Slow, Steady Growth to Continue for Franchise Businesses in 2013
The Franchise Sector is Projected to Create 162,000 New Jobs in 2013
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012—Franchise businesses will grow at a slightly slower pace in 2013 than in 2012, yet the franchise industry will continue to outpace growth in other business sectors according to an IHS Global Insight report prepared for the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation. Compared to 2012, The Franchise Business Economic Outlook: 2013 forecasts very similar growth rates in new franchise business formation, job creation, output and contributions to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).
According to the report, the macroeconomic outlook for 2013 is another year of only modest improvement in employment and consumer spending, with overall economic growth held back by slower growth of business investment and a bigger decline in federal government spending. The expected resolution of the fiscal cliff will eliminate some of the uncertainty that has restrained the franchise sector, but it will also bring higher taxes that create a drag on growth. The basic indicators of the health of the franchise sector will show a slight slowdown. Yet the franchise sector will continue to do well within the industries where franchise businesses are concentrated.
Following are franchises related to remodeling and the home improvement industry that remodelers may find of interest, either as an adjunct to their current businesses or as a new endeavor in a related field:
ABC Seamless manufactures seamless steel siding and gutters. Franchisees get exclusive territories and products, ongoing sales training, applicator and machine training, marketing support and business planning.
ABC, Inc. dba/ABC Seamless
3001 Fiechtner Drive
Fargo ND 58103
AmeriSpec offers home-inspection franchise opportunities. With more than 350 independently owned and operated businesses that conduct more than 150,000 inspections annually, AmeriSpec’s 17 years of experience provides training, support, tools and marketing.
3839 Forest Hill Irene Rd.
Memphis, TN 38125
ANDY OnCall® Handyman Service is a manageable franchise opportunity in the home-industry. It is a customer service and management organization helping craftsmen and homeowners. ANDY OnCall® benefits the craftsman who needs assistance obtaining work and managing the business side of performing small jobs, repairs & remodeling. Franchises start at $25,000.
Archadeck is a builder of custom decks, screened porches, sunrooms, gazebos and other outdoor-living projects. Franchisees are trained on marketing and sales, construction and business management.
BCI Acrylic Bath Systems is the largest independent manufacturer of acrylic bath liners, shower liners and wall surrounds. Its New Blue program features high-quality products and the latest technology for startups and existing businesses looking for new revenue streams. BCI offers no franchise or royalty fees, comprehensive product and sales training and high profit margins.
524 South Hicks Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Phone: (800) 963-8827
Fax: (847) 358-4710
BrickKicker provides the tools and stepping stones a person needs to build a future in the home-inspection market, including training and ongoing support.
Budget Blinds offers franchises practical guidance, brand recognition, training, peer experience, business systems and ongoing support. The initial start-up fee for a Budget Blinds franchise is $15,000.
Budget Blinds Corporate Office