Plan Ahead Events Earns Recognition In Entrepreneur's 'Franchise 500'

Full-Service Event Management Franchise Named One of America's Top Franchise Opportunities

West Palm Beach, FL (January 13, 2012) – Plan Ahead Events, the world’s largest full-service event management company, announced today it ranked #271 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Franchise 500 list. The franchise also ranked #11 on the Top New list and #81 on the Top.

Home-Based list. Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is the world's first and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective and quantifiable measures of franchise success. The full report appears in the magazine’s January issue.

“We are thrilled to have our business recognized in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 listing,” said Tipton Shonkwiler, Global Director and President of Plan Ahead Events. “Since our start in 2007, we’ve been dedicated to providing our customers an unrivaled level of service, and this recognition is a testament of our hard work.”

In addition to growth, financial strength, size and stability, Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list also takes into consideration the number of years a company has been in business, the length of time it has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing to entrepreneurs.

Plan Ahead Events is the world’s largest full-service meetings and event management company, servicing clientele worldwide. It provides full-service management and planning for meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel. The company is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. Since its inception in 2007, Plan Ahead Events has grown to more than 80 locations across the U.S., Canada, Australia, Spain and Mexico.

About Plan Ahead Events

Plan Ahead Events is the first home-based franchise in the corporate meetings and events industry. It provides full-service management and planning for meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel. For more information visit the Plan Ahead website at www.planaheadevents.com.

About the United Franchise Group (UFG)

The United Franchise Group consists of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, for people to research business opportunities before investing and Plan Ahead Events, a home-based corporate event planning franchise.

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