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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There was a significant backlash from franchisors, and the law was eventually repealed, then revised and weakened.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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tony Roma's

$1,000,000

With over 150 restaurant locations, Tony Roma’s is one of the most recognized brand names in the world! Development of Tony Roma’s is continuing in new and existing markets around the world. If you are interested in a terrific franchise opportunity here’s is your chance!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dental Fix Rx

$50,000

Dental Fix franchise owners repair dental handpieces and equipment on-site. Dental Fix has no direct competitors who repair handpieces on-site and have personalized customer service. We are building an extremely profitable network of franchises in North America servicing the dental industry.

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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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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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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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360 Painting

$50,000

360 Painting is a home-based painting franchise offering customers the highest quality and service. 360 Painting requires no painting experience. Their proprietary sales and estimating techniques take stress out of the process and help franchisees capitalize on the market.

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Urban Float

$150,000

Urban Flat is a national leader in an industry primed for exponential growth. Urban Float focuses on providing floaters with a superior experience. We have meticulously designed retail float centers and cutting edge floatation tanks.

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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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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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MemoryWise

$100,000

Tech-savvy? Like family memories? Open your own MemoryWise store today and start a rewarding career preserving old and new family memories in lasting and easy- to-enjoy digital formats. MemoryWise-- the company people trust with all of their memories.

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