For many small business owners the end of this year is a welcome relief. So let’s bid good riddance to 2009 a bit early and jump into 2010. And what better way to do that than by taking a look at the new AllBusiness.com AllStar Franchise rankings just released?
If one of your resolutions for 2010 is to finally start that business you’ve long dreamed about and planned for, the 2010 AllBusiness AllStar Franchise listing, a ranking of the nation’s top 300 franchise opportunities, is a great place to start. Franchising remains one of the smartest ways to start a business, and there’s plenty to discover in the 2010 AllStar ranking.
There are some industries that claim to be recession-proof, and we can see several of them represented well on the AllStar Franchise list. Several fast food chains have weathered the economic storm, apparently attracting customers and new franchisees alike. Parents are still investing in their children’s well-being as well, helping child-oriented franchises make a good showing on the AllStar Franchise listing.
Franchising is attractive to many potential business owners because it offers so many options. You can find businesses you are absolutely passionate or merely curious about. Our AllStar ranking is easy to sort through by several different measures. For the easily distracted (like me), it’s best to have some parameters set, so you can focus on what you can afford and not get tempted by the idea of opening a hotel in paradise. The truth is, while I was working on the rankings, I found quite a few franchises that intrigued me and made me want to learn more.
So, get a head start on your 2010 plans and plunge into the AllBusiness AllStar Franchise rankings. I’m sure there’s something here that you can start building your entrepreneurial future around.
Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Follow Rieva on Twitter @Rieva. Visit SmallBizDaily.com to read more of Rieva’s insights on small business and to buy her newest book, Startup 101: Quick Tips for Starting a Business.