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  • senior stats. Franchises that cater to the ever-growing number of seniors in America have found a meaty market. Because the number of people age 65 and older will more than double between 1996 and 2030, franchises that offer home care services for the elderly like Home Helpers and Living Assistance Services Inc. are still in demand. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), most Americans age 45 and older would like to stay in their homes as long as possible as they age.
     
  • cool kids. We've reported it before and it's as true as ever-kids are all the rage. Americans want their kids to be smarter, healthier and happier than ever before, and franchises that tap into those needs continue to do well. Whether it's Gymboree Play Corporation and Music Program or the Whole Child Learning Co. children's enrichment programs, franchises offering children's services are on the rise. And, considering that a recent Roper Youth Report found 84 percent of children ages 8 to 12 think it's cool to be smart, this trend should continue.
  • hot homes. Apparently, seniors aren't the only ones who want to hang out at home. With the robust economy raging, people are ready and willing to spend more on all things home-related. Franchises that help customers do everything from designing and building their dream homes (like UbuildIt Franchise Corp.) to streamlining their closets (like the California Closet Co.) continue to thrive.

Contact Sources

Franchise Recruiters Ltd.,franchise@att.net, www.franchiserecruitersltd.com.

Technomic Inc., (312) 876-0004, ronpaul@technomic.com.

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