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Franchises In District of Columbia

Washington, DC Franchise Opportunities

The nation’s capital and home to a proliferation of government activity, DC is a great place to take advantage of a fairly affluent population, great (and free!) museums, and a dazzling art scene. If you’re thinking about opening a franchise, Washington, DC might be the perfect place for you!

Life in the District

DC itself is home to about 660,000 residents, but there are nearly 6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city has a large African American population, and also has a significant LGBT community.

The District boasts four professional sports teams, countless museums, major national monuments, many music venues and lots of local theater.

The Metro makes it easy to get around town, and there is also a bus system, a bike share program, trains in and out of the city, and three major airports.

Major Industries

The biggest industry by far in Washington, DC is the government. Nearly 30 percent of the population works for the federal government, and many other industries—such as lobbying, non-profits and trade unions—are also dependent on it.

Tourism is the second largest driver of the DC economy, with visitors contributing about $4.8 billion per year.

Let’s Talk Taxes

Washington, DC charges a franchise tax of 9.975 percent, which is one of the highest in the country. There is also a high personal income tax, which runs between 4 and 8.95 percent.

Business Statistics

  • There are 55,000 small businesses in Washington, DC.

  • Of those, 1,820 are franchises, employing 26,000 people.

  • Washington, DC has a GDP of $103.3 billion.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

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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CMIT Solutions

$150,000

With more than 150 locally owned and operated locations nationwide, CMIT Solutions offers a broad menu of technical support and IT services that all work toward one goal: helping businesses run smoothly by being prepared for any technology-related issue.

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Wireless Zone

$175,000

Franchisees in the Wireless Zone system sell and service mobile phones, wireless data devices, satellite communications devices, PDAs, internet-based devices, and other accessories. It's become the nation's largest premium wireless retail franchisor!

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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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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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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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Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants

$47,000

Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants is a telecommunications consulting business focused on reducing expenses for clients. If you are a business professional looking for a low-investment, high-return franchise, look no further.

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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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Fitness 1440

$150,000

Fitness 1440 is a unique fitness franchise committed to helping people achieve their best self in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Our franchise model is built to truly support our franchisees and ensure they are able to succeed and to make a living while changing peoples lives.

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Bloomin Blinds

$40,000

Bloomin' Blinds is unique to its competition in the fact that we offer blind repair, and sales. The focus on blind repair makes it easier for Bloomin' Blinds to generate new customers, win bids and create repeat appointments. Blind repair is easy to learn, start making a profit today!

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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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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Remodeling

$255,000

Dreammaker Bath & Kitchen Remodeling is a full-service kitchen, bath and interior remodeling franchise. Dreammaker provides proven business systems, brand name and image, and more to help you grow your business and experience the strong margins and quality of life you deserve.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BeBalanced

$100,000

Our patent-pending program has helped thousands of local women. Founder Dawn Cutillo has been featured on NBC, FOX News, CBS and The Doctors. This ground-breaking, natural hormone balancing approach can be experienced in local BeBalanced Centers across the U.S.!

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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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