Date Updated: 20-May-2019

Home Based franchises

Featured Franchise

Transworld Business Advisors

Looking for an executive franchise with over 40 years’ experience and presence in over 73 countries? Transworld Business Advisors, part of the United Franchise Group (UFG), helps business owners to sell in confidence to qualified buyers. This is an ideal franchise for those who have held senior management positions or ran their own business.

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  • click to visit Transworld Business Advisors section

    Transworld franchise is a network of business brokers. This is an executive franchise ideal for those with senior management experience.

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  • click to visit Jo Jingles  section

    Jo Jingles franchisees offer fun and educational music/singing classes for babies and pre-school children.

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  • click to visit Premier section

    Premier franchisees manage a team that teaches children and young people in fun yet educational sport and physical activity classes.

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  • click to visit The Creation Station section

    The Creation Station offers children's arts and craft classes, birthday parties and events. Additional packages for adult craft market are available

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  • click to visit Petpals  section

    Petpals offers a range of pet care services, including pet sitting, dog walking, dog home boarding, puppy care & elderly dog care and pet taxi,

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  • click to visit Ovenclean section

    Ovenclean franchise owners provide a top-quality, unique oven cleaning system with the option to expand and manage staff, who undertake the work.

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  • click to visit Greensleeves Lawn Care  section

    Greensleeves franchisees offer a repeat-business lawncare service to both commercial and residential clients.

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  • click to visit Autovaletdirect  section

    Graphics and sign writing removal service incorporating the successful Autovaletdirect mobile valeting system.

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  • click to visit Agency Express  section

    Agency Express franchisees service and maintain highly-visible 'to let', 'for sale' and 'sold' agency boards throughout the UK.

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  • click to visit Trophy Pet Foods section

    Trophy Pet Foods franchisees offer clients a free, home-delivery service of high quality British-made pet foods, pet services and advice.

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  • click to visit Marla Custom Blinds  section

    Marla Custom Blinds supplies and fits tailor-made blinds, awnings and shutters; this is home-based/van-based franchise.

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  • click to visit TaxAssist Accountants  section

    TaxAssist franchisees need NOT be qualified accountants; they manage professionals who offer accountancy services to small businesses and self-employed.

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  • click to visit Leading the Way section

    Leading the Way franchise provides dog walking, pet home visits and pet taxis.

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  • click to visit Chemex  section

    Chemex supplies specialised cleaning, hygiene and infection control products. A B2B franchise in a huge market, with products supplied on a repeat order basis.

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  • click to visit Autoglym section

    Autoglym franchise has been a leading manufacturer of valeting products for over 50 years.

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  • click to visit Tutor Doctor section

    Tutor Doctor franchisees recruit and manage a team of professionally trained and vetted tutors, offering students an award-winning educational experience.

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  • click to visit Rosemary Bookkeeping section

    Rosemary Bookkeeping offers a bookkeeping service; no bookkeeping experience is necessary. This is a home based or management opportunity.

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  • click to visit Mr Electric  section

    Mr Electric supplies electricians for all commercial and domestic electrical work. Experience is not essential as you do not have to carry out the work yourself.

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  • click to visit Optic-Kleer section

    Optic-Kleer is the UK’s largest windscreen-only repair franchise; this is a van-based opportunity.

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  • click to visit MOLLY MAID section

    MOLLY MAID franchise owners recruit, train and manage a team of cleaners who provide a top-quality service to domestic customers.

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  • click to visit Rugbytots section

    Rugbytots is one of the largest pre-school play programmes in the world

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  • click to visit Metro Plumb section

    Metro Plumb provides a local plumbing service to domestic households and national business customers.

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  • click to visit TruGreen  section

    TruGreen franchise owners deliver an award-winning lawn care service to clients and can expand their business into a multi-van operation.

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  • click to visit Money Advice & Planning section

    MAP franchisees utilise unique investment methods to provide both private and commercial clients with independent financial advice.

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  • click to visit Coffee-Bike section

    Coffee-Bike is a mobile coffee franchise. This is a low investment franchise with no fixed fees.

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  • click to visit ActionCOACH section

    ActionCOACH franchisees offer SME business owners a multi-award winning tactical coaching, training and mentoring service.

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  • click to visit Snack in the Box section

    Snack in the Box franchisees work from home and delivery Mars and Walkers confectionery to vending machines and boxes within SME businesses.

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  • click to visit OSCAR Pet Foods  section

    OSCAR Pet Foods franchisees deliver highly nutritious pet food and accessories, as well as free expert advice, to customers.

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  • click to visit Driving Miss Daisy section

    Driving Miss Daisy is a transportation and companionship franchise, helping those unable to drive to remain independent.

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  • click to visit Cleanhome section

    Cleanhome franchisees manage a team of cleaners to service a portfolio of domestic clients within a dedicated territory.

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  • click to visit Promedica24 section

    Promedica24 is the only UK franchise that specialises in live-in care; franchisees manage a team of carers.

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  • click to visit Metro Rod  section

    Metro Rod is the UK’s leading supplier of drainage services to a wide range of businesses and domestic customers.

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  • click to visit ServiceMaster Clean section

    ServiceMaster Clean franchisees chose from 4 different franchise packages that each cater to a niche within the restoration and cleaning industry.

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  • click to visit World Options section

    World Options franchisees offer their portfolio of clients a first class, highly competitive parcel delivery and courier service.

