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How to Make a Franchise: What Does it Take to Franchise Your Business?

The Franchise Maker® takes the pain and complexity out of franchising by offering an affordable, efficient and comprehensive solution for business owners looking to franchise their business.

franchise a dry cleaning businessIf you have a successful business and wondering how to make a franchise out of it with the intention of growing your brand with independent operators…call us! After all, what better way to saturate the market place than to have other entrepreneurs using their resources to brand your business?

Franchising solves the problem of having to open up additional locations and hire staff who ultimately do not care about the business, compared to a franchise owner who has “skin in the game” to make the business thrive.

Throughout franchising history, there have been three constants which have fueled the growth of franchising in general: The desire to expand, the lack of financial resources to open additional company-owned locations and the need to overcome distance.

If you are talking with a company about franchising your business and they do not list their clients on their website, you should be very concerned. What are they hiding? Perhaps they are more concerned with getting their fee and just want your money! Such companies are not at all concerned with your success because their track record is nothing but failures. Or maybe such companies have no clients they can claim they have taken to franchise from start-to-finish. These may be just a few reasons why some of the companies you find touting that they will franchise your business are embarrassed to publicly list all their clients.

The Franchise Maker is very transparent and we work with businesses we believe make sense to franchise. All the clients listed on our website are businesses in a wide variety of industries that we have taken through the franchise process. See for yourself below!


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Please Note: We work only with businesses that want to franchise. We do not work with existing franchise businesses. All clients below are businesses we have taken to franchise from start-to-finish.

franchise a lego toy store

Bricks & Minifigs
A retail store that buys and sells new and used LEGO® building bricks, mini figures and accessories to the general public. The franchise provides programs permitting customers to sell and/or trade their used LEGO® bricks, LEGO® mini figures and accessories while offering for sale a wide selection of new and used LEGO® building bricks and accessories in bulk or in complete sets.

franchise a counseling business

Thriveworks
A counseling and mental health services center that is a comprehensive solution for individuals, couples and families that combines the principals of traditional counseling, positive psychology and life-coaching techniques. This is a client-centric business dedicated to empowering clients to get to the next level of their personal and professional lives.

franchise a kickboxing business

9 Round
A service oriented boxing and kickboxing fitness center that incorporates a proprietary system of challenging workout stations for a total body workout.

franchise a deli

Deli Delicious
An upscale deli restaurant offering two different franchise models for the preparation and sale of over forty different kinds of unique, fresh and high quality deli sandwiches in addition to salads and side dishes. One franchise model is for non-traditional locations, the other is a full service restaurant both providing counter service, takeout, catering and limited seating.

franchise a doctor’s office

The Practice
The first of its kind. This is a medical office that is a primary care facility providing membership based medical care at affordable rates. The facility provides traditional preventative and diagnostic medical care and limited urgent care services. The franchise is offered to existing physicians who want to convert their medical office or for a non-medical person to partner with a licensed physician and own this revolutionary medical care business.

franchise a mosquito business

Superior Mosquito Defense
An outdoor insect control service business that offers services to manage undesirable outdoor insects such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas utilizing safe and environmentally friendly methods. This is a seasonal business that provides specialized services to residential and commercial property owners.

franchise a electronic cigarette store

E-Cig City
This is a retail store that sells a wide selection of electronic cigarettes, e-liquids with different flavors in addition to related parts and accessories that are sold individually or in complete sets. The store provides a complete solution for any person who is seeking an alternative to traditional smoking products.

franchise a dentist office

Sundance Dental Care and Sundance Dental Kids
A full service dental center to diagnose, treat and perform routine dental procedures, cosmetic dentistry and implant services. There are two franchise models, a dental center that services the general public “Sundance Dental Care™" and a dental center that specializes in pediatric dentistry “Sundance Dental Kids™” both offer comprehensive services and proprietary membership programs.

franchise a nail salon

Hammer & Nails
A full-service nail salon that specializes in hand and foot grooming services primarily for men. Each salon is a bit upscale that incorporates overstuffed leather chairs, flat screen televisions, headphones and limited beverages. As seen on Shark Tank.

