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

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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