The 10 Hottest Franchise Business Categories

Each of these companies has an unquenched capacity for growth.
The 10 Hottest Franchise Business Categories
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Looking ahead to 2017, our picks for the most exciting franchise categories of the year include several that are going strong and show no signs of slowing, and a few that are beginning to ramp up to their true potential. You’ll find up-and-coming business opportunities such as computer coding for kids, trampoline parks and fusion hot dogs, as well as the tried-and-true: fitness studios, pet care,and disaster restoration. What do they all have in common? 

Related: 2016 Top Franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

A still unquenched capacity for growth.

As you page through, bear in mind that this list is not intended as an endorsement of any particular franchise. Even the hottest concept can grow cold in the wrong hands, so always take your time to do your due diligence before you invest. Review all legal documents, consult with an attorney and an accountant and talk to as many current and former franchisees as you can. 

 

Children's Enrichment

Kids have become some of the franchise world’s favorite customers, with parents willing to shell out to help their little ones thrive. In this category, franchisees are drawn to opportunities that are often low-cost, flexible and able to be run from home. 

Abrakadoodle

Art-education programs
Startup cost: $37.8K–$80.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 220/2

Amazing Athletes

Educational sports programs
Startup cost: $39.4K–$52.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 95/0

Bach to Rock

Music schools
Startup cost: $360K–$505K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 10/6

Bricks 4 Kidz

Lego-engineering classes, camps, parties
Startup cost: $34.5K–$52.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 659/2

Bricks Bots & Beakers

Science, technology, engineering, and math camps, classes, parties
Startup cost: $17.6K–$27.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 12/2

British Swim School USA

Swimming lessons for ages 3 months and older
Startup cost: $82.2K–$127.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 45/1

Chef It Up!/Chef It Up 2 Go!

Cooking classes and parties for children and adults
Startup cost: $16.4K–$61K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 11/2

the Coder School

Coding classes for ages 8 to 18
Startup cost: $77.3K–$139.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/3

CompuChild

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes
Startup cost: $18.3K–$33K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 42/1

D-BAT Academies 

Indoor baseball and softball training, batting cages, merchandise
Startup cost: $315.2K–$611.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 31/1

Drama Kids International 

After-school drama classes and summer camps
Startup cost: $28.6K–$48.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 216/0

Engineering for Kids

Math, science, technology, and engineering activities
Startup cost: $27.2K–$93.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 152/1

Goldfish Swim School Franchising 

Infant and child swimming lessons
Startup cost: $1.4M–$2.2M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 34/1

HappyFeet Legends International

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 18
Startup cost: $22.5K–$29.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 165/3

High Touch-High Tech

Science activities for schools/parties
Startup cost: $61.3K–$66K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 163/28

Ho Math Chess Tutoring Center

After-school math, chess, and puzzle-learning programs
Startup cost: $31.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 11/1

Hobby Quest

Enrichment programs, camps, workshops, parties
Startup cost: $38.9K–$53.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 6/3

i9 Sports

Youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics
Startup cost: $50.9K–$76.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 128/16

iCode School

Computer programming, robotics, and creative arts training for ages 7 to 17
Startup cost: $231K–$321K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

IslandTime Treasures

Art-based science, engineering, and math classes
Startup cost: $13K–$25.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 13/1

JumpBunch 

Mobile children’s sports and fitness programs
Startup cost: $40.3K–$73.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 57/0

Kidokinetics

Mobile children’s fitness programs
Startup cost: $42.9K–$57K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/10

Kids In Sports Franchising

Children’s sports classes, camps, parties
Startup cost: $202.8K–$331.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 3/1

Kidz On The Go

Mobile children’s fitness programs
Startup cost: $100K–$125K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/2

KidzArt

Art-education programs, products, and services
Startup cost: $36.4K–$44K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 65/0

Kinderdance International 

Movement/educational programs
Startup cost: $17.95K–$46.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 136/2

