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Franchises In Maine

Maine Franchise Opportunities

If you’re a fan of forests, find yourself salivating over seafood, and want some peace away from people, maybe Maine is the right state for you to settle down in and start a franchise. There are lots of smaller towns—such as Augusta, Portland and Bangor—that will provide enough customers to run a business, but without the overwhelming hustle and bustle of major metropolitan areas.

Economy: The Sea, The Land, The People

  • Water: Commercial fishing, especially of lobster and ground fish, are major economic drivers for the state. The aquifers in Maine also supply to the bottled water industry, and the ports in the state are the busiest in New England.

  • Land: Maine’s agricultural exports include blueberries, apples, potatoes, maple sugar, maple syrup, eggs and poultry. Maine also exports large amounts of paper, lumber and wood products, due to its heavy forestation.

  • People: Tourism plays a large part in Maine’s economy, and the state draws in people looking for sport hunting, fishing, snow sports, camping and hiking.

Taxes in The Pine Tree State

Maine has a corporate income tax, but does not have a franchise or business privilege tax, so unless you run a C corporation, you won’t have to pay a state tax on your income. If your business income passes through you personally, you will have to pay the state income tax that ranges from 6.5 to 7.95 percent.

State Statistics

  • Maine is the only state that borders one other state—New Hampshire.

  • More than 94 percent of the people in Maine are non-Hispanic whites, the highest of any state.

  • Maine has the highest percentage of French speakers, with 5.3 percent of households using it as their language at home.

  • This is the state that sits furthest northeast, and gets the first rays of morning sun.

Business Breakdown

  • There are 143,142 small businesses in Maine, which constitute 97 percent of all employers.

  • Maine has a GDP of $48.1 billion, and an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Minuteman Press

$150,000

Are you a business minded individual looking for a B2B service franchise? We offer capped royalties, normal business hours, multiple revenue streams, local support & more! Our customer service driven business model provides digital print, design and promotional services to businesses.

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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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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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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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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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Carbon Recall

$100,000

As a Carbon Recall independent business affiliate in the rapidly expanding renewable energy field, you will help your customers to go from consuming energy, to conserving energy, to creating energy, all while working towards a more sustainable lifestyle and energy independence.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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