While franchising might be best known for large, time-consuming businesses like restaurants and hotels, there are also plenty of franchise opportunities in a variety of industries that can successfully run on a part-time basis. So start your side gig search here with our list of the Top Part-Time Franchises.
To qualify for this ranking, companies had to indicate that an involved owner-operator can successfully run their business less than 40 hours a week. Qualifying companies were then ranked based on how they scored when run through Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 formula, which evaluates franchise opportunities based on 150-plus data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
Keep in mind that this list is not intended as a recommendation of any particular franchise. No matter what kind of time and money you're looking to commit to a business, it always pays to do your research before investing. Read the company's legal documents, consult with an attorney and an accountant, and talk to as many current and former franchisees as you can to find out if the opportunity is right for you.