You’ve heard that investing in a franchised business can be an attractive alternative to starting your own business from scratch. But did you know there are over 3000 different franchises to choose from?

Once someone has decided to go the franchise route, the waters often become murky when it comes to choosing the right franchise. Of course, we always recommend turning to a professional franchise consultant for help. It is their job to guide you through those waters to uncover the franchise of your dreams.

But let’s assume for now you haven’t made that call yet. We’ve put together just a few of the popular franchise categories that you could look at.


During the pandemic, we found out just how sturdy this franchise category really was. In most cases, automotive repair shops were considered essential businesses and allowed to stay open.

Whether during a pandemic or in “normal” times, everyone needs help keeping their automobile running. Mechanical, tires, oil changes, cleaning…there are great franchise options to cover all of these and more.


We’ve learned over the past 18 months that good health is one of the most important assets we can own. Keeping our bodies running at optimal levels is paramount.

There are so many different types of franchises to choose from within this category. In-home care, physical therapy, chiropractic services, dental, fitness, senior care, CBD, vision, and many, many more!

Home Improvement

One hobby many people took up during the pandemic was small home repairs and projects. While it was a noble thought, many of those people realized these jobs were better if sourced out. That’s where a franchise comes in.

Imagine owning a franchise that could offer one (or more) of the following services: painting, siding, windows, storage and closet space, concrete services, garage door repair and sales, yard maintenance, blinds, handyman work, and more. The franchise options in this category are almost endless!

Tech and Education

The world may come to a temporary halt, but education and technology not only goes on…it always grows!

If you enjoy working with other businesses, you could own a franchise that offers network services, computer repair, and phone services.

Enjoy working with the public more? Then consider consumer IT services, cell phone repair, or device resale and repair. There are even franchises that teach coding to kids!

If you like the thought of helping people of all ages expand their minds and furthering their education, then a tutoring franchise might be exciting. You can help students in-home or in-center, with math, science, or almost any subject. You can also help them prep for tests, or just get a leg up on other students. There is always a great feeling when you can help someone take their learning to the next level.


This is one of the largest and fastest-growing categories for franchising. After all, who doesn’t love their fur baby?

Think about the options…pet training, boarding, daycare, grooming, veterinary services, dog snacks, walking, and pet sitting are just some of the many options. If you love animals, then this category may be a big winner for you.

These are just a few of the many categories you can look at when choosing a franchised business. Starting a business that already has a well-known presence, a great brand and a proven process is an exciting prospect. And with so many amazing options available, doesn’t looking at the franchising route just make sense?

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