Best Franchises to own in 2021


With well over 3,000 franchise brands in the U.S. it can be a challenge to pick out the best franchises to own in 2021.  Plus, there is a huge new consideration to make when buying a franchise, a consideration we never contemplated before Covid-19 arrived.  Now, you and anyone else buying or starting a business must ask how resistant the business operation is to the impact of diseases like Covid-19.  While this pandemic may not be a factor forever, it is currently one of the most important factors when it comes to searching for the best franchises to buy in 2021.


After talking to countless franchise owners all across the country during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is undeniable that there are some big winners and big losers when it comes to the best and worst franchises to own in 2021.  So, which are the franchise businesses resistant to the impact Covid-19? 


First of all, we want to say that we feel bad for the countless men, women, and families that own businesses that have suffered since the onset of the pandemic.  We’ve talked directly with many of them and it is an unfair hardship that they’ve endured.  We don’t want to pour salt in the wounds of the franchises that have taken the worst beating in this challenging business environment.  So, we are going to avoid pointing out the biggest franchise “losers”, and focus on the “winners”… those we believe are the best franchise businesses to own in 2021.

Top Covid Resistant Franchises to own in 2021:

1. Residential Service Franchises (painting franchises, pest control franchises, lawn care franchises, etc.)


2. Home and Senior Care Franchises 


3. Quick Serve Food, Coffee or Desert franchises (a smaller footprint with take-out and/or drive through windows)


4. Cleaning and Maintenance Franchises  


5. Junk Removal and Hauling Franchises


While any of the best franchises to own this year require the right operator and the right personal fit with the individual franchisor, these are our top franchise types to buy in 2021.  If you are thinking about buying a franchise in 2021, don’t overlook the franchise opportunities in these industries.  Each of these 5 franchise categories offer a great selection of franchise brands to choose from this year.

Choosing the right franchise can be difficult and overwhelming.  Make sure you don’t miss out on the best franchises to buy in 2021.  If you’d like to be introduced to a great brand in one of these 5 pandemic resistant franchise industries, talk to a franchise buying expert.  Let Franchise Flippers be a resource to help you make the right decisions about if, when, and what franchise to buy this year.  Schedule your free franchise consultation now.

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