Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

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35. FastSigns
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 29.3%
> U.S. franchises: 451 (2012), 583 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $182k – $268k
> Franchising since: 1986
> Industry: Business services

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34. Vanguard Cleaning Systems
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 30.0%
> U.S. franchises: 2,247 (2012), 2,920 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $11k – $39k
> Franchising since: 1984
> Industry: Cleaning

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33. Great Clips
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 31.4%
> U.S. franchises: 3,002 (2012), 3,945 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $137k – $258k
> Franchising since: 1983
> Industry: Retail

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32. Visiting Angels
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 32.0%
> U.S. franchises: 435 (2012), 574 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $78k – $102k
> Franchising since: 1998
> Industry: Senior care

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31. Express Employment Professionals
> 5-yr. franchise growth: 32.3%
> U.S. franchises: 538 (2012), 712 (2017)
> Est. startup cost: $130k – $206k
> Franchising since: 1985
> Industry: Business services