If you are looking to get into the home inspection business, you have a few options. You can get your training, get your license(if required in your state) and work for a multi inspection firm. In this case you are simply working for someone else. But, most inspectors start because they want to work for themselves. Starting your own business can be a challenge and can take some time to get up and running.
A second option to work for yourself, but not by yourself is to purchase a home inspection franchise. This option gives you a proven, successful business model to follow. A new franchisee receives training, ongoing support, a marketing plan, and other useful help. Additionally, franchises represent famous brands that have good reputations in the marketplace. There are a number of home inspection franchise companies, so you need to do your due diligence to see which franchise is best for you. They all vary in their start up fees as well as royalty fees. You can start your research here, and read more here.