Payroll Vault Named a 2020 Best-in-Category Franchise

by Franchise Business Review


Independent Survey Shows Payroll Vault Ranks Highest in Franchisee Satisfaction in the
Professional Service Category within the Top 200 Franchise Brands


Greenwood Village, Colorado, January 9, 2020 – Payroll Vault Franchising LLC was recently named “Best-in-Category in Professional Services” sector in Franchise Business Review’s list of the top franchises for 2020. This is the 15th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities. The list is available at 


Payroll Vault is a boutique-style payroll and workforce management services provider specialized for small businesses. The franchise’s sensational growth is based on the appeal of local access while leveraging a nationally recognized brand. Elite client service sets Payroll Vault apart from industry competitors.

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


Payroll Vault was among 307 franchise brands, representing more than 27,500 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Payroll Vault’s 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. 



“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to help entrepreneurs choose which franchise to invest in. This year’s Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners truly are the best-of-the-best.”


“2019 proved to be an exciting and successful year for our franchisees. The success they are experiencing with their Payroll Vault offices is a testimony to the foundation that we have for a successful business model,” stated Founder/CEO Sean Manning. “We’ve worked diligently to ensure that the systems, strategies, training, and support we provide works toward their business goals. Looking forward to 2020, we plan to continue to strengthen our unique franchise brand and expand our national footprint. We are honored to receive this recognition from FBR, and most importantly, our franchisees.”


Visit to see the full description of the 2020 Top Franchises.



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About Payroll Vault Franchising

Payroll Vault Franchising provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to start-up their own full-service, local payroll business with the support of a team of experts and a nationally recognized brand. Founded by a CPA with decades of experience, Payroll Vault supports their franchisees on business best practices and provides systems and strategies to operate a payroll business in an increasingly growing industry. With the franchise launch in 2012, Payroll Vault Franchising has grown rapidly due to their unparalleled client service and is recognized as a national leader receiving numerous accolades and awards in the industry. For more information, visit


About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at

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Jessica Martin

Payroll Vault Franchising

Director of Marketing & EPM



Franchise Business Review

Sarah Osorio

Editorial Director