http://www.bluemaumau.org/servicepagestories en 2017's Best and Worst Home Care Franchises by Performance Disclosures http://www.bluemaumau.org/15787/best_and_worst_home_care_franchises_2015_according_fdd_disclosures <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="ComForCare" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/745/32473893493_7b848b6750_c.jpg" style="width: 670px; height: 377px;" /> <div class="caption">The signage of a ComForCare franchise in an office complex</div> </div> <p>A new report is out for buyers interested in home care franchises. It ranks home care franchise investments by metrics that franchisors disclose publicly to regulators and buyers. According to a research firm of&nbsp;Franchise Disclosure Document&nbsp;(FDD), companies such as ComForCare rise to the top of their class while franchisors such as Touching Hearts fall to the bottom of the barrel.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/15787/best_and_worst_home_care_franchises_2015_according_fdd_disclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/15787/best_and_worst_home_care_franchises_2015_according_fdd_disclosures#comments Service Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:39:49 +0000 Don Sniegowski 15787 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Dwyer Group Buys Window Genie http://www.bluemaumau.org/15568/dwyer_group_buys_window_genie <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Residential and commercial services franchising conglomerate The Dwyer Group Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Window Genie for an undisclosed amount. The deal marks the eighth acquisition by The Dwyer Group in the last 27 months. The company says it will now have 14 franchise brands with more than 2,600 franchisees across service brands.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/15568/dwyer_group_buys_window_genie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/15568/dwyer_group_buys_window_genie#comments Service Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:03:48 +0000 Don Sniegowski 15568 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Budget Blinds Sells Its Thousandth Franchise http://www.bluemaumau.org/14563/budget_blinds_sells_its_thousandth_franchise <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>ORANGE, Calif. &ndash;Custom window covering franchisor Budget Blinds says it has sold its one thousandth franchise license.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14563/budget_blinds_sells_its_thousandth_franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14563/budget_blinds_sells_its_thousandth_franchise#comments Service Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:00:16 +0000 BMM 14563 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Home Instead Names Jeff Huber CEO http://www.bluemaumau.org/14412/home_instead_names_jeff_huber_ceo <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Home Instead Inc. new CEO" src="http://www.bluemaumau.org/sites/default/files/033115_1953_HomeInstead1.png" style="height: 330px; width: 330px;" /><br /> <div class="caption">New CEO Jeff Huber</div> </div> <p>OMAHA, Neb. &ndash; Senior care provider Home Instead Inc. announced today that its president Jeff Huber will add the role of chief executive officer to his duties. Current CEO Roger Baumgart, age 67, will step down to become CEO emeritus, effective April 15.<span style="font-family:Gill Sans MT"> </span></p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14412/home_instead_names_jeff_huber_ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14412/home_instead_names_jeff_huber_ceo#comments Service senior care franchise senior care services Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:53:20 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14412 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Troubled Aaron’s Appoints New CEO Again http://www.bluemaumau.org/14235/troubled_aaron%E2%80%99s_appoints_new_ceo_again <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Aaron's Rent-to-own furniture and equipment" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cC7tNAy6pNM/VGOssVJXmhI/AAAAAAAB8CM/euqiZs6GXwI/w1358-h658-no/IMG_3698.JPG" style="width: 679px; height: 329px;" /></div> <p>ATLANTA &ndash; Furniture leaser Aaron&#39;s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) announced Monday that John W. Robinson III has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately. Robinson will also be a member of the franchisor&#39;s board of directors.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14235/troubled_aaron%E2%80%99s_appoints_new_ceo_again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14235/troubled_aaron%E2%80%99s_appoints_new_ceo_again#comments People Service John Robinson NYSE:AAN private equity buyout preparation rent-to-own Robert C. Loudermilk RTO market Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:11:21 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14235 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Jeffrey Weikert Named President of Payveris http://www.bluemaumau.org/14228/jeffrey_weikert_named_president_payveris <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>WETHERSFIELD, Conn.