If you dream of owning your own franchise, our list of Top Franchise Opportunities 2016 is the perfect place to start your search.
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Whether you dream big or dream small, have a lot of capital or just a little, you’ve come to the right place. Franchise opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, and the perfect one is out there waiting for you. Go grab it!
Min Investment: $75,000
FLO Grills has achieved a winning combination of producing state-of-the-art grills that are totally customizable along with offering the best in customer service throughout every step of incorporating customers’ dream outdoor kitchens. The FLO product line boasts premium-grade equipment consisting of three different grill sizes from which to choose. Other multiple choices include ice chests, doors, drawers, side burners and more. FLO Grills is excited to offer worthwhile franchise opportunities to passion-minded entrepreneurs who desire to carry on the company’s tradition as the most prominent and beloved outdoor kitchen brand in America.
Min Investment: $50,000
Allstate is the largest publicly held property and casualty insurance company. We have over 20 million customers with $20 billion in revenue. Allstate is looking for entrepreneurs who want to own their own business and are attracted by unlimited economic potential, are driven by success and have capital to invest. Insurance experience is not required. Allstate has an intensive 5-8 weeks of education which covers products, technology and sales techniques with professional educators at the regional office and home office with some courses offered online.
Min Investment: $50,000
For the past two decades, Great Wraps has celebrated the notion that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for the sake of eating well. Great Wraps utilizes the latest methods in oven-based “green technology” cooking, allowing guests to enjoy chef-created menu items without the need for fryers or microwaves. Innovation, health and excellence are core values they embrace in each decision we make and the results continue to speak for themselves. Great Wraps knows how critical location is to your success. That’s why Great Wraps works hard to secure the best location for you. They look for high-potential locations and have established relationships with the best retail brokers, shopping mall executives, and airports across the nation. From there, Great Wraps two-week training program will empower you to manage your business, and their Business Consultants are always available to help you through any problems that may arise.
Min Investment: $93,750
Kids love Pigtails & Crewcuts children’s salon because it’s a world made just for them, and parents love the salon because they know their kids are in good hands. In addition to hair styling services, each Pigtails & Crewcuts has its own party room, available for themed birthday celebrations, as well as a retail section. In just over 10 years, owner Wade Brannon has grown Pigtails & Crewcuts to more than 50 franchise locations across the country, providing outstanding service to kids and their parents. His expertise has guided Pigtails & Crewcuts to become one of the fastest growing franchise opportunities in the United States, where Entrepreneur Magazine has named it to the Franchise 500 list for five consecutive years. In addition, in 2010, Parents Magazine named Pigtails & Crewcuts one of the Top 10 Chains for Kid Birthday Parties.
Min Investment: $500
Ambit Energy provides electricity and natural gas services in deregulated markets across the United States, primarily marketed through a direct sales channel of more than 250,000 Independent Consultants. Based in Dallas, Tex., Ambit is focused on being the finest and most-respected retail energy provider in America, offering cost-effective choices for today’s energy consumer. In 2010, Ambit was named #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in America by Inc. magazine and continues to pick up steam as the fastest-growing company in the retail energy sector today. To help their Independent Consultants reach their fullest potential, Ambit has created a smart, easy-to-use Consultant support system designed to provide the business-building tools, guidance and unlimited training Consultants can use every day for achieving greater results. And after the initial investment, this support is absolutely free.
Min Investment: $125,000
GameTruck was founded in 2006 by Scott Novis in Tempe, Ariz. Inspired by traditional video game arcades, Novis wanted to bring modern games and consoles together with the social atmosphere of arcade gaming. Taking advantage of the massive video game industry, GameTruck brings a one-of-a-kind experience right to the customer’s doorsteps. Franchise Owners are front and center hosting the party, engaging with party-goers, and ensuring all the games and technology are running perfectly. Since franchising began in 2008, GameTruck has experienced continuous growth, approaching 100 units in operation serving more than 30 states across the country.
Min Investment: $99,750
Mathnasium is a specialized math-only learning center franchise with learning centers in 16 countries, beyond the U.S. and Canada. Mathnasium Learning Center’s franchise opportunities are an excellent blend of owning a business while making a positive impact on children. There is a growing demand for quality math instruction. Kids across the country struggle in math every day. Mathnasium presents a special opportunity for entrepreneurs to invest in themselves while enjoying the ability to motivate and inspire others. Help children discover how much fun math can be as they catch up, maintain and get ahead in their education.
