NuWire Investor Ranks Top 15 Franchise Investments for 2007

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NuWire Investor has released 2007's top 15 franchise opportunities for investors who don't want to become full time franchisees.

NuWire Investor, an online financial news publication, recently released its 2007 rankings of the Top 15 Franchise Investments for potential franchisees who are looking for an investment rather than a job.

The list was compiled from franchise opportunities with investor friendly franchise models and initial investment requirements of less than $300,000. Rankings were based on interviews with various industry professionals, including franchisees, franchise consultants, business brokers and attorneys, and research from various franchise publications.

Most franchisors require their franchisees to work full time in the day-to-day operations of the business. This can create a dilemma for investors who are looking for a franchise which allows management of multiple units and/or store managers.

Four such franchise industries dominate NuWire Investor's 2007 rankings. Hair salons took four of the top 15 spots, including all of the top three. Supercuts, Great Clips and Fantastic Sams finished first through third, respectively, while Sport Clips came in seventh.

Home cleaning, dry cleaning and tanning salon franchises also did well. Each of these franchising industries finished with three franchises apiece in the top 15.

The Top 15 are:

1) Supercuts
2) Great Clips
3) Fantastic Sams
4) The Maids Home Services
5) Hollywood Tans
6) Merry Maids
7) Sport Clips
8) Molly Maid
9) Dry Cleaning Station
10) 1-800-Dry-Clean
11) Planet Beach
12) Valpak
13) Dryclean USA
14) Instant Imprints
15) Desert Sun

To view the full rankings, visit

NuWire Investor provides investment news on a range of alternative investment topics, such as U.S. and international real estate, tax liens and deeds, lending, franchising and others. For more information, and to access additional analysis, research, commentary and expert interviews, see


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