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EmbroidMe Featured in USA Today Report on Top 50 Franchises for Minorities

West Palm Beach, FL (October 16, 2012) – The National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) has compiled its annual list of the “50 Top Franchises for Minorities” and United Franchise Group’s EmbroidMe brand is on the list. The results were featured in the October 12. 2012 issue of USA TODAY in the Franchising Today section. The NMFI selected 50 franchisors from hundreds of companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the article.

“The steady increase in minority representation in franchising over the last several years is very encouraging,” stated Rob Bond, founder of NMFI and president of the World Franchising Network. “It certainly is evidence of minorities’ intrinsic values and work ethic. In addition, franchisors continue to make a concerted effort to reach out to minorities, which is ultimately highly beneficial in the long run to all parties involved.”

With nearly 400 locations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, EmbroidMe is the largest embroidery franchise that specializes in full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both private and commercial segments. As part of its aggressive growth strategy, EmbroidMe is seeking to expand its presence in markets across the U.S. and in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, France, United Kingdom and Germany.

EmbroidMe is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. Since its inception, EmbroidMe has offered full-service promotional options to both small and large businesses. EmbroidMe currently has more than 800,000 promotional products designed to help businesses build their brand and make lasting impressions.

About EmbroidMe:
EmbroidMe, Inc., a privately owned company, is the world’s largest embroidery franchise with hundreds of retail locations worldwide. Since franchising began in 2000, it has become the world leader in the full-service, embroidery and promotional products industry. For more information visit the EmbroidMe website at www.embroidme.com or contact 1-800-727-6720.

About the United Franchise Group (UFG):
United Franchise Group (http://www.unitedfranchisegroup.com), the Global Leader for Entrepreneurs, is a $500-million franchising expert with 30 years of experience and 1,400 franchise locations in over 50 countries. Brands include SIGNARAMA, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events, Super Green Solutions and Transworld Business Advisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001-561-640-5570 (international).

About the International Franchise Association:
The International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA protects, enhances and promotes franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. Through its awareness campaign highlighting the theme, Franchising: Building Local Businesses, One Opportunity at a Time, IFA promotes the nearly 18 million jobs and $2.1 trillion of economic activity generated by franchising. IFA members include franchise companies in over 90 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law and business development.