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KidzArt Named 2012 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

KidzArt Named Military Friendly Franchise by GI Jobs Magazine

Jackson, MI (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

KidzArt announces it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. KidzArt is honoring military veterans by offering a free, no-fee franchise package for ten qualified service members this year, allowing vets to use their training and operational skills in a new civilian career.

“The Military Friendly Franchises® list was created three years ago out of demand from military veterans, many of whom want to start or own their own business but are unclear where to begin,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise places KidzArt in this elite group, and is testimony to KidzArt’s world class programs and policies that support military veterans interested franchise opportunities.”

KidzArt franchise offers a unique art and drawing afterschool program for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. Art classes are kept small, usually around 12 to 15 enrollees, to maximize the amount of attention paid to each student. The program teaches how to express and gain greater self-confidence through drawing. KidzArt also provides art birthday parties, workshops and art camps for students during school vacations and the summer break.

In addition to waiving the $ 9,900 franchise fee KidzArt is offering a protected territory, a Web page, a $ 500 online class registration system, $ 1000 off all start up marketing services, complete business and art training and on-going franchise support. Program requirements include an interview, the ability to attend training in Jackson, MI for four days and $ 3,500 available for working capital to launch the business.

“KidzArt wants to provide former service members with the opportunity to become business owners and leaders in their communities,” says KidzArt CEO, Sue Bartman. “We’re pleased to be named to G.I. Job’s Military Friendly Franchise list and to help veterans in their post-military career success.”

To apply or for more information on requirements and qualifications, visit or contact Sue Bartman at suebartman(at)kidzart(dot)com or 517-782-7544.

About KidzArt

Founded in 1998, KidzArt is an international art enrichment franchise company that helps kids of all ages explore their inner artistic potential. Through afterschool classes, camps and birthday parties and fundraisers, KidzArt offers a diverse, multi-cultural, multi-media drawing and fine arts curriculum… KidzArt’s “no mistakes” philosophy encourages students to try new things, explore their creativity and overcome their inhibitions or obstacles in order to grow and learn. Franchising since July 2002, KidzArt has franchised units throughout the US, China, the Middle East, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, India, Singapore, Malta, the Philippines and South Korea. To find out more about KidzArt visit or call 800-379-8302.


The full list of Military Friendly Franchises® is published each June in G.I. Jobs Magazine, and on, a web tool that helps veterans decide which franchise to choose. Additional resources are posted on the Military Friendly Franchises® Facebook page:

G.I. Jobs ( is published 12 times per year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools®.

You can follow G.I. Jobs on Facebook at or on Twitter @gijobsmagazine

For further information on G.I. Jobs or Military Franchising, or to arrange interviews contact: BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt Barbara(at)bpmediarelations(dot)com 212-707-8181 or Judee Cohen – Judithdeecohen(at)gmail(dot)com 917-721-0663


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Jan-Pro Awarded Best 10 Franchise for Veterans – Selected to Clean Fort Bragg Army Base and Federal Customs Offices

Steve Greer, Franchise Owner Jan-Pro of Kansas City, and US Navy veteran

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader in commercial cleaning, these days graciously accepted the recognition of becoming named a Top ten Franchise for Veterans, on behalf of the many veteran-owned Jan-Pro franchisee companies, serving our military and government’s cleaning demands.

With innovative product and method introductions, like EnviroShield, the special method that delivers 100% disinfection coverage, Jan-Pro has a firm track record of franchise leadership year following year. This Jan-Pro veteran award is the newest in a extended list of Military and Veteran accolades awarded the firm, such as lately getting chosen a “Top 50 Franchise for Military Veterans,” by Globe Franchising Network, and as a “Military Friendly Franchise” by GI Jobs.

“I have been so lucky to have been given an opportunity to begin a franchise enterprise with Jan-Pro,” stated Steve Greer, Franchise Owner with Jan-Pro of Kansas City, and US Navy veteran who served on the USS Ticonderoga CV 14, an aircraft carrier for the duration of the Vietnam War. “I had usually deemed a cleaning business, and soon after meeting with Jan-Pro, it became clear that this was the direction I wanted to go. It has paid off in so a lot of techniques, both monetarily and job satisfaction.”

