Inc. Magazine has just released its overview of the world of franchising for 2011 and has included a great mention of the Zoom Room’s rapid rise to success in its first year of franchising.
After less than a year in operation, dog training and agility franchiser Zoom Room has three locations open and expects to open another 10 or 12 in 2011, according to Mark Van Wye, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles company. Target markets include Seattle, Denver, Portland, Chicago, and New York City.
For potential franchisees, Zoom Room targets animal lovers, often those looking to replace a lost corporate job with a brick-and-mortar business that will be a pleasure as well as a profit. “This business was designed with fun in mind, as something that’s genuinely enjoyable both as a client and as an owner,” Van Wye says.
As a whole, the franchising industry seems poised to enjoy a successful 2011.