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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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Home Based Franchises Industry Description

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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British Swim School, USA

$50,000

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.

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SMS Masterminds

$29,900

As an SMS Masterminds licensee, you'll receive an exclusive market in which to sell a state of the art mobile-based loyalty program to local businesses. Replacing traditional punch-card loyalty programs, SMS Masterminds is the next generation of direct marketing.

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Concrete Technology

$26,000

Concrete Technology provides a specialized product to resurface concrete. This offers homeowners and small businesses a more cost effective way to resurface worn concrete while getting the look and texture of inlaid brick, tile, slate, or marble. CTi is a home-based business with no on-going royalties.

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Murphy Business Brokers

$35,000

Murphy Business offers a unique low cost, low overhead and possible home based franchise opportunity where you use your business skills, experiences and education to build the business of your dreams as a business broker, helping others achieve their goal of business ownership.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

$50,000

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is America's #1 choice for professional custom outdoor lighting. Our full-service suite makes us an excellent choice for entrepreneurs looking for career and creative fulfillment with strong revenue streams and high client satisfaction rates

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Mina Mar

$50,000

As a Mina Mar franchisee, you'll help to minimize your clients' cost of capital by assisting their business in accessing financing and attaining a market valuation that coincides with the performance of their company. Join our franchisee team today and help promising companies realize their vision!

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Tru Blue Total House Care

$45,000

Joining TruBlue means that you’ll be providing a single home maintenance offer that includes maid services, handiwork, and a variety of other household chores. As the Baby Boomers get older, there’s a major demand for versatile home services. Low start-up costs and overhead!

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WIN Home Inspection

$40,000

We offer a home-based, low-overhead franchise opportunity inspecting homes as well as commercial buildings for buyers, sellers, lenders, and real estate investors. WIN franchisees have strong income potential, distinctive brand awareness, and a proven business system.

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Bloomin Blinds

$40,000

Bloomin' Blinds installs an assortment of custom window blinds, shades and shutters. Bloomin' is unique in that they also handle the repair of existing blinds and shades through an in-home mobile service. Bloomin' Blinds is ideal for anyone looking for a lower upfront investment opportunity.

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SandFree

$100,000

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.

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Rainbow International Restoration

$50,000

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.

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The @WORK Group

$100,001

@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.

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TravelHost

$75,000

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.

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Fibrenew

$50,000

Fibrenew is a market leader in the restoration of leather, plastic and vinyl. We are a home-based, mobile franchise service that caters to the aviation, automotive, commercial, marine, medical and residential markets.

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360 Painting

$75,000

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.

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HouseMaster Home Inspections

$45,000

HouseMaster has been helping entrepreneurs from all educational and business backgrounds realize their dreams for the past 34 years, and has collectively performed over 2.5 million inspections. HouseMaster continues to be the recognized authority on everything home inspection.

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Aire-Master

$50,000

Aire-Master is an odor control and commercial hygiene service which can be operated from home. The nature of the service means franchisees can anticipate repeat business every 7 to 14 days. Virtually any business or public facility is a potential Aire-Master customer, including hospitals and other public facilities.

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Home Helpers

$150,000

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.

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Handyman Matters

$100,000

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.

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Unishippers

$75,000

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.

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ScreenMobile

$50,000

Specializing in window, door, and patio porch screens, ScreenMobile is the nation's largest mobile screen repair company. ScreenMobile is a mobile franchise opportunity that you can run from anywhere. Join our fun, family-friendly repair franchise today!

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ServiceMaster Clean

$40,000

Introducing a business opportunity built on necessity. For more than 60 years, ServiceMaster Clean® has been tackling tough cleaning jobs, and building a loyal clientele of residential and commercial customers who want to maintain safe, clean, comfortable homes and businesses year-round.

Mr. Electric

$45,000

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.

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American Business Systems

$24,990

A home-based opportunity, American Business Systems provides 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.

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FranChoice

$50,000

FranChoice helps people considering franchise ownership find your "Perfect Match." FranChoice consultants are an elite group of caring, experienced experts who have been handpicked for their understanding of the industry and their ability to bring exceptional value to a search.

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Naturals 2 Go

$25,000

Naturals 2 Go 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.

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Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning

$50,000

Aire Serv is a full-service heating, ventilation and air conditioning franchise that is part of the Dwyer Group. Franchisees get paid for HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services. Aire Serv provides a flexible model - DIY or hire a team to handle installs and maintenance.

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Anago Cleaning Master

$154,000

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.

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Top Ten Percent

$49,000

Top Ten Percent is the best mobile loyalty program of its kind. As a Top Ten Percent franchisee, you will harness the power of mobile marketing to instantly connect consumers to product and service discounts from top-rated businesses at the point of purchase.

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Transworld Business Advisors

$49,500

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.

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