LearningRx

Learning enhancement, cognitive training, reading training
Startup cost: $85K–$198K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 78/1

The Little Gym

Development/fitness programs
Startup cost: $157.8K–$377K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 323/0

Little Medical School

Healthcare-themed after-school and summer-camp programs
Startup cost: $27.4K–$45.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 19/3

Mad Science Group 

Science education and entertainment programs
Startup cost: $70.3K–$104.96K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 147/0

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

Early-learning/fitness programs
Startup cost: $36.8K–$249.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 425/0

No Limits Martial Arts

Martial arts classes
Startup cost: $139.8K–$331.95K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/2

Nutty Scientists

Science education and entertainment programs
Startup cost: $52.7K–$265.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 240/3

One Sports Nation

Youth sports leagues
Startup cost: $32.99K–$138.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 14/1

Parisi Speed School

Youth sports performance training
Startup cost: $86.2K–$187.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 95/0

Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Enrichment programs
Startup cost: $37.4K–$109.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/1

Professor Egghead

Science and engineering classes, camps, and parties for ages 4 to 10
Startup cost: $27.3K–$39K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/0

RedLine Athletics

Youth athletic training centers
Startup cost: $188.3K–$270.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 9/1

Romp n’ Roll

Recreational and enrichment classes, camps, parties
Startup cost: $199.6K–$286.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 90/3

SafeSplash Swim School

Child and adult swimming lessons, parties, summer camps
Startup cost: $44K–$1.3M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 97/24

School of Rock

Music education
Startup cost: $113.1K–$343.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 167/16

Skyhawks Franchise Group

Sports camps and programs
Startup cost: $22.8K–$59.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 60/42

Snapology

Building, robotics, and animation programs
Startup cost: $35K–$175K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 14/1

Soccer Shots Franchising 

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 8
Startup cost: $31.8K–$39K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 172/9

STEM For Kids

Engineering, computer programming, and robotics programs for ages 4 to 14
Startup cost: $36K–$82.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/5

Taste Buds Kitchen

Cooking events for children and adults
Startup cost: $190.1K–$306.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 3/1

TGA Premier Junior Golf

Youth golf programs
Startup cost: $19.3K–$72.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 50/2

TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Youth tennis programs
Startup cost: $19.3K–$72.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 34/1

Tippi Toes 

Children’s dance classes
Startup cost: $52K–$62.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 27/0

Young Rembrandts Franchise

Drawing classes for ages 3 to 12
 Startup cost: $41.3K–$48.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 103/0

Zaniac

Science, technology, engineering, and math after-school programs and camps
Startup cost: $219.5K–$378K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/2
 
 

Electronics

It’s no surprise that with smartphones and laptops in almost everyone’s hands, a booming franchise industry has sprung up around selling and servicing them—with repair businesses meant to get this tech back in action fast proving particularly popular.

Cellairis Franchise 

Cellphone and wireless-device accessories and repairs
Startup cost: $52.4K–$330K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 567/3

CPR-Cell Phone Repair

Electronics repairs and sales
Startup cost: $24.6K–$173.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 254/4

Device Pitstop 

Electronics resales and repairs
Startup cost: $171K–$249K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 11/1

Digital Doc

Electronics repairs, sales, and accessories
Startup cost: $73.3K–$151.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 28/13

Experimac

Electronics resales and repairs
Startup cost: $136.8K–$275.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 38/2

iCare Repair

Electronics repairs, resales, and accessories
Startup cost: $55.9K–$120.99K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/6

Simple Computer Repair

Electronics repairs
Startup cost: $109.9K–$189K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/2

Staymobile Franchising 

Electronics repairs and accessories
Startup cost: $72.5K–$169K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 14/21

TechVoo

Computer sales and service
Startup cost: $81.5K–$150.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/3

uBreakiFix

Electronics repairs
Startup cost: $84.6K–$197.95K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 205/21

Wireless Zone

Wireless-communications stores
Startup cost: $128K–$393.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 360/37
 
 

Entertainment/Recreation 

Consumers in search of new and creative leisure activities have spawned a slew of new franchises focused on fun. From video game theaters to trampoline parks to paint-and-sip studios, there’s something for every age and interest.

