Home Improvement Franchises. You don't need to be a DIY expert to start your own Home Improvement business. Although some skill and experience in this area can be useful. Home Improvement Franchises are hugely popular and benefit from a constant demand for their services and repeat custom. Provided with full training and support, opportunities in this sector still don't usually require a lot of initial financial investment. As the business owner, you will usually operate on a mobile basis, servicing customers and businesses at their premises. If you like being 'hands-on' and have a focus on customer service, a Home Improvements business could be the opportunity you are looking for.