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A Cheap Ticket to Startup

Strapped for cash? Here are 69 franchises to start for less than $25,000.

This story appears in the November 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you're long on entrepreneurial dreams but short on money, franchising offers you a viable way to start your own business. Dig beneath the conventional wisdom that franchising is pricey and you'll find a multitude of franchises that offer serious startup benefits--a proven business concept, training and ongoing support--for less than $25,000. Even information on these franchises can be yours for free--via the following listing of low-cost franchises. We've compiled data on franchises in categories ranging from children's fitness to computer repairs to home inspections, with some opportunities costing just a few thousand dollars to get started.

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