United Franchise Connection Wins Top Ten Honors in Business Competition

Pottstown, PA (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- United Franchise Connection has been recognized by StartupNation as a Top Ten business in its 2009 Home Based 100 competition under the category of Recession Busters.

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 submissions revealed that business owners are bucking the current economic downturn and finding business success in these tight times. Historically some of today’s most well known businesses started in a downturn, including Microsoft and General Electric.

“The 2009 ranking shows that the home-based business is more relevant than ever. The current recession has spurred a new wave of home based businesses as a response to loss of jobs, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.com, one of the leading small business networking and advice websites. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages become host to the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

John Henning, the owner of United Franchise Connection, stated “I am ecstatic; I never expected to win a Top 10 Award in this large of a contest, considering there were literally 10’s of 1000’s of applicants! This is pretty exciting!”

The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the savviest in social media – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. MSN publishes the ranking as well in an editorial collaboration with StartupNation. The ten categories for 2009 include:

* Recession Busters * Savviest in Social Media * Most Innovative * Boomers Back in Business * Greenest * Yummiest * Wackiest * Highest Vote-Getters * Most Slacker-Friendly * Most Glamorous

United Franchise Connection was selected from among thousands of contestants by a StartupNation judging panel, which issues the ranking results annually in the November.

The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at [http://www.startupnation.com/homebased100/contestant/6616/index.php]. The 2009 ranking was sponsored by Microsoft Office Live, Infusionsoft and FedEx Office.

About United Franchise Connection

United Franchise Connection is a Franchise Consulting company that started as a home based business. The company just recently moved in September, 2009 into a Retail Franchise Showroom located at 867 N. Hanover St. Pottstown, Pa 19464.

We help people figure out which franchise, if any, fit their goals & dreams. Using our service, we have helped over 50 people buy a business in the past 2 years.

Our Retail Franchise Showroom allows us to showcase over 300 Franchises all in one convenient location that is open to the public. Think of it like a Library of Franchise Information.

More information: http://www.UnitedFranchiseConnection.com

Or call: 610-326-0182

About StartupNation

StartupNation (http://www.startupnation.com) provides over 175,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs and serves millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including blogs from small business experts, podcasts, forums, webcasts, eBooks, award-winning step-by-step advice, online and offline networking groups, and more.

StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts and run StartupNation from home to this very day. They speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insights online at http://www.startupnation.com

The Sloans are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

Contact :
Rich Sloan
Pottstown, PA
(248) 766-2905

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Press Release Submitted On: November 17, 2009 at 3:31 am
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