Soccer Shots Named a Top 50 Franchise for Women, Top Service Franchise by Franchise Business Review
Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Soccer Shots’ Performance
August 09, 2019 // Franchising.com // HARRISBURG, Pa. - Soccer Shots was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2019 reports on Top Franchises for Women and Top Service Franchises.
Aimed at positively impacting children’s lives, Soccer Shots strives to be the best part of a child’s week through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Serving children ages two through eight, each franchise emphasizes having the best coaches in their communities, an exceptional customer experience including ongoing communication and an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards.
Soccer Shots was among more than 265 franchise brands, representing nearly 8,800 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women and Top Service Franchises.
“The ideal franchisee for a service franchise is someone who is passionate and invested. A service franchise is about the impact and the people. It is not simply a transaction or a ‘set it and forget it’ business model – it’s a relationship,” said Justin Bredeman, CEO of Soccer Shots. “A franchisee has to be hungry, humble and smart and willing to put in the hard work, including knowing that hard work will bring them satisfaction when they see the end result. Our owners are committed to making a difference to their communities through Soccer Shots, and it’s an incredible honor to not only be recognized for that, but for the powerful women who make up our franchise system as well.”
Soccer Shots’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training and support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance. Franchise Business Review also analyzed 18 months’ worth of data from 174 brands in the services sector regarding franchisees’ overall satisfaction to select the companies on the list of top service franchises.
Soccer Shots’ high ranking was also a result of its prioritization of franchisee satisfaction. Steve Dregits, a Soccer Shots franchisee who was quoted in the report, said he believes Soccer Shots was rated so highly by franchisees because the system genuinely cares about the success and development of each member.
“It’s not uncommon for franchisees to communicate struggles, success, and new ideas on a regular basis,” said Dregits. “Plus, we all believe in the central mission to positively impact the lives of every child we serve.”
“The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors,” says Michelle Rowan, President and COO of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership. When you look at the brands on our list, a whopping 90% of women said they enjoyed owning and operating their own business.”
To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.
About Soccer Shots
Based outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Soccer Shots is an international franchise program that provides children ages two through eight with a developmentally appropriate soccer and character development experience under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches. The brand’s curriculum-based program is offered in more than 200 territories across nearly 40 states and Canada, serving over 440,000 children each year. Soccer Shots was founded by two professional soccer players who identified a need for quality and engaging soccer programs for children under age eight. To find a Soccer Shots program near you, visit www.soccershots.org.
About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/. To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com
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