CYPRESS, Texas, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Franchise Business Review has ranked Computer Explorers in the Top 50 Franchise companies and awarded the technology education franchise its coveted award for its high marks in franchisee satisfaction.
"Computer Explorers franchisees are more satisfied than many of the franchisee operators we survey each year," said FBR President and CEO Eric Stites. "They seemed particularly satisfied with the overall enjoyment they get from owning a Computer Explorers franchise and their relationship with the corporate office."
Computer Explorers weathered the recession and is adding new franchise locations nationally and internationally. Demand is growing for its programs that provide opportunities to use cutting-edge technology in ways that reinforce core academic subjects.
The Franchise Business Review, based in Portsmouth, N.H., is an independent market research firm that surveys franchise owners each year on their system's training, support, communication, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity, business lifestyle and overall satisfaction. Computer Explorers ranked high in several survey categories, notably franchisee communication, team culture, and core values, including trust.
"Franchisee satisfaction is key to building an exceptional franchise company, and we take great care with our ongoing training and communications," says Deb Evans, president and CEO of Computer Explorers. "We're thrilled that our franchisees gave us such high grades."
Sixty-four percent of Computer Explorers' franchise owners participated in the annual satisfaction survey. Nearly 80 percent of them rated their life-work balance as "good" or "very good."
Computer Explorers offers technology programs for students ages 3-83. Using specially trained teachers and its own curriculum, the franchisor integrates hands-on technology into preschool, in-school and after school curriculum, reinforcing academics and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) literacy. Students design video games and 3-D worlds, program robots and make green-screen movies. Computer Explorers also provides professional development for teachers and computer courses for adults and seniors.
Computer Explorers, based in Cypress, Texas, teaches more than 25,000 students a week through 60 franchise locations in the U.S. and five foreign countries. Visit http://computerexplorers.com for more information. Full results of FBR's 2011 survey are at www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.
Deb Evans, President/CEO, Computer Explorers
Molly Rowe, Franchise Business Review
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