Franchises In California

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

ShelfGenie

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.

$75,000
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Anago Cleaning Master

Don't just buy a franchise; be the CEO of your own franchising company! Anago's Master Franchise Model lets you build an empire in your territory, and challenges you in an executive capacity where you are securing contracts and selling your own unit franchises to service those contracts.

$154,000
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TravelHost

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.

$75,000
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit ®

Dickey's is the largest bbq franchise in America, and has been named Fast Casual's #1 brand. Dickey's owners have multiple revenue streams, including the restaurant, catering, online orders, retail (bbq sauce, cookbooks, gifts), deliveries, and special events. No restaurant experience needed - total training and support provided.

$100,000
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Sugar Plum Parties

We're a unique and fun children’s party venue catering to girls aged 3-13 years old that offers many all-inclusive party packages hosted from beginning to end. Our ideal candidate has these experiences/traits: management, sales, self motivated, hospitality/service industry background.

$105,000
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Venture X

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.

$500,000
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SMS Masterminds

SMS Masterminds is a mobile marketing system that helps local merchants build customer loyalty and repeat business. The software automatically texts the right offers to a business's best customers at the best times. SMS Masterminds' support team will train you, book sales meetings, and pitch and close your first sales with you.

$29,900
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DRNK/QWENCH

DRNK coffee + tea / QWENCH juice bar - two great franchises under one roof with the perfect winning co-branded combination offering highvalue. Expanding across the United States with a timeless positioning and brand flexibility that are second-to-none!

$250,000
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GoliathTech

GoliathTech is a hands-on, construction-oriented opportunity that offers customers a new alternative to expensive, traditional concrete foundations. Franchisees are trained as certified GoliathTech installers, then work to choose and install the ideal GoliathTech helical screw pile product for each project.

$75,000
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Unishippers

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.

$75,000
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Minuteman Press

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.

$150,000
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Scout & Molly's

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.

$225,000
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Re-Bath

Re-bath is a provider of full bathroom remodeling services, offering a full line of proprietary acrylic and natural products. Some franchisees are already general or remodeling contractors, but this is not a requirement. If you're interested in residential construction, then speak with Re-bath about making the most from your business.

$50,000
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Transworld Business Advisors

Being a Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled in one: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. They teach you how to succeed in every aspect all three profit centers.

$49,500
Liquid Capital Required
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Seniors Blue Book

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

$50,000
Liquid Capital Required
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Honest-1 Auto Care

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.

$200,000
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Home Helpers

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.

$150,000
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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.

$50,000
Liquid Capital Required
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