The Top Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities of 2021

If you’ve been following The Glass Guru franchise at all over the past year-and-a-half, you’d know that like many in the home-services industry, the organization saw record numbers during 2020.  You might have also taken note of some of the direct benefits of being in a franchise organization, with franchise owners being in business for themselves, but not by themselves, and the strength and resources of a national brand behind them. You might also have seen that The Glass Guru is an award-winning brand when it comes to how our franchisees rank us in terms of their satisfaction with the brand. With all of that implied value, you might be surprised to know that The Glass Guru is also considered one of the top low-cost franchise opportunities! The Glass Guru was identified by independent franchise market research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 50 franchises to qualify as a 2021 Top Low-Cost Franchise. Brands on the list of the best low-cost franchises to buy had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in the Franchise Business Review’s satisfaction survey.  Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors. More than 17,525 franchisees representing over 174 low-cost brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between July 2019 and February 2021. The Glass Guru’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. But what many people don’t know is that there are a number of very solid business opportunities out there that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership but don’t require a huge financial investment. The franchises that made this year’s list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises all received high marks from their franchise owners on our independent satisfaction survey, making them all excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”  Eric Stites | CEO of Franchise Business Review

With this most recent recognition, The Glass Guru has been named a top low-cost franchise opportunity for 7 of the past 8 years! The company continues to offer a significant value for franchise owners looking to join the brand, as evidenced by the numerous successful owners who’ve come aboard in the past few years, and who have grown in spite of economic uncertainty and volatility.

We are really proud of the opportunity we provide to our franchise owners. The goal has always been to offer our franchisees the legitimate vehicle to create economic opportunity for themselves, their families and their employees, all for a reasonable initial investment. Our franchise owners have been able to prove this model time and time again, growing successful six and seven-figure businesses from our very humble beginnings. All along the way, we’ve strived to elevate the level of professionalism expected in our trade and that strategy is paying off across the network. We are not just excited about our future here at The Glass Guru… we’re excited about present-day!” Dan Frey | President & Founder – The Glass Guru

As The Glass Guru continues to execute on their strategy of bringing the right kind of business professionals to the glass industry, the organization’s leadership team is unwavering in the approach that has proved to be successful to this point. The brand has made huge inroads into providing new and updated programs and initiatives to their franchise owners, including expanded technologies, dedicated business coaching, the upcoming launch of a brand new consumer website, and the pending opening of a new and expanded National Headquarters just outside Dallas, TX in the coming months. It’s a great time to come aboard The Glass Guru! About Franchise Business Review  Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit To learn more about FBR’s research, please visit