11/13/2012 11:51 am ET

7 Fastest Growing Franchises

In good times and bad, franchises can offer a proven business model to people eager to run their own show. The trick is finding one that is right for you.

Here are seven franchises that we think are worth a look, based on our interviews with franchise experts and consultants. All have demonstrated solid growth despite the harsh business climate -- and none of them require exorbitant startup fees.

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