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2024 Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000 Ranking


Don’t think you can afford to open a franchise? Think again. There are actually franchise opportunities available for a wide variety of investment levels. Even if your budget is limited, your options are myriad. To get an idea of all the affordable options the franchise world has to offer, check out our list of the top 100 franchises that can be started for less than $150,000 (but more than $100,000).

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is entrepeneurship?
  2. What is the difference between a startup business and a franchise?
  3. What is the difference between a franchisor and franchisee? Which would an aspiring entrepreneur be considered?
  4. What advantage might an aspiring entrepreneur have with a startup over buying a franchisee?
  5. What advantage might a business owner have with a franchise over a startup?
  6. How does franchising work?
  7. Why do you think franchise fees vary from business to business?
  8. According to this story, which franchise is the top ranked business that can be started for between $100,000-150,000?
  9. What do you think makes that franchise such a good investment?
  10. What other observations can you make about the types of businesses included in this ranking?
  11. Which would be of interest to you if you had the financing to start a new franchise? Why?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.