March 14, 2011 – Starting a home business carries some risk: Do you have the resources need? A viable business model? Have you done adequate market research? Too much competition in the industry? How is your support structure?
Some of the above issues can be addressed by buying into an existing business as a franchisee. The big names – McDonalds, Subway, Jazzercise – can involve significant initial capital investment. The article below, from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) web site suggests some popular and lower-cost options.