The need for reliable, in-home services is on the rise, and that's paving the way for some great franchise opportunities in home services franchises. Franchisors like Club Z and Visiting Angels offer excellent home services franchises that can jumpstart your career as an entrepreneur.
The time crunch on American families has created the need for businesses that provide reliable, in-home services.
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Convenience is the driving force behind home services, an industry with a virtually limitless variety of business and franchise opportunities. If it can be done in a home, there's a good chance there's already a franchise that will help you earn a profit doing it.
Doing business in customers' homes creates some special challenges, but it also offers some benefits. Since the work is done exclusively off-site, franchisees can save money on space – a competitive advantage over competitors who provide their services from a storefront. Home service franchisees also have the ability to build closer relationships with their customers than do other types of businesses. By working in homes, employees establish a level of trust with their clients, which translates into customer loyalty down the road. One of the more creative home service franchises is Club Z. Recognizing the need for educational assistance services delivered in a convenient format, Club Z provides in-home tutoring services for school-age kids. The company tutors in all subject areas including music, foreign languages, and computers, using a staff of teachers managed by a regional director. By staying alert to the needs of the marketplace, Club Z has found an effective way to keep costs down and profits up for its franchise owners.
One method for narrowing down your list of potential in-home franchises is to make a list of the kinds of home service activities that interest you. Working down your list, begin to research the franchise opportunities that exist in each area and go with the one that fits best with your goals and circumstances.
Points to Consider
Managing a home services franchise can be challenging because your employees and work functions are spread out over a wide area instead of in a centralized location. This can make it difficult to effectively supervise your staff and assess their performance. Make sure your franchise has a system in place to overcome these challenges and ensure the services your employees provide live up to your company's high standards.
Although your business takes place outside of a business location, policies and procedures still need to be adhered to. That's why it's important to ensure that both your employees and customers are aware of your franchises policies and procedures before you go to work.
Club Z. Club Z provides in-home tutoring services across a wide range of subjects. They currently list 220 franchises in the U.S. and Canada.
Bark Busters Home Dog Training. Bark Busters help homeowners train their dogs in their own homes. Founded in Australia, the company has expanded its franchises to the U.S. and the U.K. they have 154 U.S. franchises and 78 international locations.
Visiting Angels. As Americans age, there is rising demand for in-home senior services. Started by a social worker, Visiting Angels offers living assistance services including hygiene assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands and shopping and companionship services. At the present time they have 230 franchises in North America.
The Closet Factory. The Closet Factory has made its profits by helping homeowners customize closets, offices, garages, and pantries. They are a growing company reporting approximately 100 franchise locations in the U.S.
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