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FAQs to Get Started with a Low Cost Franchise

Aspiring business owners in the United States may feel they lack the finances or other resources to invest in a franchise. But with a little bit of research and due diligence, franchising can be a viable option with a low startup cost. The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) offers advice and resources for those considering franchise opportunities. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on how to get started with a low cost franchise.

What are the types of low cost franchises?

Low cost franchises can be found in almost any industry, from food service to retail to cleaning services. Some of the biggest franchise brands offer entry level franchise models with a much smaller upfront investment. Examples include:

• McDonald’s, which requires a low start-up cost of around $50,000

• 7-Eleven, which can cost as little as $20,000

• Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, which has a start-up cost of around $50,000

• The UPS Store, which requires an investment of approximately $145,000

• Planet Fitness, which has franchise fees of around $10,000

• Servpro, which starts at around $130,000

• The Children’s Academy, which consists of small group homes and requires a lower cost to enter

The IFPG also works with hundreds of other franchises, each with its own unique start-up costs and fees. Each franchise is different, so prospective franchisees should research their options and use the IFPG as a reference point.

What are some other ways to reduce the cost of a franchise?

At the IFPG, our team of experts have developed programs designed to help investors offset the financial burden that comes with buying a franchise. That means providing financing options, government grant assistance, and even free resources to help guide investors through the franchising process.

Using IFPG’s Franchise Insights program, franchise buyers can get an area representative who can help them find the perfect franchise to suit their needs, at the most cost-effective rate. This can be especially useful for those who are undecided or are considering multiple franchises.

The IFPG also assists those who are interested in buying multiple franchises. We provide assistance in financing packages, guidance on how to manage multiple locations, marketing advice, and vendor discounts.

What are the benefits of owning a low cost franchise?

Aside from the financial benefits that come with low cost franchises, there are also lifestyle benefits. Low cost franchises generally require less capital and less overhead, meaning owners can spend more time with their families or pursue other goals. Some low cost franchises may even have more flexible schedules, making them a great fit for entrepreneurs looking to achieve a better work-life balance.

Additionally, some low cost franchises require minimal training up front, meaning owners can take ownership of their business right away and start making money. Others may be turnkey operations, allowing owners to get up and running quickly.

How can the IFPG help me find the right low cost franchise?

The IFPG provides comprehensive resources to guide aspiring business owners in their search for a low cost franchise that fits their individual needs. We offer insights from experts, an extensive database of franchise information, and personal guidance from our team of professionals. Contact an IFPG business consultant today and let us help you find the perfect franchise for your goals and budget.


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