SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 5, 2014) - Vanguard Cleaning Systems® was named to USA Today's list of Top 50 Franchises for Minorities in 2014. The results were featured in the October 24, 2014 issue of USA Today in the Franchising Today section.
"The steady increase in minority representation in franchising, especially among Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and South Asians, over the last several years is very encouraging," stated Rob Bond, founder and president of the World Franchising Network, which conducted the survey. "It certainly is evidence of minorities' intrinsic values and work ethic. Additionally, franchisors continue to make a concerted effort to reach out to minorities, which is ultimately highly beneficial in the long run to all parties involved."
"The Vanguard® franchise represents a great opportunity for those seeking to become independent business owners, and we appreciate this recognition from USA Today," said Steve McConnell, Vice President of Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise organization has 2,700 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in North America. Through a master franchise network of 59 regional offices, Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchisees provide cleaning services for more than 14,000 commercial customers.
The Vanguard® franchise has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America, achieving a rank of #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500™ and #15 in the 2012 D&B AllBusiness AllStar franchises. You can learn more about Vanguard Cleaning Systems® at www.vanguardcleaning.com.
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