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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Business Review each have named Brightway Insurance to their respective lists of top franchise business opportunities across the U.S. Brightway is the top insurance franchise on the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, climbing the ranks 72 spots from one year ago. Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company.

“We’re thrilled to once again earn recognition as a top franchise by Entrepreneur and Franchise Business Review, and on the heels of announcing new ways to achieve your dreams of business ownership through Brightway. What a great way to start the new year after being recognized 12 times in 2018 as a best-in-class franchise,” said Brightway CEO, Michael Miller, who co-founded Brightway with his brother, David, in 2008.
Miller added, “We measure our success by our franchisees’ success and have built a business model focused on supporting them and helping them grow their businesses as fast as possible.”

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®
Placement in Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the magazine’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks Brightway as 127 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit support, growth, financial strength and stability and brand power. This is the sixth time Brightway has made the list since 2013. See Brightway’s profile on Results also can be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur, now available on newsstands.

Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises
For the fifth time since 2012, Franchise Business Review designated Brightway as one of its Top Franchises of 2019 based on its own independent survey of franchisee satisfaction and performance. Brightway is among the 200 franchise brands recognized. For this year’s top franchise list, Franchise Business Review surveyed approximately 30,000 franchise owners, representing hundreds of franchise brands. View Brightway’s profile on

“There are thousands of different franchise opportunities available to prospective business owners today, with more popping up every day. It’s a great time to ‘be your own boss’ but it’s also important to do your homework to find the right fit,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Our independent research of franchisee satisfaction helps entrepreneurs discover the top franchise opportunities in every industry category – including fitness, travel, food, services, and retail. This year’s Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners truly are the best-of-the-best.”

Brightway provides Franchise Owners with a comprehensive system of support so they can focus on providing expert counsel and more choice in insurance brands than any other agency. Brightway’s Win3 mandate, meaning everything must be a win for Franchise Owners, a win for customers and a win for the company, has proven to be a recipe for success.

Those interested in learning more about Brightway as a business opportunity should visit to learn more.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $563 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing win-win-win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 800 people in 178 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, visit

About Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®
During its 40 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. Learn more at

About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at

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