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California Franchise Opportunities

California truly is The Golden State. Home to an array of important people, places and companies, California is a franchisee’s paradise. The beautiful landscapes are complemented by the booming economy, and there are plentiful opportunities for motivated entrepreneurs who want to begin a new venture on the West Coast.

The Land of Plenty

No matter where you choose to start a franchise in California, odds are you will have temperate weather, beautiful scenery and lots of potential customers. Here are a few of the major metropolitan areas you could settle down in:

  • San Francisco Bay Area: If you want to jump in on the technology boom or pander to those who want environmentally friendly solutions, San Francisco might be for you! The Bay Area is a large place though; don’t count out smaller cities in the South or East Bay, such as Sunnyvale or Oakland.

  • Los Angeles: Want to live among the stars? Consider LA, which is a world center for media, motion pictures, television, business and international trade. With nearly four million residents, you’ll never feel alone.

  • San Diego: Sitting right near the Mexican border, San Diego is a bustling city that has miles of beaches and thrives off tourism. With 1.3 million residents and many higher education institutions, this could be a sunny new home.

  • Sacramento: The state capital, Sacramento is situated high in Northern California on the American River. Rich with history (and maybe some leftover gold), the city boasts 2.5 million people in its metropolitan area.

Tricky Taxes

California has a franchise tax, a corporate income tax, and an alternative minimum tax. Your franchise might have to pay one or more of these depending on its taxable income and legal form.

There is also a state income tax, which varies from 1 to 12.3 percent based on income, plus a 1 percent surcharge on taxable income of $1 million or more.

By the Law

In 1970, California passed its Franchise Investment Law, which requiresfranchisors to register with the state before offering and selling franchises in California.

The law also requires that registration disclosure documents and final franchise agreements be provided to prospective franchisees at least 10 business days before the sale of a franchise.

The purpose of the pre-sale disclosure is to provide comprehensive and honest information about the franchisor and its franchise offering to the prospective franchisee prior to a purchase decision.

California by the Numbers

  • As the most populated state in the nation, California is home to 38.8 million people, or roughly 1 out of every 8 people in the United States.

  • California’s GDP is $2.2 trillion, which is more than some large countries such as Russia, Canada, Spain and Australia.

  • There are roughly 3.5 million small businesses in California, making up 99.2 percent of all employers in the state.

Featured Franchises

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British Swim School, USA


British Swim School is an educational franchise teaching children how to swim. The model is designed for ease of operation: classes are held in rented pools and as a franchisee you hire the swim instructors. BSS requires franchisees to be operators for the first 12 months, after which semi-absentee ownership is permitted.

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Thai Express


Thaï Express franchisees all share the same passion. We are looking for dynamic, openminded individuals or groups that have good organizational skills and experience, as well as the ability to motivate others to accomplish great things as a team

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Rainbow International Restoration


With more than 30 years of experience, well-established restoration procedures, and a recession-proof focus, we give franchisees the opportunity to build profitable disaster restoration businesses.

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HealthyYOU Vending


Join the healthy vending revolution with HealthyYOU Vending! The demand for healthy food choices is exploding. We secure your locations. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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Dental Fix Rx


Dental Fix franchise owners repair dental handpieces and equipment on-site. Dental Fix has no direct competitors who repair handpieces on-site and have personalized customer service. We are building an extremely profitable network of franchises in North America servicing the dental industry.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is America's #1 choice for professional custom outdoor lighting. Our full-service suite makes us an excellent choice for entrepreneurs looking for career and creative fulfillment with strong revenue streams and high client satisfaction rates

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Maui Wowi


At Maui Wowi, our Ohana (Franchise Owners) are treating their customers to a vacation in a cup every day of the year. Maui Wowi is committed to offering the highest quality products, the finest Hawaiian coffees and freshly blended smoothies made from all-natural ingredients.

