By Holly Reisem Hanna
So you want to have your own business, but you’re not sure where to start. You don’t have a business plan and you’re not sure about the logistics of marketing, sales, human resources, customer service, accounting, legal compliance AND you would like an opportunity with a low risk potential. A franchise may be the perfect work at home business for you!
A franchise is a successfully proven business model that it easily replicated. The nice thing about a franchise is 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. Many franchises also have well known established brand names too, so you spend less money on marketing your business.
We’ve all heard of franchises like Starbucks and McDonalds, but there are also some great franchises out there that will allow you to work from home, like Fit 4 Moms. With over 1,500 different franchise companies in the USA, you are bound you find one that fits your interests and skills.
The downside of owning a franchise is the initial cash requirement is generally a very large amount, and many franchises require you to pay monthly maintenance fees.
So if you are a people person, enjoying following a set system, can easily ask for help, and you generally like to avoid risk, a home-based franchise may be the perfect opportunity for you! See the resources below to get started.
Home-Based Franchise Opportunities
- Cruise Planners
- Fit 4 Mom
- Great American Deals
- Healthy Hands Cooking
- Homeowner Referral Network
- Just Between Friends
- Mom Corps