Best Recession-Proof Businesses: Commercial Cleaning Franchise

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services is listed among Franchise Business Review’s “Top 100 Best Recession-Proof Businesses To Start in 2021.” The list features brands with high franchisee satisfaction ratings that are poised to outperform their competitors in the coming years.

Businesses Part of The Recovery

“We are pleased to be listed among Franchise Business Review’s best recession-proof businesses,” said Todd Hopkins, our founder and CEO. “The intense focus on workplace cleanliness over the past year has increased consumers’ appreciation for commercial cleaning, and we are optimistic about Office Pride’s future. We also are proud of how our franchisees and corporate team have worked together to help our communities reopen and recover safely.”

2021 marks the 2nd year FBR, the franchise market research firm, performs independent surveys to find top recession-proof franchises. For  2020, FBR focuses on sectors they anticipate to perform well the after pandemic. This includes sectors such as business services and staffing, home repair and maintenance, child services and education, automotive repair, etc.

Essential Business

Essential businesses strongly represent on this year’s list. This considers franchisee satisfaction ratings as well as corporate support and systems that set up franchise owners for a bright future.

After Recession History

Franchising historically has performed well during and after a recession. “At its core, franchising is about ‘being in business for yourself but not by yourself,’ and over the last year many in the franchise community have pulled together during the pandemic to support and help protect their franchise owners,” said Eric Stites, FBR’s founder and CEO. “That’s what makes franchising uniquely positioned to innovate and recover much faster than other businesses during a down economy.”

Succeeding While Other Businesses Struggle

Michelle Rowan, FBR’s president and COO, added, “Not only do the companies on this list have outstanding satisfaction among their owners, but we feel they have the greatest opportunity to succeed during these historic times, when so many small business owners are struggling.”

For the 2021 list, FBR surveyed 28,000 franchise owners from 307 brands to determine the top recession-proof franchises.

Office Pride is a member of Franchise Business Review’s Hall of Fame and is on lists such as:

  • FBR’s Top 200 Franchises to Buy for 14 years
  • FBR’s Top Franchises for Women
  • Top Low-Cost Franchises
  • Best Franchises for Veterans
  • Franchise Culture100 awards

In addition to FBR’s numerous honors, Office Pride ranks on Entrepreneur magazine in:

  • The prestigious Franchise 500
  • Top Franchises for Veterans
  • Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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