Franchises

This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide
Franchisors

This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide

Even brilliant kids need the right lessons -- and teaching methods. That's what fuels this tutoring franchise.
The Grewal Family Franchises Together and Thrives Together
Franchise Players

The Grewal Family Franchises Together and Thrives Together

Meet two generations of Subway franchisees, who can tell you what it's like to grow up in -- and then take on -- the family business.
Carly Okyle
Smart Marketing Strategies That Attract Franchisees
Franchises

Smart Marketing Strategies That Attract Franchisees

You want more franchisees? Here are some smart ways to attract them with franchise marketing.
John Lincoln
Franchise of the Day: Make Sure Your Pup Has a Fun Friday, Too
Franchises

Franchise of the Day: Make Sure Your Pup Has a Fun Friday, Too

This dog-focused franchise will make sure of it.
Lindsay Friedman
'McDonald's of the Future' Includes All-You-Can-Eat Fries
McDonald's

'McDonald's of the Future' Includes All-You-Can-Eat Fries

The fast-food chain doubles down on its roots in a new St. Joseph, Mo. location.
Lydia Belanger
This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model
Franchise Players

This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model

But she did. And she partnered with her own mom on two retail franchisee brands, and what turned out to be a true family affair.
Joan Oleck
NASA: Maybe Potatoes Could Grow on Mars - Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

NASA: Maybe Potatoes Could Grow on Mars - Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Drone racing becomes a mainstream sport this summer.
Entrepreneur Staff
Franchise of the Day: Relax And Unwind With This Franchise
Franchises

Franchise of the Day: Relax And Unwind With This Franchise

A massage or two never hurt anyone.
Lindsay Friedman
Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret
Apple

Apple iPhone Unlocking Maneuver Likely to Remain Secret

The company that helped the FBI unlock a San Bernadino shooter's phone legally owns the method used to gain access.
Want to Help Others Save Money? Check Out These 10 Tax Franchises.
Franchises

Want to Help Others Save Money? Check Out These 10 Tax Franchises.

With just days left to file this year's taxes, you may want to call one of these franchises for help.
Lindsay Friedman
Franchise of the Day: Men Can Freshen Up Their Hairstyle With the Help From This Franchise
Franchise of the day

Franchise of the Day: Men Can Freshen Up Their Hairstyle With the Help From This Franchise

With the motto 'championship haircut experience in an exciting sports-themed environment,' this franchise has more than 1,300 shops across the U.S. and Canada.
Lindsay Friedman
Florida Woman Closes a Clothing Boutique to Open an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Business
Franchise Players

Florida Woman Closes a Clothing Boutique to Open an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Business

After owning several businesses, Martekei Plange turned to franchising with Coverall as a way to refocus her entrepreneurial career.
Erin Schultz
Is Franchising a Fit for You?
Franchises

Is Franchising a Fit for You?

Before taking the leap make sure you've thoroughly researched every nuance of this business model.
Brenton Hayden

Franchising is a way for companies to expand their business by licensing the rights to third-party retailers or individuals -- or franchisees -- who then can use the franchise's logo, name and business model.

There are three different kinds of franchises. They include:

  • Distributorships, such as withToyota, which licenses the right for a third party to sell the parent company product.

  • Trademark licensing, which allows companies to buy the right to use the parent company's trademark along with their own brand, such as what Coca-Cola licenses to other companies.

  • Business format franchises, such as Subway, which offer its franchisees the right to sell its goods and/or services using its business model.

Popular franchises: Some examples of popular and well-known franchise models are in the food industry -- many of which have gone international -- such as McDonald's, Subway and Pizza Hut. Starbucks, which is commonly thought to be a franchise, is not.

For more information about top franchise businesses, check out Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500® Rankings, or get the Entrepreneur Franchise 500.