With the economy showing renewed strength, 2015 may be as good a time as any to go into business for yourself. For career changers, a franchise might be just the ticket into entrepreneurship. The trajectory for franchises continues upward, particularly for the business services category, which leads the pack for projected growth in 2015.
Employment in the franchise sector is expected to continue strong with a projected growth rate of 2.7% in 2015, according to the International Franchise Association's fall forecast update. The growth of the number of establishments of business services — which includes signs & banners, direct mail, and employment services — continues to outpace any other franchise sector at 2.6%, as does its growth of employment at 4%.