Adventure Kids Playcare

Childcare/entertainment centers
Startup cost: $326.3K–$565K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 9/4

American Poolplayers Association

Recreational billiard leagues
Startup cost: $16.7K–$19.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 326/5

Bottle & Bottega

Paint-and-sip studios
Startup cost: $96.8K–$158.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 18/2

ClimbZone Franchising 

Climbing-wall family entertainment centers
Startup cost: $1.9M–$2.98M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

Color Me Mine Enterprises 

Paint-your-own-ceramics studios
Startup cost: $134.3K–$174.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 132/8

the Coop Franchise Group

Play and party spaces
Startup cost: $130.5K–$283.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/1

CruiseOne/Dream Vacations

Travel agencies
Startup cost: $3.2K–$21.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,075/0

Cruise Planners

Travel agencies
Startup cost: $2.1K–$22.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2,364/1

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental

Motorcycle, scooter, and ATV rentals and tours
Startup cost: $68.4K–$216.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 72/5

The Escape Zone

Group escape-room-adventure activities
Startup cost: $54.7K–$105.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Travel agencies
Startup cost: $99.4K–$183.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 202/1

Freedom Boat Club

Membership boat clubs
Startup cost: $144.2K–$178.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 95/17

Funtopia

Indoor playgrounds
Startup cost: $494.3K–$1.9M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/6

GameTruck Licensing 

Mobile video-game theaters
Startup cost: $147.6K–$312.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 72/0

JungleQuest

Indoor ziplines, rope courses, and rock climbing for ages 5 to 13
Startup cost: $311.5K–$492.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

Kampgrounds of America 

Campgrounds and RV parks
Startup cost: $225.95K–$4.5M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 459/28

Launch Trampoline Park

Trampoline parks/entertainment centers
Startup cost: $1.1M–$1.9M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/2

Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studios

Paint-and-sip studios
Startup cost: $27.6K–$65.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 11/4

Monkey Bizness Franchising

Indoor play and party centers
Startup cost: $328K–$668.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 3/2

Monkey Joe’s Parties & Play

Family entertainment centers
Startup cost: $458.4K–$755.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 51/0

Painting with a Twist

Paint-and-sip studios
Startup cost: $89.3K–$143.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 310/0

Partyflix

Inflatable movie screen rentals
Startup cost: $22K–$41K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/4

Pinot’s Palette

Paint-and-sip studios
Startup cost: $76.6K–$196.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 176/4

Rockin’ Jump

Indoor trampoline arenas and party spaces
Startup cost: $1.1M–$2.5M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 23/3

SailTime Group

Membership boat clubs
Startup cost: $70.7K–$151.95K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 27/1

Scooter’s Jungle

Children’s entertainment centers
Startup cost: $591.95K–$871.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/1

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Trampoline playing courts
Startup cost: $1.2M–$2.97M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 149/0

Sugar Plum Parties

Birthday party venues
Startup cost: $94.3K–$149.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

Travel Leaders

Travel agencies
Startup cost: $2.3K–$16.9K
Total franchises/co-owned: 353/14

Wine & Design

Paint-and-sip studios
Startup cost: $46.2K–$95K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 64/1

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts

Family camping resorts
Startup cost: $52K–$3M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 84/1
 
 

Fitness

Year after year, fitness franchises continue to pack a powerful punch. Big, traditional brands have proven their staying power, but it’s the boutique concepts—focused on everything from barre to boxing to basketball—that are really shaping the industry today.

