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When deciding what type of franchise to open, it can be tempting to look at what the current trends are.
Bottom line: If the industry youre looking at fits the dictionarys definition of "trendy" — that is, "marked by ephemeral, superficial, or faddish appeal or taste" — its probably a good idea to look elsewhere.
When researching a franchise, consider whether the product or service youre offering is something that appeals to current tastes but might fall out of fashion in the future.
"Its a great model for todays busy adults who know that they need to exercise, but can never seem to find the time," he says.
The other problem with franchises based on trends is that everyone follows the trend– which means lots of competition.
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The number of senior care franchises, for instance, continues to grow; 41 are currently listed on Entrepreneur.com, with new ones always being added, and 24 of those ranked in Entrepreneurs 2012 Franchise 500.
Not all senior care franchises will last, but the growing need (again, need — not want) means that many of them can and do manage to be successful in spite of the growing competition.
Theyve enjoyed a second renaissance in recent years, but no matter how much people love frozen yogurt, there are still only so many frozen yogurt stores that can possibly survive in a certain area.
As a potential franchisee, if you want to get into an industry that seems overcrowded — or headed there — seek out a franchise that is aware of the danger and has strategies to set itself apart from the competition.
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