Franchises In Iowa

Iowa Franchise Opportunities

Iowa sits smack dab in the middle of the American Heartland—flanked by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River on the west, it is also the heart of the Corn Belt. Iowa’s agricultural economy has been diversifying, and now hosts industries such as manufacturing, biotechnology and green energy production.

Where Should I Live?

If you find yourself drawn to Iowa’s prairies, think about settling down in:

  • Des Moines: The state capital is a major center for insurance companies and financial services companies. It’s home to 594,000 people in the metropolitan area, and is also where the first presidential caucuses take place.

  • Cedar Rapids: The second largest city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids is home to 128,000 people and is one of the major corn processing cities in the world.

  • Davenport: Located on the Mississippi River, this city is part of the Quad Cities, along with Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island, Illinois; and Moline, Illinois.

Taxes in Iowa

If you chose to live in the Hawkeye State, you’ll be avoiding paying any franchise tax! There is still a corporate income tax that varies from 6 to 12 percent, and a personal income tax that ranges from a very low 0.36 percent to 8.98 percent.

The Iowa Franchise Investment Act

In 1992, the state of Iowa passed an act that gave many rights to franchisees, including territorial exclusivity, limiting transfer fees, and letting franchisees give or sell a minority interest in the business to family without franchisor approval.

There was a significant backlash from franchisors, and the law was eventually repealed, then revised and weakened. Still, Iowa has some of the heartiest laws in favor of franchisees.

Business by the Numbers

  • There are 261,262 small businesses in Iowa, making up 97.3 percent of employers in the state.

  • Minority owned businesses in Iowa have skyrocketed, up 48.6 percent since 2002.

  • Iowa has a GDP of $129 billion, which increased 3 percent last year.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Signarama

SIGNARAMA is the largest sign franchisor in the world. The sign industry has become more than a $49 billion market and SIGNARAMA has been ranked by Entrepreneur as the top franchise in the industry for nine straight years.

$49,500
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N-Hance

N-Hance is a wood refinishing company looking for more great franchise owners. We are 100% committed to your success. At N-Hance, we pride ourselves on our unique culture. Unlike many other franchise organizations, we don't try to pit franchise owners against each other.

$60,000
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Massage Envy

The pioneer and national leader of affordable and convenient Total Body Care services is seeking to expand its nationwide presence. This unprecedented growth campaign makes now the ideal time to open a Massage Envy.

$150,000
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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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Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants

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.

$47,000
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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 Brothers that just do Gutters

The Brothers that Just Do Gutters is an award winning gutter contractor. Our idea of a franchisee is the person who isn’t just looking for a job that pays well, but rather is looking for an opportunity to join a growing business and make an impact your local community.

$100,000
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Mr. Handyman

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?

$60,000
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Diamond Physicians

Diamond Physicians offers a unique, refreshing, and luxurious approach to medicine – one that puts quality healthcare back into the hands of patients through a revolutionary, membership-based model that's taking the industry to the next level!

$250,000
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Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza

A Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise perfectly meets the demand of today’s consumers for freshness of ingredients, speed of preparation, consistent and outstanding quality, and a great dining experience.

$125,000
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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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Five Star Painting

Operating under The Dwyer Group® brand, Five Star Painting offers franchisees unparalleled support and systems as they help customers add color to their lives. Why start a business from square one when you can be part of a recognized brand?

$50,000
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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.

$80,000
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SpeedPro Imaging

With decades of experience in large format imagery, we have maintained our position at the forefront of the industry. We specialize in a multitude of high quality and high resolution products such as: wall murals, vehicle wraps, event graphics, tradeshow displays and window graphics.

$100,000
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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.

$50,000
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The Great Frame Up

For over 40 years, The Great Frame Up has been the trusted standard in bringing inspiring artwork, valuable photographs, and other precious memories to life in homes and offices across the country.

$100,000
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Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon is the world's largest after school learning program with an emphasis on math and reading. We focus on franchisees with a passion for education and a minimum of a four year college degree. You must be available to run your center day-to-day (no absentee owners).

$70,000
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FULLY PROMOTED

We are the world’s largest retail embroidery franchise. Fully Promoted is a promotional marketing consulting company that specializes in marketing programs to meet businesses on their level and budget while offering marketing programs that result in growth for the business.

$49,500
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SuperGreen Solutions

SuperGreen Solutions is a leading a franchise in commercial energy efficient solutions, making us truly a 'one stop energy efficient solution shop'. We are different because we look at energy creation and energy saving from a holistic point of view, to provide our clients with total solutions.

$50,000
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BeBalanced

BeBalanced is a hormone weight loss center helping women optimize their hormonal balance. Combines two lucrative industries - weight loss ($61b) and hormone replacement therapy ($3.6b in next 5 years). BeBalanced is looking for individuals with a passion for health and wellness and strong sales skills.

$100,000
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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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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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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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The Gents Place

The Gents Place is franchising nationally with a proven membership-based business model that delivers high revenue per unit. You have a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor and become a leader in the $5+ Billion men's grooming space.

$175,000
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Fitness 1440

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.

$150,000
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