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Home-Based Franchises in NZ

Many small businesses are operated out of their owners’ homes. If you don’t need retail premises or staff, you have space for the stock or equipment you’ll need and you are able to visit clients or have a suitable space for them to visit you, there are many advantages in being home-based. House on coinsThe major ones include no rent, flexibility of hours, the possibility of working with a spouse or partner and the ability to offset a fair proportion of your home costs against the business for tax purposes. The downside is that you’ll need proper office space, freedom from interruptions and you may find it hard to get away from work sometimes. Read more about working from home.

When you’re looking for a home-based franchise, it’s important to do more than ask ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘What experience do I need? Do your research – we recommend putting in an hour of research for every $1000 that you plan to invest. Apart from talking to the franchisor and asking them lots of questions, it’s also a good idea to talk to franchisees who are already running the business to get all the information you need before you open your own business.

While there are many good home-based franchise opportunities for sale, they are all different. Before making your decision, you should consult a lawyer specialising in franchises. You’ll also want to know how much you can make from a home-based business so consult a financial advisor or accountant experienced in franchising. If you need finance, there are a number of banks which specialise in financing franchises. 

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Home-Based Franchises From Our Directory

Fibrenew New ZealandArrow

Fibrenew are experts in leather, vinyl and plastic restoration. We are a unique, low cost, home based, mobile franchise providing services to the automotive, furniture, aviation and marine markets. No experience required. Would suit someone who enjoys working with their hands and has good colour vision.

Kitset Assembly ServicesArrow

At Kitset Assembly Services, assembly is our business and demand for the service is extremely high. Successful Franchisees benefit from strong income, continuous job security, work-life balance and the latest industry training and knowledge.

The Seasons Art ClassArrow

The Seasons Art Class is the UK’s premier adult art class provider. Now seeking new franchisees nationwide for our exciting expansion into New Zealand. High return franchise opportunity from part-time, flexible hours. No artistic talent needed, and full training and support will be provided.

Champion Travel Referral AgentsArrow

A unique business opportunity for frequent travellers with entrepreneurial spirit. An annual fee entitles agents to earn a percentage of commission rebates on personal and referral travel bookings made under contract. See for more information. "It pays to book Champion Travel!"


A product sales-based business selling automatic insect control, odour control and fragrancing systems. Selling to both commercial and residential customers. Suitable for husband/wife teams or individuals with sales or business experience. A franchise opportunity with room for independent thinking.

Jim's Dog WashArrow

Opportunity for dog lovers to make a great income in your own business. One of the biggest franchise brands in New Zealand for the smallest price! Work your own hours, take control of your lifestyle and have fun with the support of Jim's Group.

Just CabinsArrow

Just Cabins provides portable cabins for rent which are just perfect as sleepouts, extra room, portable office, or as storage at your home or business. Long-term cabin rentals provide a passive income, excellent growth and are easily run by one person part-time.

LCF Fun Languages NZArrow

Fun Languages NZ is a kids language club franchise. We offer language clubs for children in childcare centres and schools. Business support and teaching resources for French, Spanish, English, Mandarin, Italian and German. Just want to run your own business and recruit tutors? Training provided.



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