There are a variety of home-based opportunities that allow you to work from home full-time or part-time in a number of different industries. Some home-based businesses are run entirely from your house while others have a home office with service calls to customer’s location. One type of home-based business is franchise ownership. From tutoring services and child education programs to working in the pet industry, there are a number of home-based franchise opportunities to match a variety of skill sets and interests.
What is a franchise and why consider a home-based franchise?
At the most basic level, a franchise is a business that is owned and operated by an individual or franchisee. The business is overseen by a much larger company called the franchisor. When you become a franchisee, you buy the rights to use a proven business model backed by training and support tools. You are also buying the rights to a brand that in most cases is well known and established.
Many stores and restaurants that you visit every day are franchises such as Subway, Ace Hardware, McDonalds and Pizza Hut. While these are some of the bigger franchises, there are a number of smaller franchises that will allow you to work from home.
Besides the awesome flexibility working from home provides, most at-home franchises offer lower start-up costs and overhead due to all or part of the business being operated from your house. Home-based franchises are ideal for working moms who can set their own schedules and save on child care costs. There may also be tax savings available when you run your business out of your house, making a home-based business an economical choice for many of those who want to be their own boss.
So, what are some franchises that are particularly well suited as a home-based business? Here are five for you to consider.
Bloomin Blinds is a family owned and operated blind repair and sales franchise that was started in 2001. As a nationally recognized brand, franchisees benefit from the company’s proven business model and are provided advanced training, powerful marketing tools, and ongoing support, all in a family-friendly atmosphere. With low start up costs and even a franchise fee discount for military veterans and public safety employees, Bloomin Blinds is an excellent opportunity for the work-at-home mom.
Bricks 4 Kidz is a children’s enrichment program franchise that provides kids with an environment where they can learn, build and play with LEGO bricks designed to teach the fundamentals of STEM education. This is achieved through a variety of programs including after-school enrichment classes, summer camps, birthday parties, and field trips.
Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Enrichment Program and #2 Best Personal Franchise, Bricks 4 Kidz is an excellent option for work-at-home moms. Franchise owners benefit from a proven business model that is truly a home-based business. Bricks 4 Kidz has a low start up cost with low overhead and is easy to operate. It also offers franchise owners an in-depth Franchise Program that includes start up support, comprehensive on-the-job training, use of proprietary marketing and operations systems, and ongoing support.
ClubZ! offers in-home and online tutoring services for students and business professionals including pre-k to College one-on-one tutoring, test preparation, and college admissions consulting. As a Club Z! franchise owner, your responsibility is to manage a staff of tutors and you can do this from the convenience of your home.
ClubZ! franchise owners are provided pre-screened tutors in all subjects and grade levels, national advertising and marketing support, call center access to answer questions, training at the corporate office in addition to online training, and unlimited ongoing support. If you have strong management skills and want a true home-based business experience, then ClubZ! is a great option.
Are you a passionate pet lover who holds pet food to the same standard as the food you eat? If yes, then Pet Wants is the perfect franchise option for you. Tapping into today’s huge demand for fresh, custom-made pet food, Pet Wants produces natural pet food enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced diet and delivers it directly to pet owners’ homes.
Pet Wants franchise owners benefit from the company’s low cost of entry into the booming pet industry with no previous industry experience needed. The company offers multiple revenue streams and a delivery subscription program to help franchisees generate recurring revenue and maximize their earnings. To ensure long-term success, Pet Wants offers in-depth training on their proven marketing and operating systems as well as grassroots marketing and community education programs to franchise owners.
TruBlue offers Seniors who are wishing to remain in their homes, or “age in place”, the services they can no longer safely manage on their own including home maintenance, house cleaning, yard work and home modification support. TruBlue franchisees are provided an array of tools they need to organize and grow the business including lead generation and networking programs to connect with local partners, access to scheduling, accounting, and relationship management technology, and extensive training and ongoing support.
There are thousands of senior care businesses that take care of the person but no one is taking care of the house. If you want to tap into a market with little competition, then joining the TruBlue team is a great opportunity.