Chem-Dry Makes ‘Entrepreneur’ Magazine’s Top Global Franchises List Again
Annual ranking highlights the portability and adaptability of the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise, showing that entrepreneurs can build a successful business anywhere
Anyone looking to launch a business can become easily overwhelmed with the many types and styles of franchise opportunities on the market — and that’s true whether you’re in Tennessee or Tunisia. For entrepreneurs looking at a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise in either of those places, or just about anywhere else in the world, however, the news is good.
Chem-Dry is a scalable, valuable business that’s successfully spanned the globe. It’s now in 52 countries, where franchise owners have been able to build revenue streams and solid business income. That’s why, once again, Chem-Dry is on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 Top Global Franchises list.
Global ranking recognizes brand’s durability
“The Entrepreneur ranking is an opportunity to compare the Chem-Dry cleaning franchise proposition to other worldwide brands and see its many valuable differentiators”, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
“This issue really is a reference guide to entrepreneurs in the United States and around the world,” Doug says. “We are always pleased when we’re included, because we believe that Chem-Dry stacks up very well against not only other brands in the carpet and floor-cleaning space, but as an easy-to-enter, scalable business opportunity in its own right.”
More than 3.1 million print readers will see the July/August issue featuring the rankings, as well as more than 200,000 Entrepreneur App subscribers, according to the publication. That means serious exposure for potential Chem-Dry owners and big benefit for current owners. Future clients will see and learn about the brand — then book some business.
Core differentiators keep setting Chem-Dry apart
As Doug points out, a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise is a scalable business, which appeals to first-time franchise owners wherever they are. They can start with just carpet cleaning, for example, and then add other services, such as leather and upholstery cleaning or granite and tile & stone renewal. Not needing costly retail or warehouse space is a big plus, as are adaptable working hours. That’s important in many cultures where a 9-to-5, five-day work period is not the norm.
“Chem-Dry has succeeded overseas because franchise owners really do set their own course,” Doug explains. “They are based from home, and they work the hours that suit their schedule. Many have other careers or commitments, and Chem-Dry affords them the opportunity to own a flexible business that can grow at a pace they can manage and control.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 52 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 29 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.