Date Updated: 16-November-2020

Home Based franchises

Featured Franchise

OSCAR Pet Foods

Looking for a home-based, mobile business with low overheads?
As an OSCAR Pet Foods franchisee you would be trained to distribute top-quality pet products and services which include: highly nutritious pet food, accessories, and free expert advice in behaviour, nutrition and veterinary matters.

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  • click to visit Money Advice & Planning section

    Start your own IFA business. MAP franchisees provide both private and commercial clients with independent financial advice.

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  • click to visit Total Guide to section

    Total Guide To is an online local information portal. Franchisees generate local content and make money through advertising revenue.

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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 easyProperty Scotland section

    easyProperty is a low cost online estate agency that is part of the easyFamily of brands which includes easyJet. Looking for franchisees in Scotland.

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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 UK Business Mentoring section

    UK Business Mentoring provides practical support and mentoring to small business owners.

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  • click to visit Chrysalis Partners section

    Chrysalis Partners improve business owner's profitability and sales growth. We provide a unique business coaching and consultancy service.

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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 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 ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services section

    ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services provides daily office cleaning for commercial customers. This a management, B2B franchise.

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  • click to visit X-Press Legal Services  section

    X-Press Legal provides regulated property searches and reports to solicitors and conveyancing professionals; no legal experience is required.

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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 Trulawn section

    Trulawn supplies and installs artificial grass in domestic and commercial properties.

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  • click to visit Access4Lofts section

    Access4Lofts offers loft access and storage solutions to utilise loft space. Owner-operator and management opportunities available.

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  • click to visit Just Shutters section

    Just Shutters is the UK’s largest independent shutter specialist.

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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 Marla Custom Blinds  section

    Marla supplies & fits custom blinds, awnings and shutters. You can run the business from home / van or employ a team and run a multi-van franchise.

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  • click to visit Time For You  section

    Time For You is the largest domestic cleaning franchise in the UK. This is a management opportunity; you don’t do the cleaning.

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  • click to visit ComputerXplorers section

    ComputerXplorers is the UK’s leading tech children’s franchise. Fun AND educational. Includes coding classes.

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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 Chemex  section

    Chemex supplies businesses with specialised cleaning, hygiene and infection control products.

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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 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 MouldDoctor section

    MouldDoctor franchisees provide permanent mould eradication treatments. Management franchise opportunity.

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  • click to visit Entrepreneurs Circle Coaching  section

    Entrepreneurs Circle is a business coaching franchise that helps small businesses to succeed.

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  • click to visit Refresh Renovations section

    Refresh Renovations is the first national design-and-build home renovation franchise in the UK. No building experience is necessary.

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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 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 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 Leadership Management section

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

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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 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 Business Doctors section

    Business Doctors franchisees follow a multi-award winning franchise model and provide SME businesses with a unique consultancy service.

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  • click to visit World Options section

    Online courier booking service for businesses who need to send parcels to destinations across the UK and internationally. Home based franchise.

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  • click to visit The Alternative Board section

    The Alternative Board (TAB) is the world’s largest peer-to-peer support and business coaching franchise.

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  • click to visit Recognition Express  section

    specialising in branded corporate products to UK companies in a £3 billion marketplace.

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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 Tumble Tots  section

    Tumble Tots franchisees offer classes to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance and coordination.

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  • click to visit Little Kickers  section

    Little Kickers is the world’s biggest and most successful pre-school football academy. Coaching experience not necessary.

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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 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 Snack in the Box section

    Snack in the Box franchisees deliver Mars and Walkers confectionery to vending machines and boxes within SME businesses.

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  • click to visit Techclean section

    UK market leaders providing specialist IT equipment cleaning and hygiene service.

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  • click to visit Clear Brew section

    UK’s leading beer line cleaning company serving pubs, hotels, social clubs, bingo halls, golf clubs, sports, restaurants & social clubs. Low cost franchise.

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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 GoCruise and Travel section

    GoCruise and Travel allows you to run your own travel business from the comfort of your own home.

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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 Rugbytots section

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

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  • click to visit It’seeze section

    Website design franchise. No experience necessary; we do the designing and developing, you focus on selling.

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  • click to visit The Creation Station section

    Children's arts and craft classes, birthday parties and events. Additional packages for adult crafts 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 Optic-Kleer section

    Working out of Tesco, Morrisons and other car parks repairing chipped windscreens and providing a 5-star service to customers whilst they shop.

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  • click to visit GutterPRO section

    Low Cost, Fast Start Franchise – Guaranteed £5000 of sales during first 3 months – up to 100% funding available.

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Existing Home Based franchises for sale


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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