http://www.bluemaumau.org/servicepagestories en Re/Max Revenues Up 11 Percent in 2013 http://www.bluemaumau.org/13772/remax_reports_franchisor_revenues_rise_11_percent <p><img alt="Re/Max reports 11% increase in revenue" src="http://bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/032814_2140_ReMaxReport1.png" style="height: 297px; width: 680px;" /></p> <p>DENVER &ndash; Following its $225 million initial public offering in October of last year, Re/Max (NYSE:RMAX) on Thursday announced to the public its operating results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the entire year. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13772/remax_reports_franchisor_revenues_rise_11_percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13772/remax_reports_franchisor_revenues_rise_11_percent#comments service Department of Commerce home buying home sales NYSE:RMAX Re/Max annual report real estate franchising real estate franchisor realtor same store sales Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:18:11 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13772 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Coffee News President Bill Buckley on Franchise Implosion http://www.bluemaumau.org/13743/coffee_news_president_bill_buckley_franchise_implosion <div class="photoright"><img alt="Coffee News in Louisville, Kentucky" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GSUOVuqDO8g/UzFz_sgH0hI/AAAAAAAB3dQ/WJfbYTk_YeY/w864-h865-no/DON_6584.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">Photo/BMM</div> </div> <p>BANGOR, Maine &ndash; Franchisor Coffee News has imploded in franchise units by a whopping 31 percent from 2008 to 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13743/coffee_news_president_bill_buckley_franchise_implosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13743/coffee_news_president_bill_buckley_franchise_implosion#comments buy service advertising franchise Coffee News publishing franchise Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:08:11 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13743 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Franchisees Leave Coffee News in Mass Exodus http://www.bluemaumau.org/13740/coffee_news <div class="photoright"><img alt="" src="http://bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/032514_0251_ShiftinHote5.png" style="width: 330px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">Source: Franchise Disclosure Doc. Item 20, End of year 2008 - 2012</div> </div> <p>BANGOR, Maine &ndash; Franchising since 1994, Coffee News is experiencing a free fall in the number of its franchise owners. The chain has declined in franchise units by 31 percent from 2008 to 2012, according to its latest Franchise Disclosure Document.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13740/coffee_news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13740/coffee_news#comments buy service advertising franchisor Coffee News Discovery Maps distribution Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:47:12 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13740 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Francorp Did Practice Law without License in JitterSwing http://www.bluemaumau.org/13738/francorp_did_practice_law_without_license_jitterswing <div class="photoright"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/Jitterswing.png.jpg" style="display: inline; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; width: 680px; height: 331px;" width="680" height="331" /></div> <p>ST. CHARLES, Missouri &ndash; A circuit court ruled last December that Francorp development firm did give Jitterswing, Inc. legal services and advice in preparing its franchise offering circular and franchise agreement, although it did not have a license to practice law in Missouri.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13738/francorp_did_practice_law_without_license_jitterswing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13738/francorp_did_practice_law_without_license_jitterswing#comments legal service ABA Forum on Franchising Donald Boroian Francorp judgments Francorp litigation Francorp v Siebert one-stop-shop franchising unauthorized practice of law Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:18:38 +0000 Janet Sparks 13738 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Hertz to Spin Off Equipment Rental Business http://www.bluemaumau.org/13736/hertz_separate_out_equipment_rental_business <div class="photoright"><img alt="A 2013 Mustang convertible car rented through Thrifty in Massachusetts" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/---jJz9Vtz5U/UywsRt6Ip9I/AAAAAAAB3cM/BFgQUZOIVG0/w1309-h636-no/7857563690_dc08032684_o.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">A 2013 Mustang convertible car rented through Thrifty in Massachusetts. Photo/<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-i-k-e/7857563690" target="_blank">Michael Kappel</a></div> </div> <p>NAPLES, Fla. &ndash; The Hertz Corporation announced on Tuesday that it will separate into two publicly traded companies &ndash; a car rental corporation and an equipment rental concern. