Top 50 Franchises for Women in 2017

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The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors including fitness, home services, senior care, business services, child services, food and beverage, and more. There is literally a franchise for every interest or skill set.

Say Goodbye to Limitations and Hello to the Life You’ve Envisioned

The benefits franchising offers women who take the time to identify a strong franchise brand with the ability to meet their personal and financial objectives are numerous. In addition to saying goodbye to gender discrimination, being paid less than male colleagues, and lack of control over their work hours and vacation time, they operate their own business following an established, proven successful system while being supported by their franchisor and fellow franchisees. This often translates into being able to open and grow their business faster than entrepreneurs who start a business from scratch.
 

 

90% of Female Franchisees Surveyed Say They Enjoy Operating Their Business  

If you’re ready to achieve success and satisfaction via franchising like the female franchisees featured in the articles on the right and many thousands more, exploring the 50 franchise brands below is a great place to start. They were selected based on feedback from 6,400 female franchisees representing 300 brands regarding aspects of their franchises that are crucial to their success such as leadership, training, marketing, and financial picture.

Here’s to finally making the move from employment to empowerment!
 

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Franchisee Satisfaction Among Female Owners

The List: Top 50 Franchises for Women in 2017

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Logo Zor minInvestment – maxInvestment reqLiquidCapital Total Units
9Round Kickboxing
Startup Investment
$66,600 – $102,700
Cash Requirement
$24,000
Total Units
441
Amazing Athletes
Startup Investment
$25,000 – $55,650
Cash Requirement
$17,500
Total Units
95
American Poolplayers Association
Startup Investment
$16,704 – $19,874
Cash Requirement
$16,704 – $19,874
Total Units
322
Anago Cleaning Systems Master Franchise
Startup Investment
$154,000 – $257,000
Cash Requirement
$154,000 – $257,000
Total Units
37
Assisting Hands
Startup Investment
$70,550 – $147,500
Cash Requirement
$38,500
Total Units
117
Baby Boot Camp
Startup Investment
$4,570 – $10,800
Cash Requirement
$4,570 – $10,800
Total Units
107
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts
Startup Investment
$180,750 – $235,700
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
80
BioPed Footcare Centres
Startup Investment
$165,000 – $230,000
Cash Requirement
$25,000
Total Units
48
Budget Blinds
Startup Investment
$99,240 – $202,070
Cash Requirement
$59,950
Total Units
1,076
CarePatrol
Startup Investment
$64,649 – $84,699
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Total Units
154
College Nannies & Tutors
Startup Investment
$176,700 – $228,700
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Total Units
100
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative
Startup Investment
$10,495 – $22,667
Cash Requirement
$10,495
Total Units
2,432
CruiseOne/ Dream Vacations
Startup Investment
$3,245 – $21,850
Cash Requirement
$9,800
Total Units
1,090
Drama Kids
Startup Investment
$29,000 – $48,000
Cash Requirement
$30,000
Total Units
208
Estrella Insurance
Startup Investment
$49,950 – $84,000
Cash Requirement
$20,000
Total Units
120

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Startup Investment
$150,000 – $250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
225
FirstLight HomeCare
Startup Investment
$95,156 – $140,734
Cash Requirement
$65,000
Total Units
200
Fit4Mom
Startup Investment
$6,205 – $23,685
Cash Requirement
$5,595 – $11,143
Total Units
261
Goldfish Swim School
Startup Investment
$1,364,033 – $2,244,200
Cash Requirement
$350,000 – $500,.000
Total Units
37
Help-U-Sell Real Estate
Startup Investment
$43,750 – $136,750
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
102
Home Instead Senior Care
Startup Investment
$115,000 – $125,000
Cash Requirement
$55,000
Total Units
1,017
Huntington Learning Center
Startup Investment
$96,675 – $204,430
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Total Units
287
JumpBunch
Startup Investment
$40,300 – $73,500
Cash Requirement
$42,000
Total Units
57
Just Between Friends
Startup Investment
$32,774 – $45,449
Cash Requirement
$16,694
Total Units
150
Kampgrounds of America/ KOA
Startup Investment
$27,500 – $4,462,925
Cash Requirement
$7,500 – $30,000
Total Units
452
Keller Williams
Startup Investment
$183,947 – $336,995
Cash Requirement
$183,947 – $336,995
Total Units
730
KidsPark
Startup Investment
$185,000 – $340,000
Cash Requirement
$45,000 – $65,000
Total Units
17
Kona Ice
Startup Investment
$117,125 – $135,925
Cash Requirement
$20,000
Total Units
814
MaidPro
Startup Investment
$58,960 – $203,770
Cash Requirement
$60,000
Total Units
225
Mathnasium Learning Centers
Startup Investment
$90,750 – $137,610
Cash Requirement
$90,750
Total Units
729

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Nothing Bundt Cakes
Startup Investment
$392,875 – $545,475
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Total Units
168
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services
Startup Investment
$51,400 – $100,100
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
134
Orangetheory Fitness
Startup Investment
$327,600 – $634,100
Cash Requirement
$327,600 – $634,100
Total Units
560
Painting With a Twist
Startup Investment
$94,300 – $131,800
Cash Requirement
$25,000
Total Units
216
Pinot’s Palette
Startup Investment
$76,600 – $196,600
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Total Units
180
PJ’s Coffee
Startup Investment
$171,400 – $475,500
Cash Requirement
$7,500
Total Units
76
Rhea Lana’s
Startup Investment
$18,050 – $36,050
Cash Requirement
$10,000 – $13,500
Total Units
90
Scooter’s Coffee
Startup Investment
$270,000 – $463,500
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
160
Showhomes Home Staging
Startup Investment
$45,300 – $78,000
Cash Requirement
$10,000
Total Units
55
Supporting Strategies
Startup Investment
$77,130 – $102,390
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
58
The @WORK Group
Startup Investment
$99,500 – $174,500
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Total Units
97
The MAX Challenge
Startup Investment
$89,925 – $190,000
Cash Requirement
$25,000
Total Units
55
The Tutoring Center
Startup Investment
$90,000 – $130,000
Cash Requirement
$90,000
Total Units
64
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Startup Investment
$198,050 – $478,550
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Total Units
540
TSS Photography
Startup Investment
$10,500 – $74,000
Cash Requirement
$10,500
Total Units
185

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United Country Real Estate
Startup Investment
$16,290 – $42,510
Cash Requirement
$15,000
Total Units
420
Visiting Angels
Startup Investment
$77,985 – $102,285
Cash Requirement
$43,950 – $41,950
Total Units
548
Wild Birds Unlimited
Startup Investment
$125,978 – $199,172
Cash Requirement
$40,000
Total Units
306
You’ve Got MAIDS
Startup Investment
$34,282 – $108,899
Cash Requirement
$34,282
Total Units
63
Young Rembrandts
Startup Investment
$41,250 – $48,120
Cash Requirement
$40,000
Total Units
100
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