9Round Named a Top Franchise Brand by Entrepreneur Magazine
For the Second Consecutive Year, 9Round Appears on Entrepreneur Magazine’s List of Top 200 Franchise Brands
September 25, 2018 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LCC, was recently named to Entrepreneur magazine’s second annual Top Franchise Brands list. This list recognizes the 200 franchisors that have built the strongest brands, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500® ranking. 9Round was ranked this year at number 198.
“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our brand this year, we are proud to be named to the list of Top Franchise Brands once again,” said Shannon Hudson, CEO and Founder of 9Round. “Recognition like this reminds us that what we are doing is working, and it motivates us to continue to grow and compete with ourselves to be better with each year.”
To determine which franchises have the strongest brands, Entrepreneur analyzed factors such as social media followers, system size, number of years in business, number of years franchising, and overall reputation - and looked at how they all combine to form lasting relationships with fans. 9Round’s position on the ranking shows that the brand has truly made a name for itself through franchising.
“Creating a strong brand is paramount in franchising, and the companies on our list are examples of how to do it right,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor in chief. “After years and even decades in business, they’ve managed to maintain a balance between staying true to their roots and constantly evolving to stay relevant.”
To view 9Round in the full listing, visit entrepreneur.com/franchises/topbrands. The list can also be seen in the September 2018 issue of Entrepreneur.
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are more than 720 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 states in the U.S. and in 12 more countries including Costa Rica, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.