The people have spoken! The voting for the Franchising Pioneers is now closed and the results are in!
As you know, we started this project as a way to share the history of franchising and engage visitors with it. People could join in on the dynamic by going to the Franchising Pioneers interactive site and reading a snippet of 50 of the top names in the industry. They could learn what each one contributed to make franchising the $2 trillion industry it is today, and vote for the one they thought made the biggest impact!
After nearly a month of public voting, on July 31st the votes were counted and we have a winner!
So, without further ado, let’s get to it!
And The Winner Is…
Drum roll, please..
James Bugg, Sr. with 1,225 votes!
Congratulations to him! This is a well-deserved win since he’s always been very involved with the world of franchising and getting franchisees included in the industry!
Here are the top 5 voted franchising pioneers!
- James Bugg, Sr. (Decorating Den Interiors) – 1,225 votes
- Don Dwyer, Sr. (The Dwyer Group) – 651 votes
- Henry Bloch (H&R Block) – 160 votes
- Richard B. Rennick (American Leak Detection) – 90 votes
- JoAnne Shaw (Coffee Beanery) – 51 votes
Congratulations to all!
The Franchising Pioneers Booklet
Now that the voting is over, it’s time to move into the second part of this project!
We’re releasing a Franchising Pioneers Booklet that will take a more in-depth look into each of these top 5 pioneers contribution to the business world (which is why your vote was so important!). We’ll go over their work and commitment to franchising and how they’ve helped shape and build one of the top industries.
Readers will be able to get inspired when learning how small business owners like themselves made it big and made a change in American economy.
Want a copy?
If you’d like to learn more about these pioneers, you can sign up in the link below to receive a booklet!
The first 200 people to complete the form will get a FREE printed copy sent directly to their home!
If you’d like to be one of them, go to that link and secure your Franchising Pioneers Booklet!
Last, but definitely not least, we’d like to extend our thanks to everybody who participated on the “Franchising Pioneers” project: from the voters, the editors that published this subject on their site or social media, and to the people who worked to get this project going.
Thank you very much!