The Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises

Franchises with lower costs of entry can make it easier for you to plan to be your own boss. Here's a look at the strategies behind low-cost franchising and some resources on where to find successful opportunities.

Creative Ideas

  • Arts & crafts business
  • Creativity consultant
  • Interior designer
  • Jewelry

Doing What You Love

  • Freelancing your expertise
  • Hobby business
  • Sports business

Product Sales

  • Cart/kiosk
  • Direct sales
  • eBay
  • Gift basket
  • Swap meet sales

Even More Ideas

  • 6 Senior Care Ideas
  • 9 Pet Businesses
  • 25 Part-Time Business Ideas
  • 105 Service Businesses
  • Weekend Businesses Ideas

B-to-B Businesses

  • Bookkeeping
  • Business support
  • Consulting
  • Desktop publishing
  • Manufacturer's rep
  • Medical claims
  • Security specialist
  • Seminar production
  • Transcription service
  • Virtual assistant business

Personal Services

  • Child-care
  • Elder Care
  • Financial Advisor
  • Organizer
  • Personal concierge
  • Personal shopper
  • Remodeling contractor
  • Tutoring service
  • Wedding consultant

Other Services

  • Cleaning
  • Event planning
  • Mobile photography


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