&mdash;Online and mobile digital payments firm Payvaris announced the appointment of Jeffrey Weikert as its president.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14228/jeffrey_weikert_named_president_payveris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14228/jeffrey_weikert_named_president_payveris#comments People Service financial service interbank transfer solutions online bill payment Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:47:30 +0000 BMM 14228 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Fitness Franchisors Avoid Franchise Regulations http://www.bluemaumau.org/14150/fitness_industry_confusion_over_nonfranchised_business_models <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/resize/fitnesscenter-330x329.jpg" style="height: 329px; width: 330px;" width="330" height="329" /></div> <p>LOS ANGELES &ndash; America&rsquo;s health and fitness craze has generated a $78 billion revenue worldwide, according to First Research, a leading provider of market analysis tools for various industries. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14150/fitness_industry_confusion_over_nonfranchised_business_models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14150/fitness_industry_confusion_over_nonfranchised_business_models#comments Service cease and desist orders certification CrossFit curves franchise disclosure franchise disclosure document franchise regulation Lagree Fitness Pop Physique Shelley Spandorf Zumba Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:22:17 +0000 Janet Sparks 14150 at http://www.bluemaumau.org BrightStar Hides Litigation with Convicted Felon Franchisee http://www.bluemaumau.org/14130/brightstar_hides_litigation_involving_convicted_felon_franchisee <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="Elderly man walks with aid down boardwalk" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/11613383825_00e0889fef_c.jpg" style="width: 680px; height: 355px;" /> <div class="caption">A man walks alone down a boardwalk with the aid of a walker. BrightStar franchisees take care of the sick &amp; elderly. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtsofan/11613383825" target="_blank">MTSOfan</a></div> </div> <p>GURNEE, Illinois &ndash; While juggling various lawsuits brought by franchisees against the company and its owner, BrightStar executives and legal counsel have bucked the law by not disclosing litigation between franchisor against franchisee in its franchise disclosure documents (FDD).</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14130/brightstar_hides_litigation_involving_convicted_felon_franchisee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14130/brightstar_hides_litigation_involving_convicted_felon_franchisee#comments Legal judgment & dispute resolution Service Brian Duncan Enterprises Brian Schnell Brightstar Franchising BrightStar litigation franchisee arbitration infringement on franchisee territorites International Franchise Association Shelly Sun Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:13:52 +0000 Janet Sparks 14130 at http://www.bluemaumau.org CEO Frissora Leaves, Hertz Looks for Replacement http://www.bluemaumau.org/14117/ceo_frissora_leaves_hertz_looks_another <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="photoright"><img alt="" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/11644949325_d5d4013742_b.jpg" style="width: 331px; height: 248px;" /> <div class="caption">photo by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/enjosmith/11644949325/sizes/l" target="_blank">enjosmith</a></div> </div> <p>NAPLES, Fla. &ndash; Hertz&#39;s CEO and chairman Mark Frissora has stepped down amidst accounting irregularities and disappointing results for the car rental firm. The company announced Monday that Frissora &quot;stepped down for personal reasons.&quot; In his place, Brian P. MacDonald will serve as interim CEO and chairman.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14117/ceo_frissora_leaves_hertz_looks_another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14117/ceo_frissora_leaves_hertz_looks_another#comments Service car rental franchise Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:08:12 +0000 Don Sniegowski 14117 at http://www.bluemaumau.org 9th Circuit Affirms Approval of Class Action Settlement in Coverall Case http://www.bluemaumau.org/14008/9th_circuit_affirms_approval_class_action_settlement_coverall_case <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>PASADENA, California - The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, affirmed the ruling from a federal California court which approves a proposed class action settlement agreement. The decision allows close to $1 million in attorney fees for franchisee plaintiffs&rsquo; legal counsel.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/14008/9th_circuit_affirms_approval_class_action_settlement_coverall_case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/14008/9th_circuit_affirms_approval_class_action_settlement_coverall_case#comments Legal judgment & dispute resolution Service Awuah case Coverall litigation Laguna v Coverall misclassification of employees Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:48:57 +0000 Janet Sparks 14008 at http://www.bluemaumau.org