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  • click to visit Your Mortgage Plus section

    Your Mortgage Plus is a network of mortgage and protection advisers. As you only require a small office, this business can be run from home.

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  • click to visit Tumble Tots  section

    Tumble Tots franchisees offer classes within their territory that develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance and coordination.

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  • click to visit Leadership Management section

    Leadership Management International (LMI) is a business coaching and people development franchise.

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  • click to visit Expense Reduction Analysts section

    ERA is a network of cost management & procurement consultants. ERA is the 2017 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year bronze award winner.

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  • click to visit Merry Maids  section

    Merry Maid franchisees do not clean but manage a team of employees who undertake cleaning work for residential clients.

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  • click to visit ChipsAway  section

    ChipsAway franchisees offer high-quality bodywork repair services for automotive scratches, minor dents and scuffs.

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  • click to visit CHAMPS Academy section

    CHAMPS Academy is a confidence and life-skills coaching franchise that helps kids and teens become more confident, stronger and happier.

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  • click to visit Riverford Organic Farmers section

    Riverford Organic Farmers franchisees build relationships with customers and deliver ethically-grown, organic vegetables to them each week.

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  • click to visit WPA Healthcare Practice  section

    WPA Healthcare Practice offers ethical healthcare solutions and products to the self-employed, professionals and SMEs.

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  • click to visit Colourfence  section

    Colourfence franchisees promote their unique Colorbond steel fences to potential clients and manage a trained team who install them.

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  • click to visit Business Partnership section

    Business Partnership is a network of professional business brokers; we connect business sellers with business buyers.

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  • click to visit Oven Wizards section

    Oven Wizard is the UK's fastest growing oven cleaning franchise. This is a home-based opportunity with opportunities for both single and multi-van operators.

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  • click to visit Bright & Beautiful  section

    Bright & Beautiful is an award winning domestic cleaning and housekeeping franchise; this is a management franchise.

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  • click to visit WILKINS CHIMNEY SWEEP section

    WILKINS CHIMNEY SWEEP is a home-based chimney sweeping franchise business; it can be developed into a multi-van operation.

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  • click to visit Safeclean  section

    Safeclean franchisees can either undertake carpet and upholstery cleaning projects themselves or manage a team of cleaning technicians instead.

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About Home Based franchises

Many small business owners dream of working from home, attracted by the flexibility and freedom that can come with it. Advances in technology mean that setting up an office to run a franchise in a bedroom or basement can be done easily. But just how should you go about setting up a franchise at home? What are the benefits and what are the pitfalls of buying a home-based franchise?

The major benefit of home based franchises is the financial savings on cost of premises. If you have spare space at home, why pay the rental on an office or be tied into long tenancy agreements? However, as well as the financial benefits, there’s the time you’ll save travelling to and from work and the flexibility of working from home can help you manage other commitments such as children. You make up the rules to suit your life, whether it’s the hours you work or what you wear during the working day.

However, there are some perceived pitfalls that need to be taken into consideration. Some people find it hard to switch off from work when they operate from home and there is a temptation to work long hours. It is important to set limits to ensure your work doesn’t affect your family life, but equally to ensure that domestic distractions don’t affect your productivity. Separating home and work life can be a challenge to say the least.

Family support is vital to ensure you can work productively when you want to. You can enlist family members to help you with general administration tasks such as answering the telephone, typing or filing.

Other common pitfalls are that clients may get the wrong impression if you don’t have somewhere to meet with them Though nowadays there is a move towards meeting in less formal locations such as coffee shops or visiting the customer at their place of work. Similarly, a lack of space may also restrict the growth of your business. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that working from home can cause, can be a problem for some people.

If you run your franchise business from home you shouldn’t assume that your existing household insurance covers you. You will need to assess your business insurance needs separately and make sure that your business equipment is covered and that you have public liability insurance for customers who may visit you. If you employ anyone, even part-timers, employer’s liability insurance will be compulsory.

Another thing to bear in mind is that your mortgage or tenancy agreement may prevent you from using your home to run a business. You’ll need to check with your mortgage lender, landlord or freeholder if you are thinking of working from home.

You may require planning permission from your local authority for using your property for business purposes, particularly if it involves changes to your property. You may need to pay business rates rather than council tax on the part of the property that is used for business purposes. On the upside, you can claim tax relief on domestic bills for areas of the house used for your business. Installing a separate telephone line for business use will make it easier to claim tax relief on business calls.

Before considering setting up a home based franchise, it is essential to check that you won’t be breaking any laws or upsetting neighbours by doing so. Assuming your business is unobtrusive, no one is likely to object. But if your neighbours are inconvenienced by smells, noise, cars blocking the streets, lorries delivering goods regularly or unusual working hours, you could find yourself in trouble with your local authority. If your business involves any unusual activities that will affect the residential area that you live in, then you should contact your local authority for guidance.

You should carry out a Health and Safety risk assessment to identify potential hazards to yourself, employees, visitors and other members of the household. You need to write down the results of your risk assessment if you employ five or more people. Possible hazards include handling heavy loads, your computer set up, electrical appliances or excessive noise. You will need to consider emergency procedures and first aid provision. Electrical safety is very important and you should not overload socket points. You should install a smoke detector in your work area as a precaution for early warning in case there is a fire.

Top Tips

1. Working from home has its financial benefits however consider whether it’s going to be the most productive place to operate from

2. If operating your franchise from a home based office you still need to review health and safety, insurance and employment issues

3. Think about the impact running a business from home will have on you, your family, neighbours and clients

 

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