Types of franchises

According the International Franchise Association there are over 75 industry categories of franchises. The categories listed are an indication of the variety of franchises available.

Accounting/Tax Services

Advertising/Direct Mail

Auto & Truck Rentals

Automotive Products & Services

Batteries – Retail/Commercial

Beverages – Special

Business Brokers

Business Services

Business/Management Consulting


Check Cashing/Financials Services

Children’s Services

Clothing & Shoes

Convenience Stores

Computer/Electronics/Internet Services

Construction – Materials, Services and Remodeling

Consumer Buying Services

Convenience Stores


Dating Services

Drug Stores/Pharmacies

Educational Products & Services

Employment Services

Environmental Services

Equipment – Commercial Cleaning

Golf Equipment, Products & Services

Greeting Cards

Hair Salons, Beauty Care & Services

Health Care & Personal Care Services

Home Furnishings- Retail, Sale & Rental

Home Inspection/Radon Detection



Janitorial & Commercial Cleaning Services


Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Lawn, Garden, Agriculture

Leasing- Equipment

Maid & Residential Cleaning Services

Maintenance, Cleaning & Sanitation

Management & Training

Marine Services


Optical Aids & Services


Package Preparation/Shipping/Mail Services

Painting Services

Paralegal Services

Payroll Services

Pest Control Services

Pet Sales, Supplies & Services

Photography & Supplies

Pre-employment Screening Services

Pressure Washing & Restoration

Printing/Copying Services Publications

Real Estate & Services

Recreation – Equipment & Supplies

Recreation – Exercise & Sports

Rental – Equipment & Supplies

Retail Stores – Specialty

Security Systems & Services

Senior Care/Adult Care

Sports & Services

Tanning Centers

Telecommunication Services

Tools & Hardware

Transportation Services

Travel Agents & Services

Video/Audio Sales, Rentals & Services

Vitamin & Mineral Stores

Water Conditioning

Weight Control

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