Window Genie Ranks Among Top Franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500
Window Genie was recently ranked #196 on Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500 list. I’m here to share a little background story on our journey towards being recognized by ENTREPRENEUR as one of the top franchises out there… and what it all means:
We broke into the Franchise 500 in 2011 ago at #499… we were SO excited to even be included – WE HAVE ARRIVED! I mean take a look at that list! McDonalds? Hampton Hotels? Subway? Sure, WE know we’re great… but being recognized by Entrepreneur and listed among all these massively successful household name brands… Window Genie was in good company. Then we jumped 92 spots for the 2012 list to #407… we were shocked and excited once again.
While we shouldn’t have been surprised (considering the booming growth we began experiencing as a system around 2012) we were overwhelmed when in 2013 we jumped to… drum roll please… NUMBER ONE NINETY. 190. One. Nine. Zero. To leap-frog over 200 brands on the list was, as you can imagine, surreal. Since breaking into the top 200, we’ve been able to maintain that position at #195 for 2014 and #196 for 2015. The last three years at Window Genie can be categorized as consistent… and while the word consistent seems kind of boring, it’s anything but that to us. We’ve awarded franchises to about 20-25 new owners each year for the last three years… so although we haven’t made any major leaps on the Franchise 500 in the last three years, we don’t care! Not falling back means we’re doing something right, and experiencing the steady successful growth we’ve experienced is reflected in our Franchise 500 rankings.
To help you better understand just HOW Entrepreneur compiles their list… I’ve pulled an excerpt from their website that explains it well. Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500 list is compiled every year with an objective process described on entrepreneur.com as, “The process began in July 2014, when we asked franchisors to participate in our survey. Each submission was vetted before being entered for data analysis; 927 companies made the first cut. Of those, the top 500 made the Franchise 500® ranking, based on financial and statistical data from July 2012 through July 2014.”
Entrepreneur also notes that, “All companies, regardless of size, 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.”
Just to add to this “humble brag,” Window Genie has also recently been ranked as one of the fastest growing, top home-based and top low-cost franchises by Entrepreneur. Franchise Business Review ranks Window Genie in its top 50 franchises for franchisee satisfaction, Money Magazine listed purchasing a Window Genie in their article, “13 Things to do with $100,000 Now,” and this past year Window Genie made its first appearance on the INC 5000 that ranks America’s fastest growing private companies.
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