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There was a significant backlash from franchisors, and the law was eventually repealed, then revised and weakened.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

Blimpie Subs®

$100,000

Founded in 1964, Blimpie Subs is the oldest continuously operating sub sandwich chain in the U.S. and known for using top-tier ingredients to make their sandwiches. Blimpie franchisees generally manage the operations of their store, but in some cases may opt for an absentee model. No experience is necessary to own a Blimpie.

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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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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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Sydnee's Pet Grooming

$100,000

Sydnee's Pet Grooming, home of the Furry Facial, creates a healthy and stylish life for pets. Our love of animals shows in every aspect of the business. Our natural products pamper pets, our stylists are passionate and committed, and our Sydnee's Foundation helps us give back to our community.

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Rush Bowls

$100,000

Rush Bowls offers meals crafted from the finest fruit, topped with granola & honey, and blended with protein, vitamins and other nutritious ingredients that taste delicious while promoting a healthy lifestyle!

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Planet Smoothie

$100,000

For nearly two decades, Planet Smoothie has been one of the most innovative smoothie franchises in the world. With more than 100 stores throughout the United States, we are known for our healthy ingredients, sweeteners and supplements — and that has helped our brand develop a huge following.

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Growler USA

$100,001

Craft beer is America’s fastest-growing industry. Growler USA’s award-winning concept provides quality, select cuisine and the best local and regional craft beers and hand-crafted beverages in a comfortable, upscale neighborhood environment.

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Tru Blue Total House Care

$45,000

Joining TruBlue means that you’ll be providing a single home maintenance offer that includes maid services, handiwork, and a variety of other household chores. As the Baby Boomers get older, there’s a major demand for versatile home services. Low start-up costs and overhead!

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Massage Envy

$150,000

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.

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SMS Masterminds

$29,900

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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Image Studios 360

$150,000

Image Studios 360 - It’s like a mini-mall of hair salons all under one roof, and you’re the landlord! Our concept is simple: we provide an incredible space and atmosphere - you bring your passion, talent, and clientele. Together we create an intoxicating formula for success.

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ServiceMaster Clean

$40,000

Introducing a business opportunity built on necessity. For more than 60 years, ServiceMaster Clean® has been tackling tough cleaning jobs, and building a loyal clientele of residential and commercial customers who want to maintain safe, clean, comfortable homes and businesses year-round.

Mr. Appliance

$45,000

Mr. Appliance, a franchise brand of The Dwyer Group®, has allowed service professionals and other entrepreneurs to capitalize on the appliance repair market. With more than 170 locations, we are North America's largest franchised appliance services business.

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Mathnasium Learning Centers

$50,000

With more than 700 centers – and an average of two more opening each week – Mathnasium is rapidly growing around the world. We provide neighborhood environments where humanity combines with math expertise.

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BeBalanced

$100,000

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.

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Mr. Electric

$45,000

Since 1994, Mr. Electric has specialized in electric installation and repair services. Now providing service to residential and commercial customers from nearly 200 locations across the globe. We can provide the support and resources you need for success.

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Bloomin Blinds

$40,000

Bloomin' Blinds installs an assortment of custom window blinds, shades and shutters. Bloomin' is unique in that they also handle the repair of existing blinds and shades through an in-home mobile service. Bloomin' Blinds is ideal for anyone looking for a lower upfront investment opportunity.

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Top Ten Percent

$49,000

Top Ten Percent is the best mobile loyalty program of its kind. As a Top Ten Percent franchisee, you will harness the power of mobile marketing to instantly connect consumers to product and service discounts from top-rated businesses at the point of purchase.

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Ginger Sushi Boutique

$150,000

The Sushi Shop team provides full support to its franchisees in the opening of a new franchise, including drawing up plans, selecting equipment, coordinating and supervising the actual construction work.

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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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American Business Systems

$24,990

A home-based opportunity, American Business Systems provides licensees with training and technology to help medical practices improve inefficient, outdated billing practices. Traditionally, medical practices may not be paid for up to 120 days; ABS can often reduce that to just 7-10 days.

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Mosquito Terminators

$52,500

A leading edge mosquito and tick control company that helps protect families from harmful diseases such as the Zika Virus, Malaria, West Nile, Lyme Disease and more.

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Experimac

$50,000

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.

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British Swim School, USA

$50,000

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.

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Real Estate Sales LLC

$51,000

We teach you how to FLIP CHEAP HOUSES™. Without ever using YOUR OWN CASH or CREDIT! With our proprietary software we are able to find distressed properties in your area that the owners are wanting to sell NOW. You can pick up houses as little as .10 cents on the dollar and make up to $5K-$20K/Mo

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