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13736/hertz_separate_out_equipment_rental_business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13736/hertz_separate_out_equipment_rental_business#comments service car rental franchise Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:35:16 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13736 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Fraudster Instant Tax Service Turns into Great Tax LLC http://www.bluemaumau.org/13665/fraudster_instant_tax_service_turns_great_tax_llc <div class="photoright"><img alt="Instant Tax Service sign in an American Midwest city. Photo by Blue MauMau" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Mz959VBiXsc/Uw_nzIW3hRI/AAAAAAAB2kM/8dQT2p61-Eo/w745-h362-no/IMG_0889.JPG" style="width: 680px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">Instant Tax Service sign. Photo by BMM</div> </div> <p>DAYTON,&nbsp;Ohio&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;A district judge&nbsp;ruled that the evidence of fraud and deception perpetrated by Instant Tax Services CEO Fesum Ogbazion was so overwhelming that he and his company were permanently&nbsp;barred&nbsp;from the tax-return preparation business. He&nbsp;said his order&nbsp;&quot;is necessary to protect the public and the Treasury.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13665/fraudster_instant_tax_service_turns_great_tax_llc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13665/fraudster_instant_tax_service_turns_great_tax_llc#comments service deception false tax returns Fesum Ogbazion fraud scam Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:52:28 +0000 Janet Sparks 13665 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Using a Drone in Servicing Hotels http://www.bluemaumau.org/13354/using_drone_servicing_hotels <div class="photoright"><img alt="Joe Smith of FreeHotelCoupons.com pilots a drone from his iPhone" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/PHINndNyjmVuUR3ukbtFaumKPIUGUuMJwIhY1f1qFh8=s580" style="width:330px;height:330px;" /> <div class="caption">Joe Smith pilots his drone from an iPhone</div> </div> <p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn.&mdash;There is lot of buzz about using drones commercially. Could restaurant owners use it as a cheaper delivery system? Could hoteliers use drone services?</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13354/using_drone_servicing_hotels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13354/using_drone_servicing_hotels#comments hotel service drone hospitality hotel advertising hotel aerial photo hotel couponing hotel property surveillence Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:26:06 +0000 Don Sniegowski 13354 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Franchisees Sue CEO Shelly Sun, BrightStar over Alleged Broken Promises http://www.bluemaumau.org/13295/franchisees_sue_ceo_shelly_sun_brightstar_over_alleged_broken_promises <div class="photoright"><img alt="Shelly Sun before and after being in costume for Undercover Boss" src="/sites/default/files/resize/SuninCostume-680x331.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 331px;" width="680" height="331" /> <div class="caption">Pictured before and after assuming a disguise, CEO Shelly Sun is known to the public for her appearance in the&nbsp;tv<span style="line-height: 1.6em;"> show Undercover Boss.&nbsp;Photos from </span>BrightStar<span style="line-height: 1.6em;"> Care</span></div> </div> <p>PHOENIX &ndash; Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, has been in the limelight in recent years for her many accomplishments in franchising. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13295/franchisees_sue_ceo_shelly_sun_brightstar_over_alleged_broken_promises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13295/franchisees_sue_ceo_shelly_sun_brightstar_over_alleged_broken_promises#comments legal service Brian Schnell franchise lawsuits franchisee litigation franchisor duty of competency healthcare franchise senior care franchise Shelly Sun Undercover Boss Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:36:16 +0000 Janet Sparks 13295 at http://www.bluemaumau.org RE/MAX Rings NYSE Bell http://www.bluemaumau.org/13290/remax_rings_nyse_bell <div class="photoright"><img alt="Re/Max officers and board members ring the opening bell to the NYSE on Nov 12" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dO3QpVdvQik/UoLTaCy0piI/AAAAAAAACaU/rScSPmC10Jc/w800-h388-no/RMAXatNYSE.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 330px;" /> <div class="caption">photo by Re/Max</div> </div> <p>DENVER&mdash;Executives of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX), the world&#39;s largest franchisor of real estate brokerage franchises, celebrated the company&#39;s October initial public offering today. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13290/remax_rings_nyse_bell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13290/remax_rings_nyse_bell#comments service RE/MAX real estate broker franchisor realtor franchisor Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:25:35 +0000 BMM 13290 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Real Estate Franchisor Re/Max Goes Public http://www.bluemaumau.org/13158/real_estate_franchisor_remax_goes_public <p>NEW YORK&mdash;Shares of Re/Max Holdings, Inc. on Wednesday were publicly trading for the first time on Wednesday under the ticker symbol &quot;RMAX&quot;. The Denver-based firm is considered the country&#39;s largest franchisor of real estate brokerage services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/13158/real_estate_franchisor_remax_goes_public" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/13158/real_estate_franchisor_remax_goes_public#comments service commercial property home buying real estate real estate brokerage franchising realtor Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:21:59 +0000 BMM 13158 at http://www.bluemaumau.org