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5 Franchise Options that Aren’t in the Food Industry

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5 Types of Franchises that Aren’t in the Food Industry

When people think of starting a franchise, visions of quick-service restaurants often dance through their minds. That’s because many think of franchising exclusively as something for the food industry. However, plenty of other franchises are available to start that don’t require kitchens, fast-paced order fulfillment, or food in general.

If you want to start a franchise in 2024 but have been hesitant about entering franchising because you prefer to work in a different industry, here are five alternatives to consider.

1. Children’s Franchises

Let’s face it. Growing up is overrated and overwhelming at times. If you’re a kid at heart and would love to earn a living by having the ability to play like a child again, a children’s franchise might be the right fit for you.

Children’s franchises are a great opportunity to influence future generations by providing an activity or service to families in your community. From tutoring and teaching music to getting kids outside and active after long days in the classroom, there are many franchise opportunities available to the teacher inside of you.

2. Health and Beauty Franchises

Overall health, wellness, and beauty exude relaxation and rejuvenation. As a professional, it’s clear that we could all use more of that feeling in our lives. If that concept tugs at your heartstrings, starting a franchise that helps others feel and look their best might just be the perfect fit for you.

Health and beauty franchises are excellent ways to use your career to support others in their wellness journey. Personal shopping. Blowouts and beauty bars. Stretching. Weight loss. There are many franchise opportunities available that allow you to influence someone else’s happiness — and isn’t that what being in business for yourself is all about?

3. Business Franchises

Whether you’re a seasoned expert in the business world, or you’ve wanted to dive into helping other businesses succeed, there’s a franchise opportunity available for you.

Business franchisesare available to support other businesses with their needs, such as website development, financial services, app development, and more. These opportunities often don’t require extensive experience or knowledge because of the deep training available to new franchise owners. It’s a great way to pursue a business opportunity while simultaneously honing your own business skills.

4. Sports Franchises

Do you love sports, exercise, or anything that allows you to move your body more? A sports franchise might be a great option for you to start.

Sports franchises range from helping athletes recover to engaging in the sport with your athletes (including children athletes). Browsing through the many sports franchises available to Canadians, there is a franchise that’s best suited for your desire to support your community of amateur athletes.

5. Home-Based Franchises

Working from home has received much attention since the Covid pandemic. Now, more people are looking for ways to work from a home office rather than having to commute into a regular office daily.

Home-based franchises range from different industries, but all of these franchise opportunities have one thing in common — you can run them from the comfort of your couch. Sometimes, you’ll need to leave to go to a job site, but having a different location to check out each day can be exciting for some franchise owners. Some home-based franchises don’t require you to leave your home if that’s your preference. Exploring the many options under this umbrella will help you make the right choice.

Finding the right franchise for you requires digging deeper into the many opportunities available. When you do, you’ll find a whole range of options that can suit your personality, professional goals, and passions.

Kimberly Crossland is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin' + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship. The goal of both businesses is to inspire meaningful change through the power of a strategic, thoughtful approach to life and business. In her free time, you can find her looking for a new adventure together with her two boys.

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