20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

Think you can't afford to be your own boss? Think again: Some of the top franchises in the world cost less than $50,000 to start.

These bargain franchises encompass everything from pet training to commercial painting, so there is something for every hopeful franchise owner. Here are 20 of the top affordable franchises from Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500.  

20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

1. AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services


Category: Home inspections

Website: amerispec.com

Startup cost: $44.3K-$75.5K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 290/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

2. CleanNet USA


Category: Commercial cleaning

Website: cleannetusa.com

Startup cost: $9.8K-$97.95K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 2,951/14

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

3. Complete Weddings and Events


Category: Photography, DJ, video and photo-booth services

Website: completewedo.com

Startup cost: $30.4K-$48.7K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 200/2

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

4. Computer Troubleshooters


Category: Technology consulting for small businesses

Website: comptroub.com

Startup cost: $17.2K-$82.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 344/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

5. CruiseOne


Category: Travel agency

Website: cruiseonefranchise.com

Startup cost: $3.2K-$21.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,000/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

6. Dale Carnegie Training


Category: Workplace training and development

Website: dalecarnegie.com

Startup cost: $26K-$182.5K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 202/2

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

7. Doc Popcorn


Category: Kettle-cooked popcorn

Website: docpopcorn.com

Startup cost: $39K-$355.1K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 94/2

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

8. Fresh Coat


Category: Residential and commercial painting

Website: freshcoatpainters.com

Startup cost: $49.4K-$76.95K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 112/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

9. The Glass Guru


Category: Window and glass restoration and replacement

Website: theglassguru.com

Startup cost: $30.2K-$119.99K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 92/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

10. Green Home Solutions


Category: Environmentally friendly mold cleaning, pest control and odor elimination

Website: greenhomesolutions.com

Startup cost: $21.1K-$72.7K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 102/1

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

11. Happy & Healthy Products


Category: Frozen fruit bars

Website: happyandhealthy.com

Startup cost: $37.2K-$113.1K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 63/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

12. H&R Block


Category: Tax preparation, electronic filing

Website: hrblock.com/franchise

Startup cost: $31.5K-$148.7K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 4,846/6,165

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

13. Proforma


Category: Printing and promotional products

Website: onlyproforma.com

Startup cost: $4.7K-$50.2K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 703/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

14. MaidPro


Category: Residential cleaning

Website: maidpro.com

Startup cost: $45.9K-$202.8K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 187/1

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

15. My Gym Children's Fitness Center


Category: Early-learning/fitness programs

Website: mygym.com

Startup cost: $34.3K-$247.2K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 329/0

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

16. RE/MAX


Category: Real estate

Website: remax.com

Startup cost: $37.5K-$279.5K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 6,751/21

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

17. Sit Means Sit Dog Training


Category: Dog training

Website: sitmeanssit.com

Startup cost: $45K-$123.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 82/1

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

18. The Senior's Choice


Category: Nonmedical home care

Website: theseniorschoice.com

Startup cost: $38K-$55K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 170/1

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19. Unishippers Global Logistics


Category: Shipping services

Website: unishippers.com

Startup cost: $48.2K-$2.2M

Total franchises/co.-owned: 222/92

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20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

20. Young Rembrandts Franchise


Category: Art classes for ages 3 to 12

Website: youngrembrandtsfranchise.com

Startup cost: $40.2K-$48.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 107/0

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