Investment franchises generally require a good amount of initial investment that may require some time to achieve a return. You could consider all franchise opportunities an investment. You need initial funding to start up an investment franchise. Then look to repay it as the business becomes profitable.
However, some franchises require very little in the way of initial investment. Low cost franchise options can be started up off a credit card or small personal loan.
Aside from these, there are a number of franchises that can be considered particular suitable as an investment option. Typically these are management type business options. These options do not require the investor to take too much of a hands on approach. Rather they will recruit staff to manage the day-to-day operation. Popular options would of course be high street retail franchises or cleaning franchises. As well as any other options that have the potential for hiring staff.
Another attractive option as a franchise investment would be to buy an already established franchise business. These are franchise resales. The franchise for sale may have already been running successfully for many years. But for reasons of life direction or retirement, the owner wishes to sell the business as a going concern. Although naturally these will attract a higher price tag, they will usually begin to repay the investment straight away which makes them an attractive option.
Whichever option you choose its important to take due diligence in making your investment. Investing wisely and having done adequate research, will ensure you the best possible chance of success in your business venture.