Guard-A-Kid Ranked by Entepreneur- #1 in Children's Category
PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 27, 2012 - Tampa, FL - For many, it's the ultimate entrepreneurial dream: a home-based business. Guard-A-Kid, the leading developer of quality child identification products, has been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine in its thirty-fourth annual Franchise 500 list for the sixth year in a row. Guard-A-Kid was also named the number one in the Children's category for the first time. They are also the only Child Safety franchise this year now that its nearest competitor is no longer listed. The company ranked 194th overall, finishing ahead of established, national competitors, Ident-A-Kid Franchise Corporation (unranked), DigiKids (unranked), and McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System (unranked).
"This is an exciting time at Guard-A-Kid, we have taken the last couple of years to invest in our company with tools, personnel, and to invest in our system and support - and it's great to see it pay off! We are truly excited about the success of our franchisees and will continue to support them as we revolutionize child safety! Guard-A-Kid has a robust business model that has allowed us to continue to grow. We will continue to grow, just have we have done from the start." Said Robert Curtis, CEO of Guard-A-Kid.
In 2003, Guard-A-Kid's founder, inspired as a parent, launched Guard-A-Kid to fill the need for cutting edge child safety products and education as prior to, most child safety businesses had not evolved since the internet was created. With his background as a software engineer he created the innovative technology behind our most successful products, and sold the first franchise March 22, 2005. Guard-A-Kid has since grown to 178 franchises in 11 Countries.
The Guard-A-Kid Franchisees create the opportunity to educate parents and their communities by hosting Safety Events at daycares, schools and local businesses where parents will have the chance to purchase their child safety products. They also have partnered with businesses to support and share this valuable product with children. Their best-seller, the Child ID Kit, includes printed and digital child identification products that may be easily sent to law enforcement by the parent should the need arise, but more impressively, may be uploaded instantly and shared utilizing today's communication technology. They also sell exclusive, multi-level, password protected safety thumb drives for the whole family and household goods.