Dreaming of becoming a business owner? Believe it or not, making this goal a reality does not have to cost a fortune. With a little research, prospective franchisees can find a variety of opportunities across diverse markets that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Here are a few of the more affordable, emerging franchise opportunities that are well worth the investment.
1. WelcomeMat Services
WelcomeMat Services offers a venue for local businesses to get their advertising messages out to targeted groups of new homeowners and movers. The franchise provides an opportunity for brands to make their first impression on an audience at just the right time in order to have the desired impact.
Cost: $59,580 - $87,930
2. Pretty in Paint
Paint-and-sip classes have become a huge hit across the country, and brands like Pretty In Paint have taken notice. The company offers a variety of party options, with some suited for children and other geared towards adults. One unique feature of the company is its mobile structure–franchisees do not need to purchase a physical store for their classes. This aspect of the company allows it to keep investment costs low.
Cost: $14,775 to $37,300
3. Kitchen Solvers Remodeling
Potential franchisees with a passion for elevating a living space should consider Kitchen Solvers Remodeling. This brand makes it easy for homeowners to turn the kitchen of their dreams into a reality. The company offers a range of kitchen upgrades and services ranging from resurfacing of cabinets to replacing entire countertops.
4. Touching Hearts at Home
Touching Hearts at Home is a service that meets the needs of the aging population by providing in-home care for senior citizens. This system allows elders to remain in their own homes later on in life by offering non-medical care and support. The franchise originated in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1996 and has since grown to touch the lives and hearts of families across many major markets.
Cost: $48,400 - $69,100
5. Garage Experts
Garage Experts is designed to help homeowners upgrade their garages through flooring and storage enhancements. The company provides an extensive training program to help franchisees learn how to install the finishes and best utilize the software system. The brand cuts out the middleman by connecting franchisees directly with manufacturers to help streamline the process and keep investment costs low.
Cost: $48,053 - $85,982
6. STEM for Kids
STEM is a system of learning focused on science, technology, engineering and math. The franchise opportunity, STEM for Kids, is dedicated to enhancing this learning process through a focus on robotics, computer programming and after-school programming. This brand focuses on boosting engagement from students by providing interesting and fun learning opportunities for children. The franchise inspires young minds and offers a feeling of fulfillment for many franchisees.
Initial Cost: $19,900 - $81,570
7. The Honey Do Service Inc.
As demand for home improvement services continues to grow, The Honey Do Service Inc. provides the perfect solution for homeowners. The opportunity provides the tools and support necessary to help a franchisee learn to lead a team of expert craftsmen throughout the process of remodeling a home.
Cost: $64,200 - $98,100
8. Midtown Chimney Sweeps
Founded by a second generation chimney technician, Midtown Chimney Sweeps franchise offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity through its scale and focus on marketing. With a staggering number of existing chimney sweeps approaching retirement, this is a market that may soon see an uptick in demand. Midtown Chimney Sweeps is positioned to meet the demand and solidify its place as an industry leader.
Cost: $38,688 - $105,210
9. Class 101 College Planning Franchise
Applying for college can be a stressful experience for students and their families. Class 101 works to prepare students for success by offering one-on-one tutoring sessions that offer personalized attention. The classes are designed to help students improve academically as well as increase the number of scholarships that students qualify to receive.
Cost: $40,400 - $57,600
10. Wildlife X Team
Wildlife X Team is well on its way to becoming a leader in affordable wildlife control. The franchise is dedicated to using humane practices to diffuse wildlife issues that have become a nuisance. There is also an educational dimension to the brand, as they seek to educate the general public on humane practices for resolving conflicts between humans and nature.
11. Bloomin’ Blinds
Bloomin’ Blinds is a mobile services that repairs and replaces blinds within the home. The company offers free estimates on projects and wide range of products to appeal to diverse consumer preferences. The franchise is family owned and operated and prioritizes customer services. Bloomin’ Blinds offers flexible growth opportunities for franchisees to allow them to scale their business as they see fit which can appeal to range of investment budgets.
12. British Swim School
Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. In order to help combat this danger to infants, British Swim School focuses on sharing water safety and survival tips with children. Though the focus is on providing helpful tips for children, the lessons are not restricted to them alone. The company offers a variety of classes to educate all ages with helpful water survival skills.
Cost: $47,000 - $71,000
13. Pool Scouts
Pool Scouts offers a trustworthy, reliable and fun pool cleaning and maintenance system. The brand does not require a large staff when starting out, which allows the franchise to keep initial costs low. With the growing number of Americans installing pools into their backyards, the demand for pool services continues to rise. Pool Scouts is able to meet this demand by providing an ideal solution for consumers.
Cost: $54,500 to $98,000
Velofix offers the full experience of a bike shop in a convenient mobile setting. This franchise will bring all the tools and equipment necessary to service your bike straight to the location of your choosing. Booking is managed through an online system to streamline the process even further. Without a brick-and-mortar location, the brand is able to keep costs low for franchisees.
Cost: $40,000 - $50,000
15. TruBlue Total House Care
It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their homes as they age. TruBlue Total House Care offers a solution that can help the aging population so that they do not have to move to a nursing home or retirement community. The franchise offers an assortment of services including home repairs, yard work and additional special projects such as making a home wheelchair accessible.
Cost: $65,250 - $90,400