Min Investment: $50,000
Mike Merrick founded Fish Window Cleaning in January 1978. Based on growing demand and his success, Mike realized there was a need for this service in other markets. He used his 20 years of experience to create the Fish Window Cleaning franchise system. Fish Window Cleaning has grown to be the world’s largest window cleaning company with more than 250 franchise territories in 43 states, yet still maintains the traditional values they were founded on. Their experienced development team walks you through the entire process from start to finish, offering extensive training and ongoing support; marketing tools such as SEO, vehicle branding, and corporate call center; and established partnerships through their national accounts program.
Min Investment: $50,000
Experimac is the innovator in technology sales and service, specializing in highly coveted Apple products with multiple revenue streams and a track record for financial success. Experimac is the place to go for the buying, selling, and repairing of computers and mobile devices — with truly unique franchise opportunities in a market that is very fragmented and has very little brand awareness. As a franchise owner, Experimac provides you with a comprehensive 4-week training program, which includes two weeks at their corporate training facility and two weeks of training at your location.
Min Investment: $70,000
Kids in Sports was started in 1999 in New York City by Michael Strutt and Kenneth Colon whose passion for sports and coaching led them to design programs that teach children ages 12 months to 12 years the fundamentals of sports in a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment. In addition to the basic rules and skills of sports children learn sportsmanship, teamwork, respect and communication — the building blocks for young athletes. The founders’ goal is to team up with qualified people that will bring the same passion and energy for operating a children’s sports program as they always have. They, along with their team, manage all support of their franchisees. Kids In Sports is positioned to be a leader in the area of Children’s Sports instructional programs and they look forward to expanding their successful brand.
Min Investment: $100,000
From humble beginnings in Eugene, Ore. back in 1960, the TacoTime restaurant chain has risen to dominate its position today as the quality leader in the Mexican Quick Service Restaurant franchise industry with 350+ locations in the United States and Canada. For nearly 50 years, TacoTime has offered its loyal customers a tasty variety of freshly prepared, home-style Mexican fare. The ingredients and the care Taco Time takes in making their food fresh makes them truly a one-of-a-kind taste experience. From site selection to grand opening assistance, Taco Time’s dedicated support team will assist you throughout your journey to your store opening. They understand that opening a restaurant isn’t like flipping a switch, so they’ve developed a unique support structure that gives you the best opportunity to hit the ground running.
Min Investment: $100,000
Vapor Galleria was established in 2013 after extensive market research in the e-cigarette industry. The Vapor Galleria concept is unique because they manufacture their own products in their clean, white coat, fully automated lab in Oklahoma City. The retail store design is upscale, professional and focused on the sales and service of high quality e-liquid and hardware with an emphasis on world-class customer service. Their aggressive growth plan that will see almost 300 stores within the next three years. Vapor Galleria’s franchise program offers comprehensive training and a proven, systematic turnkey process that allows franchisees to be quickly up and profitable.
Min Investment: $34,500
Preppy Pet offers excellent services at fair prices while expecting a quick return on investment. Since franchising in 2006, Preppy Pet has stayed true to its heritage and holding to its concept of maintaining both a low opening and operating costs. This conservative approach is more important than ever in today’s business plan. Preppy Pet offers a turn-key, ready to operate, complete pet business for less than $300,000. Preppy Pet believes in maximizing the square footage and your investment with offering more sales and services while increasing the 2- and 4-legged customer traffic count. Preppy Pet provides fun, affordable and rewarding franchise opportunities for Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming and Training.
Min Investment: $75,000
Qualicare is a homecare company that specializes in helping people who are challenged by aging and illness. Their passion is case managed, coordinated care with one mission: to keep people out of the hospital. Among other areas, their expertise includes care for cancer patients, stroke victims and coronary heart failure. In addition they have expertise caring for persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Kidney Disease. Qualicare has a specific calling, which is the offering of continuity of care to patients and their families on a comprehensive scale — in a unified approach that addresses the medical, social, familial, psychological, and economic facets of illness.
Min Investment: $45,000
IntelliTurf is a golf franchise and artificial turf business with low overhead, small inventories and few full-time employees, which casts a wide net to attract customers from multi-housing, senior housing, private residences, schools, churches and commercial properties that utilize artificial turf surfaces for a variety of reasons. Installing amenities that are beautiful and fun for residents of all ages is the focus of the IntelliTurf Franchise system. Golf, landscaping, playgrounds, lawns and activity fields are all part of our product family. IntelliTurf is lead-free and 100 percent recyclable, eliminates water consumption for lawn irrigation, reduces emissions and does not require any fertilizers or chemicals, making this business environmentally friendly and green.
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