Home Based Franchises

Home Sweet Home

One in five Americans work at home, and that figure is expected to rise 63% in the next five years

Living the Good Life

54% of employees who work at home full time are happier than their prior situation, compared to only 27% of those who work in offices

Bring It Back Home

Seventy percent of home-based businesses survive at least three years, compared to just 29% of non-home based ventures

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Summary

It doesn't always take a storefront to run a franchise. There are plenty of options for franchisees who are looking to start their own venture without the cost, time and hassle of opening a physical location

A major reason many people are interesting in franchising is because they want a total change in lifestyle. For those entrepreneurs for whom flexibility, control over their working hours, and quality of life is important, a home-based franchise can be a very attractive option.

What is a home-based franchise?

A home-based franchise is one that doesn’t require a brick-and-mortar location, and can be run from the comfort of your own home. Home-based franchises are available in many different industries, including travel services, tutoring, in-home care, cleaning, business services, and home services.

In addition, some franchise concepts offer home-based entry options with the opportunity to open a retail storefront later on.

What are the benefits?

If you value flexibility and family time, a home-based franchise might be for you. Think about the time you could save without a daily commute! Plus, a home-based franchise allows you the freedom to schedule your days around children, family members or other obligations. Added bonus: No one will know if you’re wearing pajamas.

What do I need to start one?

Home-based franchises tend to be on the lower-cost end, because no capital is necessary to obtain retail space or pay for the overhead a physical location requires. Every franchise requires different amounts of capital to get going, but there’s likely a home-based franchise in your price range. You can check out our page on low-cost franchises (link) as well.

Will I be the only one?

No way! You’ll be part of a growing trend—one in five Americans work at home, and that figure is expected to rise 63 percent over the next five years.

Do you think I’ll enjoy it?

Imagine waking up when you want and strolling into the “office” in your robe and slippers. Sounds great, right? Turns out 54 percent of employees who work at home full-time are happier than they were in their prior job, compared to only 27 percent of office workers.

Is this a viable concept? Won’t I end up slacking off?

You can succeed at anything you put your mind to, and just because you’ll be doing it from your favorite armchair doesn't mean it won’t get done. Seventy percent of home-based businesses survive at least three years, compared to just 29 percent of non-home based ventures.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Cleanpro Carpet Cleaning System

Cleanpro is an eco friendly carpet cleaning opportunity that utilizes specialized ION Exchange technology and citrus-based organic solutions to clean residential and commercial carpets. Cleanpro represents a low overhead, work-from-home opportunity and does not require any prior experience.

$50,000
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Handyman Matters

Handyman Matters strives to solve home improvement problems the way our customers expect. Previous experience with operations, business management, strategic planning, and project management experience are the most effective Handyman Matters owners.

$100,000
Liquid Capital Required
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TemperaturePro

Great Business Available with high PROFITS. TemperaturePro offers a broad spectrum of indoor temperature control services to keep homes and businesses comfortable through every month of the year.

$75,000
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Honest-1 Auto Care

Honest-1 Auto Care is the country's most trusted family of automotive maintenance and repair centers. Honest-1 developed its brand through superior training and support. Honest-1 franchises have six-figure income potential, and require no industry experience, with extensive training provided.

$200,000
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American Business Systems

A home-based opportunity, we provide licensees with training and technology to help medical practices improve inefficient, outdated billing practices. Traditionally, medical practices may not be paid for up to 120 days; ABS can often reduce that to just 7-10 days.

$25,990
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SMS Masterminds

Backed by our money-back guarantee, you will generate residual income by using text message marketing and other digital services. Everywhere you look, people are glued to their mobile phones. Paper, radio, and email marketing are now obsolete. Every business needs our solution and we are revolutionizing how merchants connect with consumers - via MOBILE devices.

$34,900
Liquid Capital Required
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SandFree

At SandFree, we offer a unique and innovative solution to floor refinishing that has been utilized all over the country. If you have the resources, management skills, and drive to succeed, we can help you create a business that you can stand behind with enthusiasm and pride.

$100,000
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TSS Photography

TSS Photography leads the field in youth sports, school and event photography, since 1983. Franchisees work from their home or a retail location. All photos are processed by the franchisor to ensure consistent high quality, and there are no royalties or photography experience required.

$43,150
Liquid Capital Required
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The @WORK Group

@WORK is a staffing franchise named by Staffing Industry Report as one the Top U.S. staffing firms. @WORK has the unique ability to offer a customized staffing program to fit the needs and demands of markets with four different offerings as well as back office support for franchisees.

$100,001
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Rainbow International Restoration

With more than 30 years of experience, well-established restoration procedures, and a recession-proof focus, we give franchisees the opportunity to build profitable disaster restoration businesses.

$50,000
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TravelHost

Serving visitors from coast to coast since 1967,TravelHost is the most widely read travel magazine in the nation and the medium of choice for thousands of advertisers - from local businesses to Fortune 500 giants - who are seeking to attract the traveling consumer.

$75,000
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Transworld Business Advisors

Being a Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled in one: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. They teach you how to succeed in every aspect all three profit centers.

$49,500
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Fresh Coat Painters

Fresh Coat franchises offer interior and exterior residential and commercial painting services. Fresh Coat will paint a whole house or just one room, is referral-based and eco-friendly. Franchisees don't need painting experience; instead, they hire and manage experienced painters.

$45,000
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British Swim School, USA

British Swim School is an educational franchise teaching children how to swim. The model is designed for ease of operation: classes are held in rented pools and as a franchisee you hire the swim instructors. BSS requires franchisees to be operators for the first 12 months, after which semi-absentee ownership is permitted.

$80,000
Liquid Capital Required
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