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

Entrepreneur Staff
3 min read

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

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

CleanNet USA

CleanNet USA
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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

Complete Weddings and Events

Complete Weddings and Events
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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

Computer Troubleshooters

Computer Troubleshooters
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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

CruiseOne

CruiseOne
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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

Dale Carnegie Training

Dale Carnegie Training
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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

Doc Popcorn

Doc Popcorn
Image credit: Doc Popcorn | Facebook

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

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

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

Green Home Solutions

Green Home Solutions
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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

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

H&R Block

H&R Block
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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

Proforma

Proforma
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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

MaidPro

MaidPro
Image credit: MaidPro | Facebook

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

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

RE/MAX

RE/MAX
Image credit: RE/MAX | Facebook

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

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training
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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

The Senior's Choice

The Senior's Choice
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Category: Nonmedical home care

Website: theseniorschoice.com

Startup cost: $38K-$55K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 170/1

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

Unishippers Global Logistics

Unishippers Global Logistics
Image credit: Unishippers

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

Young Rembrandts Franchise

Young Rembrandts Franchise
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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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  • 20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000
  • AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services
  • CleanNet USA
  • Complete Weddings and Events
  • Computer Troubleshooters
  • CruiseOne
  • Dale Carnegie Training
  • Doc Popcorn
  • Fresh Coat
  • The Glass Guru
  • Green Home Solutions
  • Happy & Healthy Products
  • H&R Block
  • Proforma
  • MaidPro
  • My Gym Children's Fitness Center
  • RE/MAX
  • Sit Means Sit Dog Training
  • The Senior's Choice
  • Unishippers Global Logistics
  • Young Rembrandts Franchise
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