Semi-Absentee Franchise Business Opportunity

Semi-Absentee Franchise

Franchise business opportunitiesThe idea of running a business appeals to many people, as those with multiple income streams are better poised to build long-term wealth. However, many of us are also too busy with our 9-5 jobs to invest much time in entrepreneurship. Franchising, in general, offers an excellent way to diversify in uncertain times. Still, most franchise owners roll up their sleeves, visit the premises every day, and wear many hats in order for the business to thrive. They typically do not have any time outside their current investment to pursue other business opportunities or interests. Fortunately, semi-absentee franchise ownership offers all the benefits of owning a franchise while providing flexibility.

What is a Semi-Absentee Business?

A semi-absentee business gives flexibility to the owner to not need to be “in the business” at all times. After making the initial investment, owners can hire employees  to run the operations  and they can still focus on building wealth outside the franchise, pursuing hobbies or spending more time with family.

Absentee vs. semi-absentee

Vending machines and movie rental kiosks are considered true “absentee businesses,” as owners are, in no way, involved in the day-to-day operations. When deliberating over absentee vs. semi-absentee, you may find more opportunities available under the “semi-absentee” umbrella. Both types of business hold great  potential with a lower amount of oversight.

Benefits of a Semi-Absentee Franchise

Semi-absentee franchises are attractive business models, as they:

  • Allow busy, employed individuals the opportunity to grow a business on the side.
  • Make it possible for someone to start a franchise while tending to other business or personal obligations.
  • Appeal to retirees who don’t want to be tied to an office, while retaining independence and freedom.
  • Present an easy path to scaling up and owning multiple units of the franchise..
  • Offer a remote-management option for owners who live in other areas.
  • Show young adults the ropes of business ownership, with the chance to sell or passively invest later.

Why Clothes Bin®?

Clothes Bin® is a semi-absentee franchise opportunity that works full-time. Our business builds on Green Movement trends and consumer demands for convenience in recycling clothing, shoes and textiles. Your franchise starts with ideally located green Bins. Contributors Fill the Bins, and the contents are sold by the pound. Learn more about why to chose Clothes Bin® for your semi-absentee franchise business.

Here are a few of the advantages of choosing Clothes Bin® as your semi-absentee franchise:

  • Ranked among the “Top 100 New Franchises” by Entrepreneur and INC Magazine.
  • The market is hot, as 85% of textile waste ends up in landfills.
  • We’re led by a team with over 125 years of textile collection and distribution experience.
  • Your franchise comes with proven processes and cost-efficient ways to manage and build value.
  • Support programs for Bin servicing and thrift store partnerships take even more off your plate.
  • The fees are transparent and flat — $6/Bin/week in royalties and $4/Bin/week for BLIP technology.
  • You are not charged any marketing or advertising fees.
  • First responders receive a discount on their initial franchise fee.
  • Discounts are available for subsequent purchases with 50% off your second territory and 75% off your third.
  • You can complete your office work from home with no major overhead commitments.
  • The initial investment requirements are relatively low.
  • Franchise owners are eligible for third-party financing with approved credit.
  • Franchise owners have also used 401k rollovers, SBA and HELOCs to get started.


Contact Clothes Bin® to learn more about this semi-absentee business opportunity. Our mission is to help people attain their entrepreneurial dream of business ownership while acting as good stewards to the Earth and making a difference. The semi-absentee format lends itself to a side business for teachers, firefighters, veterans, executives, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to build wealth through multiple income streams.


Recycling Programs for Schools – K-12

Clothes Bin®’s school recycling program helps raise money for your school with a free textile Recycling Bin. With contactless textile recycling Bins for school, you can inspire change in your community while educating students about the environment and the importance of recycling.

A leader in the recycled textiles industry, Clothes Bin® provides for the collection, management and distribution of unwanted shoes, clothing, and other textiles. With conveniently located textile recycling Bins, your school can provide a go-to spot for anyone looking for a convenient way to recycle these items.  Your school receives money for every pound recycled in the Bin.  Also, ask to find out how you can receive a $100 signing bonus!

How Can Schools Participate in Textile Recycling?

Recycling BinStarting a school recycling program is a free and easy fundraising platform with a positive message.  The local community can also recycle using the Bin to generate additional monies for your school. All you need is to engage the student body, teachers, and administrators to get on board, and choose which program you want to support.  There is no work or cost for your school.

The program can be promoted  on your school’s social media platforms, after-school programs, performing arts and sporting events. Encourage textile contributions in concert with education about our landfills, global warming, and the importance of sustainability for future generations.

All it takes are a few contributions to get the momentum going.

Textile Recycling Bins for Schools

With a Bin placed on your campus, Clothes Bin® makes it easy for schools to fundraise 24-7 365 days a year. Schools receive funds with every pound of textiles recycled.  When your Bin starts to reach its fill capacity, our BLIP® technology will alert a Clothes Bin® representative to empty the Bin.

Benefits of Recycling for Schools

According to the U.S. EPA, textile waste accounts for nearly 5% of all landfill space. While approximately 3.8 billion pounds of textile waste are recycled each year, 85% of textile waste ends up in our landfills. One of the main reasons for this figure is the lack of convenient ways for people to recycle clothes, shoes and textiles.

School recycling programs provide a simple, no-cost fundraising opportunity while teaching students about the importance of recycling and practicing sustainability.  Clothes Bin also participates in career days. Practicing textile recycling can even help your school qualify for state recycling grants.

By supporting school recycling programs, you can help create meaningful change in your community by providing a convenient, easy-access location for community members to recycle unwanted textiles, and raise monies for your school.

Ready to make a change in your community? Find out how to get started today.