Have you been in a creative slump since your company froze your 401(k) assets? Have you been looking for a way to jumpstart your career, but can’t seem to think of your “million dollar idea”? Well, never fear. There are business opportunities out there for you and there are literally thousands to choose from. They’re called franchises and you can start one with as little as a $10,000 investment.

Many people think about franchises and immediately think of a large restaurant chain like Applebee’s or McDonalds, where there is one on every corner. The franchise industry is much more deep and wide than that. They vary from vending machine franchises to healthcare franchises to automotive repair and parts franchises.

You may be thinking, “What does this have to do with me?” Maybe you already have a job that you only somewhat hate and make decent money. But there are opportunities in franchising that you may have never considered. For instance, would you like to be your own boss and make your own hours? Maybe owning a vending machine franchise is for you. You don’t have to sell just soda or candy, either; you may opt for the increasingly popular DVD vending machine.

Would you like to open a health and fitness center but worry that you’re not a good candidate for a loan? Many franchisers have established relationships with lenders, so they can lend you a helping hand. There are many lenders that are encouraged by franchises because the business model has been tested and proven to work. All you have to do is monitor the success of other franchises in your area. You could even go out and talk to other franchisees and see what they’re experiences have taught them.

Whatever you’re looking for, Franchise Clique is there to acquiesce your requests for information. You can search by industry or initial investment. They have the most comprehensive list of franchises online and they’re adding new businesses every day! Check out the site and do your research; starting a vending franchise or a healthcare franchise could be exactly what you need to get out of your slump!