10 Top Franchises You Can Run From Home

Have you had it with the weak job market?

Have you had it with the weak job market? Tired of working for someone else? Want to start your own business but you're low on cash?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you’re not alone. The number of people starting businesses at home -- “homepreneurs” -- is rising steadily. In fact, more than half of all small businesses are now run from owners’ homes.

It's tough out there. But here are ten reputable franchisors that have either grown their businesses or held their own in one of the worst economies in decades. Profits vary depending on the number of clients, hours of service and variety of services offered. See if one of these franchises might be right for you.

By Neema P. Roshania