By Holly Reisem Hanna
Are you looking to work at home or be your own boss, but you don’t want the risk that is associated with starting your own business? A home-based franchise might be the perfect self-employment opportunity for you.
A home-based franchise is a proven successful business model that is easily replicated. The nice thing about a franchise is that all the hard work has been done for you; you basically pay for the franchise and you’re given a detailed manual and tools on how to replicate the business exactly.
Besides being a low-risk investment, another great perk of owning a franchise, is that many franchises already have well known established brands, so you spend less money on marketing and advertising.
To assist you with your search, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 home-based franchises for women.
1. Stroller Strides
Stroller Strides is a home-based franchise that offers a total fitness program for moms and their babies. So if you have a passion for fitness and a desire to have a career that is supportive of motherhood, Stroller Strides may be your calling.
Franchise Cost: $3,500 – $5,500
Royalty Fees: $160 – $380
2. Cruise Planners
Cruise Planners is a home-based franchise that offers cruise planning services to individuals. So if you love to travel and have the entrepreneurial bug, Cruise Planners may be a great fit for you.
Franchise Cost: $9,995
Royalty Fee: 3%
3. Just Between Friends
Just Between Friends is a children's and maternity consignment event franchise, that operates a sale twice yearly. So if you’re a mom and enjoy being green, Just Between Friends may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Franchise Cost: $12,090
Royalty Fees: 3%
4. Mom Corps
Moms Corps is a staffing and recruitment company for moms, offering online job boards, events, services and training. So if you love helping moms find a career that they are passionate about, Mom Corps may be a good fit for you.
Franchise Cost: $25,000
5. Fetch Pet Care
Fetch Pet Care is a home-based franchise that offers a variety of services to meet the various needs of pets and their owners including: daily small pet visits, private dog walks, in-home overnight sitting, day and evening care, private boarding, pet taxi services, home care, yard pet waste cleanup and medication for pets. They even provide pet fitness care for those really active pets. So if you love animals – check out Fetch Pet Care.
Franchise Cost: $20,295- $36,500
Ongoing Fees: 6%
6. Cybertary — Closed Cybertary is a home-based franchise that assists with business owners with various administrative, technical and social tasks. So if you like to help people, are you organized, have good time management skills, excellent proof reading, grammar and spelling, a career with Cybertary may be the perfect home-based opportunity for you. Franchise Fee: $37,500-$60,000 Royalty Fee: 5%
7. Home Tutoring Business
Home Tutoring Business offers one-on-one home tutoring to students and parents in your community. So if you enjoy working with children and educators, Home Tutoring Business may be the right business opportunity for you.
Franchise fee: $1,999
Royal Fees: None
8. Green Irene
Green Irene provides both residential homes and businesses with eco-friendly consulting advice. So if you’re looking to make the earth a better place, Green Irene may be the perfect business opportunity for you.
Franchise Cost: $150 – $350
Royalty Fee: None
9. Décor and You
Décor and You assist clients with decorating their homes. If you have a flair for interior design and are creative, a home-based franchise with Décor and You may be the perfect home-based franchise for you.
Franchise Fee: $14,575
Royal Fee: 10%
10. Coffee News Franchise
Coffee News is a weekly publication that is delivered to local cafes, restaurants and businesses in your community. So if you enjoying working in the publishing and advertising industry, running a Coffee News Franchise may be your calling.
Franchise Cost: $6,000
Royalty Fee: $20 – $75 week
Please note, while franchise costs and fees are believed to be correct, please check with the individual companies for complete up-to-date information and prices. And with all business opportunities you need to do your own research.