2. ActionCOACH
Business coaching/executive coaching
Initial Investment: $61,000-$300,000

ActionCoach helps small-business owners, who are already in business or transitioning out of corporate life, with any business decision by providing an objective view on things like finances, business operations and business planning.

ActionCoach currently has over 1,000 offices in 26 countries and continues to grow.

With jobs for experienced executives harder to come by, more and more people are becoming entrepreneurs -- a trend that will no doubt continue.

ActionCoach has several options for franchisees -- from a single practice unit in a designated territory all the way up to a master franchisee license.

The initial investment total for a single practice unit is roughly $61,000 to $75,000. For a firm with business coaches working under the franchisee, an initial investment ranges closer to $275,000.

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