Tracy Stapp Herold
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Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity.
These 57 newbies all started franchising in the past five years.
The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
Fitness, frozen-yogurt and quick service franchises top our annual list.
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America's Small Business Heroes
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Inspiring Your Team
Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system.
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The cruise industry is awash in bad publicity. But franchisees have the resources needed to weather the storm.
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Our top global franchises are primed for growth.
Restaurants or other food-related businesses represent a large portion of our franchise 500 ranking. Here is a list of the 122 food-related companies by category.
From old standards like hamburgers and fitness to up-and-coming categories like children's entertainment, these 10 industries are attracting new entrepreneurs and consumers.
Our list of the franchises that are best in class.
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