20 Cheap Franchises To Start Under $20,000

While some franchises cost thousands – even millions – of dollars to start, not all do. These cheap franchises will earn you maximum profits with minimal costs.


Many Americans dream of being their own boss, but they want to dream big without spending big. Entering into a business venture, such as opening a franchise, requires a lot less capital than you think.


Concrete Technology Inc.

Min Investment: $9,500
Concrete Technology Inc. is one of the leading and popular cheap franchises specializing in concrete restoration and beautification, replacing worn-out patios and similar dibond areas in homes and small businesses – for a cost significantly less than the industry standard. Concrete Technology provides its dealers with an outstanding combination of training, award-winning support and a successful business model commonly found in top-tier franchise systems.

An investment in dibond signs will really help you succeed in this business.


Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System

Min Investment: $4,013
Since 1985, Coverall has helped more than 9,000 entrepreneurs become independent business owners through a proven franchise system. Coverall offers entry level, mid-level and executive-level franchise packages, depending on your investment and business plans. Coverall supports its Franchise Owners through comprehensive training, an initial customer base, billing and collection services, financing, a global network of 90 Support Centers, plus the unique benefits of the Health-Based Cleaning System Program.


Min Investment: $149
The social media market is exploding, and the best part is you don’t need any experience to make money in this fast-growing industry. Social Owl’s turn-key program gives anyone the ability to make it big with social media. For a minimal cost, SocialOwl provides everything you will need to run a successful local social media business.

My Business Venture

My Business Venture

Min Investment: $295
My Business Venture makes ownership of your own web store easy, pain free and affordable. As one of the leading cheap franchises, My Business Venture gives you the ability to start a business from the comfort of your home and we help our business owners increase their profits by facilitating credit card payments from their customers. They are specialists in logo design, search engine submission, social media management, custom video production, live chat, email and text marketing campaigns.

Real Estate Sales LLC

Real Estate Sales LLC

Min Investment: $10,000
Are you ready to begin your journey towards personal happiness and professional satisfaction? Real Estate Sales LLC has become one of the most trusted names in one-on-one personalized real estate investing education. Real Estate Sales LLC is staffed by a highly skilled team of real estate investors each with a minimum of 20 years investing experience that understands the dynamics of your local real estate market. Since its inception, Real Estate Sales LLC has possessed one important mission: To help its students and partners prosper.



America’s Tax Office 

Min Investment: $550
With nothing more than a small investment and a powerful desire to succeed, America’s Tax Office can bring you into the lucrative tax preparer business today. America’s Tax Office was founded on the principle of offering a cheap franchise opportunity to those who could not afford the overwhelming startup fees or outrageous revenue sharing of gross receipts. America’s Tax Office prioritizes the money-making capabilities of all its affiliates. The company strives to help its associates reach the stable platform of generating an annual income by working only during the tax season.


Sing Your Name

Min Investment: $2,850
Sing Your Name is a distributorship offering a wide range of hugely popular personalized children’s products, from personalized music CDs to one-of-a-kind interactive Kids Story Books. For simpler tastes, Sing Your Name also offers a full line of personalized paper products including personalized name poems and growth charts. If you’re looking for a cheap franchise, Sing Your Name offers multiple start-up packages designed to fit any budget.


Maid Simple House Cleaning

Min Investment: $9,995
Maid Simple House Cleaning offers extraordinary advantages not found in other franchises costing six figures or more. Maid Simple House Cleaning schedules service, handles your billing and gets you paid promptly. They will even travel to train you in person and offer ongoing marketing support. Unlike other home cleaning franchises, you are not required to spend money on a walk-in office, uniforms or branded vehicles.


Your Cannabis Biz

Min Investment: $2,995
Get in on the ground floor of this once in a lifetime cheap franchise opportunity to become a medical marijuana distributor. YourCannabisBiz is dedicated to providing safe and legal access to medical marijuana for patients throughout California, Colorado and Washington. Be the first in your area to secure your territory. Currently, YourCannabisBiz serves more than 60,000 clients and has a proven to be the industry leader over the past five years.



