4 mobile options that get you on the road in your own business

By Sarah Stowe | 07 Oct 2020 View comments

If you’re ready to take the next step to finding freedom through business ownership, you’ll be looking for hot new opportunities.

Whether you’re wanting a fresh outlook on life or keen to pursue a hands-on role, getting out on the road to deliver a much-needed service means being your own boss with a change of scene every day.

Some franchisors offer admin services which keeps your bookwork and office time down to a minimum. If you’re inexperienced in the technical side, the great benefit of a franchise is the full-on training provided.

4 mobile options that get your business the road

1. Choose a mobile business that’s a rescue package on wheels

Think of  an essential service on wheels. That’s what a business such as Hydraulink can offer. As a sales service technician franchisee, you’ll be delivering a mobile hydraulic hose and fittings breakdown and repair service for a diverse range of industries.

Hydraulink services other industries | Inside Franchise Business

Hydraulink services other industries | Inside Franchise Business

For an investment of between $40,000 and $60,000 franchisees gain a business with low operating costs, admin back-up, a designated marketing territory, and a call centre for leads, on top of the usual support and training.

In Australia there are 115 franchised units, in the Asia-Pacific region more than 400.

2. Pick a business that’s a mobile one-stop-shop

Armed with a high-tech mobile store packed to the brim with the latest professional tools and an EFTPOS machine, Snap-on Tools franchisees are a one-stop-shop for mechanics.

Snap-on Tools retails professional tools | Inside Franchise Business

Snap-on Tools retails professional tools | Inside Franchise Business

The aficionados ‘ favourite and a heritage brand, Snap-on has a substantial reputation for its quality of product and service – all delivered from the truck.

And if you share the passion, operating a weekday business on the road could be a great route to a new career.

The business supplies 180 franchisees in Australia with marketing support without charging a levy, and  has signed strategic motor-racing partnerships that help promote the brand.

3. Find a franchise that drives repeat business

For Appliance Tagging Services franchisees repeat business is fundamental to operations. With clients from local small businesses to national accounts, franchisees service all types of workplaces from commercial outlets to medical centres and manufacturing sites.

Appliance Tagging Services is in the business of workplace safety | Inside Franchi

Appliance Tagging Services is in the business of workplace safety | Inside Franchise Business

Deliver great service and you’ll become an essential part of health and safety processes for your clients.

The flexible ATS model provides franchisees expert technical and business support, and report preparation, invoicing and debt collection is done for you.

ATS is an Australia-wide specialist in providing electrical safety assessments, as well as testing and reporting management systems in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010.

4. Select a business that operates from the van

Touch Up Guys is a well-established mobile paint and bumper repairs with more than 60 franchisees throughout Australia.

Touch Up Guys offers mobile paint, scratch and bumper repairs | Inside Franchise Business

Touch Up Guys offers mobile paint, scratch and bumper repairs | Inside Franchise Business

The business was set up in 1991 and has attracted franchisees who have stayed for the long term.

As a franchisee you don’t need any technical experience. The three-week training program will teach you the techniques needed to repair scratches, chips, bumpers and paint.

The business investment includes the cost of a Mercedes Vito van fully fitted-out.