January 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Middletown, CT - Wireless Zone®, the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchise system, has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 "Franchise 500" list. Ranked as no. 231 for worldwide franchises, this year's ranking marks the sixth instance the Wireless Zone® system has made the prestigious list.
"Wireless Zone® is very proud of the repeat recognition by Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®. "Our business transactions are on the move, and in the final quarter of 2014, Wireless Zone® system saw a robust increase in sales year over year. Considering the mobile technology industry is constantly changing, we're happy to offer our franchisees the operational support they need to maintain such success."
Each company on Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500" list is judged by "objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation." Other factors considered include financial strength and stability, growth rate, company age, startup costs, and more. In order to qualify for the list, franchises must have at least 10 units, one of which must be located in the United States. In addition, each listing must be seeking new locations in the U.S.
"In early December 2014, we announced a dedicated expansion plan to open at least 10 all-new locations in the New York Metro area before 2016," said Labanara. "This expansion is very important to us and our franchisees as their individual hard work helps the entire Wireless Zone® system learn and expand in to other markets for the future."
Wireless Zone® stores are technology solution centers dedicated to providing customers the latest smartphones, tablets, accessories, wireless technology and more. Franchise opportunities have been available since 1989, with ongoing support offered to owners through newsletters, meetings, grand openings, field operations and more. Owners are offered regular training at a variety of locations, including Wireless Zone®'s headquarters, field training stores, and on-site at a franchisee's own location.
To find out more about Wireless Zone® please visit http://wirelesszonefranchise.com/.
Founded in 1988 as "The Car Phone Store," the Wireless Zone® Franchise System has grown to be the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Wireless Zone® Franchise the No. 1 franchise in its category. With over 380 locations in the U.S., Wireless Zone® stores offer premium wireless products and services backed by Verizon Wireless. The Wireless Zone® Franchise System is a division of Automotive Technologies, Inc., in Middletown, CT. For more information, visit http://wirelesszonefranchise.com/.
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Almost 25 years ago an instantly successful business began called "The Car Phone Store" in Wethersfield, CT. From the beginning it was a model that begged to be replicated. We are now known as Wireless Zone and are the largest wireless/cellular
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