Franchise Spotlight: Work from Home
Aspiring franchisees seeking to avoid commuting and onerous overheads have plenty of choice.
The benefits of working from home – avoiding commuting, family-friendly flexibility, fewer expenses – are well documented.
The migration to home working has been one of the industry trends under the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic, but many franchisees have enjoyed this benefit for much longer.
Franchises operating in a variety of sectors can be run without commercial premises and associated overheads, which helps to keep prices low for customers.
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School is Easy Tutoring (SIE) franchisees can run their franchise entirely from home, for instance, coordinating a team of professional tutors to provide one-to-one tutoring for primary and secondary school students.
This also applies to the vast majority of internet franchises, which benefit from the global online economy’s high industry growth rate, something supercharged by Covid-19.
Eazi-Sites and Eazi-Apps are two such home-based franchise opportunities whose low overheads, internal statistics show, help to generate a return on franchisees’ investments after building just four websites or mobile apps.
Similarly, franchisees at digital agency iOB Business generate more than 10 revenue streams from services that include revamping websites, finessing social media strategies and improving businesses’ online reputations.
Certain businesses must be operated from commercial premises of course, such as those in the restaurant, auto repair or bricks-and-mortar retail sectors.
That said, sometimes a franchisee can split their time between working at home and performing services for customers outside of the home.
This applies to most van-based franchises, with franchisees typically hitting the road to deliver goods and services to businesses and households and doing their paperwork from the comfort of their residence.
Thermawood franchisees, for instance, retrofit double glazing for existing wooden window frames but don’t need premises. The franchisor promises wide profit margins and a range of exclusive products with patented designs that help to reduce energy costs and noise, all while retaining character.