Great Franchise Opportunities for Any Budget

Top franchise brands sorted from highest to lowest minimum investment.

There are a number of financial measures that will determine if a particular franchise opportunity is a fit for you. In addition to the minimum investment (which, along with maximum investment, is included in a brand's Franchise Disclosure Document), franchisors often require a specific minimum net worth and liquidity. These numbers are not arbitrary -- they're to make sure you have enough capital to ramp up and sustain your business as it grows.

Fortunately, there are great franchise opportunities for just about any budget. The list below includes a wide variety of brands we've researched and found to have high franchisee satisfaction, a measure that includes financial criteria such as the financial picture of the business and its long-term financial outlook.

Remember that how much a franchise costs is just one piece of the puzzle. These are brands you can be confident will provide a great opportunity for you to earn a strong return on investment!


Franchise Name Industry Minimum Investment Profile 50
Amada Senior CareSenior Care$87,710
Amazing AthletesChild Services$25,000935
Big Frog Custom T-ShirtsRetail$180,750894
Bloomin' BlindsHome Services$35,0000
CarePatrolSenior Care$64,649856
Checkers & Rally'sFood & Beverage$96,414951
Christian Brothers AutomotiveAutomotive$458,950986
College Hunks Hauling JunkServices$83,300910
Creative World SchoolEducation$600,000810
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel RepresentativeTravel$10,495992
DogtopiaPet Services$416,032820
DreamMaker Bath & KitchenHome Services$99,745890
East Coast Wings & GrillFood & Beverage$658,875917
Expedia CruiseShipCentersTravel$150,000956
FASTSIGNSBusiness Services$182,329981
FirstLight HomeCareSenior Care$97,681943
Fish Window Cleaning ServicesServices$83,225919
Happy and Healthy Products, Inc.Food & Beverage$45,000847
Home Care AssistanceSenior Care$199,000947
HomeVestors of AmericaReal Estate$44,000940
HouseMasterHome Services$61,100973
Huntington Learning CenterEducation$110,070903
Image OneCleaning & Maintenance$29,750811
Interim HealthCareSenior Care$88,000874
InXpressBusiness Services$65,3001
Kona IceFood & Beverage$120,2251000
MaidProCleaning & Maintenance$74,560995
Mathnasium Learning CentersEducation$102,750953
Minuteman PressBusiness Services$62,207954
Mosquito JoeHome Services$66,600886
Murphy Business & FinancialBusiness Services$57,525945
Office Pride Commercial Cleaning ServicesCleaning & Maintenance$59,500976
Our Town AmericaAdvertising & Sales$63,300983
Oxi Fresh Carpet CleaningCleaning & Maintenance$40,000911
Payroll VaultFinance & Tax$22,800883
Pinch A PennyRetail$230,000971
Pinot's PaletteSports & Recreation$63,400994
Pizza FactoryFood & Beverage$250,000875
Sandler TrainingBusiness Services$88,150980
Senior Care AuthoritySenior Care$52,350855
Snap-on ToolsAutomotive$169,503964
Soccer ShotsChild Services$35,000979
SpeedPro ImagingBusiness Services$315,200835
Sport Clips, Inc.Health & Beauty$189,300925
TeamLogic ITTechnology$160,000946
The Glass GuruHome Services$49,5000
The Goddard SchoolEducation$706,700950
The Haagen-Dazs ShoppeFood & Beverage$164,158 0
The Learning ExperienceEducation$500,000857
The MaidsCleaning & Maintenance$76,100995
THE MAX ChallengeFitness$131,868862
TSS PhotographyChild Services$20,400824
Two Men and a TruckServices$95,000977
U.S. LawnsServices$53,5000
Visiting AngelsSenior Care$84,085998
Wild Birds UnlimitedRetail$146,693990
Window GenieServices$90,800970
WOW 1 DAY PAINTINGHome Services$90,000913
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (TM) Camp ResortsTravel$100,0000
Zoup!Food & Beverage$386,860814
30 Minute HitFitness$87,0000
101 MobilitySenior Care$114,060843

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