Littleton, Colorado, January 9, 2023Payroll Vault was recently named Best-in-Category in the Financial & Tax sector on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2023. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. The list is available at


Payroll Vault Franchising offers steadfast entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to own a boutique-style, full-service payroll company supported by a team of experts and a nationally recognized brand. Since the franchise launch in 2012, Payroll Vault has rapidly grown as a result of exemplary client service and is an industry leader receiving numerous accolades and awards nationally. Don’t take our word for it, their franchisees say it all.


Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, 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 360 franchise brands, representing nearly 38,000 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. 


“Franchisee satisfaction levels hit an all-time high last year despite the pandemic, and we are pleased to report that our 2023 research shows satisfaction has remained sky high—a sure indicator that franchisee satisfaction is a top priority for franchise companies—and that’s good news for franchise owners and anyone thinking about investing in a franchise,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities available based on actual feedback from the people who own them. This year, nearly 38,000 franchisees completed our survey and from there we identified the franchise brands with the highest levels of satisfaction and performance to educate potential buyers about which franchise to invest in. Each of the 200 Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners on this year’s list achieved stellar ratings from their franchisees.”  


“Franchisee satisfaction is a top priority for our team for many reasons. Largely, it’s exciting to see others succeed while working toward their business and legacy goals. Each local franchise office has been dedicated to their firm’s growth, and it is satisfying to learn that they are equipped and utilizing the recommended tools and resources that are meant to help support them on their journey,” stated Founder/CEO Sean Manning. “Our franchisees inspire us every day, and our leadership team continues to work toward strengthening the Payroll Vault brand and expand our national footprint. We are honored and grateful to receive this recognition from our franchisees and from Franchise Business Review.”


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About Payroll Vault

Payroll Vault’s company mission began in 2008, focused on re-defining payroll services and solutions, complemented with unparalleled customer service. Payroll Vault offers boutique-style payroll service for small businesses and provides a real-time solution for clients. In 2012, Payroll Vault launched its first franchise. Through providing entrepreneurs the opportunity to start-up their own full-service payroll business with the support of our team of experts with decades of experience, Payroll Vault Franchising is recognized as a national leader in the industry with numerous offices across the United States and expanding. 

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 franchise employees 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 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit 

Media Contacts:


Payroll Vault  

Jessica Martin 

Chief Marketing Officer  



Franchise Business Review 

Ali Forman 

B2B Marketing Director