Updated October 8, 2020.
Running your own business from home has its minuses and pluses. On one hand, the entrepreneur who decided to do a home-based business should have a good ability for self-motivation and time management. On the other hand, working from home allows choosing the time for work and doesn't require a lot of investments. Home-based franchises in the USA include travel-agencies, personal trainings, tutoring, personal care services, selling goods,etc. If you are looking for starting your own business but pressed for time or/and money, choose a home-based franchise below.
Founded ine: 1920
Franchising since: 1991
Franchise units: 4600+ WORLDWIDE
Initial investment: $171,385 - $359,767
Royalty Fees: $120/mo.
A Snap-on Tools franchise is a mobile tool store dealer (franchisee) owns, selling the #1 tool brand in the world directly to professionals on franchisee’s protected list of calls. Today, Snap-on Tools franchisees sell far more than just wrenches. They offer over 22,000 products, including hand tools, power tools, diagnostic tools, tool storage and shop equipment, but the way they sell is much the same.
Founded ine: 1979
Franchising since: 1993
Franchise units: 1500+
Investment Range: $91,785 - $269,665
Royalty Fees: N/A
Since 1979, Matco Tools, a subsidiary of Danaher Corp., has been manufacturing, distributing and servicing automotive equipment, tools and toolboxes. This franchise opportunity allows anyone to work for himself bringing Matco’s products to their customers in trucks and set financial goals that will help turn dreams into reality. Matco Tools do not charge advertising or royalty fees.
Founded ine: 1994
Franchising since: 1999
Franchise units: 2570+
Initial investment: $2,295 - $23,367
Royalty Fees: 3%
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Services Representative, is a home-based travel agent network travel agents (franchisees) of which work from home selling full-service travel packages, including cruises, land-based vacations, travel insurance, car rentals and more.
Founded ine: 1991
Franchising since: 1992
Franchise units: More Than 1300
Investment Range: $3,245 - $21,850
Royalty Fees: To 3%
Dream Vacations is consistently recognized as the best home-based travel agency franchise. As part of World Travel Holdings, Dream Vacations is the world’s largest cruise agency, gain instant affiliation as a powerhouse in the travel industry with unrivaled buying power. Dream Vacations franchisees sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups.
Founded ine: 2008
Franchising since: 2013
Franchise units: 200+
Investment Range: $56,072 - $121,673
Royalty Fees: 6%
GYMGUYZ provides in-home personal training in the comfort of client’s own home and instructors bring all the equipment needed for a great workout. GYMGUYZ first created a new category within the fitness industry: in Home Personal Training. This is one of the reasons their franchise is expanding so rapidly. Franchisees do not need to have a fitness certification, however, basic knowledge and passion in fitness is a plus.
Founded ine: 1981
Franchising since: 2011
Franchise units: 63 Worldwide
Investment Range: $92,900 - $239,400
Royalty Fees: 10%
British Swim School is a franchise that holds swimming lessons designed for either babies, children, and adults. Franchisees offer swimming and water safety lessons for children as young as three months old. British Swim School help franchisees find pools using their exclusive relationships with national fitness chains and hotels.
Founded ine: 2002
Franchising since: 2003
Franchise units: 900+ Worldwide
Initial investment: $112,750 - $149,110
Royalty Fees: 10%+
Mathnasium is your neighborhood math-only learning center that teaches kids math the way that makes sense to them. Instruction approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math. Franchisees don’t need to have teaching experience because they offer franchise training.
Founded ine: 1995
Franchising since: 1998
Franchise units: 380+
Initial investment: $33,800 - $52,750
Royalty Fees: 6 - 8%
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services is a tutoring and test prep company serving the United States and Canada, through a network of franchises. Franchisees offer one-on-one in-home tutoring services, including ACT and SAT prep, foreign languages, computers and music, and other academic subjects. As an approved supplemental educational services provider in over 40 states, Club Z! also provides free tutoring at libraries, community centers, churches, and schools. Club Z! franchise owners can also offer online test prep, subject tutoring and our ON-Demand homework help program for additional revenue.
Founded ine: 1986
Franchising since: 1987
Franchise units: 250
Investment Range: $39,800 - $81,300
Royalty Fees: 2 - 5%
U.S. Lawns offers landscaping services for commercial property owners and managers. Their services include landscape maintenance, landscape improvements, snow and ice management, lawn care, tree care, irrigation, and more. U.S. Lawns is the fastest-growing franchise in the commercial landscaping industry.
Founded ine: 1997
Franchising since: 1997
Franchise units: More Than 300 worldwide
Investment Range: $75,850 - $127,600
Royalty Fees: 3 - 6%
Home Helpers provides personal care services for seniors, new moms, working parents, those recuperating from illness or surgery and those needing continuing care for lifelong challenges. Local Home Helpers awarded Franchisee of the Year for excellence in elder care franchise and excellent in-home care services. Home Helpers is an innovative, industry leader and the right choice for a low-cost, high ROI investment.
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