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Home-Based Franchises and Business Opportunities

When you're running your part-time or full-time business from your home, you get a much more flexible work-life balance, and generally lower start-up costs and overhead.

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Home-based franchises and business opportunities are booming across the US

With 557 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
The idea of managing a successful business from home is appealing to a wide audience, especially first-time franchisees, because it doesn't necessarily require that you quit your day job. Home-based franchises give you the opportunity to maintain your day-to-day income, while generating and growing wealth on the side, so you can mitigate the risk of a full-on career switch. Another benefit to the in-home franchise model is that there are often lucrative tax savings available, which makes it a cost-effective choice for anyone who wants to be their own boss.
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Sample research stats taken from our data in the Home Based sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Home Based sector?

The average investment in the Home Based sector is $76,979. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Home Based franchises, 0 have an investment lower than $59,778. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $473,831.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Home Based investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$473,831 Highest
$2,808 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Home Based sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 50% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 29% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Home Based sector?

How much money you can make from a Home Based franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Home Based sector, 50% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 29% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

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Why buy a Home Based franchise?
While you can run some home-based franchises entirely from your house, others add the flexibility to operate part of the business from home and the remainder at a customer's home or place of business. There’s a wide variety of options, which is great when you’re trying to find the perfect fit for your career and your lifestyle.
  • Some start out in your home, but require that you move to an office after so many years
  • Some are mobile based – your home is your headquarters, but you work primarily on the road to deliver products or services to your customers
  • Some require employees who work remotely (senior care)
  • Some don’t require employees at all, the owner runs the entire business
Are you an ideal candidate?
New entrepreneurs and first-time business owners will benefit from investing into a home-based franchise. Since some franchises can be managed part-time, home-based franchises are ideal for people that do not want to quit their job or are looking for a side hussle. These franchises are great opportunities to generate additional revenue beyond a salary.
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