Plan Ahead Events Honored in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 List

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Full-Service Event Management Franchise Ranks #271 in Annual Report

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Plan Ahead Events, the world’s largest full-service event management company, announced today that it has been ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list. Plan Ahead Events ranked #271 for the second year in a row. Each year the magazine recognizes the top franchises and reveals the impact of the newest trends and industries poised for growth.

“We are thrilled that our brand continues to receive recognition for its ongoing growth and unique position in the industry," said Tipton Shonkwiler, President of Plan Ahead Events. “Since our start in 2007, we have grown to more than 83 locations globally and we look forward to continuing that growth with outstanding franchisees who serve as the driving force behind our phenomenal expansion.”

Entrepreneur magazine, the premier source for everything small business, has compiled the Franchise 500 list for the last 34 years, and it serves as a guide to potential growth and trends of various franchising opportunities. The new rankings were published in the January 2013 issue.

Plan Ahead Events is the world’s largest full-service meetings and event management company, servicing clientele globally. It provides full-service management and planning for meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel and handles all aspects of the event process, from concept to completion.

Plan Ahead Events is one of the meeting and event industry’s first franchise opportunities and very easy to start up with low business costs. No experience is necessary as it offers a turnkey franchise, a three-week training program, and all the technology hardware and software needed to run the business successfully.
The company is currently in more than 83 locations globally including the U.S, Canada, Australia, Spain and Mexico.

Plan Ahead Events is also part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group, which is made up of six industry-leading franchise brands including SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, a home-based advertising agency; TransWorld Business Advisors, a business brokerage and franchise development services firm and Super Green Solutions, your one-stop shop for energy efficient products.

About Plan Ahead Events:
Plan Ahead Events is the first franchise in the corporate meetings and events industry. It provides full-service management and planning for meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel. For more information visit the Plan Ahead website at

About the United Franchise Group (UFG)
The United Franchise Group is The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs, consisting of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, one of the nation’s largest business brokerage companies handling business sales and mergers and acquisitions; SuperGreen Solutions, a premium one-stop shop for all energy efficient needs; and Plan Ahead Events, a corporate event planning franchise. For more information about any of our franchise opportunities, please visit or call (561)640-5570.

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