Nakita and Dwayne Cruse are both vets and Jan-Pro of San Antonio owners. Nakita served in the marines, stationed in Okinawa, and Dwayne in the Army, stationed in Germany, Turkey, Istanbul, Kuwait and the US. “We had been proud to serve our country and also to be franchise owners with Jan-Pro.” The sentiment runs the very same with Jan-Pro veteran owner, Doel Miranda, Jan-Pro of Puerto Rico.

Justin Cali, Vet and Owner of Jan-Pro Orlando and Palm Beach put it succinctly: “I am proud of several items I have been blessed to be able to do all through my life and profession, such as serving my country in the Army, both as an enlisted soldier and as an officer. Through the abilities I developed in places such as leadership, teamwork and mission accomplishment, I have been in a position to apply those useful abilities in the developing of a profitable Jan-Pro Master Franchise Enterprise.”

The numerous veteran-owned Jan-Pro businesses across the country have received tremendous support and encouragement from US Military and Government operations. For example, Jan-Pro of Raleigh cleans a facility on the US Army base of Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and Jan-Pro of Puerto Rico cleans the Federal Customs Offices in San Juan.

Dennis Thompson, VP Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., and himself a US Air Force veteran, encourages veterans to look to Jan-Pro as a company thought: “The Jan-Pro model provides enormous opportunities for each active and inactive veterans for starting a new profession by means of exceptional training, monetary assistance and lengthy term growth prospective.”

“We are very proud to be recognized as a leading franchise for veterans, as we are commited to helping in this very unique company endeavor,” mentioned Rich Kissane, Jan-Pro. “We salute our veterans and thank them for their service.”

About Jan-Pro International, Inc.

Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to supply the highest good quality cleaning techniques and systems accessible. Presently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of organization leaders with encounter around the globe, as nicely as seasoned cleaning business executives. Nowadays, business structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro frequently receives inquiries and accolades from around the globe.

To find out more, pay a visit to the Jan-Pro web site at


SOURCE:         Jan-Pro International, Inc.


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Actual Estate Investment Award – Nation’s Best 2011 Genuine Estate Investment Focused Franchise

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011

The award was presented for the duration of the annual Actual Estate Investment Opinion Makers &amp Market Leaders conference held in Alexandria, Virginia, affirming Genuine Property Management’s status as 1 of the top genuine estate investment management franchises in the nation. The conference attendees consisted of individuals and organizations that are enhancing the actual estate industry with new concepts and new solutions for investors and investing service providers.

According to Andrew Waite, founder and publisher of Personal Actual Estate Investor Magazine, and presenter of the awards, Kirk McGary, and Douglas Oler, President and Vice President, respectively of Genuine Property Management, have created a tremendous impact on real estate investment management, and their vision and accomplishments are fueling dramatic growth in this real estate investment category.

Speaking of the award, Mr. Waite says, “It is a testament to their influence and leadership inside the real estate industry, where individuals in the United States invest nearly $ 250 billion a year in real estate, and about a fifth of all residential real estate sales are investment related.” He further states, “The Leading Genuine Estate Investment Opinion Makers &amp Market Leaders are responsible for innovation and improvement of sales and services for genuine estate investors and the numerous organizations that serve them.”

The article, appearing as an exclusive report in Individual Actual Estate Investor Magazine cites Real Property Management as “the only national rental property management firm recognized by government agencies, lenders and other asset managers that have a big national REO inventory that may be occupied. RPM, with national standards implemented locally, has been their management option to make certain tenants are securely housed and compliance requirements met in the course of adjustments in property ownership.”

“We are pleased to be recognized as taking a leading role in steering actual estate investment to a greater set of standards by way of innovation and value-added services,” say Mr. McGary and Mr. Oler.

About Genuine Property Management:

Actual Property Management is a privately held Utah-based actual estate investment service firm with over 24 years of encounter delivering full-service actual estate investment tools and support service throughout the United States and Canada.

Actual Property Management is the Nation’s Local Property Manager™.


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