According to our basic research there are not many legit new franchise opportunities available today that you can buy for a total investment of under $5,000. However there are a number of low cost franchises that do have a min liquid capital requirement of less than $5,000. These franchises tend to be in categories like “Commercial Cleaning” which generally don’t have a lot of equipment and inventory costs and are mostly operated as home based businesses. In general most of the opportunities you will find under $5k tend to be low cost business opportunities that don’t have ongoing royalty and marketing fees which are traditionally associated with the franchise business model.
Important note: Always consult with your advisers and thoroughly investigate any franchise or business opportunity before proceeding with an investment.