Alkalign Studios

Group fitness classes, streaming fitness classes, nutrition coaching
Startup cost: $168.3K–$491K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/2

Anytime Fitness

Fitness centers
Startup cost: $80K–$490.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 3,226/38

Baby Boot Camp

Prenatal and postpartum fitness
Startup cost: $4.6K–$10.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 105/1

Blink Fitness

Health and fitness centers
Startup cost: $642.8K–$2.1M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/46

Bodytek Fitness

Gyms
Startup cost: $295.7K–$554.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/3

Burn Boot Camp

Women’s fitness centers
Startup cost: $62.9K–$106.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 28/5

CKO Kickboxing

Kickboxing fitness classes
Startup cost: $108.3K–$363.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 64/2

Club Pilates

Pilates classes
Startup cost: $158.3K–$224.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 56/4

Crunch Franchise

Fitness centers
Startup cost: $304.5K–$2.1M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 115/10

CycleBar

Indoor cycling classes
Startup cost: $378.4K–$893.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 30/3

Epic Hybrid Training

Fitness centers
Startup cost: $62.6K–$139.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/2

Fit4Mom

Prenatal and postpartum fitness and wellness programs
Startup cost: $6.2K–$23.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 256/1

Fitwall

Group and semi-private training
Startup cost: $310.6K–$626.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/2

4U-Fitness

Personal training using electric muscle stimulation
Startup cost: $121.5K–$323K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/2

Get In Shape For Women

Small-group personal training for women
Startup cost: $57.4K–$190.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 73/1

Gold’s Gym

Health and fitness centers
Startup cost: $2.2M–$5M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 573/150

GymGuyz

Mobile personal training
Startup cost: $72.7K–$102.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 62/4

Hard Exercise Works

Fitness programs
Startup cost: $102.2K–$403.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 16/1

High Altitude Personal Training

Personal training
Startup cost: $261.3K–$365.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

iLoveKickboxing.com

Kickboxing fitness classes
Startup cost: $120.8K–$312.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 139/8

Impact Strong Kickboxing/Fitness

Kickboxing andfitness gyms
Startup cost: $61.2K-$87.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/1

Iron Tribe Fitness

Group personal-training gyms
Startup cost: $300K–$433.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 33/8

Jazzercise

Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel, and accessories
Startup cost: $3.5K–$12.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8,826/2

Just You Fitness

Personal training
Startup cost: $28K–$42.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/0

Kaia FIT

Women’s fitness
Startup cost: $34K–$99.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 56/0

Koko FitClub 

Fitness clubs
Startup cost: $185.3K–$396.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 89/3

Legacy Fit

Twenty-four-hour fitness centers
Startup cost: $207.7K–$381.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/1

Live 2 B Healthy Senior Fitness

Exercise programs for seniors
 Startup cost: $37.7K–$48.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 35/0

The Max Challenge

Ten-week fitness and nutrition programs
Startup cost: $89.9K–$190K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 43/1

Miami Yoga

Yoga studios
Startup cost: $99.1K–$199K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

9Round-30 min Kickbox Fitness

Kickboxing circuit-training programs
Startup cost: $66.6K–$102.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 376/4

Orangetheory Fitness

Group personal training
Startup cost: $424.5K–$980.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 452/12

PickUp USA Fitness

Basketball-focused fitness clubs
Startup cost: $407.3K–$575.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

Planet Fitness

Fitness clubs
Startup cost: $853.4K–$3.7M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,066/58

Polestar Pilates

Pilates studios
Startup cost: $121.8K–$196.95K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/1

Pro Martial Arts Franchise 

Martial arts instruction, fitness
Startup cost: $142.8K–$199.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 51/1

Pure Barre

Barre fitness classes and apparel
Startup cost: $154.5K–$282K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 391/14

Retro Fitness

Health clubs
Startup cost: $941.4K–$1.6M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 148/0

Rock Climbing Franchising

Indoor rock-climbing gyms
Startup cost: $874.1K–$1.7M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/2

Snap Fitness 

Twenty-four-hour fitness centers
Startup cost: $118.8K–$294.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,358/78

Tapout Fitness

Fitness and martial arts
Startup cost: $83.6K–$597.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/0

