100 Grand is more than just a candy bar or a large sum of money; it is 100,000 opportunities to put toward your future. Have you ever thought about what you would do with $100,000?
If I inherited $100,000, my first impulse would be to take the cash and purchase absurd items, such as turning my van into a giant sheepdog, I mean the battery alone would cost me $200 or so I’ve heard. When I asked some of my co-workers what their investments would consist of, their ideas circulated around a trampoline boat or developing bumper yachts.
But then I would come back to reality and ask myself how could I make this $100,000 into more? I mean there are stocks, bonds and gambling, but I would want to actually witness my investment turning into profit, so insert franchising industry (Granted, you can automatically see that with gambling, but way too risky for me.)
There are many franchise brands that cost less $100,000, but the ones listed below caught my eye.
Investment cost: Starts at $46,500 (single unit)
The website states that Doc Popcorn is one of the hottest and most fun snack franchise concepts on the planet! The Boulder, Colo.-based franchisor is unique due to the fresh-popped natural flavored popcorn! Yum!
A leader in the $133-billion local advertising industry, Welcomemat Services is a marketing strategies and technology company that provides loyalty solutions designed to target families who have recently changed their address. Since 2003, Welcomemat Services’ technological innovation and marketing sophistication has enabled the brand to change the face of the direct-mail marketing industry. It offers local, regional, and national businesses & organizations unprecedented access to information about their new mover clients
Total Investment cost: $45,300 to $78,000
Founded in 1986, Showhomes has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 25,000 residential properties worth more than $8.5 billion, by transforming high-end vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes. Currently serving prominent communities in 18 states, Showhomes is a rapidly expanding franchise system with nearly 60 offices nationwide.
Investment cost: $74,500
Palm Beach Vapors is franchising’s first e-cigarette and vapor retailer. Founded in 2013, the company has seen exponential growth that mirrors the country’s interest in kicking the smoking habit. Based in Tulsa, Okla., Palm Beach Vapors has franchises in Alabama, Oklahoma, California, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Mississippi and Missouri.
Investment cost: $70,000 to $80,000
"Paint-and-sip" entertainment franchises have popped up everywhere in recent years, but Painting with a Twist was among the first to hit it big according to the company’s website. I mean what could be more fun than drinking wine and creating a masterpiece?
Investment cost: $57,514 to $93,014
Love to work out, how about working out as a career? 9Round fitness is a dedicated gym, and fitness center dedicated to boxing & kickboxing fitness training. The franchise is rapidly growing and making a name for itself in the franchise world.
Investment cost: $3,935 to $51,605
JAN-PRO International was founded in 1991 in Providence, Rhode Island, to offer the highest-quality cleaning techniques and systems available to offices and commercial and health care facilities. JAN-PRO’s global network of thousands of unit and master franchisees serves more than 35,000 customers in 13 countries. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based company, a subsidiary of Premium Franchise Brands, was recognized with the No. 1 ranking for global commercial cleaners in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 “Franchise 500.”
Investment cost: $48,400 to $126,900
A Men In Kilts franchise can be started for less than $50,000 depending on the size of your territory. The franchise was started in 2002 and is certainly making a name for itself through North America as well as Canada, plus you get to see MEN IN KILTS. And they wash windows.
Investment cost: $78,000
Mosquito Joe franchise costs are significantly less than most franchises, particularly due to low initial staffing needs and no necessity to build out a retail space. Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers nationwide. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again.
Investment Cost: $87,434
Founded in 1989, The Cleaning Authority has been franchising for almost 20 years and has more than 190 locations in the United States and Canada. Completing more than 1.7 million cleans last year, the company is responsible for the proprietary “Detail-Clean Rotation System” designed to guarantee a thorough clean. The Cleaning Authority is an environmentally responsible residential cleaning franchise committed to using Green-Seal Certified® cleaning products.