Below you'll find 10 franchise categories that have taken off in the last year. From old standards like hamburgers and fitness to up-and-coming categories like children's entertainment, what these 10 industries have in common is growth, and this includes wholly new franchise ideas.
With the challenges that have daunted anyone trying to start a business in the last several years, the fact that these industries are attracting new entrepreneurs willing to take a chance on them is a strong sign of their popularity with consumers and potential to earn franchisees big profits.
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 June 2013 print edition of Entrepreneur's StartUps with the headline: Today's Hottest Franchise Opportunities.
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