Grow­ing Con­cepts Of­fer Op­por­tu­nity for Fran­chisees of All Types

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With nearly three-quar­ters of a mil­lion fran­chise es­tab­lish­ments in the United States, ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­na­tional Fran­chise As­so­ci­a­tion ( IFA), there is a busi­ness op­por­tu­nity to fit the re­quire­ments of al­most any fran­chisee.

Cruise Plan­ners is a home-based travel busi­ness that trains fran­chisees – in­clud­ing those with no travel in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence – to be­come pro­fes­sion­als who can book all types of va­ca­tions. “The mo­bile tools make it easy to work from any­where in the world with in­ter­net and a smart de­vice,” says Michelle Fee, CEO of the Coral Springs, Florida-based fran­chiser.

A flex­i­ble for­mat lets fran­chisees work part time or full-time with no em­ploy­ees or in­ven­tory. “Now is a great time to get into the travel in­dus­try as baby boomers are re­tir­ing and are able to travel since they have more time,” Fee says. Cruise Plan­ners fran­chises op­er­ate in all 50 states. “We are look­ing to ex­pand na­tion­ally but con­cen­trat­ing our ef­forts out west,” Fee says.

Snap Fit­ness is a proven fit­ness club con­cept that makes it easy for fran­chises to suc­ceed, ac­cord­ing to Peter Taun­ton, CEO and founder of the Chan­has­sen, Min­nesota-based com­pany. “Fea­tures such as a sim­ple, turnkey sys­tem, low startup costs, and sup­port from the cor­po­rate of­fice at­tracts very ta­lented peo­ple,” Taun­ton says.

More than 2,500 Snap Fit­ness clubs are open in 24 coun­tries. By the start of 2018 the com­pany an­tic­i­pates hav­ing more than 3,000 lo­ca­tions around the globe.

Dis­cov­ery Map fran­chisees pub­lish hand-drawn maps to guide vis­i­tors to lo­cal at­trac­tions. The home-based busi­ness of­fers low startup costs and flex­i­ble sched­ul­ing. “It’s gen­uinely a life­style busi­ness,” says Pres­i­dent Peter Hans. Waits­field, Ver­mont-based Dis­cov­ery Map has more than 130 lo­ca­tions and an­tic­i­pates adding eight to 10 more next year.

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