for contacting your plumbing business as well as a link to your webpage.

Talking AT your followers instead of TO them

This is a common problem with business pages, and often with personal pages. So many people just talk to say something and never actually listen or engage with their following. Stop trying to sell everyone and start genuinely engaging and help customers when you can.

When you purchase a Mr. Rooter ® plumbing franchise, you purchase a system. Part of that system includes valuable business training for franchisees, some of which covers marketing and social media. For more information about purchasing a Mr. Rooter plumbing franchise click here or fill out the contact form to the side.

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How A Franchise Saved My Business: Ben Goergen Tells His Story

Saved my business

Don’t let one accident cause you to lose your business.

It’s hard to find a career that provides the same level of the freedom and control that owning a business can offer, but Ben Goergen came face to face with the reality of being the sole owner and operator of his business with just one misstep. Ben soon discovered that a franchise could do more than increase his revenue, streamline his operation, and provide operations and marketing support. More importantly, he said, “It saved my business.”

Franchisee for Glass Doctor

Ben Goergen, “My business was completely and utterly dependent on me. I didn’t have anybody else that could manage the business like I do, so I had to close for a whole week after the accident.”

“I felt it all the way up into the back of my knee. I thought I had snapped my Achilles,” said Ben. “I thought it had snapped and recoiled into the back of my leg. I was scared. I was absolutely panicked. So, I slowly put my foot down. Everything was fine, but I thought, man, is that a precursor to what could happen?”

For one very long moment, Ben was concerned about his personal health and the health of his business. Thankfully, his injury was relatively minor…this time. Yet, the incident gave him a whole new perspective about his business and what could have happened to it if the worst had happened that day.

“The accident just stopped my heart, and I started thinking about it,” said Ben. “I needed to create something that if I were to go down I would have a business that could survive without me. My business was completely and utterly dependent on me. I didn’t have anybody else that could manage the business like I do, so I had to close for a whole week after the accident.”

At that moment Ben realized that if he ever suffered a serious injury forbidding him to work, his business would have no chance of recovering. It was at that moment that Ben decided that he needed to make the move to something bigger than himself. Ben realized he needed to pursue another business path that yielded more employees and a larger support system. In the end, he found Glass Doctor®.

“Coming down to [corporate headquarters], I was expecting to learn about the support systems, the help, and the structure that I didn’t know about,” said Ben. “It’s not that I haven’t found that, but I’m more surprised by all the other stuff that I found out about the people who work at Glass Doctor and The Dwyer Group®. Now that I’ve met the people of Glass Doctor and I’ve seen their hearts and sincerity and values, I’m completely and utterly floored.”

“I have the marketing team working for me and the operations team working for me,” Goergen said. “All of these people working to help me succeed. You have hundreds of incredibly successful professionals with years of experience in every facet of the business as your support team. How can that not be a good thing?”

With over 100 years of combined experience between the members of the Glass Doctor support team, Glass Doctor offers opportunities to small business owners looking for a supportive business environment. Whether you’re just like Ben, one accident away from shutting down, or even an established business owner looking for ways to improve sales or streamline your business so that you have more control over your life, Glass Doctor may be able to give you the support that you need. Fill out the form on the right side of the page to be connected with a business specialist who can help you get started today.

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Happy Joe Day!

This Joe Day we’re having seven guests on our blog and social media. Each of the Joes once owned their own small businesses before they chose to franchise, but they didn’t reach their decision without asking a few questions. Whether it’s wondering what benefits owning a franchise truly has, or specifics regarding business plans, the franchise Joes have been there.

National Joe Day is a day to become a “Joe” instead of who you usually are. This Joe day, consider being a franchise Joe for a day. Take our Joe Day quiz to see which Joe you are.

Here is Joe from Glass Doctor’s story:

For more videos from the franchise Joes visit here.

Rainbow International® visiting NOLA at the 2014 Rise Up Conference and Expo

Rainbow International is visiting New Orleans June 9-13, 2014 for the 2014 Rise Up Conference. Representatives will be participating in the operations show and be on the floor in booth #544 to talk with attendees about new changes in the industry.

Rainbow International is a restoration franchise company that specializes in home and commercial restoration. Rainbow International has a reputation for providing fast reliable service to customers and opportunities for business growth to other restoration business owners.

Rainbow International has been featured on the Franchise 500® list compiled by Entrepreneur Magazine. as well as being voted a Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs.

            The Rainbow International team looks forward to speaking with attendees about opportunities to further grow business at the 2014 Rise Up Conference.

Rainbow International at the 2014 Rise Up Conference and Expo

June 9-13, 2014

Operations show and booth #544

New Orleans, LA

More about the 2014 Rise Up Conference and Expo

The Rise Up Conference hosts over 3,000 professionals in the construction industry. The Conference is June 9-13, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Along with exhibitors, the conference features a golf tournament, workshops and keynote speakers.

