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Government Goes after Instant Tax Service Franchisees for Fraudulent Returns

Instant Tax Service
Window of an Instant Tax Service, photo/bmm

LOS ANGELES – As the deadline for filing tax returns is fast approaching, tax preparation companies are busy advertising their services to beat the competition.

Telemarketing Service Provider – Points To Consider While Hiring One

If making a large number of telephone calls is a key component of your business, then using inbound/outbound telemarketing services can be a potential way of extending your ma

ColorTyme Sued for Using PC Rentals to Spy on Customers' Private Lives

Franchisor Colortyme is alleged to have spied on its customers via computer cameras

A class action is being sought against ColorTyme and its franchisees for using DesignerWare spyware on people who rented or bought computers from them. The spying included taking web cam photos while customers were in the privacy of their homes, accessing communications and recording key strokes.

Optimize the Efficiency of your Business with E-Commerce Fulfilment

When it comes to starting a business, even though you need a good model.

Investors Await SEC Action on mUrgent

Franchisors and suppliers at this year’s International Franchise Association Convention and Exhibition can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that mUrgent Corporation will not be selling its services. We can only assume that IFA blocked its past “Preferred Email Marketing Vendor from 2007 to 2010” from exhibiting after Blue MauMau’s reports on the firm’s securities fraud violations. California federal court issued an order in March 2012, resulting in a $21 million judgment by the federal government.

Lessons for Kumon: Building Consensus the Japanese Way

Akio Tsunoda, president of the Japanese holding company, Kumon Institute of Education Co., told a global management forum back in 2010 about its franchise services to its learning center owners. "I think our overseas operations are supported by our know-how, which is easily adopted in any country."

Kumon COO Departure Exposes Management Rifts

Kumon Learning Center signage
A Kumon sign with its puzzled face that seeks to understand, photo/jsparks

TEANECK, NJ — Chief Operating Officer Savio Rebelo resigned last week from the North American subsidiary of Japan's Kumon Institute of Education. His resignation shows a parting of the ways with a chain that is going off in a different direction. Akira Hamanaka, president of Kumon North America, will add the chief operations role to his own duties until a replacement can be found.

U.S. Postal Service to Cut Saturday Letter Delivery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe announced today in a press conference that the United States Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturday except for packages. The Postal Service will transition to the new delivery schedule during the week of August 5, 2013.

Gas Station Franchisees and the Federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

Many gas stations are oil company franchises. Typically, the oil company owns the station and leases the premises to the franchisee under an agreement that calculates rent as a percentage of sales.

IslandTime Treasures Expands to Hawaii

Much like Build-a-Bear Workshop® - IslandTime Treasures provides a truly unforgettable experience with a unique and entertaining hands-on sand crafting experience for