Franchising is a vast universe. Though food franchises like McDonald's and Burger King are responsible for the global notoreity of franchising, becoming a franchisee does not have to mean selling a burger and fries restaurant. No, there's a lot more to franchising than food. For one thing, there's low cost franchises.
CNBC has written a topical story about the advantages of owning a low-cost franchise in a recent article. While this is quite a diverse field of businesses, all low-cost franchises share a predominant train - affordability. These are generally businesses that cost less than $5,000: compare that to the average franchise fee of around $100,000 and you start to understand the allure of these businesses.
A browse through Franchise Direct's directory of low-cost franchises shows that you'll find everything from electronic cigarette distribution businesses like Ciggies to popular gift businesses like Candy Bouquet to thriving roof repair franchises like Roof Roof.
These are perfect franchise opportunities if you're looking to enhance your own flexibility and even build in a second cashline into your career. Some of these are part-time businesses, others can be run on a full-time basis. You'll find many truly innovative, forward-thinking businesses in our directory. Best of all, they don't cost that much. How can you beat that?