5 Hot Franchises for 2014
Contributed by Franchise Financing Partner Guidant Financial Group.
Looking ahead to 2014, quick service food and cleaning services are perennially popular and lucrative franchise opportunities. Here are five white-hot franchises that may surprise you.
Painting with a Twist
Art, friends, and wine. Painting with a Twist is burning up our Facebook feeds and growing at a tremendous rate. Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney began franchising their Corks N Canvas business as “Painting with a Twist” in 2009 and there are now 106 locations to enjoy social art instruction.
School of Rock
Good times or bad, people will always spend money on their children, making kid-centric businesses virtually recession-proof. School of Rock combines music education and rock n roll with the added benefit of an unofficial tie-in movie (2003’s The School of Rock starring Jack Black). Franchising since 2005, there are over 100 schools worldwide with more than 10,000 little rockers enrolled.
Liberty Tax Service
Taxes may not be sexy, but they’re unavoidable. What makes Liberty hot? It’s on both the Entrepreneur list of Fastest Growing Franchises (#5) and the Forbes list of Top Ten Franchises for the Buck (#7). There are over 4,000 franchise locations in the U.S.
The company was founded in 2000 in Richmond, Va. and began franchising in 2008. Currently there are 123 franchise units in the U.S. ShelfGenie franchisees design and install custom shelving featuring the trademarked Glide-Out shelves. This business can be run from home and is an Entrepreneur Top 10 New Franchise for 2013.
HUMAN Healthy Vending
Everyone from the media to educators to the First Lady of the United States are waging a war against fatty, nutrient-poor food. There’s never been a better time to jump into the health food business, and this company does it in an innovative way: through vending machines. Founded in 2008, HUMAN Healthy Vending has been lauded in the press as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” (Forbes) and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” of 2011.
Finding the Right Lawyer Online
For example if you type in “the best lawyers online,” several groups of lawyers will bedisplayed advertising themselves as the best. The problem with finding lawyers online isthat you have no idea how good they really are until you have actually retained them, andby then it might be too late. Here are some tips to finding the best lawyers online.
Franchise Fridays for March 25, 2011: Top Franchise and Small Business News of the Week
The man, whose name was not released, ordered seven Beefy Crunch Burritos at $1.49 (used to be $0.99), and then pulled out a BB gun and fired at the restaurant manager before fleeing into the parking lot.
The Common Thread For a Successful Franchise System: Leadership
If so, why does strong leadership remain elusive at many emerging (and sometimes mature) franchise systems? The good news is that there are no complex formulas that would require a PhD to understand. Based on our research and observations, successful franchise leaders share the following nine characteristics: