The Best Cheap and Low Cost Franchises

By Suzanne Musial

Posted: October 31st, 2016

Category: For Beginners

Many would-be business owners think opening a franchise is out of their reach because it seems most opportunities require tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars for an initial investment. But there are actually several opportunities starting at $20,000 or less that are great options for those who may be low on funds but high on ambition when it comes to owning their own business.

Low cost & cheap franchises

Because they offer little to no overhead by working from home or on-site for clients in a variety of industries, Cheap or Low Cost franchises allow you to get up and running faster than many other opportunities. Franchise Gator has identified the best franchise opportunities starting at $10,000 for aspiring entrepreneurs looking for a low cost investment.

American Business Systems

Cash Required: $30,000

ABS is the largest medical billing company of its kind nationwide and has been providing training and support to independent licensees since 1994. With ABS, licensees can work from anywhere and set their own schedule with the flexibility to work full or part time. No special education is required to start your own American Business Systems medical billing business. Learn more

Cruise Planners / American Express

Cash Required: $10,000

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, offers a home-based business model with the potential to yield high returns. No travel experience is necessary to join one of the largest, privately owned travel franchise businesses in the country. Cruise Planners offer a proven system that has been successful for more than 1,400 franchisees for more than 20 years. Learn more

Global Financial Training

Cash Required: $20,000

With the Global Financial Training Program business opportunity, you can run your own finance company by earning up to 15% commissions on business loans from $25,000 to $3 million or more. Join the lucrative field of commercial finance with Global and take advantage of a simple program that will train you in all types of commercial loans for businesses in need of capital. Learn more


Cash Required: $30,000

Start your own automotive windshield repair business with a NOVUS Glass franchise. Automotive glass experience is not necessary as franchisees receive the best training and ongoing support. A NOVUS Glass windshield repair business can easily be joined with an existing business such as auto dealerships, oil and lube, auto body and repair, car washes, fleet companies and more. Learn more


Cash Required: $10,000

SlipDoctors is a leader in the slip-prevention industry and has developed numerous methods for improving traction on all types of common walking surfaces. SlipDoctors offers a unique business opportunity supplying superior, industry-leading products to both commercial and residential customers while you choose to work full or part-time. Learn more

Bloomin' Blinds

Cash Required: $35,000

Bloomin' Blinds is a family owned, family operated, and family driven company. Since 2001, Bloomin' Blinds has helped entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership and reach their personal and financial goals through proven methods and tools that ensure their success. Learn more

It is possible to start a franchise business without forking over a lot of cash. If you have the drive and desire to be your own boss, you can get started with a Low Cost or Cheap business opportunity today.

Get more information on some of the opportunities mentioned in this post:

Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative, home-based business model is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized and continually awarded cruise selling agencies in the United States. Cruise...

10k Minimum Cash Required

Change direction with U-Turn, the finest vending machine on the market. We have earned our nickname "The Money Machine". U-Turn vending business opportunities exist almost anywhere.

10k Minimum Cash Required

American Business Systems is the fastest way to start your medical billing business. Guaranteed. American Business Systems is the fastest way to start your own medical billing business and were the only company with Live...

30k Minimum Cash Required

SlipDoctors specializes in Floor Safety and offers a high-margin business opportunity that addresses slip-and-fall challenges. Our extensive line of proprietary products are designed to improve traction on all types of...

10k Minimum Cash Required

Want to earn big commissions in the lucrative financial industry but you lack the experience? Let Global Financial Training Program help you get started! With comprehensive training, marketing support and the potential to...

19.95k Minimum Cash Required

As a NOVUS business owner you join a 40-year-old company with over 1800 global locations in over 30 countries. We invented the auto glass repair process!

40k Minimum Cash Required