Want to start your own business but don’t know where to start, how to run a business, or don’t even have a business idea to run with? Have you ever considered buying a franchise? I love this idea and have compiled a great list of my favorite franchise opportunities for Mompreneurs based on Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchises in 2016! I’ve specifically chosen these franchises for this post because they are either low cost, involve your kids and/or let you go into business for something you are passionate about, like beauty or fitness.
March is “Business Ideas” Month so why not consider a franchise?
Here’s 6 Great Franchise Opportunities for Mompreneurs:
Bricks 4 Kidz
How cute is this franchise opportunity: Bricks 4 Kidz offers Lego-brick building activities designed by engineers and architects in after-school classes, preschool classes, summer camps and birthday parties.
WOW, what a cool idea! If you have kiddos who love building (like mine!) why not consider starting a franchise based around this super fun activity? Sounds like a great service to offer your community, build your Mompreneur network and get to know other families in your local area. Win, win, win.
Bricks 4 Kidz started franchising in 2009 and is now #79 on the Top 500 Franchises List! The concept was created by fellow Mompreneur, Michelle Cote, in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2008, and began franchising a year later. Now they have 508 locations in the US and 164 abroad!
Initial Investment: Starting at $33,800
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,900
Ongoing Royal and Ad Royalty Fees: 7% and 2%
Financing: Financing not available through Bricks 4 Kidz Bonus – if you are a Veteran they offer 10% off the franchise fee!
Learn more about Bricks 4 Kidz franchise opportunities.
Cruise Planners Travel Agency
If you absolutely love traveling and are considering starting your own travel agent business, why not consider joining a national franchise team of cruise travel experts! Cruise Planners has been franchising since 1997 and is currently ranked #25 on the Top 500 Franchises List.
The greatest part about this franchising opportunity is you get to work from home! This is a super flexible opportunity for many stay-at-home mom’s to bring in an extra income for their families while still being able to be home when they kids are done with school. This really is a great franchise opportunity for Mompreneurs!
Initial Investment: Starts as low as $2,095
Initial Franchise Fee: Starts as low as $495
Ongoing Royal Fee: 3%
Financing: Cruise Planners offers in-house lending to help cover the cost of your franchising fee. Bonus – if you are a Veteran they offer $1,000 off your franchise fee, $500 marketing credit, free training for second person, and 3 months of website hosting and support!
Learn more about Cruise Planners franchising opportunities.
Coffee News Publication
I first found out about Coffee News while on vacation and fell in love with their cute and silly one page news publication! Each week they offer a new edition filled with horoscopes, news, trivia and humor. While looking through the Top 500 Franchises List I found out that they offer franchise opportunities. What a fun opportunity for Mompreneurs who are great at sales and love their community!
The best part about the Coffee News franchise is the low cost to start up. For less than $10,000 you become part of the Coffee News team and can begin making sales for ad space within weeks!
Initial Investment: Starts as low as $9,750
Initial Franchise Fee: $8,500
Ongoing Royal Fee: $80/wk
Financing: Coffee News offers in-house financing to cover the cost of your franchising fee. Bonus – if you are a Veteran they offer three-year 0% financing for 2nd through 5th markets!
Learn more about Coffee News franchise opportunities.
When I first learned about The Maids cleaning service I fell in love with their super cute advertising and yellow cleaning mobiles. Their motto is “We Fight Dirty.” Haha, love it 🙂
They offer a great franchise opportunities for Mompreneurs who love cleaning, organizing and detailing and want to earn a living with their superb skills. The Maids service brings four-person cleaning teams to residential homes to dust, mop, detail and clean using the company’s 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System.
Positioned at #46 on the Top 500 Franchises List, and has been in the Top 50 since 2007. The Maids is a very viable option for Mompreneurs who want to earn a sizable income for their families while running their own business. In 35 years of franchising, The Maids has 1,105 locations in the US!
Initial Investment: Starting at $98,645
Initial Franchise Fee: $12,500
Ongoing Royal and Ad Royalty Fees: 6.9-3.9% and 2%
Financing: If you are in need of financing for The Mains, they have relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable and payroll Bonus – if you are a Veteran they offer $4,000 off the franchise fee!
Learn more about The Maids franchising opportunities.
If you are like many women in the US and have a cosmetology license you might want to consider joining the SuperCuts franchise revolution! Supercuts was just named #3 out of 500 Top Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine which say’s A LOT about the profitability of this super popular franchise. Additionally they haven’t been below #14 since 2009!
Supercuts has been in business for 37 years and still carry’s it’s credible name for low cost haircuts for the masses. With almost 1,500 Supercuts franchises in the US, Supercuts is a must if you are looking to buy a franchise. I think a Supercuts franchise is a perfect fit for Mompreneurs!
Initial Investment: Starting at $144,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $29,500
Ongoing Royal and Ad Royalty Fees: 6% and 5%
Financing: If you are in need of financing to start a new Supercuts location in your area, they offer a variety of financing options. Bonus – if you are a Veteran they offer a $2,500 franchise fee rebate!
Learn more about Supercuts franchising.
Positioned at #10 on the Top 500 Franchises in the US List makes Anytime Fitness a desirable franchise option for Mompreneurs! If you love fitness and want to start a gym, but don’t have the background to start one on your own, why not consider starting an Anytime Fitness Gym? One of the highlights of this fitness facility is their integrated security technology allowing members to access the gym 24 hours per day with out the requirement of staff during off hours.
The company began franchising in 2002 and has been in the top 20 of the list since 2011.
Initial Investment: Starts as low as $62,900
Initial Franchise Fee: Starts as low as $18,000
Ongoing Royal and Ad Royalty Fees: $549/mo and $300/mo
Financing: If you are in need of financing to start a new Anytime Fitness location in your area, they offer a variety of financing options through third-party lenders. Bonus – if you are a Veteran they offer a 20% off the franchise fee!
Learn more about Anytime Fitness franchising opportunities.
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Serious about getting into the Franchise Business? Make sure you read “The Franchise MBA” by Nick Neonates before diving in! He details how to master the four essential steps to owning a franchise so you can start earning a profit as soon as possible and avoid the pitfalls to joining the franchise game.
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