Franchises Under 40K

Looking for a high end franchise on a limited budget? Browse franchises for sale under £40,000

Featured
Countrywide Signs Franchise logo
Popular
Ovenu Franchise logo

Ovenu Franchise


Discover the Ovenu oven cleaning business opportunity - Enjoy flexibility r...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Active Future Franchise logo

Active Future Franchise


Help keep your community moving by becoming a franchise owner with one of t...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Popular
Spitting Pig Franchise logo

Spitting Pig Franchise


Join the UK's leading hog roast franchise with over 28 franchisees already ...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise logo

Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise


Run your own baby sensory classes under an established brand and business m...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
No Water Just Shine Franchise logo

No Water Just Shine Franchise


A unique new car valeting business model that requires no water! Discover t...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
WorkSpace Recruitment Franchise logo

WorkSpace Recruitment Franchise


Run your own scalable business with the UK's fastest growing permanent recr...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Popular
CUPP Bubble Tea Franchise logo

CUPP Bubble Tea Franchise


Run your own bubble tea shop or kiosk with a CUPP franchise. Opportunities ...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Popular
Red Air Media Franchise logo

Red Air Media Franchise


Red Air is a highly experienced drone operations company based in the South...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Popular
Iprosurv Franchise logo

Iprosurv Franchise


This is an opportunity for entrepreneurial minds to chart their path to suc...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
Popular
The Franchise Consultant logo

The Franchise Consultant


The Franchise Consultant team are experienced franchise professionals who o...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More
UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise logo

UK Prestige Car Brokers Franchise


UK Prestige Car Brokers offer a unique, bespoke and free of charge service ...

Add to Enquiry Basket

Find Out More

What is a Franchise?

Looking to get into business, backed by the support of a franchisor whilst retaining the freedom of business ownership? Franchising is one of several ways of getting into business, and for many, it’s a decision they haven’t looked back from.

Franchising is a method of business expansion. Unlike other types of business expansion where new units are launched at company expense, the expense in the case of franchising falls mostly on the franchisee – the person buying the rights to trade. Not to be seen as a disadvantage, becoming a business owner through franchising means your investment will be less risky because you won’t be putting your money into a solo startup of your own, which would otherwise be very risky especially if you’ve no business experience. Instead, you’ll be granted access to a proven business model, established brand name, and access to the training and support of the franchisor. Who wouldn’t want to go into business ownership with all of that!

Many franchises can be invested in for less than £40,000, and generally the average franchise investment is around this figure so you should expect to see a great range of opportunities in this franchise directory.

A franchise is a business which has been launched under the franchising framework. Some big name UK franchises include Dial a Dog Wash, ChipsAway, Oven Clean and Tubz Vending – all of these can be started for less than £40K! (correct as of 2023).

A Supportive Sector

If the £40,000 figure sounds a lot, you’ll be pleased to know many banks and businesses favour franchising as a more successful route to business ownership. As a result, they’re often able to lend up to 70% of the investment, enabling you to set aside more of your own funds as working capital.

Despite not being government regulated, franchising is very well supported in the UK. The British Franchise Association is made up of a wide range of members and partners, from franchises to franchise consultants, lawyers and lenders who are all eager to help the sector.

From franchise consultants and associations, right down to the franchisor themselves, franchising is considerably well supported. But it is important that you do your due diligence and explore the market and its demand before jumping into business ownership.

What will I get when I invest in a Franchise Under £40,000?

The initial investment of £40,000 or less will cover everything you need to get the business off the ground. Generally that will include training, support and launch marketing, plus whatever you need to start handling your first clients. For an oven cleaning business, that might include chemicals and vehicle signwriting. For a travel franchise, it would include prominence online plus any necessary customer management software.

Are Franchises under £40,000 Profitable?

Generally speaking, all types of franchises are profitable. For a business to get to the point of franchising, the business model needs to have already demonstrated resilience in the market. The profitability of a business is very much up to its owner.

To gauge whether a franchise under £40k is profitable you should carry out due diligence. Explore the market in your own area and understand whether the demand is enough to enable a business to be profitable. Understand the competition and learn whether the demand is already met. Luckily, franchise businesses benefit from increased buying power, greater marketing (through an already recognised brand) and sizeable territories, meaning regardless of competition, the business should still be successful provided there is demand. But profitability of a franchise will strong depend on its owner. How much time can you commit? The more you put in, the more you’ll get out of owning a franchise.

Ultimately, when you’ve built up the business, you’ll be able to sell it as a franchise resale.

Discover The Best Franchises Under 40K at Franchise Planet

WorkSpace Recruitment Franchise

Ready to dive into the world of business ownership?

WorkSpace Recruitment Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the WorkSpace Recruitment Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out.

Find Out More About WorkSpace Recruitment Franchise

Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise

With over 577 profile views and 8 enquiries in the last 24 hours, franchise territories are selling fast with this franchise.

Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise business has been established since 2024 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees. Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise already has 2 franchisees, so opportunities are selling very quickly. You should get in touch with the franchisor to check whether your territory is still available to trade in. Territories are usually broken down by postcodes.

Find Out More About Mucky Ducks Baby Sensory Franchise

No Water Just Shine Franchise

With over 204 profile views and 5 enquiries in the last 24 hours, franchise territories are selling fast with this franchise.

No Water Just Shine Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the No Water Just Shine Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out.

Find Out More About No Water Just Shine Franchise

Active Future Franchise

Help keep your community moving by becoming a franchise owner with one of the UK's largest activity providers.

Active Future Franchise enables franchisees to run their own business from home. Enjoying the luuries of business ownership, Active Future Franchise franchisees can benefit from low overheads, and a flexible lifestyle. Conveniently for many, the Active Future Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The Active Future Franchise business has been established since 2020 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

Find Out More About Active Future Franchise

Ovenu Franchise

With over 260 profile views and 18 enquiries in the last 24 hours, franchise territories are selling fast with this franchise.

Ovenu Franchiseis a flexible franchise opportunity which can either be run from home, or out in the field. You may need a premises or van for this franchise, so be sure to make an enquiry to check with the franchisor. Conveniently for many, the Ovenu Franchise can be run either full or part-time. Therefore the more work you put in, the more you're likely to get out. The Ovenu Franchise business has been established since 1994 so franchisees will have peace of mind that the business model has plenty of experience under its belt. Mistakes will have been made by the franchisor, but they'll have been learnt from, and perfected by other franchisees.

Find Out More About Ovenu Franchise

Franchises Under 40K Success Stories

Get an insight into a day in the life of a franchisee with Franchises Under 40K success stories. Read interviews with existing franchisees and learn about why they chose to become a Franchises Under 40K franchisee.

No case studies

Latest Franchise News

Read the latest Franchises Under 40K news and stories below including Franchises Under 40K awards, achievements and franchise developments within the Franchises Under 40K sector.


Envie Roses Lands at Franchise Planet

Ring In 2023 With a Home Based Franchise Business We are delighted to welcome Envie Roses to the Franchise Planet franchise opportunities directory. Established in 2014, Envie Roses is a...

Upcoming Discovery Days and Events

If you are interested in Franchises Under 40K then learn more about upcoming franchising events and discovery days below.

Sign Up To Our Newsletter


Receive the latest franchise opportunities straight to your inbox. By signing up below we'll send you occasional newsletters and emails on behalf of franchises advertised on this website.

By signing up to our newsletter you agree to our privacy policy.

Subscribed by mistake? Don't worry - this is double opt-in, so you'll receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. You can unsubscribe from our franchise newsletter at the bottom of every email as well.