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Types of franchises and categories in US

If you are looking for the right opportunity to invest in, it can be difficult to sift through the hundreds of options available. That is why we have organised these options according to category. That way, you can narrow down your search to the categories that you are passionate about.

Find the franchisor that you know you will have a great relationship with so that you can ensure the best possible future for your business. Spending time researching the perfect franchise opportunity will be the best way to ensure a prosperous business.

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There is a wide range of options for those with a passion for the automotive industry. Running your own business in this sector is made easier if you have the support and training of the parent company. Take a look through the options available and you should be able to find the ideal franchise for you.


It can be difficult to remain competitive in this industry. That’s why it’s such an advantage to have a recognised brand name and a reduction in costs of stock thanks to the larger business that you fall under. This will also help you to remain up to date with new techniques and trends in the industry.

Building Maintenance

This is a growing sector and so it’s an ideal time to jump into it by buying a franchise. You will be able to get the training and support that you need from the franchisor whether you are planning on doing the work yourself or managing a team.


There are a few niches in this sector so you should be able to find the right one for you. Think carefully about the skills you have at your disposal and find the franchise opportunity that will suit you best.


Before going into this sector, you will need to have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of the vulnerable. The structure of a franchise works well in this sector and so becoming a franchisee is a good way to ensure success.


Of course, you need to love working with children to go into this industry. Whether this is giving lessons and tutoring children or entertaining kids on the weekends or after school, there are plenty of opportunities for passionate people who are looking to have a trusted brand name behind them. This brand name is important so that you can gain the trust of parents.


The franchising model works well in this industry and it’s a great route to take. You can find plenty of options that will give you the chance to manage a team from home, if that is what will suit your lifestyle.

Clothing & Accessories

It’s important to have a strong online presence for your business if you are going into this industry. That is why franchising is such a good idea. You will receive tried and tested systems and the parent company will market and advertise your business or you.


Its undeniable that online businesses are an increasingly attractive choice and are growing in success. So, you have probably thought about buying an online business so that you can take advantage of this. Well, becoming a franchisee in this sector is a great route to take in order to achieve your goals.


Investing in an education franchise comes with a lot of possibilities for anyone looking for flexible working hours. An important part of success in this industry will be choosing a franchisor that has a recognisable and trusted brand name.


The advantage of becoming a franchisee rather than going it alone in this sector is that you will receive systems, contacts and training that will let you hit the ground running. There are a lot of different fortes that you can choose in this industry so research what’s available and find the one that’s right for you.

Flowers, Gifts & Card

Keeping up with industry trends and the move to increased desire from customers for home delivery means that you should find a franchisor that will be able to provide this for you. This is a great space for entrepreneurs and so, if you find the right option, you should be able to achieve great success.


When it comes to franchising there isn’t a more successful sector than food. It’s an exciting industry for entrepreneurs to go into and there are a lot of popular options that have a lot of different price tags attached to them. Consider the position that you are in and what the best decision for you is.


A gym franchise will come with a business plan, branding and gym layout that is predetermined. Becoming a franchisee will allow you to get access to these and run a strong business with the support of the parent company.


Going into this industry, most likely, you will need to be able to manage a team successfully. You can run a business with generally low overheads. There are more services than just hair cutting that you can offer at your salon like waxing, hair dying or manicures.


Going into this field, you will not have to have specific experience, but you will need to choose to invest in a franchise that will offer extensive training beforehand. Of course, what you will need, though, are business skills and passion.

Home Based

Many people go into franchising for the freedom that it can offer you as a business owner. One of these freedoms is being able to work from home and that is why we have put together all the work from home options in one place.

Home Improvement

There are a lot of different niches that you can go into in this industry. No matter which one you choose, though, you will have to have good people skills that will allow you to manage a team and interact with your clients well so that people call you back again and again.


Franchising is a really successful model in this industry. This is because customers like to know that they can rely on the brand time and time again no matter which franchise they choose to stay in. The marketing of the brand will be established by the franchisor and so find a parent company that you know you can be passionate about.

Legal & Finance

Third party business that can provide financial and legal services for people and businesses are in more and more demand. You may need specific expertise or qualifications for some franchises in this sector but not for all of them. So, take a look through your options and find the one that is best for you.


If you are looking for a lifestyle business, this is the right sector for you. Find a lot of success running a business that allows you to spend time outside. You will need to carefully assess the type of business that is right for you, though, as there are many options.

Mail & Courier

There is, in fact, a lot of demand for good and trustworthy mail and courier businesses as more and more shopping happens online. Buying a franchise in this sector that has multiple revenue streams is a good way to jump straight into a successful business model.

Media & Marketing

This sector has grown a lot in the last few years and with this growth has come more competition. That is why franchising can be a great option as it will come with a brand name and the support of a larger parent company.

Pawn Broker

This is still a business that relies on face-to-face contact with customers and so you have to be willing to deal with customers daily if you are going to jump into this sector. If this sounds like you, though, there are plenty of opportunities.

Personal Services

This is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a business that does not require buying stock like retail business do. You will, instead, be offering specialized services. The specific service that you offer will vary depending on the exact franchise so determine your skills and find the right route for you.


Pet owners need to know that they can trust the people that are looking after their precious animals. This is where a recognised brand name behind you can be a real advantage. Your customers will immediately know that the franchisor will have carefully select and trained you so they know that they can trust you.


No matter whether you’re looking to go into wedding, sport or events photography, or maybe you are looking to do a range of different types of photography, you can find a franchise that will suit your needs.


This sector often requires a lot of capital so take a look at the available franchises and check the requirements for franchisees carefully. Having the support of a parent company can be a real benefit in this industry.

Signs & Printing

This is a business that requires the ability to interact well with clients and customers so you will need to be good at dealing with people. You should also be comfortable with using technology, but most franchisors will also offer you training and support throughout your business journey.

Sports and Fitness

Make sure that you have a lot of motivation and if you are going into this industry. As well as this, an important role you will have to take on is managing a staff. Finally, you will have to have a real passion for fitness and the industry.

Top Franchises

Within the franchises that we offer there are some standout opportunities and we have put these together in one place so that you can find a lucrative option that you can be passionate about.


If you are looking to work from home or have flexible hours, this is the ideal sector for you. You will be responsible for planning and organising holidays on behalf of your customers and you will most likely do most of this through an online platform.

Van Based

We have put together all of the van-based franchises that are available in one place, so it is easier for you to search for the right one. The number of franchises that are run from a van is big so find the type that fits with your goals and personality.


If you are looking to run a franchise that is designed to fit the needs of women or is aimed at attracting women customers and clients, this is the right sector for you. Find a franchise that is catered to your needs.

Business format
This type of franchise is one that allows you to buy into an established brand name and will let you become a business owner that gets the backing and support of a parent company. You will pay royalties and a franchisor fee in return for this support.
This type of franchise is one that will require your investment and the ability to run a franchise but will not require that you are involved in the day to day running of the business. Consider your skillset when deciding on the right type of franchise to invest in.
Conversion franchising lets franchisors increase the locations that they have and the reach of their business by switching multiple locations to franchises. Another type of conversion franchising is when similar independent businesses become franchise units.
If you are looking to manufacture and sell the goods of a franchisor, you will be looking to enter into a manufacturing franchise agreement. The product that you sell will have the name and trademark of the franchisor and be made to the specifications of the franchisor.
Job Franchising
If you are looking to be responsible for the day to day running of the business and providing the services or product, you should be looking to invest in a job franchise. This will also include work from home or van-based franchises.