While initial franchising investments can certainly break the bank, not all franchises expect prospective franchisees to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, there’s a wide array of franchises across industries that cost less than $100,000 to purchase.

  1. Kumon
    • Minimum Required $69,583
    • Industry: Educational Services
    • Franchising Since 1958

Kumon was founded in Japan in 1954 by Toru Kumon, a math teacher and father who wanted to encourage his son’s learning. Kumon has become among the most popular educational networks. Kumon provides students with extra tutoring and assignments with professional instructors. Valuing a growth in independent study, Kumon teaches students the necessary skills for self-learning, a helpful tool for later in life.

eat option for anyone interested in working with children and improving the educational industry.

  1. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries
  • Minimum Required $100,000
  • Industry: Food
  • Franchising Since 1993

Hwy 55 was opened in North Carolina in 1991 by Kenney Moore. When the popular burger restaurant first opened, Moore cooked all of the burgers himself. As crowds of customers grew, he eventually expanded his staff, opening new locations. Today, there are more than 130 restaurants across the US. Hwy 55 prioritizes hospitality and fresh food for all of its customers. Hwy 55 also won the national BurgerBusiness.com’s Best Burger in 2012.

  1. Club Pilates
  • Minimum Required: $49,500
  • Industry: Fitness
  • Franchising Since 2012

While pilates is one of the most popular forms of exercise today, it’s also among the most expensive. Club Pilates opened with the goal of making pilates accessible to more people. Alongside the frequently high price point, pilates classes can be difficult to find in less populated areas of the country. Club Pilates wants to turn that around. With more than 600 locations, Club Pilates has been named the Fastest Growing Franchise in Inc. Magazine’s 2017 5000 and 500.

  1. Oxi Fresh Franchising Co.
  • Minimum Required: $37,900
  • Industry: Cleaning Services
  • Franchising Since 2006

Oxi Fresh Franchising was founded by Jonathan Barnett in 20016. Oxi Fresh carpet cleaning is known for its effective cleaning products, used to clean both residential and commercial locations. Oxi Fresh has maintained a competitive edge by using environmentally friendly products, which many customers appreciate. Oxi Fresh also offers a variety of other cleaning services, largely expanding the company’s initial service menu.

  1. AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care
  • Minimum Required: $39,500
  • Industry: Auto Services
  • Franchising Since 1963

The first AAMCO was opened by Robert Morgan and Anthony A. Martino in 1963 and began franchising in the same year of opening. After opening several shops, Martino decided to gear his business only on transmissions, which continued until 2007. Later, the company rebranded and is today the world’s biggest franchisor of transmission specialists.

6. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

  • Minimum Required: $100,000
  • Industry: Food
  • Franchising Since 1994

This franchise was founded in Dallas by Travis Dickey in 1941.  A family-owned barbecue chain, Dickey’s was named the “fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country” in 2012 by Technomic.

7. Entrepreneur’s Source

  • Minimum Required: $74,250
  • Industry: Business
  • Franchising Since 1997

Founded by Terry Powell in 1984, the Entrepreneur’s Source offers resources for prospective entrepreneurs interested in beginning their own business. This franchise helps existing entrepreneurs grow their business or brand as well.

8. ComForCare

  • Minimum Required: $76,650
  • Industry: Senior Services
  • Franchising Since 2001

ComForCare is a franchise that offers medical and other in-home care services. These services can include transportation, medication reminders or administration, meal preparation, or grooming assistance. Caregivers are carefully screened before they are employed for professionalism and experience.

9. Maidpro

  • Minimum Required: $20,000
  • Industry: Cleaning Services
  • Franchising Since 1997

Maidpro opened its first office in 1991 in Boston. Maidpro provides clients with personalized cleaning plans to meat their specific needs. Customers can target certain areas or surfaces of their home. Maidpro also guarantees use of the best and safest products in the home.

10. ServiceMaster Restore

  • Minimum Required: $36,300
  • Industry: Home Services
  • Franchising Since 1952

ServiceMaster Restore is one of the primary ServiceMaster services, offering home restoration services. ServiceMaster offers emergency property restoration for both residential and commercial clients. Whether it’s water or fire damage, service master is there to repair.

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