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What do you think of when you hear the word ‘franchising’? For many people, food comes to mind – everything from coffee shops, to quick service restaurants, to dining rooms. It’s not surprising that this is a common touch point for franchising in the minds of Canadians, as food franchises make up approximately 40% of all franchise brands.

But franchising is much more than just food. In fact, any business that can be exactly replicated in a new location can be a franchise, meaning there are franchises in a variety of industries. Below are 10 non-food franchises you can own. As a franchisee, you’ll be your own boss, but with the support and resources of a proven system behind you. Click on the company names below to learn more about each franchise opportunity. Contact each company directly using the Franchise Information Request Form.

Batteries Expert™
With over 75 franchises and 50 years of success, Batteries Expert is the undisputed leader in the retailing of energy products. We boast the most comprehensive product line of traditional and environmentally-sound battery solutions for your home and any size equipment, appliance or vehicle.

Clintar Landscape Management
Clintar Landscape Management offers franchises to serve specific commercial, industrial, institutional and private estate markets. Our services are diverse, serving clients in a variety of key areas including: Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Design-Build, Road and Parking Lot Maintenance, Turf and Garden Irrigation and Snow and Ice Control.

Crestcom International
Crestcom International, ranked four times as the World’s #1 Management Training Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine, is changing the way business is done in more than 60 countries. For almost 30 years, Crestcom has trained executives across the globe from 75% of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” in management, leadership and sales. This franchise provides a highly rewarding career at the forefront of a $130 billion dollar industry that is in constant demand.

Fire-Alert Mobile Extinguishers
Fire-Alert is a leader in fire and safety, providing mobile fire extinguisher services and more to commercial, industrial and residential markets. Fire prevention is a “hot” topic so there’s great potential for Fire-Alert franchisees. Interested in why we’ve been so successful in the last three years? Don’t delay – franchises in regional areas are going FAST. Contact us today!

Global Pet Foods
Global Pet Foods is Canada’s fastest growing chain of pet food stores. Our stores offer quality, natural and holistic pet foods, including our exclusive private brand Nature’s Harvest. In addition, our store’s carry a full line of pet accessories & toys. An exciting retail concept in the booming pet care industry, Global is the health food store for your pet.

InXpress Canada
We provide unique shipping solutions and savings for small & mid-sized businesses. Our world class carrier partners like DHL do the pick-ups and deliveries, we do the customer service and invoicing. The customer gets pricing , options and personalized service usually reserved for large corporations. You save customers time, hassle and money while creating leveraged residual income. Your customers save money, the carriers get revenue, you create an incredible lifestyle and ultimately freedom!

Padgett Business Services
For 50 years Padgett Business Services has been the leading provider of Accounting, Tax and Payroll Services to Small Business. With 400 franchise owned offices, we specialize in providing accounting, tax preparation and advice as well as strategic planning services to our clients. Padgett Business Services is an award winning company and has held a spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 26 years and ranks #1 in its category. Creating success stories, one entrepreneur at a time.

Print Three Franchising Corporation
Print Three is an award-winning Business Service Franchise. Our network is focused on the rapidly expanding need for “on demand” digital imaging. Our franchises offer complete digital reproduction, design, finishing, fulfillment, and is the only print franchise with a fully integrated web-based ordering system. Print Three provides total imaging solutions for the corporate community both large and small.

Sangster’s Health Centres / Sangster’s Organic Market
Sangster’s is the natural choice for health. From organic foods to natural vitamins to sports supplements, our retail health industry franchise will turn your passion for healthy living into a profitable business. Choose between two successful business models and join the natural health industry that is tapping into both an aging population and the rapidly growing health conscious ‘young family’ market, who is choosing to be proactive with their families health needs.

Venture X is a trendy co-sharing workspace franchise that is a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles with a high level of design that feels professional and welcoming. With several membership plans and packages starting from $99, the flexible and affordable office solution allows entrepreneurs and freelance professionals a way to remain productive and efficient without the typical costs associated with traditional office space.

This is just a small sample of the many unique franchise opportunities on the market. Click here to explore more than 500 exciting franchise opportunities from a range of different industries!