According to our basic research and experience there are very few franchise opportunities available today that you can buy for a total investment of under $10,000. However, there are a number of franchises that you may be able to purchase with a min down payment of approximately $10,000 or 10k. Your best bet is to search for “low cost franchises” and then request additional info and thoroughly investigate the opportunity.
On the flip side there are quite a few “Non franchised” business opportunities that you can start for $10,000 or less. Business opportunities are different from franchises in the fact that they generally don’t require the owner to make ongoing royalty payments and they generally have less strict operational and territory guidelines.