2012 Low-Cost Franchise Rankings

Displaying 1 - 50 of 98
Rank
Franchise
Startup Costs
1
H&R Block
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$31.5K - 148.69K
2
Stratus Building Solutions
Commercial cleaning
$3.45K - 57.75K
3
Jazzercise Inc.
Dance-fitness classes, conventions, apparel and accessories
$3.52K - 75.75K
4
CleanNet USA Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$9.76K - 97.94K
5
System4
Commercial cleaning
$6.15K - 37.75K
6
Vanguard Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$9.85K - 35.83K
7
Cruise Planners
Travel agency
$2.09K - 21.98K
8
CruiseOne
Travel agency
$4.61K - 26.27K
9
Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet, drapery and upholstery cleaning; tile and stone care
$40K - 139.5K
10
Heaven's Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
$44.9K - 65.9K
11
Proforma
Printing and promotional products
$4.73K - 50.2K
12
Home Helpers/Direct Link
Medical/nonmedical personal care
$64.5K - 104.9K
13
Anago Cleaning Systems
Commercial cleaning
$10.52K - 65.58K
14
Novus Glass
Auto glass repair and replacement
$46.77K - 229.5K
15
Eye Level Learning Centers
Supplemental education
$68.08K - 135.1K
16
American Poolplayers Association
Recreational billiard league
$16.7K - 19.86K
17
Mr. Sandless/Dr. DecknFence
Interior and exterior sandless wood refinishing
$9.31K - 52.74K
18
Buildingstars Int'l. Inc.
Commercial cleaning
$2.25K - 52.38K
19
Oxi Fresh Franchising Co.
Carpet cleaning
$37.72K - 65.63K
20
U.S. Lawns
Commercial grounds care
$32.79K - 79.3K
21
DKI
Insurance/disaster restoration
$47.15K - 164.75K
22
Fast-teks On-site Computer Services
On-site computer-repair services
$36.45K - 62.25K
23
SuperGlass Windshield Repair
Windshield repair
$9.9K - 31K
24
Real Property Management
Property management
$56.54K - 99.9K
25
Tax Centers of America
Tax preparation, electronic filing
$20.29K - 63.54K
26
N-Hance
Wood floor and cabinet refinishing
$24.29K - 131.97K
27
Window Gang
Window, exterior, dryer-vent and chimney cleaning; deck and fence sealing
$34.34K - 81.09K
28
Caring Transitions
Sales of estates and household goods
$52.84K - 81.52K
29
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services
Home inspections
$44.29K - 75.5K
30
MaidPro
Residential cleaning
$22.48K - 114.8K
31
Guard-A-Kid
Children's identification and safety products and services
$21.39K - 38.7K
32
Mr. Appliance LLC
Household appliance services and repairs
$54.84K - 114.12K
33
Unishippers Global Logistics LLC
Shipping services
$57.4K - 654.5K
34
Sculpture Hospitality
Liquor inventory-control services
$43.4K - 57.09K
35
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors
Home inspections
$33.34K - 41.54K
36
Soccer Shots Franchising LLC
Soccer programs for ages 2 to 8
$18.73K - 25.5K
37
Coffee News
Weekly newspaper distributed at restaurants
$10.25K - 11.25K
38
Complete
Photography, DJ, video and photo-booth services
$30.35K - 48.65K
39
Rooter-Man
Plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning
$46.75K - 137.6K
40
OpenWorks
Commercial cleaning, facility services
$17K - 119.94K
41
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
In-home tutoring
$32.59K - 56.54K
42
Ident-A-Kid Franchise Corp.
Children's safety products and services
$34.04K - 44.25K
43
Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc.
Children's and maternity consignment-sale events
$24.06K - 33.66K
44
Mint Condition Franchising Inc.
Commercial cleaning, building maintenance
$4.88K - 45.4K
45
Showhomes
Home-management & staging services
$43.29K - 82K
46
Kinderdance Int'l. Inc.
Movement/educational programs
$14.94K - 46.09K
47
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services
Commercial cleaning
$51.4K - 99K
48
i9 Sports
Youth sports leagues, camps and clinics
$44.9K - 69.9K
49
Plan Ahead Events
Corporate event planning
$45.84K - 71.25K
50
The Glass Guru
Window and glass restoration and replacement
$30.19K - 119.98K
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