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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

Available Franchises

ComForCare HomeCare

$75,000

ComForcare Senior Services franchisees provide medical and non-medical home care and skilled nursing services to seniors. ComForcare offers a scalable business model with no limit to earnings, a low investment, multiple revenue streams and large protected territories.

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Mathnasium Learning Centers

$50,000

Today we have over 600 locations and are teaching children in communities across America and in countries around the world, providing neighborhood environments where humanity combines with math expertise.

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Unishippers

$75,000

For 25 years, Unishippers has been the trusted shipping advisor for over 50,000 shipping customers. Unishippers creates individualized shipping solutions and partners with carriers like UPS to handle shipments.

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Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

$85,000

Our unique and affordable refinishing process makes ugly bathtubs, counter tops, and tile beautiful again – without replacing. The residential AND commercial demand for our time-saving alternative to replacing old bathroom and kitchen fixtures is skyrocketing.

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Scout & Molly's

$225,000

Do you have an eye for fashion? Scout & Molly’s provides the opportunity to combine your passion for fashion and entrepreneurship in an excellent franchise opportunity! Scout & Molly's is a fashion boutique for women 25-55, featuring unique fashion lines not found elsewhere.

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Seniors Blue Book

$50,000

Provider and Services Directory for Seniors is trusted online & print resource for communities nationwide. Low entry, no employees, work from home!

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ShelfGenie

$75,000

ShelfGenie is a customized Glide-Out shelving and organization solution franchise that has remodeled millions of cabinets in kitchens, pantries, bathrooms and garages since it began transforming spaces in 2007.

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Five Star Bath Solutions

$30,000

Our motto at Five Star Bath Solutions is "Franchisees First". If you're looking for a great business you can run from home, with low startup costs and high revenue potential, look no further! It's our mission to become the best franchise system in the service industry.

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Anago Cleaning Systems

$100,000

Anago Cleaning Systems helps businesses meet their cleaning needs. Anago’s proven model is one of the fastest, most risk-free success vehicles in the entire franchise industry. Purchasing an Anago Master Franchise, helps secure a future in a recession-resistant, exploding industry.

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Liberty Tax Service

$50,000

Liberty Tax Service is one the fastest-growing tax preparation companies in history. Our franchise owners work hard for 3 ½ months (tax season), then they are free the rest of the year. When tax season comes to a close, what you do with your time is up to you!

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SiempreTax+

$25,000

SiempreTax+ is a low-investment tax franchise opportunity, specializing in tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses in the Hispanic market. It is an affiliate of the Liberty Tax brand, one of the fastest growing tax preparation companies in the industry.

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TravelHost

$75,000

Serving visitors from coast to coast since 1967,TravelHost is the most widely read travel magazine in the nation and the medium of choice for thousands of advertisers - from local businesses to Fortune 500 giants - who are seeking to attract the traveling consumer.

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SMS Masterminds

$28,800

As an SMS Masterminds licensee, you'll receive an exclusive market in which to sell a state of the art mobile-based loyalty program to local businesses. Replacing traditional punch-card loyalty programs, SMS Masterminds is the next generation of direct marketing.

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Mr. Handyman

$60,000

Mr. Handyman is a leader in home improvements that also helps seniors to stay in their home rather than move to an assisted living facility. Why compete with senior care franchises if you can enter an untapped market?

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Honest-1 Auto Care

$200,000

Honest-1 Auto Care is the country's most trusted family of automotive maintenance and repair centers. Honest-1 developed its brand through superior training and support. Honest-1 franchises have six-figure income potential, and require no industry experience, with extensive training provided.

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Home Helpers

$150,000

Home Helpers provides medical, non-medical and personal care services for seniors and others needing short or long term care. Home Helpers offers franchisees marketing and public relations expertise, comprehensive training, a national accounts program, and personalized support.

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The Joint

$250,000

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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Venture X

$500,000

Revolutionarily Designed Private Membership Office Space, Workspace and Meeting Rooms for Today's Innovative Professionals and Entrepreneurs. We provide you all the tools and amenities to help you impress clients and achieve success.

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A Better Solution In Home Care

$100,000

Homecare is a fast growing industry with virtually unlimited opportunity to build a successful, meaningful, and fulfilling business in a relatively short period of time. ABS offers some of the largest territories in the industry and is an industry leader in services innovation and best practices

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Cinnabon

$120,000

Cinnabon has been serving delicious goodies for over 25 years and seeks franchisees who are passionate about owning their own Cinnabon Bakery to continue expansion and create lasting memories for their Guests. Retail management or business ownership experience required.

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit ®

$100,000

Join the largest barbecue chain in America*! Our smokin’ hot franchise has been treating guests to great tasting barbecue since 1941. If you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or retire and start a business, we’re seeking passionate entrepreneurs to join our highly rated franchise.

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Minuteman Press

$150,000

Are you a business minded individual looking for a B2B service franchise? We offer capped royalties, normal business hours, multiple revenue streams, local support & more! Our customer service driven business model provides digital print, design and promotional services to businesses.

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