WIN Home Inspection's Franchise 500® Rankings
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About the Franchise 500®
Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® is the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world. Only franchise companies that submit full Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs) or Canadian disclosure documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur are considered for the Franchise 500® rankings. A franchise company must also have a minimum of 10 units with at least one being a U.S.-based franchise, it must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S., and it cannot be in Chapter 11 at the time the rankings were compiled. (An exception to this rule is Canadian-based companies that are only expanding in Canada.)
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 in business and length of time franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing. Financial data is audited by an independent CPA. The objective factors are plugged into Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® formula, with each eligible company receiving a cumulative score. The 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500®.