10 Franchises You Can Afford

We offer a selection of profitable ventures that are within your reach

negotiable. To get the best deal, you’ll need a thorough understanding of the industry and franchising agreement as well as access to an experienced professional (such as a lawyer, accountant, or franchise consultant who has a proven track record in negotiating franchisor agreements). Some of the things that may be up for bargaining are payment terms, the amount of the franchise fee, territories, cancellation rights, and other terms. According to Bond’s Minority Franchise Guide, “If the franchisor truly wants you as a franchisee, it may be willing to make concessions not available to the next applicant.”

10 FRANCHISES YOU CAN CAFFORD

Company Location Type Black- Owned Units Domestic Franchise Units Fee Start-Up Costs 1999 Average Sales/Units
West Sanitation Services 3882 Del Amo Blvd., Suite 602 Torrence, CA 90503 310-793-4242 Restroom Air Freshner and Deodorizing Dispenser Service 8 75 $2,000 $2,800 $49,056
OpenWorks 2777 East Camelback Rd., Suite 350 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Facility Cleaning and Maintenance 800-777-6736 88 382 $14,000+* $15,000 $60,000
Miracle Method Refinishing 4239 N. Nevada Ave., #115 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 800-444-8827 Tub, Tile, and Counter Resurfacing 10 101 $16,500 $20,000 $125,000
Molly Maid Inc. 1340 Eisenhower Place Ann Arbor, MI 48108 800-665-5962 Residential Cleaning 11 280 $6,900 $50,000- $60,000 $361,700
U.S. Lawns Inc. 4777 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32811 407-522-1630 Commercial Landscape Maintenance 6 73 $29,000 $49,000- $700,000 $54,000**
ECW Corp. d/b/a Computer Tots and Computer Explorer 10132 Colvin Run Rd. Great Falls, VA 22066 703-759-2556 Computer Education for Children 9 109 $29,900 $43,800 $85,839
The Fourth R 1715 Market St., Suite 103 Kirkland, WA 98033 800-821-8653 Computer Education 6 164 $16,000 $26,000+ N/A
Happy & Healthy Products Inc. 1600 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-367-0739 Wholesale Retail 3 115 $17,000- $24,000 $22,934- $53,995 N/A
The HomeTeam Inspection Service Inc. 6355 E. Kemper Rd., Suite 250 Cincinnati, OH 45241 800-598-5297 Home Inspection 3 314 $10,900- 29,900 $18,450- $45,550 $36,025
Merry Maids 860 Ridge Lake Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 800-798-8000 Residential Cleaning 14 851 $24K-Full $20K-Mid $16K-Small† $32,500- $49,500 N/A
* The fee is determined by the monthly volume of customers.
** Start-up costs depend on equipment franchisee needs to purchase.
† Franchise fee is based on market potential of three sizes. Start-up costs include franchise fee and opening business costs. Source: B.E. RESEARCH< /TD>
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