According the International Franchise Association there are over 75 industry categories of franchises. The categories listed are an indication of the variety of franchises available.

A
Accounting/Tax Services
Advertising/Direct Mail
Auto & Truck Rentals
Automotive Products & Services

B
Batteries – Retail/Commercial
Beverages – Special
Business Brokers
Business Services
Business/Management Consulting

C
Campgrounds
Check Cashing/Financials Services
Children’s Services
Clothing & Shoes
Convenience Stores
Computer/Electronics/Internet Services
Construction – Materials, Services and Remodeling
Consumer Buying Services
Convenience Stores
Cosmetics

D
Dating Services
Drug Stores/Pharmacies

E
Educational Products & Services
Employment Services
Environmental Services
Equipment – Commercial Cleaning

F
Financial Services
Fitness
Florist Shops
Food – Baked Goods/Donuts/Pastries
Food – Candy/Popcorn/Snacks
Food – Coffee
Food – Deli/Sandwiches/Subs/Wraps
Food – Ethnic
Food – Ice Cream/Yogurt/Smoothies/Juice
Food – Pizza
Food – Restaurants
Food – Specialty
Franchise Consulting

G
Golf Equipment, Products & Services
Greeting Cards

H
Hair Salons, Beauty Care & Services
Health Care & Personal Care Services
Home Furnishings- Retail, Sale & Rental
Home Inspection/Radon Detection
Hotels/Motels

I
Insurance

J
Janitorial & Commercial Cleaning Services
Jewelry

K

L
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Lawn, Garden, Agriculture
Leasing- Equipment

M
Maid & Residential Cleaning Services
Maintenance, Cleaning & Sanitation
Management & Training
Marine Services
Metal

N

O
Optical Aids & Services
Other

P
Package Preparation/Shipping/Mail Services
Painting Services
Paralegal Services
Payroll Services
Pest Control Services
Pet Sales, Supplies & Services
Photography & Supplies
Pre-employment Screening Services
Pressure Washing & Restoration
Printing/Copying Services
Publications

R
Real Estate & Services
Recreation – Equipment & Supplies
Recreation – Exercise & Sports
Rental – Equipment & Supplies
Retail Stores – Specialty

S
Security Systems & Services
Senior Care/Adult Care
Sports & Services

T
Tanning Centers
Telecommunication Services
Tools & Hardware
Transportation Services
Travel Agents & Services

U

V
Video/Audio Sales, Rentals & Services
Vitamin & Mineral Stores

W
Water Conditioning
Weight Control