Just starting out in business and looking for a low-cost, entry-level franchise opportunity? Many of today's largest multi-unit franchise operators began their business with a single franchise unit; some even found their path to franchise success by working in an entry-level position at a franchise brand, learning the business from the ground up.
Opportunities in the low-cost franchise category, which usually top out at around $100,000, can range as low as $10,000 or $20,000. Starting out in the franchise business through a kiosk, a home-based brand, or a mobile concept - which eliminate the cost of monthly lease payments - is a great way to begin if funding is a problem. Some franchisors now offer smaller-scale versions of their brands, or part-time opportunities for first-time franchise buyers, allowing franchise candidates to set up their franchise business without going deeply into debt.
Start right now with the brands listed below to explore the many opportunities available in low-cost franchising.