B.E.’s Most Affordable Franchises 2008

Black Enterprise's best franchising opportunities for African Americans.

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Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE identifies the best franchising opportunities for African Americans. This year, to spotlight the stars, BE has not only identified the hottest sectors poised to flourish in years to come, but also sought out franchisors with active minority recruitment programs. We’ve showcased franchises within high-growth categories with either low or moderate start up costs or a high number of black-owned units due to effective diversity initiatives.

Franchise

Service
Area

Type

Minimum
Cost

Maximum
Cost

The Entrepreneur’s Source Business Services Franchise Business Coaching $80,000 $80,000
Liberty Tax Service Business Services Retail tax preparation $53,800 $66,900
Money Mailer Franchise Corp. Business Services Direct Response Advertising $54,000 $54,000
Instant Tax Service/ITS?Financial L.L.C. Business Services Tax preparation $39,000 $89,000
Valpak Direct Marketing Systems Inc. Business Services Direct Mail Advertising $60,200 $107,300
Geeks on Call America Inc. Business Services Computer Service and Support $60,000 $60,000
RDTC Inc (Roni Deutch Tax Center) Business Services Tax Preparation $60,000 $60,000
FranNet Business Services Consulting $15,000 $40,000
ServiceMaster Clean Business Services Commercial/Residential Cleaning $18,970 $573,000
Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems Business Services Commercial/Residential Cleaning $2,850 $40,000
Millicare Business Services Commercial Cleaning $94,000 $128,000
Sparkle Wash Business Services Commercial/Residential Cleaning $35,000 $50,000
Abrakadoodle Inc. Children’s Services Child-focused Art Education $45,000 $70,000
Ident-A-Kid Children’s Services Child Security $25,000 $50,000
Jumping J-Jays Castles & Slides Children’s Services Child-focused Entertainment $19,000 $19,000
Lawn Doctor Inc. Consumer Services Lawn Care and Landscaping $107,600 $110,700
DoodyCalls Pet Services Consumer Services Pet Care $47,230 $69,920
Doo Care Pet Services Consumer Services Pet Care $38,400 $70,000
Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Health & Beauty Hair Salon $50,000 $75,000
Regal Nails Salon & Spa L.L.C. Health & Beauty Nail Salon or Beauty Salon $86,000 $234,000
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