Working at home is great, but finding legitimate home-based franchising opportunities can be tough. However, by doing careful research before you invest in anything, running a successful franchise from the comfort of your own home can become a reality!
Why is it so important to work at home?
Because you get so much out of it, including:
Home-based franchises allow you to have a flexible schedule that simply does not exist with office-based franchises. You can set your own hours and even avoid a frustrating daily commute!
As an added benefit, working from home can save you a bunch of money. Home-based franchises have lower start-up and operating costs than office-based ones which means you can turn a profit faster at home than if you were renting an office somewhere.
-The ability to work from anywhere
Some franchises can call your home office home permanently. Others may work well at home for awhile, but may eventually grow too big for a home office. Some may even afford you the opportunity to work from your vacation home or move to a brand new city. If all you need is a computer and a phone, you can go anywhere without worrying about how it will affect your business!
-Control over how your business grows
As a home-based franchisee, you can choose how fast your business grows. If you think it would be best to work from home for awhile so that you can save up for office space later you can do it. If you want to set a timeline for how long you work from home, you can do that, too. Since youre the boss, you call the shots.
-Access to a complete support network
When you own a franchise, youre never really alone. Quality franchisors will offer ongoing educational opportunities to home-based franchisees, and they will provide ongoing training whenever you need it. Good franchisors even keep the best interests of their franchisees in mind by providing on-site support like sending a field team to your home office to give you training and encouragement.
And youll also get support outside the company. Many franchisors give their home-based fracnhisees access to marketing assistance and public relations services. Theyll even send IT professionals to your home office to get all of your technology set up!
Even though youre working from home, you will have all of the tools you need to build a successful, professional business!
Lesley D’Arcy As a Franchise Recruitment Manager at Mortgage Choice, Lesley D’Arcy is responsible for recruiting franchisees to greenfield (new) opportunities. Her career in franchise recruitment spans over 15 years where she has worked with many major franchise brands. Lesley has a wealth of experience in recruitment of franchisees and builds on this experience by unearthing and developing the latest and most innovative ways to help franchisors build their networks. This experience has given her the skills to become an expert in the field of franchise recruitment, excelling in lead generation, screening, qualifying and selling to prospective franchisees.