Solo Franchise: Business to Work Alone

Do you want to have your own business but prefer to work alone? O UOL selected ten solo franchises. Most are home based, that is, you work from your home.

Before buying a franchise, it is important to pay attention to the recommendations of experts, such as not investing all your money in the business and carefully reading the Franchise Offering Circular (COF).

Beware of low-value deductibles is another tip. For experts, a common risk when buying cheap franchises is that the franchisee becomes, in practice, a seller of the franchisor’s products and services, and still pays high fees for it.

See 10 franchise options. The information was provided by the companies.

1) SuperGeeks

It is a network of programming and robotics school franchises for children and teenagers, with regular (semester or annual), extra (bimonthly) and short (monthly) courses. Created in 2014 in the city of São Paulo, the company has 48 franchises.

Among the business models, the network has the microfranchise, for cities with up to 250 thousand inhabitants, in the home-based system, in which the franchisee will teach online courses and will take care of all the management of the business (customer acquisition, commercial, etc. .).

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  • Initial investment: R$ 14 thousand (includes franchise fee and equipment)
  • Royalty: free
  • Advertising fee: 2% of revenue per month
  • Average monthly revenue: from BRL 20 thousand
  • Average monthly profit: from 35% to 55%
  • Return period: 12 to 24 months
  • Website: https://franquias.supergeeks.com.br/

2) Light Life

It is a chain that sells natural products, such as food supplements, fit lunchboxes, vegan, organic, gluten-free and lactose-free products, among others.

The business model for those who like to work alone is the “store in store”, a space installed inside another commerce, such as a gym and clubs. The franchisee acts in the sale of products, promotion and administration of the business. The company was created in 2015, in São José do Rio Preto (SP); It has 76 units, 15 of which are in the “store in store” model.

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  • Initial investment (store in store): R$ 20 thousand (includes franchise fee and initial stock)
  • Royalties: BRL 350 per month
  • Advertising fee: exempt
  • Average monthly revenue: BRL 10 thousand
  • Average monthly profit: 40%
  • Return period: 3 to 5 months
  • Website: https://www.redevidaleve.com.br/

3) Dream

It is a franchise network of rural credit solutions. Founded in 2013, in Divino (MG), the company has 33 franchises, 20 of which are home-based, suitable for those who prefer to work alone, at home.

It is up to the franchisee to prospect clients and assist them in the preparation of the mandatory documentation for the credit operations required by each financial institution. It is the franchisor that makes the customers’ technical projects.

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  • Initial investment (home based): from R$ 23,690 (includes franchise fee and working capital)
  • Royalties: 25% of billing per month
  • Advertising fee: exempt
  • Average monthly revenue: BRL 16 thousand
  • Average monthly profit: above 55%
  • Return period: from 4 to 12 months
  • Website: https://sonhagro.com/

4) Cleaning with Zeal

It is a franchise network specialized in cleaning homes, condominiums and offices. Created in 2013, in São Paulo, it has 60 units.

In the home-based model, the franchisee manages the contracting of services offered by the network, assigning a professional to carry out the cleaning.

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  • Initial investment: BRL 25,000 (including franchise fee and working capital)
  • Royalties: 7% of billing per month
  • Advertising fee: exempt
  • Average monthly revenue: from R$ 25 thousand
  • Average monthly profit: 15%
  • Return period: 12 months
  • Website: https://www.limpezacomzelo.com.br/

6) Time T-shirts

It is a home office franchise network that sells personalized t-shirts over the internet (the customer can send the print). Created in Itu (SP), in 2005, the company has 11 units, ten of which are franchised.

The franchisee does not need to have inventory space. The entire process (from manufacturing to delivery of the product) is carried out by the franchisor. It is up to the franchisee to prospect customers online. The franchisee’s online store is hosted on a server approved by the franchisor.

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  • Initial investment: BRL 25,000 (includes franchise fee, digital marketing and online store development)
  • Royalty and advertising fee: exempt
  • Average monthly revenue: BRL 25 thousand
  • Average monthly profit: from 40%
  • Return period: from six months
  • Website: www.camisetasdahora.com.br

7) Mary Help

It is a franchise network of intermediation services for day laborers, such as cleaning women, laundresses, runners, cooks, maids, caregivers for the elderly, waiters and barbecues for parties and events. It also outsources labor (mainly for companies) and conducts selection processes for the client to hire monthly employees.

Created in 2011, in São José do Rio Preto (SP), the company has 146 franchises. The implantation of a unit is already possible in cities with 30 thousand inhabitants with the home-based model (house or small office). It is up to the franchisee to manage the business, providing customer service and prospecting.

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  • Initial investment: from R$30,000 (for cities with 30,000 to 70,000 inhabitants) to R$70,000 (small office). Includes franchise fee, working capital and setup costs
  • Royalties: fixed from 1.75 minimum wage to 3.25 minimum wages (depending on the size of the city) or 4% of gross revenue (whichever is greater)
  • Advertising fee: exempt
  • Average monthly revenue: from BRL 30,000 to BRL 200,000
  • Average monthly profit: from 15% to 25%
  • Return period: 12 to 14 months
  • Website: https://www.maryhelp.com.br/seja-um-franqueado

8) Home Angels

It is a franchise network for caregivers of people who need to be supervised (such as the elderly and people in convalescence), created in Campinas (SP), in 2009. There are 100 franchises in operation.

There are two business models, but Home Angels Express (home based) is intended for the care of the elderly. In practice, the franchisee manages the contracting of services offered by the network, assigning a caregiver to the home of the elderly.

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  • Initial investment (home based): from R$ 41 thousand (including franchise fee and working capital)
  • Royalty: 8% of revenue per month
  • Advertising fee: 2% of revenue per month
  • Average monthly revenue: BRL 80 thousand
  • Average monthly profit: from 25% to 35%
  • Return period: 12 months
  • Website: https://www.homeangels.com.br/

9) Love Gifts

It is a franchise network that sells gifts and creative decoration items. There are about 2,000 items, including cups, bags, pillows and others.

The company was created in 2014, in Campina Grande (PB); It has 65 franchises, 25 of which are home based, suitable for those who want to work alone. In this model, the franchisee will work exclusively from home with local and regional delivery. He can also market the products through social networks, such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Mercado Livre.

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  • Initial investment (home based): R$ 56 thousand (includes franchise fee and initial stock)
  • Royalty: 8% of revenue per month
  • Advertising fee: 2% of revenue per month
  • Average monthly revenue: BRL 15,000 per month
  • Average monthly profit: 35%
  • Return period: 12 to 18 months
  • Website: https://franquialovegifts.com.br

10) SPA Express

It is a micro-franchise network of aesthetic and relaxation procedures at home, such as lymphatic drainage, skin cleansing and massage. Created in 2011 in João Pessoa (PB), it has 46 units in operation, of which only one is owned.

The business model is home based, with two categories: one for cities with less than 300,000 inhabitants and another for cities with more than 300,000 inhabitants. All franchises are led by women. They work in the administration of the unit, directing the therapists to the clients’ addresses.

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  • Initial investment: from R$ 37,335 (cities with less than 300 thousand inhabitants) and from R$ 59,250 (cities with more than 300 thousand inhabitants). Includes franchise fee, working capital and starting inventory
  • Royalty: 7% of revenue per month (both)
  • Advertising fee: 1% of revenue per month (both)
  • Average monthly revenue: BRL 15,000 (less than 300,000 inhab.) and BRL 25,000 (more than 300,000 inhab.)
  • Average monthly profit: from 25% to 30% (both)
  • Return period: 10 to 12 months (both)
  • Website: www.spaexpressonline.com.br