Independence, OH, January 24, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Sunbelt®, the place to go to buy or sell a business®, is proud to be named on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list for the 15th year. The Franchise 500 has presented the industry’s most comprehensive annual franchise rankings for the past 35 years. Entrepreneur Magazine assembles this list each year by rating companies, regardless of size, on objective and quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.
Sunbelt boasts more than 200 locations across the globe though the franchise continues to look to expand their global footprint through their franchise sales efforts. As a benefit to franchisees, the corporate office provides live initial training as well as numerous ongoing training opportunities free of charge in a webinar format. Franchisee support also includes a full suite of technological resources, integration with third-party listing websites, an industry-leading online deal room, and access to proprietary best practices. For more information on the Sunbelt franchise, visit www.sunbeltnetwork.com.
“I’m delighted to receive the news of Sunbelt’s placement on Entrepreneur’s Magazine’s 35th Annual Franchise 500 list once again. It’s been a challenging few years for the business brokerage industry and we consider this a real accomplishment. As only one of two business brokerage firms to make the list, we are proud to receive this honor in response to our low-cost opportunity and innovative support services to our franchisees,” stated Kelci Cotter, Senior Brand Manager for Sunbelt Business Brokers.
Entrepreneur Magazine’s selection, rating and ranking process for the 2014 Franchise 500 is based on key factors including financial strength, growth rate, stability and size of the company. Each franchise system is also evaluated on the number of years the company has been in business plus the length of time the company has been involved in franchising. Additional rating factors include initial start-up costs and available financing options. Each company’s objective factors are then analyzed by the Franchise 500 formula that presents a cumulative score for each franchise system.
Cotter added, “In our opinion, Sunbelt’s brokers are among the best in the world; without their hard work, devotion to the brand and expertise, we wouldn’t be where we are today. On behalf of Sunbelt, we thank you for being a part of our family and we are pleased to share this desirable achievement with all of you. We’re looking forward to an exciting and prosperous year!”
Sunbelt® is the premiere network of franchised business brokerage offices in the world. On any given day, we have 5,000 small and medium-sized businesses listed for sale across our network. The asking prices for these businesses typically range from $50,000 USD to $10,000,000 USD, with an average of $600,000 USD. With more than 200 locations in North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia, no other business brokerage can match Sunbelt’s geographic coverage, visibility to buyers and business sales experience. Because each office is independently owned and operated, the global reach of the Sunbelt network is balanced with intensive local knowledge and involvement in the business communities in which we operate. Simply put, Sunbelt is the place to go to buy or sell a business®. To learn more, visit www.sunbeltnetwork.com.