Payroll Vault Named a 2021 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Payroll Vault’s Performance


Greenwood, Village, Colorado, February 11, 2021  – Payroll Vault was recently named a Top Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 16th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. The list is available at

Payroll Vault is a boutique-style full-service payroll company designed for small business. Founded by career CPA, Sean Manning, who identified the benefits of separating payroll from traditional accounting to achieve more efficient results, Payroll Vault focuses on the needs of local small and midsize businesses to help them achieve their business growth objectives faster and more efficiently.


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 over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 28,000 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,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those with the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to educate potential buyers and help them choose which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the key areas critical to their franchisees’ success.

“There is no doubt we need challenge and a fine-tuned amount of stress to reach our greater potential. 2020 certainly challenged our corporate team and franchise owners to rise to the occasion and step out of our comfort zone in many unique ways. The achievement each franchisee is 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 are continuing to work conscientiously to ensure that the systems, strategies, training, and support we provide works toward their business goals and best interests. Looking onward into 2021, 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.” 



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About Payroll Vault Franchising

Payroll and Workforce Management services are growing requirements for small businesses. Payroll Vault Franchising offers the opportunity to own a boutique-style full-service payroll company supported by a team of experts and a nationally recognized brand. Franchisees are trained on business best practices and provided systems and strategies to operate a payroll business in an increasingly in-demand industry. From the franchise launch in 2012, Payroll Vault Franchising has rapidly grown as a result of exemplary client service and is an industry leader receiving numerous accolades and awards nationally. For more information, visit


About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit



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Payroll Vault

Jessica Martin

Marketing Director and EPM



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Ali Forman

Marketing Director