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Sep, 19 2013


High-level investment for premium franchises or gold opportunities may seem difficult for most of the investors, but many of the brands that require high investments are worth serious consideration as they are least affected by recession.

In a high potential and large market like India, franchising is playing a pivotal role in economic growth. The franchise fraternity across India must know which segment they should serve as per the industry demand and opportunities.  The latest trend in franchising revolves around either low cost franchises or opportunities for high net worth entrepreneurs. In the upcoming issue of The Franchising World we have carved out special space for opportunities for high net investors. The number of high-net worth individuals in the country grew 22.2 per cent in 2012, reclaiming the level attained in 2010, according to the World Wealth Report 2013. Only Hong Kong, at 35.7 per cent, grew faster than India.

In this issue we have featured brands that are offering opportunities for franchisees that are ready to invest between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 5crore. Investors with the financial ability to invest in premium franchises will find many business ideas to develop a solid, money-making franchise business. High-investment franchise opportunities are available in many sectors, like spas, home furnishings, retail, hospitality, restaurants and lounges, posh gym, hotels and motels, equipment suppliers, wellness and fitness centres, printing franchises, auto repair and maintenance, and many others that also require an investment in equipment and real estate.

These high-investment or premium  opportunities also comprise multi-unit deals, where a franchisor  offers its master franchisee or multi-unit franchisee a business opportunity to develop several units in a territory over a specified period of time. High-investment franchise opportunities are usually considered to start at a minimum of Rs 50 lakh and above.

Recession-proof ideas

A few franchise opportunities are "perennials,” that grow steadily year after year, withstanding ebbs and flows in the economy. All the opportunities talked about in the On the Cover section this month carry a premium label of 'High Investment', but they do carry a label of 'Recession Proof Business Idea' too. Most of the high investment opportunities are not affected by the sluggish economy as people will always need a haircut, vehicles serviced, or quality care for their children, parents, or pets  and everyone needs to eat and drink. Therefore the masses across the nation will always be served by businesses like restaurants, car dealers, fitness centres and many more.

Brands featured in this issue like Mahindra First Choice, IOSIS, Godrej Interio, Planet Fashion, Arttdinox, Gold's Gym, etc., offer multi-unit ownership that comes with a recognised brand. High investment or multi-unit franchises can be a significant addition to a high yield investment portfolio and often have significant upside. Whether your aim is to diversify your assets or to begin a new career, owning a high investment or multi-unit franchise can be a worthwhile experience. Pick and choose the well researched,  the well-known  in the upcoming pages wherein we have listed special opportunities in retail, health, wellness, automobiles, F&B, Home furnishing and many more to choose from. Discover the best concept for yourself.

Dons of Deccan

Also not to miss, our exclusive feature on the “Franchise boom in Andhra Pradesh.” Cities like Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Warangal and Guntur are fast challenging the status of the metro cities.

Andhra's defining feature is its growing educated urban population, with high media exposure and a growing economy. Automobiles and the auto components industry, spices, textiles and apparels, IT industry, Bulk drugs, horticulture, poultry farming are the main industries in Andhra Pradesh. Looking at the abundant potential in this state, potential franchisees are keen to explore the state by partnering with the established franchisors.

We have handpicked top famous five opportunities from this region for potential franchisees.

Not just in Andhra Pradesh, franchisors are keen to partner and strengthen their brand pan-India.

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