Town Money Saver Named a 2022 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

by | Jan 7, 2022 | News, Press Release

Bill Zirzow smiles poses for a picture in an office.

Independent Survey Shows TMS Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied

LUCAS, OHIO – Town Money Saver was recently named a Top Franchise for 2022 by Franchise Business Review. This is 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners.

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Now in its 30th year, Town Money Saver (TMS) has been recognized as a top franchise for the sixth consecutive year

“With new tech like NFTs, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and more hitting the advertising industry, it seems the world that is becoming less grounded physically, but we can still connect people through print products,” said Town Money Saver Founder & CEO Bill Zirzow. “Study after study finds that people trust print over digital advertising, and that’s quickly establishing print as the luxury respite to digital.”

In 2020, Town Money Saver launched a new division to its franchise system: TMS+ Digital Marketing. This new service offers effective and affordable digital services to small business owners, complimenting Town Money Saver’s award-winning print advertising service.

“After two years of covid, I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude for our staff, franchisees, and customers for weathering the storm,” Zirzow said. “We feel stronger for it and are still committed in the formula that’s gotten us here.”

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, 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.

“While the pandemic impacted various business sectors differently, the last 18 months have clearly demonstrated the inherent strengths of the franchise business model. The old franchise adage of ‘being in business for yourself, but not by yourself’ has never been more important,” said Franchise Business Review founder & CEO Eric Stites. “Thanks to fast innovations, significant support, and responsive crisis management, many franchise brands have emerged stronger from the pandemic, and that is reflected in high franchisee satisfaction.”  

Starting in 1992, Town Money Saver has offered local business owners high-quality advertising that attracts repeat customers and maximizes their return on investment. This approach has led to lasting relationships with thousands of business owners.

“If there is a new normal, in a lot of ways, we’ve got a great opportunity for people to start a business that doesn’t require employees or storefront,” Zirzow said. “Our brand has new life because of the conditions in the marketplace. In fact, we are already seeing a bump in print advertising, and we attribute that to the changing market. And with a wider array of products like our mobile app and digital marketing program, our future feels very secure.”

Town Money Saver was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. TMS 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.

“As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities, based on actual feedback from franchise owners,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “We survey franchisees from franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those with the highest levels of satisfaction and performance in order to educate potential buyers and help them choose which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list of Top Franchises are the top-ranked brands in the key areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”


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