It doesn’t take a storefront to run a franchise, and for small business entrepreneurs with big dreams but a limited budget, home-based franchise opportunities in Australia are a highly viable option that reduces overhead costs, time and the hassle of opening a physical location.
In fact, the number of people starting businesses at home –or homepreneurs– is steadily rising, with more than half of all small businesses in Australia now being run from home. “In addition, home-based franchises don’t necessarily need an office space because the business model forces them to go out and offer their product or service to the world,” says Tracy Shapp, a franchise expert at Entrepreneur.
Mowing Business Options
The mowing business franchise has been recognized as one of the most popular home based business opportunities in Australia. V.I.P. and Jim’s Mowing are some of the popular names in the mowing industry. V.I.P. claims that it has helped over 4000 franchises to achieve their targets. The organisation guarantees the high number of customer base. The franchisees are trained and insured, police checked and owner operated. Jim’s Mowing offers somewhat similar opportunities to its franchises. Jim’s Mowing claims that 88% of its franchises stays in the business even after the end of first year. The Jim’s Mowing franchises require an initial investment between $22,000 and 38,000.
A Franchise in Freight Industry
You can own your own freight franchise in Australia with InXpress, a proven franchise concept that offers you a complete system of delivering customers quality freight services. InXpress is the authorized sale partner of DHL and is domestically partnered with Toll and TNT, offering a complete range of courier and freight services to its customers. An InXpress franchise can be owned with an investment ranging around $49,000.
Want to join the Kerbing Industry in Australia?
You can now start your own curbing business from home in Australia, no prior experience required. Kwick Kerb offers a franchise to enthusiastic small business entrepreneurs who want to venture into landscaping The Kwick Kerb franchise program gives full marketing support, training, on-going business care and comprehensive equipment training. Joining is estimated to cost between $50,000 and $100,000 and there are no royalty or on-going fees attached to it. Zippykerb also offers a franchise opportunity and at a much lower cost than Kwick Kerb. However, the franchise offers minimal services to the end customer. Zippykerb franchise can be purchased at $7,820 + GST.
Vehicle Detailing Business
A vehicle detailing business is another good small business idea. Specialists like Car Care Australia offer high quality mobile car cleaning and detailing services. Car care Australia allows the franchisee to conduct their services at any location and to utilize all the necessary equipment to conduct high quality services. The best thing about the Car Care Australia concept is that there is a central booking office that communicates with the customers and the franchise owner to ensure that the work is done in an appropriate manner. Also, the franchisor conducts national advertising which builds the brand and will ultimately increase the value of the business.
Home and Commercial Cleaning Business
Home and commercial cleaning is one of the fastest growing businesses in Australia. Renowned companies like United Home Services, AMC Commercial Cleaning NSW and JAN-PRO offer franchises with proper equipment and training. You can plan to open your own home or commercial cleaning franchise. Here are some of the options available.
- United Home Services franchise is a good investment option. It offers a comprehensive range of services to homes and offices all over Australia. Services include home, office & commercial cleaning, Carpet cleaning & upholstery, ironing & dry cleaning and garden maintenance. The investment information is available upon request from the company.
- Another option is AMC Commercial Cleaning NSW, which has been awarded the prestigious Kimberley Clark Golden Service Award for 8 years in a row. The company has 300+ franchises and claims that they have an excellent turnover, some of them exceeding $600,000 a year. The AMC Commercial Cleaning NSW franchise fee starts at the $15,600 mark.
- JAN-PRO is another lucrative small business franchise option in Australia. It has been ranked World’s #1 Fastest Growing Franchise System from 2008 to 2014. It has over 100 franchises working with them in Australia and over 12,000 franchises globally. JAN-PRO is involved in commercial cleaning. It guarantees client base, industry leading training, ongoing support and marketing to boost sales.
Product and Services for Women – A Perfect Franchise Opportunity for Australian Women Entrepreneurs
Franchises that target women are becoming excellent options for a lucrative small business in Australia and spas and jewellery stores top the list in this market segment. When it comes to a day spa franchise, Endota Spa is highly recognized in Australia. The best thing about Endota Spa is that it has an accredited loan program with ANZ and NAB. Endota Spa also offers nationwide marketing and tries to use native organic and Australian products.
You can also open a branded jewellery store. Pandora offers high quality branded and hand crafted jewellery products at affordable prices. Pandora trains its franchisees and also offers a Customer Loyalty Program. Moreover, it also has a national marketing plan, online and field support on various business aspects including financial matters and product selection.
Placing coffee machines at workplaces – A highly lucrative small business idea
Coffee is a pre-requisite for almost every business person to start their day, and according to its website, opening a franchise with Xpresso Delight allows you to tap into one of the fastest growing markets on the planet. In fact, BRW magazine in their “Top Fastest Growing Franchises by Revenue” has ranked Xpresso Delight as one of the fastest growing franchise in Australia. It has over 170 franchises and the number is still growing. Xpresso Delight guarantees to recover 50% of revenue return on the franchisee investment in the first six months and guarantees to refund the franchise fees if this fails to happen. The coffee machines that are used in the business are imported from Switzerland and are valued at $8, 000. The company offers excellent support services.