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

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.

$200,000
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Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh is a well known (first established in 1990) fast casual Mexican restaurant franchise with a heavy emphasis on fresh, healthy, handmade ingredients. Ideal for someone with restaurant or franchise experience with ambition to own multiple units.

$200,000
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Great Steak

Founded in order to introduce the rest of the world to the delectable sandwich synonymous with Philadelphia - the cheesesteak. Today, with more than three decades of experience, we continue to introduce the world to America's Premier Cheesesteak®.

$100,000
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Kidcreate Studio

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids! At Kidcreate, we specialize in children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties, for kid’s 18 months through 12 years of age.

$100,000
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Oasis Senior Advisors

We provide free, personal, and compassionate service to help our families find the right assisted living for their loved ones. Our mission is to positively impact families during a difficult time in their lives.

$80,000
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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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Pet Wants

Pet Wants is riding the huge wave of pet parents spending lavishly on their four-legged family members and wanting only the freshest and best nutrition for them. You just need a passion for pets, the drive for success and the ability to follow our proven operating and marketing systems.

$40,000
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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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Experimac

Experimac is the innovator in sales and service of Apple® products. Their multiple revenue stream model includes sales of pre-owned Apple® computers and devices, repair of laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices, and sales of accessories, upgrades and software.

$50,000
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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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Murphy Business Brokers

Murphy Business offers a unique low cost, low overhead and possible home based franchise opportunity where you use your business skills, experiences and education to build the business of your dreams as a business broker, helping others achieve their goal of business ownership.

$35,000
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SMS Masterminds

Backed by our money-back guarantee, you will generate residual income by using text message marketing and other digital services. Everywhere you look, people are glued to their mobile phones. Paper, radio, and email marketing are now obsolete. Every business needs our solution and we are revolutionizing how merchants connect with consumers - via MOBILE devices.

$34,900
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Andy's

At Andy’s, success is driven by a very ambitious and determined staff. When you join our team as a franchisee,our systems and marketing will set you apart from the competition and make it easy to start a business and implement systems that are proven to succeed.

$75,000
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Cinnabon

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.

$120,000
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The Joint

The Joint Chiropractic is the country's largest network of chiropractic clinics (no medical or chiropractic experience required to franchise). Convenient drop-in hours, a national brand, and a gym-style membership model produce consistent revenues and eliminate the burden and cost of insurance paperwork.

$100,000
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AdvantaClean

AdvantaClean leads the way to healthier homes and businesses by providing needs based services in the light environmental, indoor air quality and energy efficiency markets. This multi-revenue stream model is unparalleled in its approach serving multi-billion dollar indistries

$50,000
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Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning

Aire Serv is a full-service heating, ventilation and air conditioning franchise that is part of the Dwyer Group. Franchisees get paid for HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services. Aire Serv provides a flexible model - DIY or hire a team to handle installs and maintenance.

$50,000
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Lendio

As a Lendio Franchise owner you will fuel the American dream by making small business loans simple through options speed and trust. You will use Lendio's marketplace of 75+ Best-in-class Lenders to help Small Business owners secure funding to grow their business.

$60,000
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Le Macaron French Pastries

Our true French macarons are the perfect delicacy, original and elegant; French gelato, French pastries, European style beverages and more! Franchise owners benefit from stream-lined operations, no on-site baking, multiple revenue streams with minimal staffing requirements.

$100,000
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Senior Care Authority

We have experience in the senior care business and have fine-tuned every aspect our placement agency operation. Senior Residential placement services provide assistance to help identify the best location for seniors to live at no additional cost to families. Request more information today!

$50,000
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Uni K Wax

Invest in the brand that revolutionized the beauty industry! In 1993, Uni K Wax opened the FIRST unisex waxing salon and created the Brazilian wax. Uni K Wax are now opening opportunities to own a Uni K Wax Center. We invite you to see why we are the best in the industry!

$80,000
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Apricot Lane

Apricot Lane is a retail fashion boutique selling designed apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Apricot Lane specializes their fashion lines to reflect local tastes and trends. The boutiques cater to women and are ideal for anyone with a passion for fashion or retail.

$150,000
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Matiki Island BBQ

Matiki is a California-based company that provides a delicious Hawaiian cuisine focused around barbeque meats such as beef, chicken, and short rib. The model is fun, trendy, and convenient and the name personifies a flavor that immediately gets your mouth watering.

$75,000
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Synergy HomeCare

SYNERGY HomeCare was founded in 1999 and is the most trusted name in non-medical home care with over 300 franchise units in 36 States. The need for non-medical, in-home care is growing at an unprecedented rate and we're at the forefront of this exciting business opportunity.

$100,000
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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.

$75,000
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