franchise a energy savings business

Vootu
An energy savings business that sells and installs energy-efficient equipment and products for commercial and industrial businesses. All equipment and products offered and installed are proprietary lowering energy bills and reducing our carbon footprint.

franchise a water purification business

Aqua Chill
A home based water purification service business that uses proprietary equipment to remove impurities and contaminants from tap water resulting in purified water. This is an environmentally-friendly and less expensive way for businesses of all kinds to produce and use purified water onsite for their operations and drinking water.

franchise a doggie day care business

Camp Run-A-Mutt
An upscale doggie day care center that features supervised, cageless playground activities for day time or overnight visits, real-time online viewing capabilities and a retail center. This business serves customers who seek attentive care for their pet whether it is during the day or at night.

franchise a restoration business

Alpha Contents Restoration
This business provides restoration services to residential, commercial and industrial property owners when recovering from catastrophic events. By using proprietary procedures and state-of-the-art equipment they provide services to inventory, pack, restore, repair and re-deliver personal belongings while working closely with insurance companies.

franchise a gym

Club Fitness
A full service fitness center that offers low-cost membership programs and provides a wide selection of exercise equipment, proprietary personal training programs (that incorporates meal planning, nutritional and goal setting assistance) and a variety of group fitness classes. Each location can choose whether or not to offer 24 hour access to its members.

franchise a barbershop

No Grease! Barbershop
An upscale yet casual barbershop that specializes in grooming services such as traditional and contemporary haircuts, creative hair designs, hair coloring, hair weaving and brow waxing services for men, women and children. All services are provided by highly trained hair technicians using their proprietary line of haircare products.

franchise a security business

Silbar Security
A security service business that offers temporary and long-term security solutions for business and organizations of all sizes to help minimize crime and undesirable behavior. Each franchise will offer proprietary protection programs complemented with mobile video technology worn by each professionally trained security officer.

franchise a learning center

The Lil Genius Kid
A full service learning center for early learners based on interactive proprietary curriculum that incorporates multi-sensory learning methods paving the way for successful independent learning. Very scalable business we split into two franchise models, a supplemental learning center and a pre-school center.

franchise a cupcake shop

PinkaBella Cupcakes
A gourmet cupcake shop that offers custom cupcakes and different size cakes in a wide selection of flavors along with beverages and limited retail items. All cupcakes and cakes are made with fresh ingredients using proprietary recipes with the flavor baked into the cake.

franchise a recycling business

Recycled Granite
A granite and stone recycling business that re-purposes granite and stone remnants by turning them into different size products and selling them to architects, builders, contractors and homeowners for construction and remodeling projects. This is an environmentally-friendly business that eliminates landfill waste and saves energy.

franchise a sign shop

SIGNFORCE
This is a full-service sign shop that designs, manufactures and installs different types of signage and visual communication pieces. Each business has a showroom and small production area, however bigger and more complex signage is produced from a centralized location.

franchise a solar business

GreenForm
A solar and roofing business that is the one-stop solution providing installation services for solar and renewable energy equipment and products in addition to offering roofing repair and installation services for both residential and commercial property owners. This franchise is offered in two different models: as a business to complement an existing business or for someone to startup a new business.

franchise a insurance business

Maximo Insurance
An insurance agency and tax preparation service business all in one. This business sells various types of insurance in addition to federal and state tax preparation and filing services for both individuals and businesses. This is a scalable business that can be operated out of a small office.

franchise a massage business

Footy Rooty
A full-service therapeutic massage center that specializes in reflexology and foot health management. This business provides a variety of proprietary foot massage treatments along with other traditional and non-traditional therapeutic massage services. Each location offers affordable a la carte services or membership options and all services are performed by certified therapists.

franchise a beauty supply store

Island Beauty Supply
This beauty supply store sells exclusive brands of haircare and beauty enhancing products, tools, accessories and equipment to anyone including industry professionals. All products, accessories and equipment sold are salon quality and not readily available on the open market.

franchise a pharmacy

Signature Health Pharmacy
A “closed door” pharmacy business which means it sells pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter health care products only to: patients and/or clients; and immediate family members of patients and/or clients and employees of the facility in which the pharmacy is located. This is a service oriented business that also provides personalized consultation services.

