April 25, 2008 // Franchising.com // ATHENS, Ga. – Padgett Business Services® has been ranked as part of the Top 200 Franchises in the spring issue of Franchise Market Magazine. Endorsed by ASBDC (Association of Small Business Development Centers) and SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business", Franchise Market Magazine is designed as a resource to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The information for the ranking was compiled via surveys and third-party resources. The franchises listed were evaluated based on four elements: number of units, franchise stability, available financing and 2007 growth rate.
"Franchising publications are really taking notice of the great system that we offer our franchise owners and their clients," said Steve Rafsky, CEO for Padgett. "In addition to this ranking in Franchise Market Magazine, we are also honored to be consistently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500®, Franchise Business Review's Top 50."
Trade publications in the industry are taking notice as well, Padgett is also consistently ranked in Accounting Today's Top 100 Firms, and the company's president, Roger Harris, is frequently quoted in Accounting Today, and the EA (Enrolled Agents) Journal. Harris has also appeared as an expert panelist on the IRS sponsored web-cast, Tax Talk Today.
Padgett Business Services® is ranked 117 in the 2008 Franchise Market Magazine listing of the top 200 franchisors. "We consider this a great honor, especially when you take into consideration the fact that there are several thousand existing franchisors" said Steve Rafsky, CEO.
For more information about Padgett Business Services®, or to request information about owning a Padgett Business Services® franchise please visit www.smallbizpros.com or call the home office at (800) 723-4388.
For over 40 years, Padgett Business Services® has catered to the individual needs of small business owners through a network of 400 local owner-operated offices. By way of personal relationships and efficient service, Padgett provides "peace of mind" to its clients by helping them focus on operating their businesses more successfully. Padgett offers business advice and consultation, tax consultation and preparation, government reporting compliance, financial reporting, complete payroll services, and other services important to small businesses.