“The beauty of the franchise world is that for nearly every passion that makes you who you are, there’s likely a franchise or established business opportunity available to help you make a living at it. From working on cars to working out, and from cutting hair to cutting grass, the 17 business categories represented here offer a myriad of ways to take charge of your life.
Better yet, roughly a quarter of the businesses listed on the following pages can be started for less than $50,000. And many companies on our list offer assistance with financing – either through their own programs or third parties. In other words, your future is closer to reality than you may think.