ActionCOACH Ranks in the Franchise Direct "Top 100 Global Franchises"

ActionCOACH secures a spot at #77 in list that includes Subway, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and H&R Block

Las Vegas, NV, August 24, 2011 --( ActionCOACH, the world's number one business coaching firm, was named by Franchise Direct as one of the "Top 100 Global Franchises" in the world.

In a list populated by large franchisors that include Subway, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and H&R Block, ActionCOACH was one of the few truly "white collar" professional services franchises to make the list.

"Franchise Direct ranks the best franchises from around the globe, and focuses on those that perform best on an international level," ActionCOACH CEO of U.S. and Canada Jodie Shaw said.

The Franchise Direct "Top 100" list is selected from thousands of franchises that have invested in international expansion strategies and have been ranked using objective and measurable criteria, including:

  • System size based on numbers of units
  • Sales revenue for the system
  • Stability and growth
  • Number of years in operation
  • Market expansion

The list was also finalized using an objective, detailed methodology that considered a host of factors including financial performance and corporate citizenship based on information gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), email surveys, telephone interviews and published industry sources, including:

  • Best practice in the areas of franchisee support and training
  • Environmental policy
  • Social responsibility

"It's great to see a true 'business-to-business franchise recognized in the list," Shaw said. "We're unique in that successful business people and entrepreneurs can leverage their current skills to help other owners be more successful."

According to Franchise Direct, each franchise which appears in the "Top 100" list has excelled at international expansion and has invested time and resources to acquire linguistic capabilities while combining them with cultural sensitivities. Franchise Direct also notes that, "Due to globalization and the dismantling of trade barriers, (these) franchises have achieved better economies of scale which allow them to grow and develop in foreign markets."

Shaw notes that the company's recent expansion into China, India and Germany is evidence of the adaptability and scalability of the ActionCOACH system to continued international expansion.

"Our system is great because it has been proven to work over the past two decades in any country, and any business category," she said. "It's the perfect business for those skilled business or corporate professionals who want to own their own company without having to deal with food service, huge inventory or a conventional 'brick and mortar' franchise, regardless of their location."

ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching and executive coaching franchise with more than 1,000 coaches in 39 countries.



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