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The Top 101 Home-Based Franchises Sometimes the best ideas for launching a business can start right at your kitchen table--and stay there

By Tracy Stapp Herold

If you're thinking about starting a home-based franchise, take heart: It's very likely your franchisor knows all about the challenges you'll face. Many of the companies on our Top Home-Based Franchises list got their start in somebody's home, too. Look for their success stories throughout our listing.

All 101 of our Top Home-Based Franchises are listed here based on their ranking in Entrepreneur's 2011 Franchise 500®. The listing should not be construed as a recommendation of any particular company. Finding the opportunity that's right for you starts with doing your homework: Consult with a lawyer and accountant, read the franchisor's documents and talk to existing franchisees.

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Tracy Stapp Herold

Entrepreneur Staff

Tracy Stapp Herold is the special projects editor at Entrepreneur magazine. She works on franchise and business opportunity stories and listings, including the annual Franchise 500.

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