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Franchising's Top 115 Personal Service Brands

Check out this year's top personal-service franchises.
Source: Michael Byers

For years, franchising was largely the domain of restaurants and retail, but today a new breed of business has risen to prominence in the franchise world. We call them personal-service franchises -- those businesses that are all about working with people, whether it’s caring for them, teaching them, entertaining them or helping them improve their lives.

It takes a special type of entrepreneur to run these businesses well. Consider, for example, Kevin Paladino who has translated the skills he learned coaching endurance athletes into a successful wedding-services franchise. If you think you have what it takes, too, read on for our list of the top personal-service franchises.

Related: Start These 225 Franchises for $50,000 or Less

The 115 franchises are listed by their business category and then their rank in Entrepreneur’s 2016 , which was determined using objective, quantifiable criteria, including system size, growth and financial strength and stability. The list is not intended, however, as a recommendation of any particular franchise. Before investing in

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