Saturday July 4, 2020

Franchising: Business starts at home

The franchising sector continues to perform relatively well, given the economic backdrop, writes Margaret O'Brien.

22nd September, 2012
Tony Fitzpatrick of Photo: Maura Hickey


There are countless franchise options available in Ireland, all with varying start-up costs. While many require a shopfront and overhead expenses, a large number, ranging from commercial cleaning to dance fitness lessons to car repair services, can be operated from home.

Franchise consultant Tony Fitzpatrick, of, said there was evidence of a growing trend towards home-based franchises.

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