Supporting Strategies recently placed 19th on Entrepreneur magazine's Top New Franchises list. The list — which is based on data submitted for Entrepreneur's overall Franchise 500® ranking (which also includes Supporting Strategies) — recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less.
For Supporting Strategies Founder and CEO Leslie Jorgensen, this recognition illustrates both the demand for her company's services, and the portability of the business model she formulated in 2004 and began franchising in 2013.
"By partnering with franchisees who have deep experience in their local business communities, we've hit upon a formula that really resonates," Jorgensen said. "Many of our clients are small-business owners just like us."
Jorgensen anticipated the growth in cloud-based business platforms and remote communication technology that has made outsourced bookkeeping services and operational support such a good fit among franchisees and growing businesses alike. "Today, around 2.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce works from home at least half of the time," Jorgensen recently told Glassdoor. "This is up from 1.8 percent roughly a decade ago, representing a 115 percent increase."
No question, Jorgensen's fresh approach helped land Supporting Strategies in the top 20. Said Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer, "These newcomers are challenging their older and larger competitors with innovative models, marketing methods and menus."By continuing to leverage its team of skilled, experienced professionals and their expertise in secure, best-of-breed technologies, Supporting Strategies is well-positioned to become a perennial on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® ranking.