The Best Low-Cost Franchises to Buy

These Top Low-Cost Franchises are among the best affordable business opportunities available today.

Franchise Business Review surveyed over 1,100 franchisees from 135 low-cost franchise brands to identify the 50 best low-cost franchises based on ratings and reviews from the people who know best—franchise owners.

These 50 award-winning brands all have an investment level starting under $100K, and with multiple opportunities starting under $10K, you might be surprised how achievable franchise business ownership may be. More importantly, the ​​franchises that made this year’s list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises have average owner satisfaction 15% higher than our industry benchmark.

If you are looking for a low-cost business opportunity, the franchises on this list are all excellent options to consider. Click on the companies that interest you to request more detailed information about the franchise opportunity.

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360clean

360clean is a health-focused office cleaning service for businesses throughout the United States.

Investment: $20,800 - $29,000 Cash Required: $20,000
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A Place at Home

A Place At Home franchise provides senior-focused care that is comprehensive, consistent, and continuous. 

Investment: $84,185 - $148,517 Cash Required: $50,000
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ActionCOACH

ActionCOACH is a global business coaching franchise that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals personalized one-on-one mentorship from a team of skilled business coaches. 

Investment: $52,000 - $150,000 Cash Required: $75,000
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Aire-Master of America

Aire-Master offers unique blends of essential oils and fine aromatics including exclusive Aire-Master scents plus odor neutralizers to eliminate unpleasant odors and impart a light, pleasant aroma in …

Investment: $54,984 - $160,900 Cash Required: $50,000

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: $33,100 - $64,950 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, Services

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: $300,010,000
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Complete Weddings and Events

Complete Weddings + Events is provides a full spectrum of services for weddings and special events, including photography, videography, lighting, DJ services, photo booth rental and more.

Investment: $67,270 - $81,250 Cash Required: $50,000
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Crestcom International

Crestcom delivers an interactive leadership development experience that produces real business results. They do this through a unique blend of video-based, live-facilitated instruction in vital leader…

Investment: $86,500 - $99,819 Cash Required: $86,500
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Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative

Cruise Planners is a travel agency specializing in booking cruises to destinations around the world.

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

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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Fastest Labs

FastestLabs assists customers from individuals, small businesses, schools, government agencies, volunteer organizations, and others with a wide range of drug, alcohol, and DNA testing services.

Investment: $91,150 - $122,700 Cash Required: $75,000
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Fibrenew

Fibrenew is a mobile service franchise specializing in the repair, restoration and renewal of leather, plastic, vinyl, fabric and upholstery.

Investment: $87,000 - $99,000 Cash Required: $25,000

Footprints Floors

Footprints Floors is a home-based flooring installation and restoration franchise with low overhead costs and a high potential for returns in a relatively short timeframe.

Investment: $78,505 - $113,030 Cash Required: $75,000

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered is a window covering franchise which provides custom window treatments to businesses and residential customers and offers virtually everything for the inside of the window including bli…

Investment: $87,560 - $116,055 Cash Required: $15,000