Closely connected to fitness franchises, sports franchises offer consumers the ability to stay active in a structured way.
There are millions of people who love sports, and those looking to work in this field could benefit from the increased number of franchise opportunities, including some in areas that are surprising at first glance.
Sports leagues make up a large portion of the industry. These franchises include those that provide leagues, tournaments, clinics and other events for people of all ages who form connections with friends, family or work colleagues.
Of note, the primary goal of a number of these franchises isn’t exercise and entertainment. While franchises like British Swim School and United Martial Arts Centers aim to make children skilled in those respective disciplines, they also aim to teach kids vital safety skills.
Sporting goods retailers are a popular choice for a sports franchise. Generating more than $63 million per year, sports equipment accounts for 65% of industry revenue with clothing accounting for 20%, and 10% for footwear.
Parents are always looking to commemmorate special moments in their children's lives. Because of this sports photography franchises have been a consistent favorite of people starting a sports-oriented business.
There are also opportunities that involve sports which are totally unique. An example of this is Sport Clips, which enables men and boys to get their hair cut in a uniquely designed, sports-themed environment, with a range of memorabilia across the walls. Another example is the staffing franchise NexGoal, which specializes in placing former high-level athletes into the workforce.