December 18, 2009 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Growth Coach, the only pure business coaching franchise system in North America with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of business owners, ranked # 139 in an overall comprehensive listing of the nation's top 300 franchise companies by AllBusiness.com.
AllBusiness.com's team of editors researched, compiled, and analyzed more than 800 franchise systems to compile the All-Star Franchise list. The rankings assessed the strengths of franchising companies based upon criteria such as system-wide growth, brand strength and visibility, years in franchising, overall system size, availability of financing, and the latest financial strength scores from Dun & Bradstreet.
The Growth Coach continues to have strong growth, moving up from #61 in 2008 to #53 in the growth ranking for 2009, plus an increase in its financial health rankings has positioned the business coaching franchise concept to rise in the overall AllStar rankings this year.
Coaching is a very popular choice for laid-off or discontent executives seeking greater freedom, fulfillment, and to share their business experience with other entrepreneurs. Additionally, the recession has been a huge wake-up call for small business owners (under $5 million in revenue) to seek out coaching help to better navigate through rough economic waters. Fear of loss has been a huge motivator for entrepreneurs to seek out proven coaching solutions and thus drive up coaching demand.
"It is an honor to be presented with such a prestigious ranking in the franchise industry," said Dan Murphy, President and Founder of The Growth Coach. "The current business landscape has set the scene for the increased demand in business coaching across North American. In fact, 98% of all North American businesses are under $5 million in revenue and that is the very marketplace we serve very well with our affordable and guaranteed group-coaching workshops. Market research continues to show that the vast majority of the 30 million existing small business owners and self-employed professionals truly need and can benefit dramatically from business coaching services, especially during this economic climate," Murphy continued.
The Growth Coach defines business coaching as the art and science of guiding small business owners, self-employed professionals and key managers to reach their objectives and overcome obstacles and limitations that keep them from reaching their optimal success in business and in life. The company utilizes its signature Strategic Mindset® group coaching process, one-to-one coaching, telecoaching, and other related services to help their clients. All initial coaching services come with a 100% money-back guarantee. The coaching process helps clients face reality and define where they are now, gain clarity about where they want to be, and then close that performance gap with on-going action plans and accountability.
Founded in 2002, The Growth Coach is the only pure business coaching franchise system with the single purpose of helping drive the success and balance the lives of business owners. Their goal is to help clients gain greater leverage and focus so they can work less, earn more and enjoy more fulfilling lives. Clients include small business owners, franchisees, self-employed professionals, high-end sales and financial services professionals and managers from businesses of all size. Through an expanding national accounts program, The Growth Coach serves franchise systems, dealer networks and associations. With a presence in more than 150 markets across North America, The Growth Coach encourages diversity within its franchise system, as well as the development of small business and franchising worldwide. Currently, The Growth Coach is a member and/or affiliated with the following professional organizations: International Franchise Association, SBA Franchise Registry, VetFran, Minority Fran and is listed in Bond's Minority Franchise Guide.