December 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today that it has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Now in its 34th year, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 is widely considered a great measure within the franchising world.
“This is a major accomplishment for Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage. We are proud of the franchise system and business model we have built in such a short period of time,” said Rick Del Sontro, President of Zippy Shell USA. “Any time you can be recognized in such an elite group is a big deal. When you consider the thousands of franchise concepts out there and that we were ranked #428 after just a few short years, we think this is something to celebrate.”
Entrepreneur judges all companies, regardless of size, by the same criteria: objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. They also consider the number of years the company has been in business and the length of time it has been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing.
The objective factors listed above are plugged into Entrepreneur’s exclusive Franchise 500 formula, which gives each eligible company a cumulative score. The 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500.
In its notification letter to Zippy Shell, Entrepreneur Media, Inc Editor in Chief, Amy Cosper, remarked that Zippy Shell is “an inspiration to all businesses.” Del Sontro hopes to be a part of this esteemed list for many years to come. He remarked, “We aspire to climb in the rankings over the years as we continue to build a franchise business and system that allows our franchisees to be successful.”
Zippy Shell is a franchise system in the mobile self storage and moving industry, and its mission is to bridge the gap between the convenience offered by portable storage and the cost effectiveness of traditional storage. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Zippy Shell franchise opportunities, should visit www.zippyshell.com.
Zippy Shell USA, LLC
1808 Corcoran St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
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