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

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 Junkluggers

With ten years of experience in the business, The Junkluggers have experienced every aspect of the junk removal industry and with that knowledge we are able to help you start and grow your business while avoiding many of the costly learning curves we encountered along the way.

$75,000
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Honest-1 Auto Care

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.

$200,000
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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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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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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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AAMCO Transmissions

An iconic brand for over 50 years, AAMCO made its name as the world's largest transmission repair franchise. AAMCO locations now offer total vehicle care, meaning more repeat business for franchisees. No automative experience is needed to open an AAMCO - franchisees hire a team to perform the service work.

$65,000
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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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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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Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Kumon is the world's largest after school learning program with an emphasis on math and reading. Kumon focuses on franchisees with a passion for education and a minimum of a four year college degree (background in teaching not required). Kumon was recently ranked #40 on the Entrepreneur 500.

$70,000
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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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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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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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Seniors Blue Book

Provider and Services Directory for Seniors is trusted online & print resource for communities nationwide. Low entry, no employees, work from home!

$50,000
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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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Green Home Solutions

Green Home Solutions offers an environmentally friendly mold, odor and pest control service. Home and business owners pay directly for mold, odor and pest control. Ideal for a franchisee looking for an environmentally friendly opportunity that can be run from home.

$60,000
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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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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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The Joint

The Joint Chiropractic is the country's largest network of chiropractic clinics (no medical or chiropractic experience required to franchise). Convenient drop-in hours, a national brand, and a gym-style membership model produce consistent revenues and eliminate the burden and cost of insurance paperwork.

$100,000
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Sugar Plum Parties

We're a unique and fun children’s party venue catering to girls aged 3-13 years old that offers many all-inclusive party packages hosted from beginning to end. Our ideal candidate has these experiences/traits: management, sales, self motivated, hospitality/service industry background.

$105,000
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Chop Chop Rice Co.

Chop Chop Rice Co. differentiates itself from other fast casual dining establishments with strong unit-level economics, a simple business model, and an outstanding Japanese-inspired menu, atmosphere, and branding.

$150,000
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Transworld Business Advisors

Being a Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled in one: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. They teach you how to succeed in every aspect all three profit centers.

$49,500
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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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