McDonalds is an excellent example of the potential of franchising. The well-known brand started out as a humble hamburger restaurant and eventually grew to become a global presence. Today, it's considered one of the most successful and recognisable franchises in the world with a presence in over 119 countries. The company sells an average of 75 burgers every second, that's how successful it is today.

Trading business are usually B2B establishments like importers and wholesalers. They supply products to other businesses or large-end customers and keep them in stock. They're not always B2B enterprises because some trade businesses do sell directly to the customers, but they profit more from large scale bulk orders. Many people are under the impression that trade businesses can't be franchised or aren't a good option for franchising.