The franchise industry has blossomed to include so many varied and exciting industries. In fact, sometimes the franchise industry itself can bring the joy of the product to all kinds of new and exciting places.
Take the automotive franchise industry. The automobile was a truly revolutionary innovation and by the 1970s, franchises were popping up to provide entrepreneurs with all kinds of ways to profit from it. Car rental franchises, secondhand car dealer franchises and all kinds of automotive aftermarket franchises now exist in every corner of the world.
Franchise Direct is so excited about the automotive franchise industry we compiled a really brilliant timeline mapping out the history of automotive franchising. This is an interactive timeline that explains both the history of the car, as well as the long and exciting history of automotive franchising. You can click through it and learn about developments like the internal combustion engine as well as the dates when the giants of automotive franchising - Hertz, Meineke, Midas and more. It looks beautiful and best of all, you can learn quite a lot about the intricate relationship between automotive franchising and the popularity of the car. You can read it here.