Franchising Widens Appeal

‎Buffalo News:

Think franchise opportunities are limited to fast-food chains? Think again.

Sure, the traditional fast-food favorites are still going strong, but some interesting alternatives are popping up as well.

Growth in franchises started to peter out in 2008 after growing by more than 40 percent since 2001. But as more and more people are squeezed out of the work force as the economy struggles to recover from the recession, they are turning to franchises as a way to gain more control.

The International Franchise Association predicts 2 percent growth for 2010, with the largest growth in what some might consider unconventional franchise industries. Read on…

Photo: Robert Kirkham / Buffalo News.

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