- Budget Blinds® is #17
- AdvantaClean® is #204
- Concrete Craft® is #257
- Tailored Living® is #371
Every year, HFC’s franchise brands are recognized as leaders in their respective home services categories within the home improvement industry by independent companies that monitor and “watch dog” the world of business and franchising. Entrepreneur, Franchise Business ReviewTM, Franchise Times®, Canadian Franchise Association®, VetFran, Military Times, and Inc. 5000 all highlight those franchise opportunities they deem especially noteworthy.
Entrepreneur Magazine is one of the most esteemed and trusted, focused on entrepreneurship, small business management, and business since 1977. This is the 41st Franchise 500 list, an annual evaluation and ranking of franchise opportunities across the spectrum of business, based on fundamental factors important to prospective franchise owners to help them to make informed decisions before signing on the dotted line.
Entrepreneur bases the rankings on what they term the “Five Pillars of the Franchise 500” along with a copy of the company’s current Franchise Disclosure Document for a comprehensive, in-depth look at the entire franchise system. (entrepreneur.com)
One: Costs and Fees
- Franchise fee
- Total investment
- Royalty fees
- Training times
- Marketing support
- Operational support
- Franchisor infrastructure
- Financing availability
Three: Size and Growth
- Open & operating units
- Growth rate
Four: Brand Strength
- Social media
- System size
- Years in business
- Years franchising
Five: Financial Strength and Security
- Franchisor’s audited financial statements
A record-breaking 1,105 companies applied to Entrepreneur for ranking in 2020, and over half never made the grade. Being in the Franchise 500 is indicative of a franchise that continues to evolve, a growing network that keeps going strong year after year, keeping pace with the latest trends and consumer demands so the businesses stay relevant.
Start 2020 Strong
The January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur highlights Mark Wahlberg, American actor, producer, businessman, model, rapper, singer, and songwriter, sharing his insights in the cover story: Start 2020 Strong. Wahlberg was reportedly the best-paid actor in 2017 (Wikipedia) and has built a diverse and substantial fortune through commitment and hard work. “I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That’s why I’ve been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don’t succeed, I feel good about the effort.” –Mark Wahlberg
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Make the move to franchise ownership
Whether you’re at the top of your game and itching to try something new and adventurous, or your career path is blocked and you feel like you’re going in circles and not getting anywhere, you can take charge of your future by becoming your own boss as an independent franchise business owner within the HFC family of brands. Proven business models for all our brands—Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft, and AdvantaClean—are structured so every franchise business owner can be as successful as they want to be. Here are just a few of the reasons our franchise owners are so happy and successful:
- Low initial investment and low overhead
- No experience necessary–extensive training and ongoing support provided
- Territories are protected, own one or multiple units
- Hand-pick your team of employees
- Well-known brands with coordinated national and local marketing efforts
- Competitive pricing through strong Vendor Alliance agreements
- Cutting-edge technologies help you work smarter, not harder
- Discounted fees for qualified Veterans to become business owners
For over 27 years, HFC has been turning out successful franchise owners so if you’re contemplating your next career move or you’ve always wanted to be your own boss, franchising may be the perfect solution. With an HFC brand, you step into a proven and respected franchise system with over 1,800 franchise territories across all brands in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Call 1-800-420-5374 today to speak to a franchise licensing advisor, or go online to Home Franchise Concepts to learn more about franchising with HFC and see which of our brands is the right fit for you.