A Closer Look at Two Semi-Absentee Franchise Businesses

Becoming an entrepreneur can be a scary prospect. While many people enjoy the thought of running their own business, there are a lot of people that simply don’t feel comfortable leaving their day job and the steady paycheck that comes with it. For these folks, a semi-absentee franchise model may be just the thing they need to introduce them to the world of business ownership. These types of franchise typically require no more than 10-15 per week on the part of the franchisee – and they don’t even have to quit their day job! In the following article we will discuss two such opportunities in the FranNet network.

Office Evolution

Those looking for a low maintenance business that helps other business men and women would do well to consider investing in Office Evolution. The concept of this business is simple – it provides professional office space, call answering service and mailing addresses to professionals who prefer to work out of their homes but who occasionally need an office or meeting room.

Office evolution franchises differ from the trending co-working environments in which you might typically find young start-ups and tech companies. These locations instead cater to older professionals such as lawyers and accountants who are already established in their businesses. For Office Evolution, this translates into more reliable customers with less turnover.

The value proposition to the client is, that not only are they provided with comfortable and hospital office space, but they call answering services by a “personal assistant” and access to any Office Evolution location nationwide. These added benefits all help to make a relatively small business seem like a large one!

For the franchisee, the benefits are numerous as well. This is a semi-absentee opportunity and each location only requires one employee – a mature receptionist and office manager who can help you develop a powerful and lasting relationship with your clients. Call answering and client billing is all done by the franchisor, so your only job is to find new clients and take care of existing ones.

To become a franchisee in Office Evolution, the initial investment is $200-250K for the first location.


In the day spa industry, it seems like there are two extremes. There are the high end luxury resort style that can run customers hundreds of dollars per visit, and there are the economy models such as Massage Envy that are reasonably priced but feel more like a medical clinic than a resort.

Spavia is a thriving franchise business that blends the best of both. Working on a membership system, franchisees develop a roster of 700-800 or so members. This allows Spavia to offer a premium spa experience at an affordable rate.

Clients enjoy private luxury rooms, fluffy bath towels and robes as they receive relaxing treatments such as massage, facials and wraps. There are even showers available. The aim is to offer a highly personal and customized experience every time, which is why clients have selection of little extras such as music, specialty coffees, herbal teas and chocolates. Clients are pampered and never rushed – a visit to a Spavia location should be like a mini vacation in paradise!

For the franchisee, Spavia offers an exciting opportunity and a proven business model. For an initial investment of $259-497K, entrepreneurs typically become profitable within the first year. Real estate and construction are handled by the franchisor, so you can focus on providing customers with a great experience.

To learn more about Office Evolution, Spavia or any of the other wonderful franchisors that FranNet represents, give us a call today.

Oct 27, 2015