Washington, D.C. January 16, 2017 – Zippy Shell Incorporated was recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500 placed Zippy Shell as #337 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. Last year, Zippy Shell was ranked #358 and moving up 21 places this year on such a prestigious list shows our company is moving in the right direction.
“This is truly a monumental success for us as we continue to strive to be the best service provider in the moving and storage industry,” said Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell Incorporated. “At Zippy Shell, we work diligently to provide the best possible experience for each of our customers. Being featured as #337 in Entrepreneur Magazine is another significant achievement for our business and we are honored to be featured as one of the elite.”
“We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We’re proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react to new technologies and consumer demands. We know it takes a lot to stay competitive, and are excited to celebrate those that do it best.”
“In order to reflect the evolving business world at large, we at Entrepreneur continue to evolve our annual ranking, too,” says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur. “We’ve developed new ways to measure and analyze our collected data as new critical data points come into play. We take into account pertinent factors such as social media presence and financing availability, which have become increasingly important in today’s economy.”
Over its 38 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs. Zippy Shell’s position on the ranking reinforces its strength in the industry.
To view Zippy Shell in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur available now on newsstands.