One of the toughest parts of starting a business is accessibility. You might have a great business idea or an incredible work ethic, but unless you have a lot of time, money and opportunity on your hands, you'll never be able to attain the success you might deserve.
Investing in a franchise can give you a framework that will help you with startup financing and training and give you the chance to strike out on your own. That's why we've been spotlighting different entities from our Franchise 500 list. Investing in these franchises are, in many ways, about access -- do you have enough cash to open a fast-food franchise? Do you have seven figures (or more) to drop on a Hilton hotel?
But, what if you're limited by space rather than money? Or, what if you're a homebody who hates the idea of working at an office?
You can start one of these five franchises from your own home, making them more accessible than ever.