Min Investment: $30
IncomeShops offers an opportunity for anyone to own their own online shopping store filled with products from well-known retailers in a huge range of sectors from fashion, home improvement and electronics to sports, children’s, food, health & beauty, cell phones and many more. Nationally recognized brands and over 1,900 additional retailers want you to promote their products and they’ll pay you commission. IncomeShops can get you started in minutes in one of hundreds of niche sectors.



Min Investment: $3,500
With over 920 independently owned travel franchise locations, CruiseOne is the largest seller of cruise vacations in the nation. As one of the more cheap franchises, CruiseOne offers up to a 20% discount off the cruise franchise fee to U.S. Veterans, ethnic and racial minorities and women in business. Top that off with the flexible financing option, which not only make it a lot easier to become a franchise owner but makes it more affordable than ever.

World Discovery Club

World Discovery Club

Min Investment: $1,497
World Discovery Club is the easiest way to tap into the growing $8 trillion a year travel industry. World Discovery Club is a cheap franchise opportunity founded to fill an extreme need in the marketplace for a travel membership club that provides access to the most extensive inventory at rock bottom prices. World Discovery Club’s professional account executives will be happy to call and follow up with your customers to get sales closed for you so you can earn a real six-figure first-year potential.

Java Dave

Java Dave’s Coffee 

Min Investment: $500
With Java Dave’s Coffee franchising/licensing opportunity, you don’t have to pay a franchise fee, royalty or advertising fees. The licensing fee is $500 and is renewable every five years. Java Dave’s Coffee supports independent coffee houses and offers strong branding concepts with the Java Dave’s logo, cups, packaging and signage but still allow for a store’s individual identity. Included with your license is an interactive training CD that has a video to teach you how to make lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, breves, smoothies, Italian sodas and more.


Tag On That

Tag On That 

Min Investment: $2,500
Start your own low-cost enterprise helping businesses in your area promote their products and services with Tag On That’s innovative, affordable and exciting branding system. As an online distributor, you will obtain a website where the Tag On That packages will be promoted. Every time a sale is made in your site, you get paid. You can also obtain Tag On That packages at a discounted price to sell in your area. This program includes one package plus the distributor kit.


Get Moving Supplies, LLC

Min Investment: $80
Get Moving Supplies, LLC is a national moving boxes and supplies distribution company that ships moving boxes and supplies to companies and individuals all over the U.S. Customers just go to your website to place an order and Get Moving Supplies will ship the boxes straight to your customer’s home. As a cheap franchise opportunity, the Get Moving Supplies business platform allows you to generate revenue by profiting from moving box sales from your website as well as advertising from local businesses on your site.



Min Investment: $10,000
In business for over 32 years, iDeal Furniture is a national furniture organization that undercuts retail/big box stores and Internet sites. Retail Locations or Distribution Centers supply local brokers and can sell factory direct to the public at their own location if they so choose. A complete and detailed training program along with on-going support is included at all levels. A Retail Location or Distribution Center earns 100 percent of all wholesale profits and 100 percent of all factory direct to the consumer profits.


Mosquito Minus

Min Investment: $499
The Mosquito Minus unique mosquito treatment business is a great cheap franchise for anyone looking for a high-demand business that provides substantial profits, offering customers three types of service: yard barrier treatment programs, special event treatments and commercial applications. Mosquito Minus provides you complete training and support. Their program requires less capital investment than any mosquito franchise.


Floor Hero

Min Investment: $499
Floor Hero’s proprietary floor renewal processes for wood and concrete provides its customers with the most cost-effective method of maintaining all types of wood and concrete floors. Floor Hero’s coating processes give you a unique opportunity to capitalize on a booming business concept and reap astonishing profits. As a Floor Hero dealership licensee you get: comprehensive training in every aspect of your business, a dedicated support team to help you whenever you need it and proven marketing and sales techniques to grow your business.

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Monkey Bars Garage Storage Solutions

Min Investment: $5,000
Monkey Bars Storage has been in business for over 12 years and now has more than 120 dealerships throughout North America. The Monkey Bars garage storage system promotes efficiency by storing long-term items on a shelf, while hanging the items people need most often below on a rack. In addition to providing shelving systems and floor coatings, Monkey Bars Storage manufactures garage cabinets and overhead racks. Monkey Bars Storage has also added garage floor tiles and slat-wall to its product offering.