According to the International Franchise Association, the franchise sector is expected to grow by $36 billion in 2017. To that end, some of the national and international franchise organizations that BizComPR and BizComPress work with are making headlines to help drive that growth!
In particular, Entrepreneur Magazine just released it’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list for 2017, and we’re proud to say that BizCom clients were prominent on that list. The March issue that just hit newsstands, includes the top 100 fastest-growing franchises driving big growth. The list is a compilation of the top booming businesses from the magazine’s Franchise 500 ranking that are expanding their footprints at breakneck speed.
In particular, hats off to Restoration 1, Pinot’s Palette, Edible Arrangements, and Mr. Appliance (part of Dwyer Group). When it comes to success in franchising, the idea to be in business for yourself but not by yourself is WAY more attractive when you are part of a fast-growing network like these made up of like-minded peers championing the same brand.
Consider this a club of sorts, where the winners are earning attractive marketshare and branding power with each new opening.
As for our clients in the ranking, sure, we’re biased.
We like working with franchise organizations that get the secret to successful franchising. Stated another way, they are not just growing for the sake of growth. We see them as fast-growth icons for a lot more than selling an opportunity.
The truly great franchise organizations get the big picture that includes, among other things, superior training, marketing support and a stellar relationship with vendors that benefit the entire network. That describes our clients on this year’s prestigious list.
Whether it’s a fruit bouquet pioneer that has more than 1,300 locations in countries around the world, or a restoration franchise that went from regional player to national network in less than 12 months, fast growth is a common thread for our franchisors that not only offer a quality opportunity, but grow to meet the demand from prospects as well as the end-user customers of those brands.
Consider this an early sign that 2017 is going to be another stellar year for everything from paint and sip entertainment domination to flood disaster restoration.
If there is a business or service that has the best for the customer in mind and the operational expertise to show franchise owners the way in meeting and exceeding expectations, the fastest-growing will continue to zoom.