Top Franchises Under $50k

If you are considering investing in a franchise, you may think it requires a lot of upfront expense. We’re happy to report there are some franchise opportunities that are considered low-cost franchises. These franchises under $50K have a low initial investment that covers the franchise fee and  many of the other costs required to get your franchise up and running.

Franchises with an investment under $50,000 are often home-based business opportunities with no major cost factors such as  construction or leasing of a brick-and-mortar storefront.  Some of the service-based franchises require very little equipment or inventory which makes them great low-cost franchise opportunities.

Low-cost franchises with a minimum investment of less than $50,000 may have business models that are higher in initial costs. It pays to do your research. Explore these low-cost franchises under 50k and complete the contact form to request more information.

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360clean is a health-focused office cleaning franchise with high franchisee satisfaction and a flexible business model. Download the report to learn more. 

Investment: $35,800 - $46,500 Cash Required: $40,000

Amazing Athletes

Amazing Athletes uses a multi-sport program designed to benefit children aged 18 mos. to 6 years physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Their program introduces the fundamentals of 10 differ…

Investment: $63,050 - $81,500 Cash Required: $30,000
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American Poolplayers Association

The American Poolplayers Association (APA) is the largest amateur pool league in the world with over 250,000 members. With leagues playing in over 13,000 venues across North America, it is the first c…

Investment: $22,936 - $29,411 Cash Required: $22,936
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Auto Appraisal Network

Industry: Automotive

Auto Appraisal Network provides a centralized appraisal report process and national network of certified appraisers to ensure consistent, accurate, and professional appraisals.

Investment: $16,700 - $44,275 Cash Required: $3,000
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Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $900 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in th…

Investment: $18,100 - $173,500 Cash Required: $25,000
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Card My Yard

Industry: Services

Card My Yard is the original yard greeting service based in Austin, Texas, that specializes in making your BIG day even BIGGER.

Investment: $8,000 - $19,800 Cash Required: $8,000
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Industry: Senior Care

CarePatrol provides clients and their families FREE senior living placement services and greater peace of mind. 

Investment: $43,620 - $103,620 Cash Required: $50,000
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Century 21 Real Estate

Industry: Real Estate

The CENTURY 21® brand has the scale and the reputation to lead the real estate industry into the future. While others focus on simply facilitating a transaction, CENTURY 21® Agents believe in the va…

Investment: $24,700 - $456,750 Cash Required: $75,000
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Industry: Child Services

COMPUCHILD enriches thousands of children every week through supplemental and after-school classes at child care centers, elementary schools, and community centers in the United States and Canada.

Investment: $14,900 - $29,900 Cash Required: $30,000
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Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners is the nation’s largest home-based travel agency franchise specializing in booking travel experiences such as cruises, land tours, and all-inclusive resort vacations around the world…

Investment: $2,295 - $23,465 Cash Required: $10,995
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Discovery Map International

Discovery Map® is the nation’s leading map and guide publishing franchise recognized as an integral marketing company in the travel and tourism industry. They provide innovative products and tools …

Investment: $34,300 - $43,200 Cash Required: $50,000
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Dream Vacations-CruiseOne

Home-based Dream Vacation franchise owners sell travel packages, including travel protection, shore excursions, hotels and tours to individuals, couples, families, businesses and groups. 

Investment: $1,795 - $21,000 Cash Required: $3,500
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Dryer Vent Squad

Industry: Home Services

Dryer Vent Squad cleans and services dryer vents in homes and apartment buildings to help keep homes safe from fires, providing a healthier living environment for homeowners.

Investment: $47,000 - $68,500 Cash Required: $35,000
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FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise.

Investment: $28,754 - $42,754 Cash Required: $25,000
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Frost Shades Window Tinting

Industry: Home Services

Frost Shades provides window tinting, privacy and security films, and decorative films to windows and doors for residential and commercial clients.

Investment: $42,500 - $63,200 Cash Required: $30,000
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Industry: Services

FRSTeam professionally restores a variety of cherished belongings including textiles, electronics, and fabrics that are damaged by mold, fire, water, smoke, or other elements.

Investment: $43,375 - $409,500 Cash Required: $43,375
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