A franchise is defined as a business opportunity that allows an individual to start their own business by legally using someone else's expertise, ideas, and processes. Ultimately as a franchisee you are acting as an agent for the company's products.
There are franchises all across the country in a variety of different industries. You'll find franchises on pretty much every block here across the city. Franchises are appealing to individuals who are looking to start their own business because they offer the independence of being a small business owner with the support of a larger corporation.
Common franchises include: