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Mobile and Home-Based Franchises: 10 Emerging Brands to Consider

These ten emerging brands offer a glimpse into affordable franchising, presenting lucrative options with lower barriers to entry and the flexibility to operate from home or on the go.

By Erica InmanStaff Writer
8:08AM 04/20/24

A franchise provides you with the blueprints for a tried and true business model and a roadmap to success. While there is a fee you must pay for the support of the franchisor, franchising can still be an affordable investment option. The secret? Finding a concept that doesn’t require a brick-and-mortar store. These mobile and home-based franchises, ranging from lawn care services to travel agent brands, allow you to work remotely and provide a lower barrier to entry as a result.

Pool Scouts*

Initial Investment: $87,490 - $109,625 

Unit Count: 110+

Pool Scouts is a pool service concept that can be run without a brick-and-mortar store. Technicians simply go to the customer's home and service residential pools.

Dream Vacations

Initial Investment: $11,800 - $21,000

Unit Count: 1,874

Dream Vacations is a home-based travel agency concept that has a low franchise fee and requires no prior travel industry experience.

Mosquito Hunters*

Investment Range: $99,783 - $116,783 

Unit Count: 100+

Mosquito Hunters is a pest management concept that offers multiple service lines, making the model scalable for franchisees. The brand provides mosquito repelling services for residential and commercial properties, as well as pest control and holiday lighting.

The Grounds Guys

Initial Investment: $82,820 - $202,470

Unit Count: 180+

The Grounds Guys is a lawn care and landscaping service concept that exists under the Neighborly Franchise umbrella. The brand provides lawn and bed maintenance for residences and businesses.


Total investment: $126,760 - $152,815

Units Count: 30

ecomaids is a cleaning service franchise that cleans both residential and commercial properties using chemical-free, all natural ingredient cleaning products.  

Scoop Soldiers

Investment Range: $68,300 - $118,300 

Unit Count: 40+

Scoop Soldiers offers pet waste removal services both for residential and commercial properties, along with deodorization and sanitation 

Joshua Tree Experts

Initial Investment: $460,669 - $597,460

Unit Count: 13+

Joshua Tree Experts’ model can be started from home and is scalable over time. The brand provides tree services and plant health care, as well as lawn and pest control services.

Lawn Doctor*

Total investment: $117,740 - $143,232

Unit Count: 600+

Lawn Doctor offers lawn treatment and conditioning services, such as fertilization, weed control, seeding, aeration and tree and shrub care. 

Footprint Floors

Total investment: $78,505 - $113,030

Unit Count: 150+

Footprints Floors* is a flooring installation franchise that specializes in installing hardwood floors, tile floors, laminate floors and backsplashes.


Total Initial Investment: $17,917 - $62,908

Unit Count: 8,000+

Coverall is a cleaning service franchise that offers both on-demand cleaning and commercial cleanup services for clients commercial properties and businesses.

As the business world embraces remote work and flexible models, the franchise industry is not far behind. The allure of these ten mobile and home-based franchises lies in their ability to provide entrepreneurs with proven business models while eliminating the need for a physical storefront. Which concept has caught your eye?

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