FRANCHISE SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
With nearly three-quarters of a million franchise establishments
in the United States, according to the International Franchise
Association (IFA), there is a business opportunity to fit the
requirements of almost any franchisee.
Cruise Planners is a home-based travel business that trains
franchisees – including those with no travel industry experience
– to become professionals who can book all types of vacations.
“The mobile tools make it easy to work from anywhere in the
world with internet and a smart device,” says Michelle Fee, CEO
of the Coral Springs, Florida-based franchiser.
A flexible format lets franchisees work part time or full-time
with no employees or inventory. “Now is a great time to get
into the travel industry as baby boomers are retiring and are
able to travel since they have more time,” Fee says.
Cruise Planners franchises operate in all 50 states. “We are
looking to expand nationally but concentrating our efforts
out west,” Fee says.
Snap Fitness is a proven fitness club concept that makes it
easy for franchises to succeed, according to Peter Taunton,
CEO and founder of the Chanhassen, Minnesota-based
company. “Features such as a simple, turnkey system, low
startup costs, and support from the corporate office attracts
very talented people,” Taunton says.
More than 2,500 Snap Fitness clubs are open in 24 countries.
By the start of 2018 the company anticipates having more than
3,000 locations around the globe.
Discovery Map franchisees publish hand-drawn maps to
guide visitors to local attractions. The home-based business
offers low startup costs and flexible scheduling. “It’s genuinely
a lifestyle business,” says President Peter Hans. Waitsfield,
Vermont-based Discovery Map has more than 130 locations
and anticipates adding eight to 10 more next year.
Ofer Opportunity for
Franchisees of All Types