Entrepreneur Magazine just released its Franchise 500 list for 2018, and we are proud to say several BizCom clients made the list. Published annually in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur, the iconic list ranks franchise concepts based on emerging trends and industries headed for growth in the coming year.
Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees.
It demonstrates that with a strong business model and the right leadership behind it, a franchise can be an appealing career move for a growing number of people who want to be the boss.
Franchising offers a way to be the boss with a proven system.
The Franchise 500 List proves that entrepreneurial dreams do come true.
Franchising is the gateway from having a job to growing a business. Offering the independence of small business ownership supported by the benefits of a big business network, a franchise allows you to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
Franchise companies have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees – offering everything from operational support to marketing help.
BizCom clients continue to climb the Franchise 500 List this year
A record-setting 12 franchise brands from three clients on the BizCom roster made the list this year.
Leading the BizCom and Connecticut-based pack is Edible Arrangements, ranked at #53. Earning the top spot for franchises based in Connecticut, Edible enjoyed a year of growth in 2017 as they not only grew their system but also rolled out an expanded product line including fresh chocolate-dipped fruit, fruit salads, beverages and other grab and go products.
Expanding on the momentum established with their record-setting year in 2017, Restoration 1 made their sixth consecutive appearance on the list as they came in at #132. Brand highlights include the acquisition of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain®, the addition of key members to the leadership team, and growing the brand by 70 locations across the United States.
Dwyer Group had a historic year of growth, expanding its roster to 17 franchise service brands and growing to 2,800 franchise locations in nine countries around the world. A record-setting ten Dwyer Group, Inc. service brands were ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list in the following order:
Molly Maid – #174
Glass Doctor – #179 (ranked #1 in its category)
Rooter – #276
Window Genie- #302
Handyman Int’l LLC – #371
Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning- #409
Appliance LLC – #438
Five Star Painting – #457
The Grounds Guys – #478
Aire Serv – #500
Congratulations to all of BizCom’s award-winning clients. We love to play a role in promoting their opportunities, their success stories and their continued growth. We look forward to seeing our clients continue to flourish in 2018!
To view a complete list of all recipients on Entrepreneur’s 39th Annual Franchise 500 visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2018 issue of Entrepreneur magazine now on newsstands.