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts

Martial arts and fitness programs
Startup cost: $89.9K–$197.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 133/0

Title Boxing Club

Boxing and kick­boxing fitness classes, personal training, apparel
Startup cost: $143.3K–$394.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 152/3

UFC Gym

Fitness, boxing, kickboxing, andMMA classes
Startup cost: $706.1K–$1.5M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 118/12

Workout Anytime 24/7

Twenty-four-hour health clubs
Startup cost: $351.3K–$836.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 108/0

Xtend Barre

Fitness studios
Startup cost: $162.8K–$516.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 59/2
 

Hot Dogs

When Burger King added them to its menu earlier this year, we knew the humble dogs’ time had come. But these aren’t necessarily classic dogs of yore. New, daring concepts are elevating the old-fashioned frankfurter with gourmet and unexpected ingredients sure to appeal to the foodie crowd.

Dave’s the Doghouse 

Hot dogs
Startup cost: $25K–$245.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/1

Dog Haus International

Hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers
Startup cost: $362.1K–$849.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 17/2

Hot Dog on a Stick

Corn dogs, lemonade, fries, funnel cakes
Startup cost: $338.2K–$561K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 19/69

Umai Savory Hot Dogs

Gourmet fusion hot dogs
Startup cost: $118.2K–$226.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/1

Wienerschnitzel

Hot dogs, ice cream
Startup cost: $303.6K–$1.3M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 322/0
 
 

Pest Control

Outdoor-pest-control companies have been growing steadily for several years. Now, with the growing concerns about the spread of the Zika virus—not to mention other mosquito- and tick-borne illnesses—their services are going to be even more in demand.

Black Diamond Pest Control

Termite, bedbug, and other pest control
Startup cost: $96.9K–$183K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/2

Critter Control 

Wildlife management, pest control
Startup cost: $23.7K–$94.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 100/5

Mosquito Joe

Outdoor pest control
Startup cost: $69.6K–$122.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 167/2

Mosquito Shield

Outdoor pest control
Startup cost: $73.1K–$106.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 37/2

Mosquito Squad

Outdoor pest control
Startup cost: $29.6K–$69.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 201/0

Superior Mosquito Defense

Outdoor pest control
Startup cost: $16.3K–$27.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/1
 

Pets

People love their pets. For proof, check out how much they spend on them. The American Pet Products Association estimates that 2016 spending on Fido and Fluffy will total $62.75 billion. So it’s no wonder numerous franchises are finding success serving the four-pawed and furry.

Aussie Pet Mobile

Mobile pet grooming
Startup cost: $136.8K–$145.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 230/0

Barkefellers, The Place for Dogs

Upscale pet hotels
Startup cost: $1M–$5M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/3

Ben’s Barketplace

Pet-health-food stores
Startup cost: $189.8K–$352.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

Camp Bow Wow

Dog daycare, boarding, training, grooming, in-home pet care
Startup cost: $409.7K–$1.1M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 127/8

Camp Run-A-Mutt

Dog daycare and boarding
Startup cost: $187.9K–$467.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/1

Central Bark Doggy Day Care

Dog daycare
Startup cost: $255.1K–$389K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 24/1

D.O.G.

Dog daycare, boarding, grooming
Startup cost: $429K–$548.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/2

Dee-O-Gee

Pet supplies and services
Startup cost: $161.5K–$387.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/2

The Dog Stop

Dog daycare, boarding, walking, grooming, training, products
Startup cost: $181.5K–$399.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/4

The Dog Wizard

Dog training
Startup cost: $47.4K–$59.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 17/0

Doggies Gone Wild

Dog daycare and grooming services
Startup cost: $375.6K–$618.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/2

Dogtopia

Dog daycare, boarding, training, spa services
Startup cost: $454.4K–$735.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 40/4

EarthWise Pet Supply

Pet food and supplies, grooming and self-wash services
Startup cost: $211K–$476K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 38/0

