Over four million people in Britain have turned their back on offices and factories to enjoy the benefits of working from home.“Cottage industry” is stronger than ever in Britain, with spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, garages and even sheds being turned over to profitable enterprises. It means the ultimate in flexible working hours and work-life balance and cuts down overheads and commuting.
The wonders of modern technology mean that it has never been easier to set up and run a business from the comfort of your own home. Better still, the abundant choices for exciting and dynamic franchise opportunities in the UK, mean that you can go it alone backed by a huge amount of business support. You get to be your own boss, but with equipment, advice, a website and marketing help, all packaged up from day one.
One of the biggest benefits is the security of having a reliable supply of products and ideas, from a parent company with the buying power to keep your costs down. This could bring more potential profit than being independent. Plus, if you choose a home based franchise from a well-known company, you cash in on their branding and existing customer base too.
The world is your oyster thanks to the internet and the potential business backing of such a diverse number of companies. Options include everything from retailing pet food from Husse, to business coaching with ActionCOACH, providing energy efficiency advice with Blazes Renewables, or lawn maintenance services with Jim’s Mowing. You could provide services under the Photography for Little People banner or sell houses with a Ewemove franchise.
Possibly the hardest part is selecting a home franchise that suits your individual skills, preferences and lifestyle. The best place to start is opening the door to some great advice and insights from us.