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Supporting Strategies Named a Top 50 Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review for the Fourth Year

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Independent Survey Shows Female Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Supporting Strategies’ Performance 

Beverly, MA – Supporting Strategies was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2020 Top Franchises for Women Report. This is Supporting Strategies fourth year in a row being named to the list. 

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support to growing businesses. This allows business leaders to focus on their core competency while Supporting Strategies acts as an extension of the team. For over 15 years, Supporting Strategies' locally owned and operated offices have served thousands of companies, helping them free up their time and streamline their business. With a low overhead and variable cost delivery model, franchisees are able to closely match costs to revenues. 

Franchise Business Reviewa franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchisesas well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Southwest Houston, TX

Zhang Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, in Southwest Houston, TX.

Linan Zhang, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a recognized finance expert and accomplished entrepreneur. Her background includes 15 years' audit experience with a big 4 accounting firm and cofounding a boutique consulting firm.

"I am excited to join Supporting Strategies and to apply what I have learned during my career to succeed in this new venture," Zhang says. "I look forward to being partners with our clients and growing along with them in the years to come."

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Greater Cincinnati Ohio

Feltner Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, Greater Cincinnati Ohio.

Craig Feltner, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a veteran CFO and entrepreneur who has spent most of his career working in small business. His experience spans multigenerational, family-owned businesses and private equity-owned businesses across manufacturing, retail and services. Most recently, he served as CFO for a $12M wastewater treatment and hazardous waste management company.

"As I began to consider a career change, Supporting Strategies met all of my important criteria — innovative, proven, scalable and needed," Feltner says. "As a native Cincinnatian, I'm excited to utilize my experience and partner with Supporting Strategies in making a lasting impact on a large variety of small businesses in Greater Cincinnati."

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Supporting Strategies Named to List of Employers With the Most Remote Job Openings

Beverly, MA – Virtual Vocations, a company that provides jobseekers with hand-screened telecommute jobs leads, ranked Supporting Strategies among the top 10 employers with the most remote employment opportunities. The report was released in January.

Supporting Strategies, a provider of outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support, offers talented bookkeeping and accounting professionals the chance to work from home on a part-time basis. Last year, job-search site Flexjobs recognized Supporting Strategies as one of the top remote employers.

"Creating part-time, flexible work opportunities for highly skilled and experienced individuals has allowed us to build a great team that delivers consistently outstanding client service," said Supporting Strategies Founder and CEO Leslie Jorgensen. "The Virtual Vocations report is a validation of this long-standing commitment."

"Our remote-work model has been an extremely effective recruitment tool for us and a major reason why we've enjoyed such astounding growth over the past 16 years," added Pammy Saylor, Vice President of Talent at Supporting Strategies.

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Supporting Strategies Marks Opening of 100th Location

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Beverly, MA – Supporting Strategies, a provider of outsourced bookkeeping services, controller services and operational support, has announced the opening of its 100th location, Greater Cincinnati Ohio owned by Managing Director Craig Feltner.

The company reached this milestone just seven years after launching its franchise model.

"We have added franchises on a steady basis since 2013 and now have a presence in 30 states," said Leslie Jorgensen, Supporting Strategies Founder and CEO. "The strong response to our franchising opportunity has been gratifying to see, as has the success of our family of franchisees."

According to a story by the Franchise Performance Group, only 18% of the 3,800 franchise brands in the United States have more than 100 units or territories.

"Early on, we made a real effort to find out what worked, and what didn't work, for our initial franchisees," said Steve Schultz, Chief Evangelist & VP of Franchise Development at Supporting Strategies. "We've applied those lessons learned and focused on giving our new franchise partners the insights, strategies and resources they need to become successful."

Supporting Strategies has earned the Franchise Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review for five years running. Since 2017 Supporting Strategies has also placed on the publication's lists of Best Franchises for Women, Top Low-Cost Franchises, Top Franchises for Veterans, Top Innovative Franchises and Top Service Franchises.

Last year, Entrepreneur magazine included Supporting Strategies on its Fastest-Growing Franchises list for the first time.

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Denholm Named a Top Small-Business Leader in NE Florida

Pete Denholm, Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Northeast Florida, has been honored as one of Northeast Florida's small-business leaders of the year by the JAX Chamber.

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Supporting Strategies Named a 2020 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

This originally appeared on supportingstartegiesfranchise.com

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Supporting Strategies’ Performance

Beverly, MA – Supporting Strategies was recently named a top franchise for 2020 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 15th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchises/.

Supporting Strategies is an outsourced bookkeeping provider who enables growing business owners to focus on their core business. Supporting Strategies has developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective bookkeeping services. With a low overhead and variable cost delivery model, franchisees are able to closely match costs to revenues.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

Supporting Strategies was among over 307 franchise brands, representing more than 27,500 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Supporting Strategies’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

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Supporting Strategies | Tacoma, WA, Expands to North Seattle

Freilinger and Totten Acquire Their Second Franchise

The Supporting Strategies office in Tacoma, Washington, is expanding to include the North Seattle territory, Managing Director Jason Freilinger and Managing Principal Kelly Totten announced today.

"Since launching the Tacoma franchise in 2017, we've been amazed by the demand for our enterprise-level bookkeeping and operational support services," Freilinger said. "Small-business owners are looking for a partner in the numbers who can translate financial information and allow them to focus on their craft. We're excited to bringing these services to North Seattle and Bellevue businesses to support their continued growth."

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Supporting Strategies Expands to Columbus Ohio Suburbs

Kirkpatrick Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, serving the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio.

Larry Kirkpatrick, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a veteran accountant and entrepreneur with the ability to quickly understand new businesses and identify critical business drivers. He brings over 15 years of experience as a CFO, working with companies with revenues ranging from $7 million to $250 million.

"Columbus is one of the country's fastest-growing metropolitan areas and has a strong entrepreneurial spirit," Kirkpatrick says. "I have started six successful companies and look forward to using this experience to help growing companies reach their business goals. I'm also excited about becoming a Supporting Strategies franchisee, as they have a demonstrated track record of providing valuable bookkeeping and accounting support to small and medium-sized businesses across many industries."

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Supporting Strategies Expands in Ohio and Michigan

Kane Becomes Managing Director of New Franchise

Supporting Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our latest office, Toledo, Ohio & Southeast Michigan.

 

Ryan Kane, Franchisee and Managing Director, is a skilled controller with over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial planning and analysis, and reporting. He previously spent 22 years with the leading manufacturer of tailor-welded products for the automotive industry, most recently as Regional Controller.

"I am excited to work with businesses in the Toledo area and Southeast Michigan and to leverage my experience in accounting and process improvement to enable them to operate more efficiently and profitably," Kane says. "Supporting Strategies provides the tools for back-office support so that owners of small to medium-sized businesses can focus on growing their business instead of keeping the books."

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