Fetch! Pet Care

Pet-sitting, dog-walking
Startup cost: $37K–$44.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 96/6

Husse

Pet-product delivery
Startup cost: $27.1K–$88.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 509/0

In Home Pet Services 

Pet-sitting, dog-walking
Startup cost: $9.2K–$35.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 12/1

Just 4 Paws Pet Spa

Pet grooming
Startup cost: $74.1K–$138.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 0/1

K-9 Resorts

Luxury dog daycare and boarding
Startup cost: $915.7K–$1.3M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/1

Pet Butler

Pet-waste cleanup and removal
Startup cost: $30K–$42K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 130/0

Pet Supplies Plus

Retail pet supplies and services
Startup cost: $550.4K–$1.3M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 170/183

Pet Wants

Pet-food stores/delivery
Startup cost: $50.2K–$176.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 42/0

Petland

Pets, pet supplies, boarding, daycare, grooming
Startup cost: $273.5K–$1M
Total franchises/co.-owned: 142/13

Pets Are Inn

Pet care in private homes
Startup cost: $59.95K–$85.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 15/0

Preppy Pet

Pet daycare, boarding, grooming
Startup cost: $96.95K–$259K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 13/1

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Dog training
Startup cost: $50.7K–$123.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 120/1

Sitter4Paws

Pet-sitting, dog-walking
Startup cost: $21.3K–$46.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 5/1

Splash and Dash for Dogs

Pet products and grooming
Startup cost: $89.9K–$159K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 11/0

Sydnee’s Pet Grooming

Pet grooming
Startup cost: $156.9K–$244.99K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/2

Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery

Pet food and supplies, grooming
Startup cost: $445.2K–$635.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 6/5

Wild Birds Unlimited

Bird-feeding supplies and nature gift items
Startup cost: $125.98K–$199.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 303/0

Zoom Room

Indoor dog training and socialization, pet products
Startup cost: $132.8K–$308.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 13/3
 
 

Resale/Consignment/Estate Sales

Everything old is new again, now that buying used has become trendy. It’s not just for clothes, either; you’ll find resale franchises selling toys, books, and even gift cards. And for the true treasure-seekers, there are consignment-event and estate-sale franchises as well.

Blue Moon Estate Sales USA

Estate sales
Startup cost: $40.9K–$82.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 15/1

Bricks & Minifigs

Lego resale stores
Startup cost: $104.1K–$227.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 15/2

Caring Transitions

Sales of estates and household goods
Startup cost: $58.1K–$85.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 177/0

Children’s Orchard

New and used children’s clothing, equipment, accessories
Startup cost: $181K–$292K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 27/1

Clothes Mentor

Women’s clothing and accessories resale stores
Startup cost: $198K–$297K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 137/1

Consignment King

Consignment and fund-raising events
Startup cost: $37.9K–$48.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/0

Gift Card Monkey

Gift-card buying and reselling
Startup cost: $10.95K–$27.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/1

Grasons Co. Estate Sale Services

Estate sales, online auctions, staging
Startup cost: $68.6K–$131K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 15/0

iSold It

Online consignment and overstock sales
Startup cost: $46K–$223.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/0

Just Between Friends Franchise Systems

Children’s and maternity consignment events
 Startup cost: $32.8K–$45.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 148/0

Kid to Kid

New and used children’s and maternity clothing and products
Startup cost: $259.9K–$419.4K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 119/1

Music Go Round

New and used musical instruments and sound equipment
Startup cost: $261.5K–$334.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 33/0

New Uses

Home-furnishingand accessoriesresale stores
Startup cost: $187.5K–$286.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 10/1

NTY Clothing Exchange

Teen-clothing and accessories resale stores
Startup cost: $181K–$292K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1/1

Once Upon A Child

New and used children’s clothing, equipment, furniture, toys
Startup cost: $254.5K–$392.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 339/0

Plato’s Closet

Teen- and young-adult-clothing resale stores
Startup cost: $238.1K–$398.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 464/0

