If you’re searching for a business that offers excellent flexibility while also yielding healthy profits, a part-time franchise may be the ideal opportunity for you.

Want It All? Consider A Part-Time Franchise

For many people, becoming a franchise owner is a full-time commitment which can take up a lot of time, effort and money – energies of which are usually rewarded by the development of a highly successful and profitable business.

For some though, being their own boss is less about developing a large business empire with substantial profits but more about having the freedom and flexibility to enjoy quality time with family while also being at the helm of a successful business.

Franchise owners that are looking to work at their own pace, control their own schedule, or earn additional income are frequently opting for the part-time franchise option.

This working arrangement is an attractive option for people with young families, mothers in particular, as the initial and ongoing support of a franchisor is perfect for women returning to work after maternity leave.

Many UK franchises can be run on a part-time basis with many having the option to go full-time as the business expands.

There are many part-time franchises available across a range of industries including distribution franchises, cleaning franchises, pet services, children activities and delivery franchises to name but a few.

Take the time to thoroughly investigate any potential opportunity to confirm the legitimacy of the franchise. Locate some of the franchise units and then make several enquiries to franchise owners as to how many hours do they actually spend working.

Below is a selection of our ‘top picks’ for part-time franchises currently available in the UK.


SportsCoach offers children and teenagers, aged between six to 16, the opportunity to experience, progress and develop both as sports people and as individuals, through a wide range of sporting activities.

As a SportsCoach franchise owner you will run your classes at weekends during school term time and hold holiday workshops. This opportunity would be ideal for those who enjoy being active, working with children and are looking for a flexible work/life balance.

Kids Bee Happy

A children’s activity franchise that helps them produce magic sand painting cards. The Kids Bee Happy franchise offers multiple revenue streams as it provides retail and party hosting services.

This franchise is great for those who are new to franchising and would like to grow their business gradually. However, it is also an excellent addition to existing children-based businesses that wish to enhance their existing offering.

Look Local Vouchers

Whether working full-time or part-time, Look Local Vouchers offers a means of earning a great income while working from home, at hours to suit yourself, by providing a web-based advertising facility, promoting the offers and services to your clients on a no-sale, no-fee basis.

As training is given, no previous experience is necessary; just the desire to be successful and the ability to communicate at all levels.


ChariSnack is a unique brand and franchise business that specialises in supplying healthier eating snacks to workplaces.Working from distinctive ChariSnack branded vehicles, franchisees collect the takings, restock the boxes and record the sales at regular intervals.

No special skills are required for this franchise and it's an ideal business for men and women of all ages and abilities who enjoy getting out about and meeting people. It's also nice to know that the business will continue running when you're on holiday as the products are purchased from a self-service display box.

LIPA 4:19

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has set up a part-time performing arts academy franchise aimed at children aged four to 19 - LIPA 4:19.

Franchise owners take a managerial role and oversee the running of the academy and can also teach some classes themselves (providing they have an appropriate qualification).

The LIPA 4:19 academies, which specialise in dance, drama and signing, hold classes on Saturdays with the option of additional classes as the business develops.

Before investing in a part-time franchise, make sure you research your chosen options thoroughly and seek professional financial and legal advice when appropriate. Once you have chosen the franchise for you, dedicate yourself to following its proven systems and enjoy the benefits and everyday life of running a part-time franchise.