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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5 ways to promote your local carwash business

By David Tabb, December 2, 2016.If you are a carwash owner, you are probably struggling to manage the daily operations of your business while trying to implement marketing strategies that work. From coupons and discounts, to signs and ads, it’s hard for business owners to know what works. Are you looking to attract new loyal customers but not sure how? You may be overlooking a crucial market segment in your community without even realizing it! Here’s how Welcomemat Services can in

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10 most promising neighborhoods for small businesses in 2017

By Max Patel, November 30, 2016.To honor this year’s Small Business Saturday, we featured a list of America’s Top 25 neighborhoods for small businesses in 2016. See the full list here. This list was featured across various news wires and publications leading up to Small Business Saturday. Our Charlotte franchisee was featured on Television talking about our program and how we help promote local businesses in the community too. Ranking was determined by surveying active franchis

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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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5 ways local business owners can get more customers on Small Business Saturday

By Max Patel, November 22, 2016. Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express to help local business owners get more customers by encouraging consumers to shop at locally owned small businesses. It is celebrated on Saturday after Thanksgiving and is marked by promotions and offers that call out to consumers to shop local and promote neighborhood businesses. In its honor, Welcomemat ranked 25 of the best neighborhoods in America for small businesses. Named America’s Top 25

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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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