December is generally the month when we start to look back on the year that was, and look forward to try to envisage what the new year will bring to the franchising industry.
Entrepreneur magazine has begun the process of looking ahead in earnest now that they’ve published their list of the Top 10 Franchising Trends for 2011. The story lists the ten categories which the magazine believes are primed to boom in the coming year. They are as follows:
- Child Care
- Health Services
- Moving & Storage Services
- Senior Care
- Spa Services
There are some interesting categories listed here. While you might expect a category like sandwich franchises to make the list, I have to say I was surprised to see spa services and moving and storage services among the hot sectors for the next year. Interestingly, categories pertaining to our two most recent franchise reports, on green franchises and pet franchises, are both listed, which is a sign that Franchise Direct has its finger on the pulse of franchising.