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Do you love shopping? If you do, you are definitely not alone. Evenings, weekends and holidays are all reasons for consumers to swarm shopping malls, looking for products to purchase. Take advantage of this market by opening a franchise that sells DVDs, clothing, furniture, jewelry, sporting goods, or toys. If you are interested in opening a franchise that is geared specifically toward women, consider a women’s clothing boutique or a jewelry store. Toy and hobby stores or video game stores are popular with kids, and sporting goods stores can provide products for the entire family.

Find the perfect Franchise Opportunity for you!



Opportunities: The most prominent retail franchise opportunities are situated in the following categories:

Arts, Crafts & Framing
Chocolate & Candy
Cookie Business
Dollar Store
DVD & Video Rental
Fashion, & Beauty
Gas Station
Gift Business
Green, Eco Friendly
Hair Care & Salon
Mail & Shipping
Rental Store
Retail - Canada
Retail Blind & Window
Self Storage
Sporting Goods
Toy & Hobby
Video Game Store
Water Store
Wild Bird Supply
Financial Services

Retail 1 by Michael Lewcio

Image Courtesy of Michael Lewcio


Retail 2 by Clemens Vogelsang

Image Courtesy of Steven Brisson

Top Low-Cast Franchises: According to the AllBusiness AllStars Top Franchise Rankings for 2009, the top low-cost franchise opportunities include:

1. Jazzercise
2. Jani-King
3. Vangaurd Cleaning Systems
4. United Country Real Estate
5. Bonus Building Care
6. Jan-Pro Franchising

Notable Retail Franchises: Prominent retail franchise opportunities include:

1. Discount Party Store
2. Cartridge World
3. Interstate Batteries
4. Golf USA
5. StretchAlicious Active Wear
6. Adam & Eve Retail Stores
7. EmbroidMe
8. Fast-Fix Jewelry Repair


Analyze the Cost: To assist in your research, Franchise Gator associates the following costs with each of the respective franchises opportunities below:


Under $50,000

 Wirld Bird Centers
 Golf ETC
 Candy Bouquet
 Apricot Lane
 AnaJet Garment Printer
 Tint World
 Pigtails and Crewcuts
 Portrait EFX

Money Stack

$50,000 - $100,000

 MCN Dollar Stores
 Discount Party Store
 Fantastic Sams
 Golf USA
Great Canadian Discounts
 Wheel Fun Rentals
 StretchAlicious ActiveWear
 Adam & Eve Retail Stores

Money Bag

$100,000 - $200,000

 Sears Carpet Cleaning
 The Tan Company
 Americlean Dry Cleaning
 Sterling Optical 
 Cash Plus Check Cashing
 PMD Furniture

Gold Bricks

Over $200,000

 ACE Hardware
 Interstate Batteries
 ARCO ampm
 BP ampm
 Pet Suppleis Plus


Sources: In addition to specific citations noted in this “Overview” section, supplementary source materials include: Franchise Gator and AllBusiness.com.