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CURVES Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

The Curves franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Curves is one of the worst franchises of 2014? 

Why or why not?

Please share a comment below.

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Curves franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the 0 – $150,000 investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Curves included the following assessment:

No. 7 Curves

Offers strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

Average Initial Investment: $48,663

Initial Training Hours: 15-38

Growth rate: –18%

Continuity: 39%

Franchisor Support: C

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with 0 – $150,000 Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1  SuperCoups

Concept: Franchisees send coupons to consumers, direct-mails ads for small businesses.

#2 Realty World

Concept: Franchisees sell residential properties and offers online tools and mortgage options to home buyers.

#3 Parable

Concept: Franchisees retail Christian-themed merchandise like books and music.

#4 UBuildIt

Concept: Franchisees help manage a remodeling job or new construction with its own team on-site.

#5 Aero Colours

Concept: Franchisees offer paint, bumper and bedliner repair for cars and trucks, with a traveling unit that makes house calls.

#6 All Tune and Lube

Concept: Franchisees provide tire, engine, transmission and general auto maintenance at its locations.

#7 Curves

Concept: Franchisees offer strength-training and weight-loss sessions for women, as well as meal plans and apparel.

#8 House Doctors

Concept: Franchisees deliver handyman services, from small-scale fixes to full-blown home remodeling.

#9 ERA Real Estate

Concept: Franchisees walk clients through buying and selling a home, finding an agent and a mortgage.

#10 Fastframe

Concept: Franchisees build custom frames and mats for photos, artwork, mirrors and flat-screen TVs.

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here:

America’s Best And Worst Franchises


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One thought on “CURVES Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

  • I have had experience with being a member of a Curves in NC and one in Logan UT.

    North Carolina had it right. I loved going there and felt totally ‘at home’ during the circuit. Utah, however, was so disjointed it was all I could do to get thru the workout and escape the insanity. Try doing the circuit with ZUMBA screaming at the same time, and taking up the center floor space.

    ……..I don’t think so. It was so unnerving that I actually had a nightmare in which I threw down my login tag and stormed out of the place…….. two weeks later, they announced they were closing. Why am I not surprised?

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