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

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SMS Masterminds

SMS Masterminds is a mobile marketing system that helps local merchants build customer loyalty and repeat business. The software automatically texts the right offers to a business's best customers at the best times. SMS Masterminds' support team will train you, book sales meetings, and pitch and close your first sales with you.

$29,900
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Anago Cleaning Master

Don't just buy a franchise; be the CEO of your own franchising company! Anago's Master Franchise Model lets you build an empire in your territory, and challenges you in an executive capacity where you are securing contracts and selling your own unit franchises to service those contracts.

$154,000
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HealthyYOU Vending

HealthyYOU Vending’s internet-connected machines serve healthy snacks and drinks to busy consumers on the go. Stocked with products in the All-Natural, Organic, 0 Trans Fat, and Antioxidant categories, the machines are placed in offices, health clubs, spas, hospitals, hotels, schools & colleges, and more.

$30,000
Liquid Capital Required
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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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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
Liquid Capital Required
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Mr. Electric

Since 1994, Mr. Electric has specialized in electric installation and repair services. Now providing service to residential and commercial customers from nearly 200 locations across the globe. We can provide the support and resources you need for success.

$45,000
Liquid Capital Required
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Home Helpers

Home Helpers provides medical, non-medical and personal care services for seniors and others needing short or long term care. Home Helpers offers franchisees marketing and public relations expertise, comprehensive training, a national accounts program, and personalized support.

$150,000
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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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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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Naturals2Go

Naturals2Go is a leader in the exploding healthy food vending category. Take advantage of both the expanding interest in healthier food options and the booming vending industry, in which 3.5 million coins are inserted into vending machines every 15 minutes around the US.

$25,000
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360 Painting

360 Painting is a full-service residential and commercial painting franchise that can be run from home. As a franchisee, no experience is needed and you'll never pick up a brush: you'll hire painters, run sales and marketing, and manage operations. 360 Painting competes in the $300 billion home improvement industry.

$75,000
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Unishippers

For 25 years, Unishippers has been the trusted shipping advisor for over 50,000 shipping customers. Unishippers creates individualized shipping solutions and partners with carriers like UPS to handle shipments.

$75,000
Liquid Capital Required
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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
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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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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
Liquid Capital Required
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