Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
Franchise Business Review, the premier market research firm for the franchise industry, announced today that Padgett Business Services, which offers financial services to small businesses, has become a business partner and content expert for Frantopia, FBR’s social networking and business resources site.
Frantopia is the only social network of its kind, exclusively dedicated to bringing tools, services, and best practices to franchisees. By signing up to be a part of the free Frantopia network, franchisees can connect with other franchise operators, learn from industry experts, and grow their businesses. Through Frantopia’s business centers, business partners provide critical best-practice strategies and expert know-how in the form of articles, webinars, FAQs, and on-demand expert advice—all updated regularly and provided at no charge to the Frantopia community.
Padgett Business Services offers financial expertise, including tax preparation, payroll services, and financial planning advice, through a global network of franchisees.
“Perhaps nothing is as overwhelming to a small business owner as tax preparation and filing, especially as we come up on tax season,” said Michelle Rowan, president of Franchise Business Review. “The Frantopia community will greatly benefit from Padgett’s knowledge and resources in this area.”
Frantopia also provides expert information (through business partners) in the areas of Business Coaching, Payroll, Profitability, Printing, Marketing, and Public Relations, with more content areas to come. Franchise operators can join the Frantopia community at http://www.frantopia.com.
About Padgett Business Services
With a network of over 400 North American offices, Padgett Business Services is one of the largest privately-owned small business services firms in the country. Over 25,000 small businesses rely on Padgett franchise owners for a wide array of business services including accounting, financial reporting, tax, government compliance, payroll services and general business consulting.
About Frantopia and Franchise Business Review
Frantopia.com is a social networking and business resources site designed specifically for franchisees and created by national market research firm Franchise Business Review. Open to franchise operators and free to join, Frantopia brings targeted content, tools, services, and best practices designed to improve franchisee’s day-to-day operations. Frantopia also offers a “closed” Frantopia campus option to franchisors looking for a learning management and Intranet solution. Franchise Business Review developed both tools based on the firm’s many years of research on franchisee satisfaction and franchisee-franchisor relations.
In addition to its Frantopia network, Franchise Business Review offers independent franchisee satisfaction and consumer experience surveys, commissioned franchise research projects, as well as industry-wide studies of franchisee satisfaction. The firm administers the FBR50—Franchisee Satisfaction Awards™—an annual rating of the top franchise companies based on the highest level of overall franchisee satisfaction by participating companies. Franchise Business Review is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, and can be reached at (866)397-6680 or by visiting their company websites at http://www.frantopia.com, http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com, or http://www.FBR50.com. Prospective business partners may learn about Frantopia opportunities by calling (866)397-6680 or emailing mzanderigo(at)frantopia(dot)com.