Where Are They
This is an admittedly unscientific, "unofficial" and hypothetical
Based on what I've observed, when a franchisee disappears from the CertaPro
web site, it's a likely indication they've gone out of business (often
because they've failed).
When the name for a franchise owner changes, it could mean either:
(1) The original franchisee folded and CertaPro
resold it, or
(2) The original franchisee sold the franchise.
Let's look at listings of franchises in 2007 (from the CertaPro website)
and compare them to the listings shown in 2009.
The listings below include four States: Illinois, Florida, Michigan and
New York, chosen because they're geographically separated and because
they're well-populated states.
It would be nice to confirm
with CertaPro how many of the "gone" franchisees shown below
are gone because they failed, but I doubt they would volunteer that information.
Left column: 2007 Right
Total franchises 2007 (from above)
No longer listed
Name change (sold or resold?)
The current recession
may have had some impact, however, CertaPro is touted as a "recession-resistant"
or "recession-proof" franchise.
From one web site, for
One of these
proven “recession-proof” franchise opportunities is CertaPro
August 6, 2009
Perhaps this recession
has challenged that assertion.
these numbers are based on a hypothetical premise, but you might
be able to check with CertaPro to obtain the company's accounting
for why some franchisees no longer appear at CertaPro's website.
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