July 23, 2015

The World’s Best Franchises For You

Are you an entrepreneur? Why not open a franchise business? Franchises are tried and tested business models. They take a lot of the guess work out of running your own business.

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The way franchises works is a successful company, like Jiffy Lube or KFC, sells you the right to use their brand name and sell their products. In most markets, people will flock to the brands they recognize and enjoy – making it easier for you to create a profitable business for yourself.

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Franchises exist in every industry¬†imaginable – restaurants, real estate, hotels, taxes, auto rentals, insurance, home inspections, plumbing, fitness, hair, eye care, electronics, education, and more! Find a franchise that you’re passionate about and explore your options.

We ran across a really cool post on Entrepreneur.com, called The Top Global Franchises. This post ranks 200 of the world’s best franchise opportunities. The rankings are based on size, growth, financial strength, and stability. To make the Top 200 list, each franchise must have at least 5 international locations and be seeking new international franchisees.

Here are the top 75 of the 200 world’s best franchises based on Entrepreneur.com’s list:

  1. AnytimeFitness
  2. 7-Eleven
  3. Subway
  4. Pizza Hut
  5. Auntie Anne’s Hand Rolled Soft Pretzels
  6. KFC
  7. McDonald’s
  8. GNC
  9. Circle K
  10. Papa John’s International Pizza
  11. Baskin-Robbins
  12. Super 8 Hotels
  13. Jan-Pro Franchising International
  14. Dunkin’ Donuts
  15. Krispy Kreme Doughnut
  16. Days Inn Hotels
  17. Cinnabon
  18. H&R Block
  19. Hardee’s
  20. Denny’s
  21. Snap-on Tools
  22. The UPS Store
  23. Ace Hardware
  24. IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
  25. ServiceMaster Clean
  26. Taco Bell
  27. Snap Fitness
  28. Cold Stone Creamery
  29. Dairy Queen
  30. Vanguard Cleaning Systems
  31. Jiffy Lube International
  32. Pita Pit
  33. Home Instead Senior Care
  34. Carl’s Jr. Restaurant
  35. Jazzercise
  36. Sign-A-Rama
  37. Church’s Chicken
  38. Yogen Fruz
  39. Menchie’s
  40. Hampton Hotels
  41. Ramada
  42. Great Clips
  43. Edible Arrangements International
  44. RE/MAX
  45. JEI Learning Centers
  46. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
  47. InXpress
  48. Interim Healthcare
  49. Budget Blinds
  50. Nutty Scientists
  51. Gateway Cigar Store/Newstands
  52. TRYP by Wyndham
  53. Kumon Math & Reading Centers
  54. Abrakadoodle
  55. Johnny Rockets
  56. Gymboree Play & Music
  57. Minuteman Press International
  58. Tutor Doctor
  59. EmbroidMe
  60. Doubletree By Hilton
  61. PropertyGuys.com
  62. Ziebart
  63. Aaron’s
  64. Vom Fass
  65. Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  66. Smoothie King
  67. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant
  68. Radisson
  69. First Choice Haircutters
  70. Pinkberry Ventures
  71. Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
  72. Dale Carnegie Training
  73. Expedia CruiseShipCenters
  74. Sixt Franchise USA
  75. Gold’s Gym

Do you see a franchise in this list that you’d like to own and operate? Visit the full list of the 200 best international franchise opportunities on Entrepreneur.com. There you can see their niche, website, start-up cost, and total number of franchises.

How To Choose A Franchise

If you want to be your own boss, consider opening a franchise. It’s still a lot of work, but it might be easier than starting from scratch. You’ll need to write a business plan, do market research, consult with an attorney, discuss plans with an accountant, and do your own due diligence. Then, it’s up to you to make an informed decision based on your market, location, franchise options, and other factors.

What’s stopping you from buying¬†one of the world’s best franchises? It may be the best thing you ever do.

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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