The Top 10 Franchises of 2015

2015 Top Home Based Franchises

Want to run a business that doesn't require a storefront, office or warehouse space? Here's our list of the top franchises that can be run from home, or from a mobile unit, listed in order of their ranking in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. About the Top Home Based Franchises.

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 1
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $4K - $52K

# 2
Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners

Travel agency

Initial Investment: $2K - $23K

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# 3
Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools

Professional tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $160K - $316K

# 4
Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K - $36K

# 5
Matco Tools

Matco Tools

Mechanics' tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $85K - $248K

# 6
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels

Initial Investment: $196K - $370K

# 7
Jazzercise Inc.

Jazzercise Inc.

Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories

Initial Investment: $4K - $76K

# 8
CleanNet USA Inc.

CleanNet USA Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $10K - $98K

# 9
Budget Blinds Inc.

Budget Blinds Inc.

Window coverings, window film, rugs, accessories

Initial Investment: $89K - $187K

# 10
Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System

Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $15K - $48K

# 11
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care

Initial Investment: $30K - $143K

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# 12
Mac Tools

Mac Tools

Automotive tools and equipment

Initial Investment: $86K - $240K

# 13
Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K - $66K

# 14
Kona Ice

Kona Ice

Shaved-ice truck

Initial Investment: $114K - $129K

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# 15
Proforma

Proforma

Printing and promotional products

Initial Investment: $5K - $50K

# 16
Weed Man

Weed Man

Lawn care

Initial Investment: $68K - $86K

# 17
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery cleaning

Initial Investment: $55K - $84K

# 18
Rooter-Man

Rooter-Man

Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning

Initial Investment: $47K - $138K

# 19
Pop-A-Lock Franchise System

Pop-A-Lock Franchise System

Mobile locksmith and security services

Initial Investment: $100K - $135K

# 20
Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $2K - $52K

# 21
CertaPro Painters Ltd.

CertaPro Painters Ltd.

Residential and commercial painting

Initial Investment: $130K - $163K

# 22
Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

Lego-engineering classes, camps, parties

Initial Investment: $34K - $51K

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# 23
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Home inspections

Initial Investment: $33K - $43K

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# 24
Home Helpers/Direct Link

Home Helpers/Direct Link

Medical/nonmedical personal care

Initial Investment: $68K - $127K

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# 25
Novus Glass

Novus Glass

Auto glass repair and replacement

Initial Investment: $47K - $229K

# 26
American Leak Detection

American Leak Detection

Concealed water, gas and sewer leak-detection

Initial Investment: $77K - $260K

# 27
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

In-home tutoring

Initial Investment: $33K - $57K

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# 28
Sculpture Hospitality

Sculpture Hospitality

Bar and restaurant management solutions

Initial Investment: $44K - $57K

# 29
N-Hance

N-Hance

Wood floor and cabinet refinishing

Initial Investment: $24K - $145K

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# 30
HomeVestors of America Inc.

HomeVestors of America Inc.

Home buying, repair and selling

Initial Investment: $42K - $347K

# 31
Coffee News

Coffee News

Weekly newspaper distributed at restaurants

Initial Investment: $10K - $11K

# 32
Griswold Home Care

Griswold Home Care

Nonmedical home care

Initial Investment: $99K - $121K

# 33
Steamatic Inc.

Steamatic Inc.

Insurance/disaster restoration, cleaning, mold remediation

Initial Investment: $137K - $162K

# 34
Lawn Doctor

Lawn Doctor

Lawn, tree and shrub care; mosquito and tick control

Initial Investment: $82K - $100K

# 35
CruiseOne

CruiseOne

Travel agency

Initial Investment: $3K - $22K

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# 36
Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Commercial cleaning, building maintenance

Initial Investment: $5K - $45K

# 37
U.S. Lawns

U.S. Lawns

Commercial grounds care

Initial Investment: $33K - $79K

# 38
Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor

Tutoring

Initial Investment: $66K - $104K

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# 39
Rainbow Int'l. Restoration & Cleaning

Rainbow Int'l. Restoration & Cleaning

Indoor cleaning and restoration

Initial Investment: $156K - $256K

# 40
MaidPro

MaidPro

Residential cleaning

Initial Investment: $38K - $203K

# 41
CPR-Cell Phone Repair

CPR-Cell Phone Repair

Electronics repairs and sales

Initial Investment: $25K - $229K

# 42
Seniors Helping Seniors

Seniors Helping Seniors

Nonmedical home care

Initial Investment: $87K - $141K

# 43
Soccer Shots Franchising LLC

Soccer Shots Franchising LLC

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 8

Initial Investment: $32K - $39K

# 44
High Touch-High Tech

High Touch-High Tech

Science activities for schools/parties

Initial Investment: $60K - $64K

# 45
My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Early-learning/fitness programs

Initial Investment: $34K - $247K

# 46
AdvantaClean

AdvantaClean

Environmental services

Initial Investment: $121K - $218K

# 47
ASP-America's Swimming Pool Co.

ASP-America's Swimming Pool Co.

Swimming pool maintenance, repairs and renovations

Initial Investment: $65K - $88K

# 48
HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 18

Initial Investment: $23K - $29K

# 49
WIN Home Inspection

WIN Home Inspection

Home inspections

Initial Investment: $38K - $54K

# 50
Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence

Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence

Interior and exterior sandless wood refinishing

Initial Investment: $27K - $88K

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About the Homebased/Mobile Franchises

Want to run a business that doesn't require a storefront, office or warehouse space? Here's our list of the top franchises that can be run from home, or from a mobile unit, listed in order of their ranking in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®.

This ranking is not intended to endorse, promote or recommend any particular franchise company. Instead, it's meant to be a tool you can use while doing your personal franchise research, which should include interviews with existing franchisees, counsel from your attorney and accountant, and literature such as the Franchise Disclosure Document. As with any business purchase, a thorough, independent investigation must always be your first step toward success.

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