2012 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 $60,000. These franchises are ranked based on their scores in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. About the Top Low Cost Franchises.

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Top Low-Cost Franchises

100 franchises for under $60,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

Past Rankings: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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2012 Top Low Cost Franchises

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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 $60,000. 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.

More Franchise Rankings

Top Low-Cost Franchises

100 franchises for under $60,000

Top Homebased/Mobile Franchises

These 100 businesses can be managed from home

Fastest-Growing Franchises

These companies have shown rapid unit expansion over the last two years

Top New Franchises

The top 75 companies that began franchising in the last five years

Top Global Franchises

200 North American franchisors seeking international franchisees

For reprints and licensing questions, click here.

Previous Years Rankings

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012