LGBTQ Business Franchises
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Gay Franchise

Franchisors had a vehicle to take advantage of the LGBTQ+ community's growing purchasing power.

This business is no longer operational.

Gay Franchise is the only online franchise directory that targets LGBT business owners. The new portal opens doors to a brand new market for savvy franchise marketers and assists self-identified LGBT business professionals in becoming successful franchisees.

“Until now, the LGBT community has gone virtually unrepresented in the franchise industry. We are seeking to change that path by linking forward-thinking franchisors with one of the most lucrative markets in the U.S. economy today,” stated Grant Courtney, Co-Founder of Gay Franchise.

LGBTQI+ businesses will find comprehensive listings of franchisors that include a company history, training, qualifications and the company’s diversity statement. The site will also feature capital partners, attorneys and consultants to guide beginning franchisees to success.

Gay Franchise is the only service provider that connects franchise companies to the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial and business community. Through the online and traditional directory as well as our annual Gay Franchise Expo, this multi-Media opportunity will help franchisors make a connection to this community thereby increasing brand awareness and franchise sales.

Our business is sponsored and driven by Echelon Magazine. Gay Franchise adds momentum to the increasing LGBTQ+ economy. With the purchasing power of this niche market projected at $835 billion and diverse neighborhoods sprouting up all over the country, the LGBTQ+ community is a formidable contributor to North America’s overall economic growth.

Gay Franchise offers a unique opportunity to connect us to the LGBTQI+ community and send the message that our doors are open to everyone,” stated Lawrence Friedman, President and CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning, one of Gay Franchise’s first clients.

“Now franchisors have the means to rise above the clutter and promote an inclusive work environment to all,” Co-Founder of Gay Franchise and Publisher of Echelon Magazine.

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6420 West 6th Street
Los Angeles
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