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Top Low Cost Franchises Under $50K

The following list includes franchise opportunities starting at $50,000 or less. This initial investment includes the franchisee fee, as well as several other costs required to get your business up and running.

Franchises with an investment under $50,000 will often be home-based business opportunities with no major cost factors relating to construction or leasing of a brick-and-mortar storefront. In addition, some service-based franchises require very little equipment or inventory up front, making them low-cost options as well.

It is important to note that these low-cost franchise companies have a minimum investment of less than $50,000, but their maximum (or average) investment may be higher. Please review their profiles and complete the contact form to get a more complete understanding of cost requirements.

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            <span class="hidden-investment-span" style="display:none">3245</span>
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                                                <p class="is-large">$9,800</p>
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                                                        $3,245
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            <span class="hidden-name-span" style="display:none">Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative</span>
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                                                <p class="is-large">$10,995</p>
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                                                        $2,095
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            <span class="hidden-investment-span" style="display:none">41034</span>
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                                                        $41,034
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                                                <p class="is-large">$35,900</p>
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                                                        $40,000
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            <span class="hidden-counter-span" style="display:none">6</span>
            <span class="hidden-investment-span" style="display:none">25000</span>
            <span class="hidden-name-span" style="display:none">Amazing Athletes</span>
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                                                        $25,000
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            <span class="hidden-counter-span" style="display:none">7</span>
            <span class="hidden-investment-span" style="display:none">20400</span>
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                                                <p class="is-large">$10,500</p>
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                                                        $20,400
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            <span class="hidden-investment-span" style="display:none">30000</span>
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                                                <p class="is-large">$50,000</p>
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                                                        $30,000
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            <span class="hidden-counter-span" style="display:none">9</span>
            <span class="hidden-investment-span" style="display:none">29750</span>
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                                                <p class="is-large">$15,000</p>
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                                                        $29,750
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