When the COVID-19 pandemic started and the majority of white-collar workers were forced to work remotely, companies realized their employees didn’t have to be in the office to be productive. This led to a shift in the workforce, as many employees were allowed to continue doing their jobs from home even after restrictions were lifted.

People love the flexibility of being able to set their own hours, dressing casually, and not having to spend time commuting to and from an office. And it’s not just employees who feel this way. Many business owners have come to embrace the benefits of operating home-based franchises.

Embrace the benefits of operating a home-based franchise including, flexibility of being able to set your own hours, dressing casually, and not having to spend time commuting to an office.

What is a Home-Based Franchise?

A franchise allows investors to own a business without starting from scratch. Instead, they pay a fee to an established company for the right to use their successful model to open another location of that business. Many industries franchise their operations, including restaurants, senior care facilities, fitness centers, and hair salons.

Not all of them, however, are able to allow their employees to work from home. Those that offer consulting services and deal with customers one-on-one tend to be best suited for home-based businesses.

A home-based franchise, or a work-from-home franchise, is a franchise that you can operate and manage primarily from your home, without needing a brick-and-mortar location to do business.

The Benefits of a Home-Based Franchise

Operating a work-from-home franchise has many benefits:

  • Lower overhead costs. Franchising is beneficial because it lets you step right into a business with a market-tested product or service that consumers may be already familiar with. Since you operate your business from your home, you don’t need office space, so you’ll not only save on rent, but you also won’t need to furnish an office or pay for monthly utilities.
  • Less financial risk. Working from home for a franchisor typically means lower barrier to entry because you don’t have to factor in all the expenses mentioned above. This means you might be more likely to take a chance on and succeed at something that’s a passion for you. It also means more profits will end up in your bank account rather than being shelled out for ongoing costs.
  • Possible tax benefits. If you run a work-from-home franchise, you may be able to deduct a portion of your home’s expenses if you itemize your income taxes, including a portion of your mortgage interest, property taxes, utilities and home maintenance. Be sure to check with your accountant or the Internal Revenue Service to make sure you are eligible.
  • Greater flexibility. Unless you’re meeting with a client in-person, you don’t have to be in a tie or heels. Go business casual. Go casual-casual. Need to stay home to oversee a delivery or home repair? You won’t have to play rock-paper-scissors with your spouse to see who takes a day off. You can do what you need to do without sacrificing a day off. Which leads to…
  • Better work/life balance. Running a business from your home allows you to set your own hours, deciding when and how long you will work. This will lead to a better work/life balance and increased job satisfaction. You can start your day at 5 a.m. or work late at night after your family has gone to sleep. You can take a few hours off in the afternoon to attend your son’s science fair presentation or your daughter’s soccer game.

 Why You Should Franchise with Home Franchise Concepts

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is the leading home services franchisor in North America. Our family of brands includes Budget Blinds, Kitchen Tune-Up, Bath Tune-Up, Concrete Craft, Tailored Living, AdvantaClean, Two Maids & A Mop, and Aussie Pet Mobile. All are franchises that can be run from your home, and all can be operated from your home if you choose, providing you with the work/life balance you may be looking for.

The intensive training and stellar support our franchise owners receive gives them the confidence and the know-how necessary to run a successful business. And the expert business coaching and marketing expertise will help you ramp up quickly and operate your franchise as efficiently as possible.

Customers who seek out HFC brands already know they’re dealing with integrity. They like partnering with a local business owner backed by a strong national brand. At Home Franchise Concepts, we care about our customers and the communities we serve. Our franchisees are committed to meeting the needs of each individual customer and delivering solutions that provide the best styles, products, and personalized service to match every budget.

Contact HFC Today

Carve out your piece of the $450 billion home improvement industry with a proven franchisor. To learn more about the different HFC franchise opportunities, contact us today. One of our franchise consultants will be in touch to answer your questions so you can see if owning one of our work-from-home franchises will fit into your lifestyle, as well as align with your investment goals.