Many people who are interested in franchises are often turned off by the fact that they have to employ other people. Whether it’s the managerial aspects or the desire to fully maximize profits, some people really like to go it alone.
If you count yourself in this category, it’s worth casting your eye over a new article in Business News Daily. It gives you the lowdown on five franchises that do not require employees. America Swimming Pool Company, Stroller Strides, Lawn Doctor, Safeguard and Mom Corps all provide proof that franchises can thrive without other employees. These are successful business organizations that are driven entirely by the franchisee.
At the same time, these are businesses that require an even greater commitment from the franchisee, but if that kind of control is what you crave, you’ll find great success with franchises like these. Many of these franchisees are home-based and provide you with more freedom than most 'home-based' franchises. Also franchises like Safeguard can cover many of their employee functions via their corporate offices, as the story explains, making life easier on you.
“Franchisees can route their customer service numbers to Base Connection, ensuring that a person is always at the ready to address customer needs. Further, it allows franchisees to spend time building the business instead of handling administrative issues, and ensures that Safeguard's 73 percent annual customer retention rate stays intact,” according to Scott Sutton of Safe Guard.
If you're thinking about buying a franchise, it's important to remember that you'll be managing staff. If that's not what you're interested, there's still a few opportunities for you.