As Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500® illustrates, in spite of tough times, the franchise world continues to grow--and these are the industries that our research shows are leading the way. From hotels and hamburgers to kids and convenience stores, if you're interested in franchising, you're bound to find a business that appeals to you.
This list can be a great place to start your research, but it is not intended as an endorsement of any specific franchise or industry. Always do your due diligence to find the opportunity that's right for you. That means reading a company's FDD, consulting with professionals, such as an attorney and an accountant, and talking to existing franchisees.
Business Coaching/Consulting/Brokerage Services
Children's Enrichment Programs
Children's Fitness Programs
Miscellaneous Children's Businesses
Hotels & Motels
Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
Tracy Stapp Herold is the special projects editor at Entrepreneur
magazine. She works on franchise and business opportunity stories and listings, including the annual Franchise 500
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This article was originally published in the March 2012 print edition of Entrepreneur's StartUps with the headline: Hot Hot Hot.
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