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Top 2012 Franchises

The Franchise Business Review recently announced the top franchises to receive the 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. The awards were sorted by various categories. Each listed one or two top recipients along with their level of investment. The rankings are based on actual franchisee surveys, although a relatively small universe of 300 brands is examined. Nevertheless, understanding that the survey doesn’t cover every business on the planet, it is useful for comparative purposes. By way of example:

Advertising and Sales

Sandler Training, a company offering training for sales, management, leadership and negotiations for small to large U.S. and foreign companies, was listed as one of the top franchise opportunities in the advertising and sales category. The investment for this franchise was listed around $100,000.


Honest-1 Auto Care, a franchise offering vehicle maintenance and repair, was listed as a top franchise opportunity in the automotive category.

Snap-On Tools, a leading provider of hand and power tools, tool storage and diagnostic equipment, was also listed as a leading franchise in the automotive category.

Both franchises are priced upwards of roughly $200,000.

Business Services

ActionCOACH, a franchise located worldwide and a leading provider of business consulting services, was listed as a top franchise in the business service franchise. The investment for this franchise is listed at around $100,000.

FASTSIGNS, a franchise that provides signs and graphics to help businesses sell and inform, is also listed as a leader in the business services category. This investment is listed upwards of $300,000.

Other Categories

Other franchise categories to receive awards include: cleaning and maintenance, child services, financial & tax, fitness and senior care. A complete list of all categories and franchises to win satisfaction awards can be found at the Franchise Business Review website.

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