You probably never consider what was an “essential” or “non-essential” business until the Coronavirus Pandemic. You probably never thought we would see a time when ONLY “essential business” would remain open. It has been left up to state and local governments to determine which businesses are essential or non-essential. But there have been many businesses that have been deemed essential by everyone.
I thought it might be interesting to start a list of franchise industries that are open and doing business. When you think about all the advantages of buying a franchise over starting from scratch, no one ever considered a national shutdown. Franchisors have been working hard to help their franchisees during this time. The type of support that a stand-alone business would not have access.
Here is a list of industries that are still open:
- Disaster, Recovery, and Restoration
- Pet Related
- Packing and Shipping
- Fast Food (that have Drive-Thru or can offer Curbside service)
- Pest Control
- Home Services
- Senior Care
- Moving Companies