franchise a indian cafe

Chaat Café
A fast-casual restaurant that offers a wide variety of authentic Indian style food, side dishes and beverages for dining in or for takeout. All food items and dishes are made from scratch using fresh ingredients and proprietary recipes.

franchise a boot camp business

Burn Boot Camp
This is a fitness boot camp facility for women that offers a variety of proprietary fitness programs and workout routines in addition to nutritional and goal-setting programs. All workouts are in a group setting and taught by certified trainers in a supportive, encouraging and motivational environment.

franchise a body contouring business

Body Works Ultra Lipo Clinic
This is a custom fat reduction and weight management business that is an alternative to liposuction. All procedures are safe, non-invasive and do not break the surface of the skin. The business uses advanced technology and proprietary equipment to trigger cavitation which is a process that ruptures fat cells and allows the body to naturally drain them resulting in weight loss.

franchise a pre-school

Lingua Natal
Two different business models offered as a franchise. One is a mobile business that offers foreign language based learning programs using proprietary curriculum at different locations. The other option is a pre-school and childcare facility for children ages two to five years old that teaches foreign language based learning programs using proprietary lesson plans and curriculum.

franchise a photography business

AEV Real Estate Photography
A mobile business that offers professional photography services specializing in residential and commercial properties to highlight their features producing virtual tours and marketing collateral. All photos are edited, enhanced and given realistic multi-dimensional effects using advanced technology to create realistic tours and marketing pieces.

franchise a clothing store

Copper Penny
An upscale women's boutique either in the form of a high-end clothing store "Copper Penny" that sells clothing, accessories, jewelry and shoes or a high-end shoe salon “Copper Penny Shooz” that sells women’s shoes, jewelry and accessories to the general public. Both models feature designer brands and specialty items typically not available in mainstream retail stores.

franchise a taco shop

Pedro's Tacos
This is a taco shop that offers fish tacos along with a wide variety of authentic Mexican-style food, side dishes and beverages with all the speed and convenience of fast food. All food is prepared fresh daily and is available for dine-in or carry out.

franchise a weight management business

Body & Soul Transformations
This is a weight loss and weight management center that combines proprietary high intensity workout routines, nutritional programs, an exclusive line of dietary supplements and goal setting assistance for people of all ages to lose weight. The philosophy is that anyone can benefit from their inspirational weight loss programs to transform their body.

franchise a painting business

Brilliant Painting
This is an interior and exterior painting business that offers a one-stop solution for residential and commercial property owners who seek to improve the appearance of their home or business. The franchise is offered to individuals who want to complement their existing business or someone who wants to start their own painting business.

franchise a real estate business

City2Shore Real Estate
This is a real estate brokerage business that offers a one-stop solution for anyone looking to buy and/or sell residential property or who wish to exchange property. The franchise is offered to existing real estate businesses who want to convert their business into a City2Shore or for someone to open a new City2Shore Real Estate brokerage business.

franchise a robotics program

TechKnowHow
A mobile business that conducts after school and/or summer camp programs featuring science and technology to build projects that teach engineering skills, creative design, advanced gaming and robotics for children and teens. All programs are themed using proprietary curriculum to teach how to create, design and build projects using circuits and LEGO® products.

franchise a dry cleaning business

Cleaner4Less
A full service discount dry cleaning store that uses environmentally- friendly solvents and equipment to provide one low price for cleaning garments. Two types of franchise models are offered and each of them perform cleaning services at the store, nothing is sent off site.

franchise a tax business

TaxChampion
A one-stop solution for all federal and state tax preparation and filing services, tax planning services and assistance in resolving all tax-related challenges for both individuals and businesses at affordable rates. This comprehensive tax preparation business typically operates out of a small office.

franchise a bridal business

Fabulous Frocks
A high-end bridal boutique that buys and sells on consignment used and new designer wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, formal dresses and accessories to the general public. All gowns and dresses are purchased off the rack in all sizes (including petite and plus sizes) at a discount compared to purchasing them at retail prices.

