Mobile Operations Franchise Opportunities

Take your franchise on the road — literally — by investing in a mobile operation. The appeal of a mobile operation is that you help customers where they are, whether they are seeking frequently cleaning at a home or business, or disaster cleanup after a storm, or someone to care for an elderly parent or a pet.

Mobile operations have traditionally included cleaning companies, lawn care services, which still land in top spots on Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top franchises.

Now, those traditional mobile operations are being joined by more home health care companies, tools and equipment providers, pet groomers, tutors, food trucks, language translation services, auto repair companies, locksmiths, car washing services, and even mobile businesses that help out people build franchises or provide coaching to executives and professionals.

Some franchises, such as Matco Tools and Snap-on, bring mobile stores directly to customers. Other mobile operations, such as technology franchises, offer repair services and consulting at the office or at the customer’s home, providing all-important convenience along with expertise.

Tutor Doctor, Pop-A-Lock (locksmiths and mobile security), Home Helpers (senior care), Servpro, Weed Man, Stratus Building Solutions (commercial cleaning), Chem-Dry (carpet and upholstery cleaning), Novus Glass (windshield repair), Rainbow International (damage restoration and cleaning), ActionCoach, Snap-on, Matco Tools, and Lawn Doctor are among the companies on Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top home-based franchises that have mobile components.

Investing in a mobile operation enables you and your staff to get out and connect directly with your customers, providing expert service, convenience, and often a quick response to their needs. Being mobile could create loyal customers that drive your franchise to profitability.


  • Scott

    Those are some good ideas for new startups on the mobile front. I partnered with McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry in Bakersfield, CA before. They do a good job cleaning carpets.