JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Providing Franchise Owners with a comprehensive system of support so they can focus on providing local, expert counsel and more choice has proven to be a recipe for success for Brightway Insurance franchisees, helping many reach their potential. As a result, Franchise Gator, an online franchise directory, identified Brightway as a top choice among franchise opportunities, ranking #72 and the only Insurance Agency on the list of Top 100 Franchises of 2019.

“We’re ecstatic to be recognized by Franchise Gator as a top franchise for the fifth year in a row,” said Brightway Chairman and CEO, Michael Miller, who co-founded Brightway with his brother, David, in 2008. “We recently created more ways to get started with Brightway, so the sky’s the limit.”

In January, Brightway introduced a new, short-term, commission-based agent program, called Independent Agent, that empowers experienced Personal Lines insurance agents to start selling in the Brightway system while qualifying for franchise ownership.

Once Agents successfully meet sales goals in the Independent Agent program, they qualify for a fully financed, lower-cost entry fee into the company’s new franchise model called Office Agent. In the Office Agent model, a Brightway location may operate out of a professional office space with teams of up to two people. This new franchise option dramatically reduces up-front and ongoing operating costs while helping the franchisee grow a financial asset.

Franchise Gator highlights franchise systems that are both expanding and considered to be strong buys for prospective franchisees. Franchise Gator uses information from the Franchise Disclosure Document submitted by each franchise to rank them. See Brightway’s profile on FranchiseGator.com.

“Each opportunity on the Top 100 list has demonstrated strong growth potential coming into the new year,” said Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator. “Not only are these opportunities among the very best in the industry, they also offer a solid investment for the everyday franchise buyer.”

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $570 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 177 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.

Consumers seeking a better insurance buying experience may visit Brightway.com, and people wishing to learn more about franchise ownership with Brightway may visit BrightwayDifference.com.

About Franchise Gator
Franchise Gator, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the leading destination for those seeking to invest in a franchise opportunity. Since 2002 Franchise Gator has offered information on hundreds of business and franchise opportunities available in more than 100 industries. Franchise Gator provides franchisors with a quality, cost-effective mode of franchise marketing. For more information, please visit www.franchisegator.com.

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