• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The ABF Blog View All

Franchise Laws Overseas Change– Should U.S. Follow Suit?

Franchise business arrangements are covered by laws in every country. Several nations, including Australia and the U.K., have recently updated theirs. Should the U.S. do the same? Franchises are governed in the U.S. primarily by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The definition of a franchise includes three elements: • A trademark the franchisor licenses […] Read More

Just One Franchise: Sew Fun Studios

Take a renewed interest in making things, post-recession thrift, and the rise of individual style and you’ve got a perfect recipe for a DIY trend. Home sewing is turning up at Pinterest, on blogs, at YouTube, and now in a new franchise business opportunity called Sew Fun. Sew Fun organizes birthday parties, camps, classes, and […] Read More

Why Are Franchisees Suing Franchisors?

Lots of reasons, actually. Every day, it seems, there’s a new lawsuit against a franchisor… and as often as not it’s the franchisees bringing the complaint. If you’re considering investing in a franchise business opportunity, you have to be wondering: Should I avoid franchises that have been sued? Are these lawsuits a sign that the […] Read More

Becoming a Franchise Business Owner: Sharing Information

Is your life an open book? In some ways, it has to be when you decide to become a franchisee. Franchisors share quite a bit of their financial data with you during discovery and in the official disclosure document. They also expect you to share financial information with them. That might seem a big more […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Do I Prepare for Discovery Day?

April 17, 2014 - Ever make an exciting major purchase, only to get it home and regret your decision? The same thing can happen with a franchise if you’re not careful. To avoid buyer’s »


How Do I know If A Franchise Award Matters?

February 6, 2014 - Franchisors courting potential franchisees often point to the awards they’ve won over the years as a vote of confidence from experts in their business. But not all awards »


Why Is A Business Plan So Important For My New Franchise?

October 16, 2013 - Whether you're buying a franchise or starting a new business venture, you're going to need a business plan. The business plan will help you determine whether or not »


Important Considerations to Either Buying a Franchise or Starting a Stand-Alone Business

September 18, 2013 - Successful franchisees and successful stand-alone business owners have one thing in common. They know how to manage a business operation. The decision to become »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press has been rated #1 in our category for the past 11 years. We offer a proven business service center model that will not require you have any previous experience. We've got over 40 years of leadership and expertise to assist you in your success. Minuteman Press offers products and services that help start-ups to large corporations.

    Express Employment Professionals

    Express Franchising is the fastest-growing company in the $137 billion staffing industry. Our business services franchise model allows franchise owners the ability to create a high level of success and quality of life.

    Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and Number 1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. We offer a proven business model that is home based and can be full-time or part-time. No national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!
  • Filta

    Filtafry is one of the top underrated franchises in franchising. The Filta Group offers an affordable, environmentally-friendly franchise providing kitchen solutions to restaurants, hotels, airports fast food outlets and more.

    Mosquito Joe

    Mosquito Joe offers the lowest franchise fee in the industry. Demand is high for mosquito control solutions nationally and the gross margins in this business are very high. This is a home based business with recurring revenues and world-class marketing. Learn more.

    Renew Crew

    Renew Crew is a cleaning franchise. Decks, fences, siding, gutters, walkways, patios....outdoor surface cleaning and protection. Own a Renew Crew franchise and benefit from a comprehensive business model, proven systems, world class training, and the best in marketing support to build your Renew Crew franchise. Learn more now!
  • Outdoor Lighting

    Own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise and join North America's largest and most trusted full-service outdoor landscape and architectural lighting provider. Outdoor illumination is big business across America. Actually, when you buy a Outdoor Lighting franchise you get 3 businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    Renters Warehouse

    The rental market for homes is booming and with that the need for property management. Renters Warehouse franchise offers a turn-key franchise business model with a proven business system in place for your benefit. Ongoing support and site selection guidance. Find out more today!
  • We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    Archadeck Outdoor Living

    Since 1980, Archadeck has been the leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. You can own an Archadeck franchise today and benefit from a proven sales process, strong market demand, low overhead costs, and a strong financial picture. If you have general management experience and have a passion for building a business, learn more now.

    Electronic Cigarette

    146% RETURN ON INVESTMENT. Electronic Cigarette offers a distributor an opportunity that benefits from consumers switching from cigarettes to Vaporizers, e-cig. In 2013, alone, over $1 Billion were sold and $10 Billion is expected by 2017. You can get your share of these profits now! Click our logo to get the details about this amazing distributor opportunity. Minimum Investment $10,000
  • Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!

    InShapeMD Anti-Aging

    Meet the new darling of the franchise world! The InShapeMD® business opportunity incorporates several complimentary medical, anti-aging, weight loss and wellness offerings into one dynamic package with an appealingly low barrier to entry combined with minimal staffing, limited inventory…Yet eyebrow-raising profit margins.

    Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.