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5 franchises you can start for $10,000 or less

Entrepreneur Logo By Matthew McCreary of Entrepreneur | Slide 1 of 6: Everyone says that starting a business is expensive and risky, but it doesn't have to be. One approach, which some consider safer, is owning a franchise. It has a proven business model, a brand built in and corporate support. And not every franchise will cost you millions. In fact, you can start some franchises for less than five figures -- and not just random, bargain-bin franchises, but companies that made our 2017 Franchise 500 List.Check out this list of five franchises you can start in your area for less than $10,000.

You don't need to be rich to start your own business

Everyone says that starting a business is expensive and risky, but it doesn't have to be. One approach, which some consider safer, is owning a franchise. It has a proven business model, a brand built in and corporate support. And not every franchise will cost you millions. In fact, you can start some franchises for less than five figures -- and not just random, bargain-bin franchises, but companies that made our 2017 Franchise 500 List.

Click ahead to check out five franchises you can start in your area for less than $10,000.

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