Home health care and related businesses have been a growing area for franchises during the past decade. The next wave might be drug and medical testing. Two local businesswomen are pursuing this business niche, one as a franchisor, the other as a franchisee. Lynette Crow is a former registered nurse who started Conspire, which provides drug and alcohol testing, in 2000. Believing she had developed a stable business that fills a need, she began looking at franchising the concept in 2009 and now has a franchise in Denver, one about to open in Fort Worth, Texas, and three or four more in the works.
Crow says she knows “conspire” usually has negative connotations, but she likes it and is sticking with the name.
“If you look it up in the dictionary, it means ‘to come together for a solution,’” Crow said.“People either love it or they hate it,” said Tracy Iverson, director of franchise development for Conspire. “It draws a lot of curiosity and a lot of questions.”