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The Top Low-Cost Franchises

Wednesday, June 3
Do you think you need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy or start a business? That may not necessarily be true! There are many low-cost franchise opportunities for individuals who are interested in owning a business.

Each year, Entrepreneur Magazine releases their Franchise500 list and subsequent lists to celebrate different franchise categories. This year, they ranked the following businesses as the top low-cost franchise opportunities:
  • Instant Tax Service
  • Jani-King
  • Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l Inc.
  • Kumon Math & Reading Centers
  • ServiceMaster Clean
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics
  • Stratus Building Solutions
  • Jazzercize Inc.
  • Vanguard Cleaning Systems
  • RE/Max Int'l Inc.

These franchisors, although not endorsed by either Guidant Financial Group or Entrepreneur, offer a way for new small business owners, franchisees and entrepreneurs to get into business for less than $50,000. A business or franchise of this size can still be financed, fairly easily, in this market. Many people are using 401(k) small business investing or unsecured loans to acquire their business. In addition, an SBA loan can still be a viable option.

Before you invest in any business or franchise it's important that you investigate the opportunity by interviewing attorneys, consultants and existing franchisees (if applicable). In addition, make sure you work with a reputable small business financing company so that you can adequately capitalize your small business or franchise investment.