9 Businesses You Can Start In Your Pajamas in 2010

Franchising –– David and Stuart Pikoff, Games2U
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Franchising –– David and Stuart Pikoff, Games2U

Franchises are becoming an increasingly popular and easy way for anyone to start their own business from home, thanks to entrepreneurs like David and Stuart Pikoff. The brothers left their corporate jobs with the intent to get into the franchise space, but after researching different options, none appealed to their offbeat personalities. So they ventured out on their own. In October 2007, they launched Games2U -- a mobile entertainment center complete with video gaming stations and big screen TVs -- after concluding that there wasn't much new in the kids entertainment space. The brothers sell the completely self-contained vehicles to franchisees, who then rent them out for birthday parties, community events, and the like. Games2U, which began franchising in early 2008, now has 97 franchises in 23 states, and Joel Kocher, a former president at Dell, has signed on to help the Pikoffs with their 2010 high-growth expansion plan.