Training Industry & Business Model

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Business Model & Training Industry

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Training and Development is a $395B industry and growing.

Global corporate training spending has been steadily increasing over the past several years, with a total spend of $395.2 billion*.

The leadership training market is one of the only learning & development markets that has experienced growth independent of economic trends year after year. Training Industry research estimates that organizations around the world spent about $3.5 billion* with leadership development solutions and program vendors.

Owning a Crestcom franchise creates a unique opportunity to capitalize on the continually expanding training industry. Our franchise owners enjoy a low overhead, easy-to-operate business that can generate an executive-level income while impacting the lives of others.

Global Spend


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Rest of World


*based on Training Industry’s 2023 Trends Report Research and 2020 State of the Leadership Training Report


Accredited and Award-Winning Curriculum 


Crestcom is well respected within the training and development industry. Our 24-module Crestcom L.E.A.D.R. curriculum is both accredited and award-winning. Below are some of the most recent leadership development accolades our organization has won, including several awards that were voted on by our participants.

Crestcom creates award-winning and accredited programs

Participants undergoing leadership training improved their learning capacity by 25% and their performance by 20%.


Source: Leadership Training Design, Delivery, and Implementation: A Meta-Analysis

More than 77% of organizations report that leadership is lacking, while 83% of businesses say it’s important to develop leaders at all levels.


Source: ATD Skills Gap Report

At least 9% and possibly as much as 32% of an organization’s voluntary turnover can be avoided through better leadership skills.


Source: Smart CEO

Developing the next generation of leaders is the top challenge for CEOs today.


Source: Global Leadership Forecast

Leadership and management skills are the greatest training need for organizations.


Source: LinkedIn Learning

An Affordable Business Model


Crestcom is an affordable, home-based investment opportunity. For more than 35 years, franchisees have used our products, training, technology, business systems, and expertise to build profitable and sustainable businesses that impact their communities.

Flexible Payment Terms

As an independent business owner, you have the flexibility to negotiate payment terms with your customers that suit your business. Royalty and distribution fees are due once you have received payment from your clients.

Low Overhead

Since you will run your Crestcom business from home, your overhead will usually be lower than other brick and mortar businesses. You do not incur high, ongoing venue expenses since Crestcom allows for bartering in exchange for the cost of your training venue.

Streamlined Administration

The Crestcom Learning Portal provides streamlined participant communication and reporting, which reduces your administrative time. No inventory is required, and training materials are available as needed.

Recurring Revenue

The Crestcom L.E.A.D.R. + program allows your participants to continue learning well beyond the initial 12-month leadership training program, and it will enable you to enjoy a recurring revenue stream.

Repeat Business & Referrals

Our Crestcom franchisees, because of the high quality of our program and service, experience a combined high repeat and referral percentage of more than 68%


An Award-Winning Franchise Organization 

In addition to our leadership development awards, Crestcom has also received several franchise awards!

Crestcom creates award-winning and accredited programs

Franchise Business Review

Each year, Franchise Business Review surveys franchisees from all over the world. Over 30,000 franchisees – including those from our franchise network – provided their candid feedback on various aspects of their overall franchise experience. Crestcom is proud and honored to have received these four franchisee satisfaction awards: Top 200 Franchise, Top Low-Cost Franchise, Top Culture 100 Franchise, and Top 100 Most Innovative Franchise.

Global Franchise Awards

Global Franchise Awards recognized Crestcom as the 2023 Best White Collar Franchise. The Best White Collar Franchise category recognizes excellence in franchises specializing in accounting, training, B2B services, business coaching, and similar services.

Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Crestcom as a 2023 Top 100 Franchise for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Part of Entrepreneur’s annual franchisor rankings, this category honors the brands that recognize the value of promoting DEI at the corporate level and within their franchisee ranks.

Entrepreneur Magazine also selected Crestcom as a 2024 Top 100 Franchise with less than $100k investment.

Choose the Path that Leads to Profit with Purpose.

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