Entrepreneurship

20 Franchises You Can Launch for Less Than $50,000

Think you can't afford to be your own boss? Think again: Some of the top franchises in the world cost less than $50,000 to start.

These bargain franchises encompass everything from pet training to commercial painting, so there is something for every hopeful franchise owner. Here are 20 of the top affordable franchises from Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500.

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services

AmeriSpec Home Inspection | Official Website

Category: Home inspections

Website: amerispec.com

Startup cost: $44.3K-$75.5K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 290/0

More info

Related: Remaining Hands On While Growing My Business

CleanNet USA

Shutterstock

Category: Commercial cleaning

Website: cleannetusa.com

Startup cost: $9.8K-$97.95K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 2,951/14

More info

Complete Weddings and Events

Shutterstock

Category: Photography, DJ, video and photo-booth services

Website: completewedo.com

Startup cost: $30.4K-$48.7K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 200/2

More info

Computer Troubleshooters

Shutterstock

Category: Technology consulting for small businesses

Website: comptroub.com

Startup cost: $17.2K-$82.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 344/0

More info

CruiseOne

PHOTOSVIT / Shutterstock

Category: Travel agency

Website: cruiseonefranchise.com

Startup cost: $3.2K-$21.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 1,000/0

More info

Dale Carnegie Training

Shutterstock

Category: Workplace training and development

Website: dalecarnegie.com

Startup cost: $26K-$182.5K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 202/2

More info

Doc Popcorn

Doc Popcorn | Facebook

Category: Kettle-cooked popcorn

Website: docpopcorn.com

Startup cost: $39K-$355.1K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 94/2

More info

Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat Painters | Facebook

Category: Residential and commercial painting

Website: freshcoatpaintersfranchise.com

Startup cost: $49.4K-$76.95K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 112/0

More info

The Glass Guru

The Glass Guru | Official Website

Category: Window and glass restoration and replacement

Website: theglassguru.com

Startup cost: $30.2K-$119.99K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 92/0

More info

Green Home Solutions

Shutterstock

Category: Environmentally friendly mold cleaning, pest control and odor elimination

Website: greenhomesolutions.com

Startup cost: $21.1K-$72.7K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 102/1

More info

Related: 7 Things You Didn't Know About the Real Colonel Sanders

Happy & Healthy Products

Fruitfull Frozen Fruit Bars | Facebook

Category: Frozen fruit bars

Website: happyandhealthy.com

Startup cost: $37.2K-$113.1K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 63/0

More info

H&R Block

rmnoa357 / Shutterstock

Category: Tax preparation, electronic filing

Website: hrblock.com/franchise

Startup cost: $31.5K-$148.7K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 4,846/6,165

More info

Proforma

Shutterstock

Category: Printing and promotional products

Website: onlyproforma.com

Startup cost: $4.7K-$50.2K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 703/0

More info

MaidPro

MaidPro | Facebook

Category: Residential cleaning

Website: maidpro.com

Startup cost: $45.9K-$202.8K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 187/1

More info

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

My Gym Children's Fitness Center | Facebook

Category: Early-learning/fitness programs

Website: mygym.com

Startup cost: $34.3K-$247.2K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 329/0

More info

RE/MAX

RE/MAX | Facebook

Category: Real estate

Website: remax.com

Startup cost: $37.5K-$279.5K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 6,751/21

More info

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Shutterstock

Category: Dog training

Website: sitmeanssit.com

Startup cost: $45K-$123.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 82/1

More info

The Senior's Choice

Shutterstock

Category: Nonmedical home care

Website: theseniorschoice.com

Startup cost: $38K-$55K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 170/1

More info

Unishippers Global Logistics

Unishippers

Category: Shipping services

Website: unishippers.com

Startup cost: $48.2K-$2.2M

Total franchises/co.-owned: 222/92

More info

Young Rembrandts Franchise

Shutterstock

Category: Art classes for ages 3 to 12

Website: youngrembrandtsfranchise.com

Startup cost: $40.2K-$48.9K

Total franchises/co.-owned: 107/0

More info

Related: 9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing