December 31, 2008 // Franchising.com // Cincinnati – The Growth Coach, one of the world's fastest-growing business coaching franchises with a presence in more than 155 markets, has been ranked in the highly coveted 2009 compilation of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500®. The recent ranking marks the fifth consecutive year The Growth Coach has been featured on the Franchise 500®, lending additional credibility to The Growth Coach's mission to help small business owners take control, achieve their financial goals and maintain balance through a proven, strategic-focusing and accountability process.
Paving the way in the $3 billion business coaching industry, The Growth Coach is undaunted by the economic downturn as its clientele, small business owners and service/sales professionals, increasingly seek out coaching professionals to help them boost financial profits and reach personal fulfillment, especially during tough times.
In addition, The Growth Coach has experienced surging interest as a franchise opportunity, as downsized executives and other entrepreneurial-minded individuals choose to leave the unstable corporate world in favor of a business that provides an opportunity to control their own destiny and have a personally fulfilling and financially rewarding business.
"As the Entrepreneur ranking reflects, The Growth Coach and business coaching is a recession-resistant industry," said Daniel Murphy, president and founder of The Growth Coach. "Business coaching is in strong demand and needed in good times and bad. Additionally, since we are a home-based and affordable franchise opportunity, our franchise buyers don't require outside capital to launch this business during these frozen-credit times. As a result, The Growth Coach will continue aggressive expansion and prepare to reach 400 franchised locations within the next five years."
In addition to being a fast-growing franchise opportunity, The Growth Coach also serves as a coaching provider to the franchise industry, helping to coach entire franchise systems with their guaranteed coaching and accountability process. The on-going coaching helps franchise owners to achieve the highest level of performance and satisfaction as business owners.
Some of the franchise industry's biggest names have already turned to The Growth Coach for its business coaching services including Caring Transitions, Handyman Matters, The Little Gym, Fresh Coat and Home Helpers, to name a few.
Founded in 2002, The Growth Coach is the only pure business coaching franchise system with the single purpose of helping to drive success and balance the lives of business owners. Their goal is to help clients gain greater focus and leverage so they can work less, earn more, build greater business value and enjoy more fulfilling lives. In addition to serving entire franchise systems, clients include small business owners, individual franchisees, the self-employed, sales and financial services professionals and managers from businesses of all sizes. The Growth Coach has a presence in more than 155 markets across North America.