WHY NOT CREATE YOUR OWN FRANCHISE?
If you have a secret family recipe that gets all your friends drooling, keep it your secret, start your own small restaurant and franchise your business. Maybe it is not a family recipe; it could be just about any idea, from accounting to writing! There are many people out there like you who are looking for an opportunity to invest in an idea started by someone else, that someone could be you.
Of course the routes will differ depending on the nature of your business…always do your homework.