franchise a sushi bar

Miso Phat Sushi
A sushi bar that serves a variety of sushi (such as nigiri, sashimi and maki) made by expert sushi artists from freshly caught fish while incorporating proprietary sauces and recipes. The restaurant also serves appetizers, side dishes and homemade ice cream. These guys were recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

franchise a pet grooming business

Just 4 Paws Pet Spa
A full-service pet spa that specializes in pet grooming for all types of domesticated animals with an emphasis on catering to special needs pets in a safe, clean and hygienic environment. Services are performed by professional groomers who do not use harmful chemicals or cage dryers. The business is complemented by a small retail center that sells organic products.

franchise a lingerie store

Make Body
For women everywhere, this is an upscale women's lingerie boutique that sells privately labeled women's bras, undergarments, shapewear, sleepwear and intimate apparel to the general public. This is a service-oriented business that focuses on providing customers with on-on-one personal fitting and consulting services to complement a wide selection of high-end lingerie and apparel that is custom-fit.

franchise a vaping business

Juicity Vapor
This is a retail store that offers a wide selection of electronic cigarettes, parts, proprietary lines of e-Liquid and related accessories. In addition to product sales each location performs repair services and offers made-to-order and custom blended e-Liquids onsite. Each store is a relaxing environment that offers non-alcoholic beverages, free Wi-Fi and a comfortable lounge area.

franchise a wine bar

grapevine
A bar that offers a unique and distinctive selection of wines and beers sold by the glass in addition to a limited selection of appetizers and desserts. This business also features a retail shop that sells a wide selection of bottled wines and bottled craft beers in addition to accessories and gift items.

franchise a property management business

Nexus Property Management
A real estate property management and maintenance business for residential property owners who are seeking assistance in finding, qualifying and managing tenants. This is two businesses in one because they also perform general maintenance on all properties they manage.

franchise a after school program

Little Medical School
A mobile business that conducts after-school and summer camp programs using proprietary curriculum to teach children the world of medicine by incorporating multi-sensory learning methods, role-play and interactive activities. All programs are taught by pre-med and medical students and are geared toward applying the principals of medicine and science to understand the human body.

franchise a granite business

Granite America
A granite and stone countertop sales, fabrication and installation business that is the complete solution for homeowners, contractors, businesses and the general public who seek to purchase unique granite and stone slabs. This is a service-oriented business that offers a wide selection of imported granite and stone slabs that are customized into countertops, fireplaces, mantels, tabletops, restaurant bars and office furniture.

franchise a bike repair business

Bikes2You
A mobile bicycle repair business that offers onsite services for traditional bicycles, indoor cycles and stationary bikes in addition to selling bicycles, related products and accessories. Services are performed at the client's home or business by trained mechanics who use cutting edge tools, methods and technology.

franchise a dog boarding and bar

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew
A very unique dog daycare, dog boarding, dog grooming and sports-themed bar business that features an indoor/outdoor playground for dogs while the owner relaxes in a full-service bar. This takes the guess work out of both finding a place where dog owners can relax and enjoy themselves in a sports bar while also providing a safe place for their dogs to play or to stay overnight.

franchise a senior care business

Serenity Care Services
A very unique business that provides onsite care for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. All services are provided by trained caregivers that assist with basic daily living functions and even provide hospice care.

franchise a field trip business

Field Trip Friends
Adventure programs that provide a variety of hands-on, fun, unique and educational field trip programs for young children and their parents within their communities. This business provides uncommon, mostly outdoor field trip programs for young children and parents that foster environmental awareness, educational stimulation and socialization.

franchise a staffing business

MCS Recruitment
A full-service employment agency that is a one-stop solution for businesses seeking skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled personnel. This business covers employment needs for temporary, temp-to-hire, contract and direct hire services in addition to executive searches for businesses in all sectors.

franchise a embroidery store

Palmetto Twist
A retail store that sells and personalizes apparel and various types of merchandise using embroidery, monogramming and image transfer techniques. All items are customized onsite. This is a retail and production store all in one. Customers can also bring in items to be personalized.

franchise a disaster restoration business

Masters Of Disasters
This is a disaster restoration business for residential and commercial property owners whose building has sustained damage due to fire, water and/or mold. Emergency services are performed to dry, decontaminate, clean and provide mold remediation services if necessary all in an effort to save structures.

