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Top Franchises To Buy In 2017

Franchise Business Review (FBR) surveys thousands of franchise owners from hundreds of leading franchise brands to gauge franchisee satisfaction and franchise performance. Our independent franchisee satisfaction surveys ask 33 benchmark questions to measure the health of franchise systems and our top franchises lists are based exclusively on the feedback from actual franchise owners.

top franchises to buy in 2017

What are some of the newest rising stars in the franchise world? To answer that, we've compiled this list of the top 150 companies submitted for Entrepreneur's 2022 Franchise 500 ranking that began franchising in the last five years (since 2017).

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minuteman Press International is finding the Long Island region to be fertile ground for design, marketing, and printing franchise success in 2017. Total sales volume for the region has increased 18% for the region in the first quarter of 2017. This sales growth comes off the heels of a productive year in 2016, where ten franchisees across the region achieved record sales as Minuteman Press franchise owners. The Long Island region encompasses Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn.

"Minuteman Press has a rich history in Long Island and we are thrilled to report tremendous sales growth for the Long Island region in particular," says Bob Titus, Minuteman Press International President and CEO. He adds, "I started Minuteman Press with my father Roy Titus in Plainview in 1973. 44 years later, and with over 950 franchises around the world, Long Island remains our home. It is great to see continued success and growth right here in the region."

In addition to 18% sales growth region-wide for Q1 2017, ten Minuteman Press franchise owners had their best sales year in 2016. They are owners who have been in business as recently as three years and as along as 32 years. Below are snapshots of several of these owners who achieved such growth:

Michael Levy, Levittown, NY: Michael Levy has owned Minuteman Press in Levittown since November 2013. Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, he owned other small businesses and did business consulting. Michael took over the established business from retiring owners Steve Haller and Charlie Kick, who ran the business for 35 years. Michael has expanded his products and services for clients with a broader range of promotional items, signs, and in-house large format printing. In April 2017, Michael finalized the acquisition of local independent printing business, which further expanded his capabilities for customers. Michael has been married to his wife Gwen for 28 years and has three children Melanie, Ryan, and Allison. His center is located at 3000 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 114, Levittown, NY 11756. For more information, visit

Steve Blustein, Melville, NY: Steve Blustein bought an existing Minuteman Press franchise in Melville in July 2012. The Melville location is one of the longest-running Minuteman Press franchises in the entire system. To better serve his customers, Steve and his team recently relocated the business to their brand new facility at 600A Walt Whitman Road, which has high visibility right on Route 110 in Melville, NY. Steve has also taken full advantage of Minuteman Press International's rebranding by upgrading his business image, signage, and graphics. These upgrades make Steve's new facility stand out with modern imaging and messaging that reflects Minuteman Press' position as the modern printing industry. For more information, visit

Minuteman Press International is a number one rated business marketing and printing franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. Started in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press began franchising in 1975 and has grown to over 950 business service franchise locations worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Minuteman Press is ranked #1 in category by Entrepreneur 25 times and 14 years in a row, including 2017. Franchise Business Review has also named Minuteman Press International to its 2017 Top Franchises and 2017 Top B2B Franchises lists thanks to positive feedback and reviews from owners.

This is a list of video game franchises that have sold or shipped at least twenty million copies. Unless otherwise stated, numbers indicate worldwide units sold, ordered alphabetically whenever two or more list the same amount. The exception are the ones specifying shipments, which have lower precedence than others listing sales.

Franchise sales include expansion packs even though they are not considered full video games. Free-to-play game downloads (including free mobile games) and microtransactions should not figure into sales or shipment figures. For video game franchises that have generated the highest overall media revenue (from games and other media and merchandise), see the list of highest-grossing media franchises.

"With thanks to Professor Richard Thaler, a key proponent of behavioral economics, this term jumped back into the spotlight when Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his development of the nudge theory.

"One of the buzziest words in 2017, firms across all industries are talking about adopting machine learning and artificial intelligence. While 2017 was the year of building AI technology, 2018 will be the year the industry sees it in application.

"Wall Street might write bitcoin off as all hype, but blockchain is poised to disrupt multiple industries. In 2017, CB Insights reported that more than $327 million was invested in blockchain start-ups this year, with major backing from major brands such as Google, Goldman Sachs and Citi.

"$8,000! $11,000! $20,000?! 2017 was the year of bitcoin mania. The cryptocurrency started the year at $1,000 and since then, has risen more than 1500%. While some say bitcoin is a bubble, its aggressive growth has dominated the minds of the media and the financial services sector. 2017 saw the first bitcoin billionaires as well as the introduction of bitcoin futures. With only 1,000 users owning more than 40% of the currency, according to some reports, investors are carefully watching if the price will fall or continue to rally.

Generally, if you have an NOL for a tax year ending in 2017, you must carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 2 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period), and then carry forward any remaining NOL. (2017 Pub 536 page 3, 2nd column) If your NOL is more than the taxable income of the year you carry it to (figured before deducting the NOL), you generally will have an NOL carryover to the next year. (2017 Pub 536 page 4, 3rd column)

Bonus depreciation for equipment, computer software, and certain improvements to nonresidential real property allows an immediate deduction of 50% for equipment placed in service in 2017, 40% in 2018, and 30% in 2019.

The TCJA allows small business taxpayers with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting. The law expands the number of small business taxpayers eligible to use the cash method of accounting and exempts these small businesses from certain accounting rules for inventories, cost capitalization and long-term contracts. As a result, more small business taxpayers can change to cash method accounting starting after Dec. 31, 2017.

The TCJA makes two modifications to existing law for a C corporation that (1) was an S corporation on Dec. 21, 2017 and revokes its S corporation election after Dec. 21, 2017, but before Dec. 22, 2019, and (2) has the same owners of stock in identical proportions on the date of revocation and on Dec. 22, 2017.

Greenspoon Marder was identified by The American Lawyer as being one of the fastest growing law firms in the U.S. The firm has steadily grown into new markets including Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Nashville, and Portland throughout 2016. The firm looks to continue expansion into 2017. Greenspoon Marder offers an array of transactional, litigation and regulatory practices and a specific focus on real estate, hospitality, land use and zoning, family law, and broad regulatory and litigation capabilities.

Jason Pierre-Paul endured a rollercoaster 2015 season that involved losing part of his hand in a fireworks accident, but he was back to his former self in 2016. The Giants chose to keep him from entering free agency with a tag that should earn the pass rusher roughly $17 million in 2017.

Kawann Short has managed to rack up 17 sacks over the last two seasons while rushing from the interior of the Panthers line, and that production was too good to let go. He will earn roughly $13.5 million in 2017 under the franchise tag.

Abstract: In 2014 Seattle became one of the first major cities to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour; it will be incrementally raised to this number by January 2017 for some businesses and as late as 2021 for others. Classical economic theory suggests that raising the wage above the equilibrium rate will distort the market and create unemployment. However, this is not always the case, as noted by economists David Card and Alan Krueger, who studied the effects of raising the minimum wage on employment in New Jersey, while using Pennsylvania as a control. Ultimately, they concluded that the minimum wage hike had no discernable effect on unemployment. This paper will examine if this will be the case in Seattle by comparing employment data in low wage sectors in King County, the county Seattle is in, and its neighboring counties. The results from this comparison will be used to support past regressions that reached similar conclusions as Card and Krueger. Finally, through the use of a regression that analyzes data in King County, it will be argued that the county may not face a rise in unemployment, as classical theory suggests, but instead the minimum wage hike may have little to no adverse effects, or even a possible positive effect. 041b061a72


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