Working from home conjures up vivid images of a cup in hand, some pleasant music on, no commute to contend with, and if it really takes your
fancy, pyjamas as your dress code! Of course, the reality is not always quite the same and it can be difficult to narrow down the home-based franchise options to find one that suits you best. To help you find what kind of home-based franchise might be right for you, we look at three of the most common ones.
This is an increasingly popular home-based franchise, as all you need to get started is a computer and an internet connection, and the franchise fees are relatively affordable. With these kinds of franchises for instance you might be running a website and generating leads or sales from it.
Why choose this type of franchise?
- You have a good knowledge of the internet
- You are interested in online marketing
- You don’t have a lot of space for a home office
- You need to stay in the home for family or financial reasons
- Little to no additional employees needed
- You can create your own flexible schedule
- You want to start a small business with an easy set-up
Pay day loans franchise
The Lending Hub franchise offers you your own online business that offers payday loans to customers across the UK. At times it can prove quite difficult to secure a loan from a bank, and hence the popularity of this franchise. You earn a commission with each customer you refer.
Online travel business
With a Horizons Travel franchise, you mainly market and manage your customer base, serving as a liaison between clients and the company during the booking process. With no sales targets set, as a Horizons Travel franchisee, you can work as little or as much as you want, and thus control your own income stream.
With a SpotOn.net franchise you advise potential clients on the advantages of using the company’s bespoke website creation system it’seeze. As it’seeze is simple to use, you do not need any prior web development experience yourself. With more than 7,000 new businesses starting up in the UK each month, most, if not all, needing a quality company website, you will have a wide customer base to market the Spot On product to.
With a van-based franchise, much of your work entails moving from place to place in the van, with your tools and products, offering your services in your own set territory or area.
Why choose this type of franchise?
- You want to work closer to home
- You want to run a ‘services based’ franchise
- You already have a van that you would like to use
- You want to work more independently
Mobile food franchise
If you would like to get involved in the food industry but don’t want to open a fully-fledged restaurant or takeaway, an interesting option is a van-based catering franchise, such as mmm! Coffee. Mmm! Coffee offers luxury speciality coffees, milkshakes and a range of home-based snacks, catering events of all kinds, such as markets, festivals, sporting events and parties.
Sign Board Management
Countrywide Signs is a multi-van management franchise based on a simple premise – you put up, change, and take down estate agent’s sign boards within your local territory. This a growth-based franchise, encouraging franchisees to expand on their original one-van business to as much as four vans with your own team of staff.
Automotive care franchise
Travelling from customer to customer, your van fully stocked with the tools you’ll need daily, you address a variety of vehicle repairs, or a specialised one like, tyre repair franchise, etyres. Etyres ensures its franchisees are always busy, passing jobs to them through an e-commerce system. Franchisees are actively encouraged to expand their franchises from one van up to a fleet, if they wish.
Teaching and consultancy franchises
With a teaching or business consultancy franchise you are trained to pass on educational or training content to others in person, or to market or provide this content to customers. Many consultancy franchises are looking for confident salespeople for example, to sell their consultancy programs to businesses for employee training.
Why choose these franchises?
- You want to maintain your own work-life balance, with some time spent at home and some out with clients
- You want to use your work experience and expertise to become a consultant
- You are a confident speaker, good with people of all kinds (children if it is a teaching franchise) and can stay calm when addressing large groups of people
- You enjoy relating with people and organising events, teaching or consulting
- Little or no inventory needed as you are not ‘selling’ a physical product
First Class Learning provides after school education in English and Maths for children of all ages. With FCL you do not need to have previous teaching experience, but it is advised that you enjoy working with children, have a clean criminal record, and must have at least one university degree or an equivalent. FCL provides the system, the training and all on-going support that a franchisee needs to successfully run their franchise and help educate children.
Sandler Training use their well-respected, 40 year old Sandler System to both attract business and then improve these businesses using the same techniques. With a Sandler consultancy, you can help clients with sales, business development, leadership and customer service.
With this small selection of the range of home-based franchises on offer, you can get an idea of the type of business which might best be suited to you. Browse through our Home-Based Franchises section to get a better look at variety of businesses which you could invest it.