According to the article, minorities continue to make great strides, increasing their representation in the franchise industry. USA Today cited two main reasons for this growth – first, their entrepreneurial instincts and mental toughness during difficult economic times and second, the efforts of Franchisors like Anago to attract and support minorities, thus bridging the gap in representation within their organization. The 2010 Census reported that minorities in aggregate make up 49% of the total U.S. population, and they make up nearly 20% of the franchise industry. The spike in business ownership by minorities has been especially evident during the past decade.
Anago was founded in 1989 by David Povlitz, who operated a successful conventional janitorial company. After realizing the potential of the recession resistant commercial cleaning industry combined with the franchise business model, Anago was born. The first Master Franchise opened in 1995, and today the company boasts over 30 Master Territories in the U.S. with over 2, 100 Unit Franchisees. Anago provides the backing and support of an established company to give aspiring business owners the foundation to succeed in this thriving industry. The commercial cleaning industry is projected at $100 billion annually, with expected double-digit growth.
“Anago Cleaning Systems has always been, and will continue to look toward the minority community. Minority-owned businesses are the future of American entrepreneurship. They have an exceptionally strong work ethic”, said Anago’s Chairman David Povlitz. “Minority franchise owners are a major part of Anago’s success.”
The company recently expanded to Santiago, Chile, with the opening of its first international Master Franchise.
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