So many people today dream of business ownership as an alternative to the brick and mortar rat race we all grew up with. It's no wonder with the fragile economies and high unemployment rates that the world is facing right now, that more individuals are researching franchises and franchise alternatives than ever before.

When one thinks of opening a franchise, one immediately thinks of a burger or sandwich joint as the model of business. However, in this day and age, the options of franchise alternatives have grown more than ever before. Sure, you can still invest in burger joints, but if that's not your cup of soda, there are so many other alternatives available to the would-be business owner, many at a low cost to start up.

Whatever your personal interests, there are franchise business opportunities that will help you get started. Perhaps you're a parent and children are your life. In that case, there are many tutoring, inflatable jumping arenas and sports photography businesses that offer franchise opportunities to the inquiring business owner.

It could be that you are looking for work from home opportunities that will bring in a substantial income. Franchise alternatives exist here in the Internet realm whereby you can buy into other peoples working models. They offer you support and instructions on how to get started setting up web pages and driving traffic to them. For many, it's a turnkey type of business whereby you provide the traffic and point the traffic to another website that does the actual work. You make money as the middle man.

Some find that a business offering an opportunity to make money with no employees is the right way for them to go. This eliminates salaries and workers compensation insurances. They want a chance to work independently, get their own customers and do their own work. Opportunities like franchised lawn care companies, DVD kiosks and vending machine companies offer the industrious individual a chance to buy into a successful firm but remain their own boss, setting their own schedules and hours. Carpet cleaning is another area where hard working individuals can make money through a franchise opportunity.

Working from the comfort of your home can save you a lot of start-up costs and eliminate a lot of the headaches involved with owning your own business. You'll save a great deal of money on commuting and generate an income at the same time.

Christopher Benoit

Author's Bio: 

My name is Christopher Benoit and I am involved in an online home based business. I have over 25 years of experience in Finance and the Hospitality industry. My goal is to enlighten Investors and Entrepreneurs to the possibilities and power of working from Home and on the Internet.

To change your financial future and learn how to start your own Home Based Business, please visit my Blog @ to obtain the knowledge and tools to prosper in the new Economy.

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