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There was a significant backlash from franchisors, and the law was eventually repealed, then revised and weakened.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

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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DRNK/QWENCH

DRNK coffee + tea / QWENCH juice bar - two great franchises under one roof with the perfect winning co-branded combination offering highvalue. Expanding across the United States with a timeless positioning and brand flexibility that are second-to-none!

$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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Marilyn Monroe Spas

Marilyn Monroe Spas is a national company that transforms traditional spa and salon concepts under the iconic Marilyn Monroe brand. We provide superior standards of service, cleanliness, organic and vegan products, customer environment and service to our growing clientele.

$150,000
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EmbroidMe

EmboridMe franchisees provide customized apparel and promotional items (shirts, uniforms, bags, mugs, business gifts, etc.) to help companies promote their brand. Ideal for those who enjoy working with business owners. Entrepreneur has named EmbroidMe the leading full-service garment printing concept for over 10 years.

$49,500
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American Business Systems

A home-based opportunity, we provide 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.

$25,990
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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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Home Helpers

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.

$150,000
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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Remodeling

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.

$255,000
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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.

$50,000
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Image Studios 360

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.

$200,000
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Handyman Matters

Handyman Matters strives to solve home improvement problems the way our customers expect. Previous experience with operations, business management, strategic planning, and project management experience are the most effective Handyman Matters owners.

$100,000
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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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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.

$50,000
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Urban Float

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.

$150,000
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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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The @WORK Group

@WORK is a staffing franchise named by Staffing Industry Report as one the Top U.S. staffing firms. @WORK has the unique ability to offer a customized staffing program to fit the needs and demands of markets with four different offerings as well as back office support for franchisees.

$100,001
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Unishippers

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.

$75,000
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Charter Fitness

Charter Fitness is a low cost gym (basic memberships start at $10 month) that encourages a higher volume of customers and a comfortable environment. Additional revenue comes from the sale of fitness products as well as personal training. Ideal for anyone with experience in health and wellness.

$300,000
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Sydnee's Pet Grooming

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.

$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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TravelHost

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.

$75,000
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SandFree

At SandFree, we offer a unique and innovative solution to floor refinishing that has been utilized all over the country. If you have the resources, management skills, and drive to succeed, we can help you create a business that you can stand behind with enthusiasm and pride.

$100,000
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Spenga

Welcome to an unrivaled fitness experience. Unlike any studio of its kind, SPENGA combines spin, strength training, and yoga to create what’s simply known as the best workout ever. We believe strong bodies and minds are created through the power of ride, rep, revive. That’s why each SPENGA session boosts your endurance, strengthens your muscles and restores your body through a combination of spin, HIIT training and yoga. Our boutique fitness studio fills a void in the fitness market and delivers cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training in every session.

$150,000
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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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