10 Promising Franchises for 2011

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Stratus Building Solutions

It’s a fact: offices need to get cleaned. Stratus Building Solutions, founded in 2004, provides cleaning services for commercial buildings, retail properties, medical facilities, and schools. Based in St. Louis, the company has grown from 708 franchises in 2007 to 3,512 franchises in 2010. Pete Frese, the company's president, said in a recent release that the "dedication of our growing international network of franchise owner-operators and employees complement our aggressive growth plans and customer service commitments for the year ahead… Market growth in 2011 is very bright."