Kinderdance® International was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® places Kinderdance as 5th in its category for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the
Franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever.

What makes Kinderdance unique is that all our programs incorporate educational concepts in a developmentally designed curriculum that teaches to the total child. This has resulted in a surge in interest from prospective franchisees, said Karen Maltese, Kinderdance VP of Franchise Development. “

“As we celebrate 40 years of producing the Franchise 500, it’s a good opportunity to step back and look at
how much has changed since that first ranking in 1980,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “While the franchise business model has changed little, the strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology.”

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.
Over its 40 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for
franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Kinderdance® International position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

Over its 40 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs. Kinderdance® International’s position on the ranking reinforces its strength in the industry.