9Round Ranked a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

October 27, 2022

GREENVILLE, S.C.  – Oct. 26, 2022 9Round Franchising, LLC, the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, has been ranked 78th on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 list of Top Franchises for Veterans. This is the sixth consecutive year 9Round has been included on this list, which features a diverse range of franchises that offer advantageous opportunities to military veterans.

Entrepreneur magazine's Top Franchises for Veterans list ranks the top 150 franchises that offer incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. 9Round, which is already known for its low start-up costs, offers veteran-friendly financing options, including a veteran’s discount of 20% on the initial franchise fee for their first unit.

“Many of the most qualified and ideal candidates for franchise business ownership are military veterans. Their military experience has equipped them with the discipline, drive, integrity, and courage that are essential for running a successful business,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “9Round has an outstanding track record of assisting military veterans in starting their own businesses as franchisees and entrepreneurs in our organization. Not only is it an honor to have these types of owners in our system, but it is essential to the growth and success of 9Round as a whole."

To develop the list of the Top Franchises for Veterans, Entrepreneur invited hundreds of companies to take part in a survey that requested information regarding each company’s veteran programs. Such information included the company’s veteran incentives and how veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company, as well as how each company scored in the 2021 Franchise 500 list.

Today, 9Round has nearly 600 locations in 41 states and 18 countries, plus many more in various stages of development. Of these 9Round franchises, 15% are owned and operated by U.S. military veterans.

To view 9Round in the full Entrepreneur magazine Top Franchises for Veterans listing, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topfranchiseveterans.

For more information about 9Round, please visit https://www.9round.com. To learn more about franchise opportunities, please visit https://www.9round.com/fitness-franchises.

About 9Round

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is the world’s largest kicking boxing franchise both in gyms and online that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a 30-minute, trainer-guided, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations created by Shannon himself.  Since the workouts occur on a continuous circuit throughout the day, there are no scheduled class times. Members utilize 9ROUND PULSE, the brand’s wearable heart rate technology, to track effort, heart rate, calories burned and workout time during each 9Round session. In 2020, the brand launched 9RoundNOW, an official app that provides on-demand trainer-led workouts via video instruction by 9Round’s team of professional trainers. Today, there are over 600 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 18 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, and the United States. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.

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