Payroll Vault One of 50 Companies Named a 2021 Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Research Data Shows Franchisees Are Highly Satisfied with Their Investment in Payroll Vault


Greenwood Village, Colorado (April 6, 2021) – Payroll Vault was identified by independent franchise market research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 50 franchises to qualify as a 2021 Top Low-Cost Franchise. Brands on the list of the best low-cost franchises to buy had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in Franchise Business Review’s satisfaction survey.


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.

“One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. But what many people don’t know is that there are a number of very solid business opportunities out there that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership but don’t require a huge financial investment,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The franchises that made this year’s list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises all received high marks from their franchise owners on our independent satisfaction survey, making them all excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”


“Small business is our big priority. Whether it is helping local small busines communities across the nation, presenting entrepreneurs with options to expand their portfolio, or helping the first-time business owner open the doors to their legacy, Payroll Vault wants to provide opportunity for success,” stated Sean Manning, CEO/Founder of Payroll Vault. “We are honored to receive this recognition from FBR and look forward to being able to continue to offer a low-cost business solution and franchise gateway to entrepreneurs.”



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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 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. To read our publications, visit To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit



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