updated 1/17/2006 1:54:33 PM ET 2006-01-17T18:54:33

Americans like to work from home because they don't have to sacrifice family, productivity or profits. And more franchises are offering franchisees the ability to run a business from the comfort of their own homes.

Are you interested in joining the homebased business bandwagon? Then take a look at these top homebased franchises, which are listed in order of their ranking in Entrepreneur's 2006 Franchise 500; the world's most comprehensive ranking of franchise companies.

To see the all the franchises in our Top Homebased Franchises listing, please visit Entrepreneur.com.

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