franchise a restaurant

Hiney's
Sports-themed bar and restaurant that offers the ultimate experience in casual dining while being served by "Hiney Models" who are female servers chosen for their attractiveness, intelligence and outgoing personalities. The Hiney's philosophy is centered on providing a lively and entertaining atmosphere that promotes laughter, socializing and fun with flat-screen televisions at each table.

franchise a school

Pillars
This is either a Christian-based or non-denominational learning center and child care facility for infants through pre-kindergarten and after-school programs for children up to twelve years old. Both businesses offer the highest quality learning environment for children to begin to develop and build life-learning skills that encourages academic, social, emotional and motor skills in a safe and clean environment.

franchise a boxing gym

Undisputed Boxing Gym
This is a full-scale boxing gym with a boxing ring that offers a variety of proprietary fitness programs for individuals who wish to improve their overall body fitness. There are two franchise models, one of which offers boxing workouts in a group setting and the other that offers one-on-one and group setting boxing workouts in addition to functional fitness training programs incorporating different types of exercise equipment.

franchise a fire prevention business

House Hydrant
This is a fire mitigation business that offers residential property owners a cost-effective solution to help control and reduce the risk of destruction to structures due to fire. This business uses a proprietary hydration system proven to be effective in saving any type of structure.

franchise a sub shop

Green Dot Sub Shop
A sandwich shop that offers a wide variety of sandwiches made with high quality meats and produce daily. This sandwich shop is a business that incorporates many different community-based programs into each operation. Each location is dedicated to serving customers who seek quality sandwiches, side dishes, soups and salads in a fun and relaxed environment.

franchise a event business

My Little Carnival
This is a carnival-themed event planning business that hosts onsite carnival events for: companies, schools, community, religious and/or charitable organizations, private parties or any other type of group. Clients can customize their event by choosing from a variety of proprietary carnival-themed programs.

franchise a plumbing supply business

GPFS
This is a wholesale store and warehouse that sells plumbing supplies, fire sprinkler systems and supplies, tools and provides delivery services to contractors. A GPFS store offers a complete solution for contractors and property owners seeking to purchase commonly used or hard to find plumbing supplies, fire sprinkler system supplies and raw materials in addition to offering pipe fabrication services.

franchise a settlement business

Settlement Professionals
This is a comprehensive settlement planning business that offers the complete solution for personal injury plaintiff attorneys and their clients in resolving and planning settlements. The business assists plaintiff attorneys and helps claimants take control of the settlement process while benefiting from a custom-tailored settlement plan.

franchise a fuel injector cleaning business

Injector Rx
This is a fuel injector cleaning business that uses proprietary processes to clean clogged, dirty or leaking fuel injectors to their peak condition rather than the expense to replace them. Each franchise will offer twenty-four hour services in addition to same-day services to clean fuel injectors for gasoline and natural gas based engines.

franchise a pizza shop

Pi Craft Pizza
A create-your-own gourmet pizza restaurant that provides customers with the power to walk through a line and build their pizza with a variety of toppings and other flavor add-ons. Pizzas are assembled in front of the customer and baking is complete by the time the customer has paid for their meal. The restaurant also offers freshly-made sandwiches and salads.

franchise a book store

Walls of Books
This is a used bookstore that buys, sells and trades used books in addition to selling book accessories and educational toys to the general public. Each bookstore provides a one-stop retail store for all types of used books in nearly every genre priced at below retail value while offering proprietary trade-in programs making it easy for customers to keep coming back.

franchise a cleaning business

The Boardwalk Cleaning Co.
Full-service residential cleaning business that offers a complete solution for homeowners that desire to have their home cleaned regularly or on an as-needed basis. This is a service-oriented business that is membership driven and takes the guess work out of cost, frustration out of maintaining a healthy home and enhances quality of life.

franchise a flat fee real estate company

$3,500 Flat Fee
A full-service real estate brokerage business that provides services to anyone looking to buy or sell residential property. The business is founded on the belief that no one should have to pay high commission fees when buying or selling property hence their proprietary flat fee program.

