Let's face it: Starting a business can be expensive, and most people don't have a million dollars to invest to get their business up and running.
The good news is that you don't need that kind of money to start a profitable business. There are plenty of great franchises you can buy for $25,000 or less, and I've thrown every one from our Franchise 500 list into this slideshow. The franchiseses come from all sorts of industries -- everything from sports to auto care and tax services -- so there are plenty of options that can fit your interests, strengths and budget.
Start the slideshow to learn more and find which of the 24 affordable franchises is the best investment option for you.