Business Services Franchises

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 17
UPS Store, The

UPS Store, The

Initial Investment: $168K - $354K

# 45
Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service

Initial Investment: $59K - $72K

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# 58
H&R Block

H&R Block

Initial Investment: $32K - $149K

# 67
Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.

Minuteman Press Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment: $64K - $185K

# 70
Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

Initial Investment: $120K - $196K

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# 74
Proforma

Proforma

Initial Investment: $5K - $50K

# 76
Signarama

Signarama

Initial Investment: $97K - $248K

# 87
FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment: $169K - $309K

# 116
Right at Home Inc.

Right at Home Inc.

Initial Investment: $78K - $132K

# 130
EmbroidMe

EmbroidMe

Initial Investment: $94K - $256K

# 131
Sculpture Hospitality

Sculpture Hospitality

Initial Investment: $44K - $57K

# 153
Postal Annex+

Postal Annex+

Initial Investment: $139K - $205K

# 158
Coffee News

Coffee News

Initial Investment: $10K - $11K

# 161
Cartridge World

Cartridge World

Initial Investment: $69K - $151K

# 177
BrightStar Care

BrightStar Care

Initial Investment: $94K - $173K

# 178
Unishippers Global Logistics LLC

Unishippers Global Logistics LLC

Initial Investment: $45K - $421K

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# 185
Transworld Business Advisors

Transworld Business Advisors

Initial Investment: $60K - $82K

# 195
Homes & Land

Homes & Land

Initial Investment: $47K - $127K

# 199
Sandler Training

Sandler Training

Initial Investment: $92K - $109K

# 211
SpeedPro Imaging

SpeedPro Imaging

Initial Investment: $225K - $365K

# 229
Money Mailer Franchise Corp.

Money Mailer Franchise Corp.

Initial Investment: $83K - $169K

# 235
Spherion Staffing

Spherion Staffing

Initial Investment: $100K - $168K

# 239
Padgett Business Services

Padgett Business Services

Initial Investment: $100K - $100K

# 250
CMIT Solutions Inc.

CMIT Solutions Inc.

Initial Investment: $126K - $174K

# 254
Dale Carnegie Training

Dale Carnegie Training

Initial Investment: $20K - $175K

# 257
Alternative Board (TAB), The

Alternative Board (TAB), The

Initial Investment: $41K - $92K

# 270
Image360

Image360

Initial Investment: $136K - $277K

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# 280
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers

PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers

Initial Investment: $170K - $212K

# 302
Property Management Inc.

Property Management Inc.

Initial Investment: $20K - $61K

# 317
Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail

Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail

Initial Investment: $162K - $593K

# 332
PrideStaff

PrideStaff

Initial Investment: $148K - $208K

# 338
AdviCoach

AdviCoach

Initial Investment: $66K - $74K

# 344
RSVP Publications

RSVP Publications

Initial Investment: $45K - $176K

# 345
Pak Mail

Pak Mail

Initial Investment: $134K - $180K

# 353
City Wide Maintenance

City Wide Maintenance

Initial Investment: $102K - $197K

# 366
Welcomemat Services

Welcomemat Services

Initial Investment: $58K - $85K

# 395
Berlitz

Berlitz

Initial Investment: $164K - $307K

# 397
Expense Reduction Analysts Inc.

Expense Reduction Analysts Inc.

Initial Investment: $66K - $86K

# 401
SeekingSitters Franchise System Inc.

SeekingSitters Franchise System Inc.

Initial Investment: $59K - $91K

# 405
Interim Healthcare

Interim Healthcare

Initial Investment: $124K - $197K

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# 410
Labor Finders

Labor Finders

Initial Investment: $120K - $207K

# 416
Safe Ship

Safe Ship

Initial Investment: $60K - $149K

# 427
MRINetwork

MRINetwork

Initial Investment: $61K - $86K

# 431
Above the Standard Procurement Group Inc.

Above the Standard Procurement Group Inc.

Initial Investment: $70K - $99K

# 433
Sunbelt Business Brokers

Sunbelt Business Brokers

Initial Investment: $41K - $105K

# 438
Fastest Labs

Fastest Labs

Initial Investment: $62K - $75K

# 442
Phenix Salon Suites Franchising LLC

Phenix Salon Suites Franchising LLC

Initial Investment: $283K - $938K

# 444
AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics

Initial Investment: $258K - $396K

# 445
Any Lab Test Now

Any Lab Test Now

Initial Investment: $100K - $171K

# 446
Entrepreneur's Source, The

Entrepreneur's Source, The

Initial Investment: $67K - $75K

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Understanding the Ranking

There's a lot that goes into putting together the first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Entrepreneur's 37th annual Franchise 500®.

The process began in July 2015, when we asked franchisors to participate in our survey. Each submission was vetted before being entered for data analysis; 951 companies made the first cut. Of those, the top 500 became the Franchise 500® ranking, based on financial and statistical data from July 2013 through July 2015.

Only franchise companies that supply a full Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Canadian Disclosure Document and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing. To be eligible for the Franchise 500®, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units, with at least one franchise located in the U.S. The company must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S., and it cannot be in Chapter 11 at the time the ranking is compiled. (The exception to these rules is Canada-based companies that are expanding only in Canada.)

All companies are judged by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. We also consider the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Financial data is analyzed by an independent CPA.

We do not measure subjective elements such as franchisee satisfaction or management style. The objective factors are plugged into our exclusive Franchise 500® formula, with each eligible company receiving a cumulative score.

Remember that the Franchise 500® is not intended to endorse, advertise or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise. Read the FDD and related materials carefully, get help from a franchise attorney and a CPA in reviewing any legal or financial documents, and talk to as many existing and former franchisees as possible and visit their outlets. The best way to protect yourself is to do your homework.

Research compiled by Tracy Stapp Herold and J.R. Jimenez with assistance from Hava Arieh, Rick Ignarra, Nicole Jurinek, Yvette Madrid, Jessica Nguyen and Giuseppe Ricapito; technical assistance from Angel Cool and Daniel Sibitzky; financial analysis by David R. Juedes, CPA; graphic design by Karen Meneghin.

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