Rhea Lana’s Franchise Systems

Children’s consignment events
Startup cost: $18.1K–$36.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 74/3

Style Encore

Women’s clothing and accessories resale stores
Startup cost: $256.5K–$390.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 48/0

Uptown Cheapskate

Young-adult-clothing resale stores
Startup cost: $234.5K–$394K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 48/3

Walls of Books

New and used books
Startup cost: $77.9K–$170.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 8/4
 

Restoration

Restoration may not be the most glamorous industry, but it is one of the most indispensable. No matter the time or place—or economic climate—there will always be disasters, and there will always be a need for someone to clean up after them. 

Certified Restoration DryCleaning Network 

Restoration of textiles and electronics
Startup cost: $45.6K–$235.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 156/0

Delta Disaster Services 

Insurance/disaster restoration
Startup cost: $162.8K–$332.2K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 7/1

DKI

Property restoration
Startup cost: $22.1K–$94.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 346/0

Duraclean

Carpet and upholstery cleaning, disaster restoration, mold remediation
Startup cost: $64.6K–$115.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 274/9

1-800-Packouts

Building contents packing, cleaning, storage, and restoration
Startup cost: $109.2K–$440K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 21/1

1-800-Water Damage

Restoration
Startup cost: $79K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 37/1

Paul Davis Emergency Services

Emergency restoration
Startup cost: $64.5K–$188.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 94/2

Paul Davis Restoration

Insurance restoration
Startup cost: $188.2K–$391.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 244/6

PuroClean

Property damage restoration and remediation
Startup cost: $160.8K–$182.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 228/0

Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning

Indoor cleaning and restoration
Startup cost: $171.7K–$278.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 337/0

Restoration 1

Water, fire, smoke, and mold remediation
Startup cost: $77.95K–$175.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 81/0

Service Team of Professionals 

Water/fire restoration, mold remediation
Startup cost: $78.6K–$138.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 32/0

Servpro

Insurance/disaster restoration and cleaning
Startup cost: $156.1K–$209.95K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,715/0

Steamatic

Insurance/disaster restoration, cleaning, mold remediation
Startup cost: $129.8K–$173.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 176/0

Storm Guard Restoration

Exterior restoration
Startup cost: $148.4K–$292.1K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 41/4
 
 

Staffing/Recruiting

As the job market continues to improve, staffing and recruiting franchises are flourishing. Agencies offering everything from temporary staffing to executive recruitment all benefit from having two sets of clients—both the companies looking for workers and people looking for work.

AtWork Group

Temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire staffing
Startup cost: $99.5K–$174.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 62/28

Express Employment Professionals

Staffing, HR solutions
Startup cost: $120K–$196K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 749/0

F-o-r-t-u-n-e Personnel Consultants

Executive recruiting
Startup cost: $91.2K–$135K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 64/1

Jomsom Staffing Services

Temporary and permanent staffing, employment services
Startup cost: $82.6K–$133.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 4/1

Labor Finders

Industrial staffing
Startup cost: $122.99K–$210.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 162/24

Link Staffing Services

Staffing, HR solutions
Startup cost: $99.5K–$174K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 33/7

MRINetwork

Executive and professional staffing
Startup cost: $66.6K–$99.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 555/0

Patrice & Associates

Hospitality recruiting
Startup cost: $84.95K–$93.9K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 55/1

PrideStaff

Staffing
Startup cost: $141.3K–$217.7K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 66/3

Redwood Healthcare Staffing 

Healthcare staffing
Startup cost: $136.7K–$179.5K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 2/1

Remedy Intelligent Staffing 

Staffing
Startup cost: $151.8K–$258.3K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 133/0

Sanford Rose Associates International 

Executive search and recruiting
Startup cost: $108.3K–$143.6K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 72/0

Spherion Staffing

Staffing, recruiting
Startup cost: $100.4K–$167.8K
Total franchises/co.-owned: 184/0
 

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