Looking to be your own boss and stay hands-on with the tools?

By Sarah Stowe | 17 Apr 2020 View comments

It is possible to be your own boss and still keep a hands-on role in the business as these handy mobile franchises prove.

Snap-on Tools

Every mechanics’ favourite tool brand could be your road to a new future as your own boss.

The US-born, NASA-supplying heritage franchise operates a high-tech mobile retail business, taking its top class products to mechanics’ doors.

You’ll be working with the latest tools, backed up by extensive research and development, and delivering first class service as you build up great customer relationships.

An entry price of $50,000 under the privately funded Snap-on credit program provides for complete start-up costs including franchise fee, training, mobile store, stock and working capital.

Touch Up Guys

No experience required to sign up to a Touch Up Guys franchise and there’s financial help too. The franchisor can offer eligible potential franchisees access to competitive finance options.

As a mobile franchisee you’ll be working with advanced technology, providing high quality repairs to bumper bars, paintwork, spoilers, body kits and kerb damaged alloy wheels. Other specialties include buffing and polishing, colour coding and installing and reversing sensors.

The business was established in 1991 and offers three weeks initial training as well as ongoing support.

Expect to pay about $120,00 for the full set-up; there’s a $30,000 deposit and financing options available.

FOX Mowing & Gardening

Enjoy the great outdoors while you earn with this mobile franchise option that will cost less than $20,000 to invest in.

The business was founded eight years ago and has built up to 110 units.

Franchisees need to be highly motivated and committed to great customer service. While you’ll be working by yourself you also need to get on well with others.

In return the franchisor provides marketing support and assistance in building up the business to reach its potential.

Lock & Roll

Run your own business while still enjoying the flexibility of being out and about providing a much-needed customer service.

The Lock & Roll franchise provides window and door repair, maintenance and upgrade service for domestic and commercial property owners and managers.

The business is looking for self-starters with a drive to succeed in their own business.

Of course you will need to be a practical, personable individual with great organisational skills and attention to detail.

It will cost you about $100,000 to set-up, including tools and van.