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Guidant Financial


Guidant Financial is the leader of innovative franchise financing can help potential franchisees utilize retirement funds without tax penalties to buy a franchise. Guidant can help combine retirement funds with those of a spouse or business partner.

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Sears Maid Services


Make the clean choice for residential house cleaning & commercial office cleaning. As the nation's largest provider of home services, the Sears name means instant recognition and trust to millions of homeowners. 30% discount for Armed Forces Veterans!.

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EmboridMe is the world’s first embroidery and promotional products franchise. Entrepreneur has named EmbroidMe as the leading full-service garment printing concept for over 10 years. Franchisees can take advantage of high volume buying power and internet advertising programs.

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Specializing in window, door, and patio porch screens, ScreenMobile is the nation's largest mobile screen repair company. ScreenMobile is a mobile franchise opportunity that you can run from anywhere. Join our fun, family-friendly repair franchise today!

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Wonderland Bakery


If opening a bakery is something you’ve dreamed about, Wonderland Bakery has developed and implemented a franchise model that is based on a flexible growth strategy and a concept that has been in operation since 2005. Join our Wonderland Bakery franchise team!

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Naturals 2 Go


Naturals 2 Go is a leader in the exploding healthy food vending category. Take advantage of both the expanding interest in healthier food options and the booming vending industry, in which 3.5 million coins are inserted into vending machines every 15 minutes around the US.

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Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning


Oxi Fresh is a revolutionary carpet cleaning system that is committed to being green and environmentally friendly. Their carpet cleaning technology creates a powerful oxygenated cleaning system that breaks down stains so that they can be effectively removed from the carpet pile.

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Menchie’s is a frozen yogurt franchise that allows customers to mix and match among nearly a hundred rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, and top them with some 70 rotating toppings. Menchie’s innovative self-serve model leads to happy, loyal, repeat guests.

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N-Compass TV


N-Compass TV's proven concept is working successfully across America. We will provide you with all of the tools and services you need to set up a cash flowing indoor digital billboard network in your community or in as many available communities as you want to grow into!

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We are the world’s largest bathroom remodeling Franchise with over 70 open territories. If you are a contractor that is looking to grow your existing business, please contact us. If you are an experienced entrepreneur please contact us so we can see if we are the right fit for you!

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Green Home Solutions


Offering safe, affordable, fast, and effective mold removal and remediation services with the industry’s only EPA registered product.

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Cruise Planners - American Express Travel


Cruise Planners, an American Express Representative, home-based business model is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized cruise selling agencies in the United States. Ideal for someone who has strong phone and email communication skills and an interest in travel.

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The Joint


The Joint brings affordable and convenient chiropractic maintenance services to locally owned and operated clinics nationwide. Each clinic offers excellent chiropractic care, designed for identifying and addressing all clients’ health care needs.

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Wayback Burgers


A Way Better Opportunity. Currently over 100 stores have opened in 27 states, all of which are franchisee owned. Wayback Burgers also continues its international master expansion into 33 countries

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Teriyaki Madness


Teriyaki Madness is a fast-casual Asian inspired restaurant. Teriyaki Madness has a business model geared toward delivering franchisees serious income potential by providing a unique food alternative in the fast growing Asian food sector at half the cost of the average fast causal restaurant.

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The Grounds Guys


The Grounds Guys are dependable, professional, and excellent landscape management contractors for both residential and commercial consumers seeking year round service. Join the ranks of nearly 200 franchisees across the nation.

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A Right Place for Seniors


A Right Place for Seniors is a consultancy that helps match and place seniors with an assisted living facility that best meets their individual needs. Facilities typically pay 50-100% of first month's rent for each referral. This is NOT a home care franchise. The business requires minimal employees.

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Healthier 4U Vending


Healthier 4U Vending is the premier delivery system for healthier on-the-go eating choices. Become an independent owner of machines that offer innovative remote access technology that enables credit card acceptance as well as access to key sales and maintenance metrics.

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