These days, everyone in franchising seems to have a few ideas about which businesses will thrive during the recession and which will falter.
We've certainly posted our ideas in the past for franchisees considering franchises for sale. Now Entrepreneur magazine has weighed in with their choices for recession-proof franchise industries. Some of their choices are predictable, others are new.
Have a read of them and make up your own mind. One bold selection from the writers: frozen yogurt.
"Thanks to a growing number of people who are conscious about healthier lifestyles but don't want to sacrifice trends and tastes, we have seen a large demand for frozen yogurt," says Caroline Yi, franchise coordinator.
It's an interesting choice. Franchise Direct has a few frozen yogurt and ice cream franchise opportunities if you're interested.