Rainbow International® to Attend 2014 International Roofing Expo

Come visit with experts in the restoration industry at the 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas, NV. The IRE takes place February 26th-28th in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Rainbow International will be hosting booth #475 and presenting attendees with information about changes in the trade.

 

Rainbow International  is a restoration franchise company that specializes in home and commercial restoration, carpet cleaning services, and more. With more than 30 years in service and 400 locations worldwide, Rainbow International offers quick, professional, high-quality restoration services to customers and opportunities to expand clientele and increase growth for restoration business owners.

 

Rainbow International  has been consistently featured on the annual Franchise 500® list written by Entrepreneur Magazine. Along with being featured in Entrepreneur and Franchise Times, Rainbow International has been voted a Military Friendly Franchises® by G.I. Jobs magazine, and is featured on the Best for Vets® list from Military Times.

 

Dan Glaser and Stephen Schiller, two Rainbow International franchise developers, will be in the booth at IRE to speak with attendees about changes in the roofing industry and the benefits of franchising.

 

 Rainbow International  at the International Roofing Expo 2014

 

February 26-28, 2014

 

Booth #475

 

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

More about IRE:

 

The International Roofing Expo hosts more than 500 companies and 1,000 booths representing roofing maintenance and construction. The expo is held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Feb. 26-28, 2014. Along with exhibitions, the IRE offers  continuing education hours, a golf tournament and a silent auction.

 

For more information about Rainbow International visit www.RainbowIntlFranchise.comhttp://leadingtheserviceindustry.com/blog/wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/img/trans.gif

Come visit with experts in the restoration industry at the 2014 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas, NV. The IRE takes place February 26th-28th in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Rainbow International will be hosting booth #475 and presenting attendees with information about changes in the trade.

Rainbow International  is a restoration franchise company that specializes in home and commercial restoration, carpet cleaning services, and more. With more than 30 years in service and 400 locations worldwide, Rainbow International offers quick, professional, high-quality restoration services to customers and opportunities to expand clientele and increase growth for restoration business owners.

Rainbow International  has been consistently featured on the annual Franchise 500® list written by Entrepreneur Magazine. Along with being featured in Entrepreneur and Franchise Times, Rainbow International has been voted a Military Friendly Franchises® by G.I. Jobs magazine, and is featured on the Best for Vets® list from Military Times.

Dan Glaser and Stephen Schiller, two Rainbow International franchise developers, will be in the booth at IRE to speak with attendees about changes in the roofing industry and the benefits of franchising.

 Rainbow International  at the International Roofing Expo 2014

February 26-28, 2014

Booth #475

The Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV

More about IRE:

The International Roofing Expo hosts more than 500 companies and 1,000 booths representing roofing maintenance and construction. The expo is held in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Feb. 26-28, 2014. Along with exhibitions, the IRE offers  continuing education hours, a golf tournament and a silent auction.

For more information about Rainbow International visit www.RainbowIntlFranchise.comhttp://leadingtheserviceindustry.com/blog/wp-includes/js/tinymce/themes/advanced/img/trans.gif

Mr. Rooter® to Attend 2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo

MRR-Pumper-Show-Members from the Mr. Rooter® team will be attending the 2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo. The Pumper & Cleaner Expo will be hosted in Indianapolis, IN from February 24th-27th in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mr. Rooter representatives will be in booth #1215 to visit with attendees about the tips and tricks of the plumbing business, and franchising opportunities.

Mr. Rooter is a nationally renowned plumbing franchise with both residential and commercial services. Mr. Rooter has a reputation for friendly, reliable service for customers and opportunities for plumbing businesses to grow their customer base and expand their credibility.

Mr. Rooter has been featured on the annual Franchise 500® list written by Entrepreneur Magazine for three years running, and has a spot on the Top 200 Franchise Chains compiled by Franchise Times. Along with being featured in Entrepreneur and Franchise TimesMr. Rooter has been repeatedly ranked as one of the top Military Friendly Franchises® by G.I. Jobs magazine and has been  featured on the the Best for Vets® list from Military Times.

Sam Thurman, Mr. Rooter franchise consultant, will be in the booth at the expo to answer attendees’ questions about the benefits of franchising and discuss new techniques in the trade.

 Mr. Rooter  at the 2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo

2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo

Booth #1215

February 24-27, 2014

The Indianapolis Convention Center

Indianapolis, IN

More about the Pumper & Cleaner Expo

The Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International is the world’s largest trade show for professionals in the environmental service industry. The expo will feature over 500 exhibits hosted by professionals from the industry. Along with exhibits, the expo features educational sessions Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well as a complimentary concert from country singer Lee Brice.

Find out if a Mr. Rooter is available in your area by visiting www.MrRooterFranchise.com  and speaking with one of our trained development specialists.

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