On April 11, 2013, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) announced the recipients of the 2013 Franchisees’ Choice Designation at a gala awards presentation during the CFA National Convention in Montréal, Quebec. This is the third year for the annual Franchisees’ Choice Designation program, and Budget Blinds received third place in the New/Emerging category (franchising for 3-10 years)!

The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. Their franchisees were asked to rate the franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee Information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee. In order to qualify for this designation, a minimum of 10% of a brand’s franchisees must participate. In many cases, franchisee responses were significantly higher.

“The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees,” says Chad Hallock, CEO. “Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is a great honor because the high ranking in franchisee satisfaction comes directly from the franchisees themselves.”

In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees’ Choice designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2013 Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.
Budget Blinds truly appreciates the dedication of all franchisees, and receiving this award of ranking as one of the best franchises would not be possible without all of their support!

For more information about the Franchisees’ Choice designation, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.