The United States is the worldwide mover in the franchise industry, with 18 of the world’s top 20 franchises headquartered here. Indeed, it’s hard to travel anywhere in the world and not find a McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, KFC, or other familiar American brand.
The allure of owning and operating a franchised business and leaving behind the 9-to-5 daily work grind — in which you have to follow the directions and dictates of others — can be quite strong. Plop down some savings, get trained on operating the business, open your location, and you’re off and running.
On September 18, 2022, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) adopted a Statement of Policy Regarding the Use of Franchise Questionnaires and Acknowledgements.
You have a thriving business that is running smoothly, and you start thinking your concept could make a good franchise opportunity for others. This would not only expand your brand but also guarantee you a monthly revenue from any franchisees who sign up.
If you’ve just attended a franchising convention or a sales presentation, read an inspiring novel, or have a dream in front of you, it’s like you want to hop on the bandwagon and enter a franchise opportunity. Visions of instant profits float before your eyes, and you’re ready to pull out your checkbook, pay the franchise fee, and sail into a golden future.
In the mid-19th century, Isaac Singer had an idea on how to market his namesake sewing machine across the nation—and thus the franchise industry was born. The industry, needless to say, has grown exponentially to the point where, in 2020, there were 753,770 franchises in the U.S.
Buying a franchise resale is a popular way to become a business owner in the United States. A franchise resale is buying an existing franchised business that has been owned and operated by a previous franchisee. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), there were an estimated 780,000 franchise establishments in the U.S. in 2021. A significant number of those are available for resale at any time.
When we hear the word “franchise,” most likely the image of the Golden Arches and McDonald’s comes to mind. McDonald’s truly is one of the most successful franchises, with its presence now spanning the globe and generating billions in sales.
While the website Statista reports 753,770 franchises were operating in the United States in 2020 (with McDonald’s and 7-Eleven ranking one and two revenue-wise), Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500 Ranking lists Taco Bell and the UPS Store as the best opportunities for new franchisees.
Proposal would reduce fraud in franchising and level the playing field for franchisors and franchisees.