franchise a party store

Balloon-n-Novelty
A discount retail party store featuring various balloon, novelty and carnival items for anyone hosting a party or event. The store provides a one-stop retail center for party supplies, themed merchandise, concession rentals and related accessories. This is a one-stop environment for all party and carnival merchandise.

franchise a technology after school program

Little Engineers
A mobile business that conducts after school, summer camp and/or special event programs featuring engineering, design, math, art and technology-themed programs for children ages three to eighteen years old. Their proprietary curriculum is designed to teach children critical thinking, observation, reasoning and prediction skills.

franchise a home inspection business

Home Analyzers
Mobile property inspection business for both residential and commercial property owners that also offers home wellness programs, energy audits and energy assessment services. Systems have been developed to streamline efficiencies by using proprietary methods, techniques, software and reports.

franchise a wheel repair business

Trundle
A mobile alloy wheel repair business that provides services to repair and restore alloy wheels for all types of vehicles rather than the expense to replace them saving customers time and money. All services are performed onsite without removing the wheel from the vehicle.

franchise a bakery

2Good2B Bakery & Café
This is an artisanal bakery that offers a wide selection of gluten, corn and soy-free products made fresh using proprietary recipes and also a café offering a limited lunch and dinner menu. Each location not only prepares all food products but also sells wholesale to retail outlets. This is a food service business that has been developed to offer a solution for people who suffer from gluten, corn and soy allergies.

franchise a donut shop

Joey Bag a Donuts
This is an authentic Italian-themed donut shop that offers a large variety of donuts (over fifty different types), bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and muffins complimented with coffee, tea, specialty beverages, and other drinks at competitive prices. Basically this is a donut shop, coffee shop and bagel shop all under one roof while also offering apparel, gift products and merchandise.

franchise a referral business

The End Result
A full service contractor referral business that represents hundreds of local pre-screened contractors and/or tradesmen to complete any type of construction, remodeling, repair or property maintenance work. This service oriented business takes the guess work out of finding the right company to perform work by providing consumers with free referrals to qualified contractors or tradesmen.

franchise a plant care business

Growing Roots
A full service, mobile interior plant maintenance business that offers the complete solution for businesses and residences that need their interior foliage serviced on a regular basis to enhance and maintain the professional image of their business.

franchise a wellness store

Phountain
A lifestyle store that offers superfood and alkaline-based products, holistic treatments and wellness programs for people who wish to detoxify their bodies and strengthen their immune system. This business has been developed to educate people on a pro-active lifestyle in a non-intimidating environment.

franchise a weight loss business

Pounds and Inches Away
Revolutionary weight loss center that combines the HCG protocol with one-to-one coaching, proprietary recipes and food products resulting in permanent weight loss. The complete solution for men and women who are concerned about their weight.

franchise a bed bug business

Bedbug Chasers
The franchise offers specialized services to commercial, industrial and residential customers who need to eliminate bedbugs utilizing safe electric heat and environmentally-friendly methods, without the use of any chemicals. A cost-effective, safe and environmentally-friendly solution to eliminate all stages of bedbugs as an alternative to traditional pest control techniques.

franchise a construction company

GreenTech Design & Build
A construction consulting business that offers the complete solution for the design and construction of " green" environmentally friendly homes.

franchise a pet sitting business

Pet Assist
A mobile pet care business that offers the complete solution for pet owners who desire to have their pet(s) professionally cared for in their natural environment. Each franchise offers a variety of comprehensive services including: onsite pet sitting, pet transportation services, dog walking services, pet waste removal services, proprietary service plan packages in addition to service guarantee programs..

franchise a group fitness business

MADabolic
An athletic conditioning facility providing a large variety of proprietary training programs and workouts commonly designed for professional athletes that have been modified for everyday people. Each location offers affordable membership options and provides intense interval training in a group setting complemented with specific exercise equipment for adults who want to improve their overall health and wellness.

franchise a real estate brokerage

Prospect Equities
This is a full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage business that offers the complete solution for residential and commercial clients who are looking to sell, purchase, lease or exchange property. Featuring a proprietary marketing system backed by comprehensive in-house services and support.