Want to Work From Home? Start These Home-Based Franchises
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Although they have become more common, home-based businesses still battle an image problem. When people think about what it looks like to work from the comfort of their humble homes, they often imagine days spent in yoga pants and dry spells taken from showering.
However, the world has evolved to the point where working from home is just as reputable and respectable as working from an office, and we have four types of home-based franchises to prove it.
Business Services Franchises
Businesses need a wealth of support. From consulting or coaching services to niche services for taxes, accounting, marketing, and more, aspiring franchise owners can find their niche by supporting other businesses from home.
Starting a home-based business-to-business franchise is an excellent way to transfer your current skillset to a scalable franchise business. Because businesses often hire across geographic lines, you can start a business that spans your current town. Instead of working exclusively in Canada, you can expand your reach to North America and beyond.
More importantly, you get to decide which type of franchise best aligns with your unique talents and abilities. This type of professional growth allows you more room to expand and grow personally and professionally with flexibility.
Children’s Services Franchises
Families are often looking for support for their children. From tutoring to exercise and afterschool activities, many franchises give children what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Often, these franchises can be operated from the home office.
Home-based children’s franchises allow owners to connect with clients virtually or inside their client’s homes. This is especially valuable for children more comfortable learning and thriving in their home environment. Some franchise owners also open up their homes to welcome families, which has benefits.
If you’ve ever wanted to work with children, don’t rule out a home-based franchise. You can start your business and serve the families you love in your area in various ways.
Service Based Franchises
Service based franchises aren’t often considered home-based franchises simply because serving others implies that you do so out of your home. While that may be true, many people are drawn to service franchises because they allow them to take care of the back office work, such as marketing, bookkeeping, and operations, inside their home. For example, landscaping or maintenance services can be done outside the home, while the rest of the operations are often done inside the home office.
If you’re looking for a service-based franchise that lets you fully work from the comfort of your home, other options can be done virtually. From website design or accounting to matchmaking service providers in your area with customers, franchise owners can conduct business without stepping outside.
Often, the allure of a home-based franchise is the ability to work on your schedule. One type of franchise that can be done from home is a vending franchise. This business allows owners to place or stock machines on a more flexible schedule while managing the logistics from home.
No matter what type of home-based franchise you’re looking for, there is an option to suit your desire for comfort, convenience, and flexibility. When choosing the right opportunity, consider your personality and what’s driving you to pursue a home-based business. Knowing that will help you narrow your options and find the right franchise.
Kimberly Crossland is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin' + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship. The goal of both businesses is to inspire meaningful change through the power of a strategic, thoughtful approach to life and business. In her free time, you can find her looking for a new adventure together with her two boys.