The Top 10 Franchises of 2015

2015 Top Low Cost Franchises from Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

If you're ready to go bargain shopping, then you'll be interested in our ranking of the top franchises that can be started for under $50,000. These franchises are ranked based on their scores in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. About the Top Low Cost Franchises.

  • Rank
  • Company/Description/Initial Investment
# 1
Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $4K - $52K

# 2
H&R Block

H&R Block

Tax preparation, electronic filing

Initial Investment: $32K - $149K

# 3
Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners

Travel agency

Initial Investment: $2K - $23K

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# 4
Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Vanguard Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K - $36K

# 5
Jazzercise Inc.

Jazzercise Inc.

Group fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories

Initial Investment: $4K - $76K

# 6
CleanNet USA Inc.

CleanNet USA Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $10K - $98K

# 7
Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System

Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $15K - $48K

# 8
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care

Initial Investment: $30K - $143K

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# 9
RE/MAX LLC

RE/MAX LLC

Real estate

Initial Investment: $38K - $280K

# 10
Cellairis Franchise Inc.

Cellairis Franchise Inc.

Cell-phone and wireless-device accessories and repairs

Initial Investment: $145K - $196K

# 11
Anago Cleaning Systems

Anago Cleaning Systems

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $11K - $66K

# 12
Proforma

Proforma

Printing and promotional products

Initial Investment: $5K - $50K

# 13
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery cleaning

Initial Investment: $55K - $84K

# 14
Rooter-Man

Rooter-Man

Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning

Initial Investment: $47K - $138K

# 15
Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.

Commercial cleaning

Initial Investment: $2K - $52K

# 16
Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz

Lego-engineering classes, camps, parties

Initial Investment: $34K - $51K

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# 17
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Home inspections

Initial Investment: $33K - $43K

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# 18
Novus Glass

Novus Glass

Auto glass repair and replacement

Initial Investment: $47K - $229K

# 19
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

In-home tutoring

Initial Investment: $33K - $57K

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# 20
Sculpture Hospitality

Sculpture Hospitality

Bar and restaurant management solutions

Initial Investment: $44K - $57K

# 21
N-Hance

N-Hance

Wood floor and cabinet refinishing

Initial Investment: $24K - $145K

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# 22
HomeVestors of America Inc.

HomeVestors of America Inc.

Home buying, repair and selling

Initial Investment: $42K - $347K

# 23
Coffee News

Coffee News

Weekly newspaper distributed at restaurants

Initial Investment: $10K - $11K

# 24
CruiseOne

CruiseOne

Travel agency

Initial Investment: $3K - $22K

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# 25
Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Mint Condition Franchising Inc.

Commercial cleaning, building maintenance

Initial Investment: $5K - $45K

# 26
MaidPro

MaidPro

Residential cleaning

Initial Investment: $38K - $203K

# 27
CPR-Cell Phone Repair

CPR-Cell Phone Repair

Electronics repairs and sales

Initial Investment: $25K - $229K

# 28
Soccer Shots Franchising LLC

Soccer Shots Franchising LLC

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 8

Initial Investment: $32K - $39K

# 29
My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Early-learning/fitness programs

Initial Investment: $34K - $247K

# 30
HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

Soccer programs for ages 2 to 18

Initial Investment: $23K - $29K

# 31
WIN Home Inspection

WIN Home Inspection

Home inspections

Initial Investment: $38K - $54K

# 32
Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence

Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence

Interior and exterior sandless wood refinishing

Initial Investment: $27K - $88K

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# 33
Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up

Residential and commercial kitchen and bath remodeling

Initial Investment: $46K - $56K

# 34
Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat

Residential and commercial painting

Initial Investment: $52K - $79K

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# 35
Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc.

Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc.

Children's and maternity consignment events

Initial Investment: $27K - $39K

# 36
Estrella Insurance

Estrella Insurance

Auto, home and business insurance

Initial Investment: $50K - $84K

# 37
Dale Carnegie Training

Dale Carnegie Training

Workplace training and development

Initial Investment: $20K - $175K

# 38
Glass Guru, The

Glass Guru, The

Window and glass restoration and replacement

Initial Investment: $32K - $122K

# 39
Doc Popcorn

Doc Popcorn

Kettle-cooked popcorn

Initial Investment: $40K - $355K

# 40
Acti-Kare Inc.

Acti-Kare Inc.

Nonmedical home care

Initial Investment: $33K - $52K

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# 41
Certified Restoration DryCleaning Network LLC

Certified Restoration DryCleaning Network LLC

Textile restoration

Initial Investment: $46K - $236K

# 42
Plan Ahead Events

Plan Ahead Events

Corporate event planning

Initial Investment: $46K - $71K

# 43
Jet-Black Franchise Group

Jet-Black Franchise Group

Asphalt maintenance

Initial Investment: $43K - $104K

# 44
Aire-Master of America Inc.

Aire-Master of America Inc.

Restroom deodorizing and maintenance

Initial Investment: $38K - $138K

# 45
American Poolplayers Association

American Poolplayers Association

Recreational billiard league

Initial Investment: $17K - $20K

# 46
Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Dog training

Initial Investment: $51K - $124K

# 47
Young Rembrandts Franchise Inc.

Young Rembrandts Franchise Inc.

Art classes for ages 3 to 12

Initial Investment: $37K - $49K

# 48
Amazing Athletes

Amazing Athletes

Educational sports programs

Initial Investment: $34K - $56K

# 49
KidzArt

KidzArt

Art-education programs, products and services

Initial Investment: $36K - $44K

# 50
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

Home inspections

Initial Investment: $23K - $55K

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About the Low-Cost Franchises

If you're ready to go bargain shopping, then you'll be interested in our ranking of the Top Low Cost Franchises. These franchises are ranked based on their scores in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. In order for a franchise to be included on this list, it must be possible for a new entrepreneur to start the business for less than $50,000. Franchises that only offer conversion options (i.e., you must already own a business that you want to convert to a franchise) were not considered for this ranking.

These listings are not intended to endorse any particular franchise, but rather to provide a starting point for your research. Before you purchase any franchise, you should thoroughly investigate the opportunity by interviewing existing franchisees, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and reading all relevant literature, including the company's Franchise Disclosure Document. No matter how small the investment, always make research a high priority.

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