NEWS & EVENTS

Welcomemat is a top supplier for franchise brands in 2017!

By Hannah Kramer, December 1, 2016.Welcomemat Services was named as a top supplier to watch out for in 2017. The article talks about how Welcomemat Services through its technological advancements promotes local businesses to new families and individuals moving into a new neighborhood.The brand was also named in Entrepreneur’s 2015 and 2016 “Franchise 500”. The brand was also named in Entrepreneur’s 2015 and 2016 “Franchise 500”. Read the full article here. Welcomemat work

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Erin Talks about the importance of Welcomemat & Small Business Saturday in a TV interview

Saturday, November 26 2016, 12:41 pm EST.In the interview, Erin goes on to explain how Welcomemat Services connects local new residents with local businesses in the community.She also outlines how the big box retailers and stores get all the attention during Black Friday and why Small Business Saturday was created to encourage people to shop at the locally owned retail stores in the community.Watch the full interview here. 

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Welcomemat talks about growth for small businesses in White Plains

Donna Christopher November 25, 2016. White Plains Daily Voice.  In light of Small Business Saturday, Brian Mattingly, chief executive officer of Welcomemat Services, has identified White Plains as one of the nation's top emerging markets for small business in 2017. "We work with small businesses all across the nation," said Mattingly. "Our premise is helping businesses who move to a community find all the things they need to know about it." As big box retailers continue to grow, it is imp

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Executive-turned-entrepreneur helps mom-and-pop succeed

Posted November 19, 2016 06:59 pm - Updated November 19, 2016 08:11 pm By Damon Cline. Welcomemat Services franchisee Chad Trollinger had a promising corporate marketing career that suddenly halted in 2013. He was laid off, and after months of searching for something new, he decided that becoming his own boss was the ideal option. Trollinger moved forward with Welcomemat, a franchise system made up of small business owners nationwide. His location covers the Augusta metro area with a heavy f

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Welcomemat’s Small Business Saturday campaign featured in Atlanta’s local news publication

November 22, 2016. Welcomemat's recently compiled list of America’s Top 25 Best Neighborhoods for Small Businesses was featured in an Atlanta local news wire. Pointing specifically to Decatur which was ranked #2 on the list, the article goes on to cover Welcomemat's endorsement of shopping local this Small Business Saturday. “As America’s big box stores get even bigger, it’s more important than ever to recognize the power of small business ownership,” said Brian Mattingly, founder a

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Welcomemat Services features in New Orleans CityBusiness

November 16, 2016. Welcomemat Services recently put out a report ranking the best neighborhoods in the country for small business, and the brand named Lakeview, LA at number 11. New Orleans CityBusiness spoke with CEO Brian Mattingly and local franchisee Jeremie Ertle about the ranking and what makes the area so great for business owners. The article describes the Welcomemat concept, and specifically details what stood out to them in their ranking of Lakeview. Read the full article here.

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Homewood is one of America’s top 25 neighborhoods for small businesses

November 17, 2016.Birmingham Business JournalHomewood was recently named in Welcomemat's list of America's top 25 neighborhoods for small businesses.Read the article here.With an estimated population of more than 26,900 people & more than 11,000 households, Homewood is a town filled with tradition and pride of Southern hospitality.Did your neighborhood make the list?Find out here.

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Two Ohio neighborhoods rank among best in U.S. for small businesses

Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in 2010 to inspire more consumers to shop at independently-owned small businesses. It is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — In its honor, Welcomemat this year created rankings to recognize 25 of America’s top neighborhoods for small businesses. Two Ohio communities made the list based on community vibe to shop local, popularity of the neighborhood and a sense of community belonging. Read the full article here. Scoring wa

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Charlotte Business Journal’s recent article detailing Welcomemat’s ranking of top 25 neighborhoods for small businesses

November 11, 2016. South End, NC was recently named the 15th best neighborhood for small business in a report published by Welcomemat Services, and the Charlotte Business Journal ran an article detailing the ranking. According to the Journal, South End's popularity, walkability, sense of belonging, and community vibe for shopping local all factored into the high ranking. The article also describes the Welcomemat concept, and quotes from the report, "The industrial charm of the historic land

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Naples Herald features Welcomemat’s program for small businesses

Welcomemat Services has marked the time from October 26 through November 26, Small Business Season and in recognition released a list of the top 25 communities that promote small businesses. Southwest Florida Welcomemat Services Franchisee, Rachele Marsh is not surprised by the company's ranking of North Naples as the 12th best community in the nation. As Welcomemat Services continues to aid small businesses by bringing in new, regular customers, in conjunction with the increasing population, B

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St. George boasting rapid economic growth- The Spectrum & Daily News

A recent study by the website WalletHub named St. George, UT one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The Spectrum recently spoke with Brian Mattingly, CEO & founder of Welcomemat Services, about the brand’s plans to move into the growing market. The article describes the Welcomemat concept and mentions that they hope to be in St. George in 2017. Said Mattingly, "People moving creates a huge opportunity for businesses to fill a need. There’s a lot of big data behind it a

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