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Maryland Franchise Opportunities

Maryland might be small (only slightly larger than Hawaii), but it’s mighty—the wealthiest state in the nation with the highest median household income and the most millionaires per capita. Maryland takes advantage of its close proximity to Washington, DC, and is home to many companies in the defense, aerospace, biotechnology and governmental fields.

City Selection

Though small, Maryland boasts an impressive selection of cities to choose from, ranging from major metropolitan areas to smaller towns:

  • Baltimore: With more than 2.7 million inhabitants of the metropolitan area, Baltimore has a thriving economy and plenty of culture. Referred to as a city of neighborhoods, “Charm City” is known for its harbor, the strong accent and health/science focus.

  • Columbia: A community of 10 villages, Columbia is located in the second wealthiest county in America, and has been consistently ranked one of CNN Money’s top 10 best places to live in America.

  • Silver Spring: A major business hub that lies in the northern part of the Washington, DC area, Silver Spring offers many opportunities for new business.

Franchising in the Free State

Maryland requires franchise registration before you can offer or sell a franchise in the state. It costs $500 and takes about 30 days to complete the application.’

Maryland also requires franchises to give potential franchisees a franchise disclosure document and a copy of the proposed agreement prior to any franchise purchase.

Let’s Talk Taxes

While Maryland doesn’t have a franchise tax, it does have a corporate income tax set at a flat rate of 8.25 percent of net income. There is also a personal income tax ranging from 2 to 5.75 percent.

Business by the Numbers

  • There are 529,743 small businesses in Maryland, making up 97.5 percent of employers in the state.

  • Popular Mechanics has ranked Baltimore fifth for “Best Startup Cities in America,” citing the low cost of doing business.

  • Maryland has the highest percentage of women-owned companies at 32.6 percent.

  • Maryland’s GDP is $268.7 billion, and has a 5.5 percent unemployment rate.

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Sears Franchise Businesses


Three franchise business models are available: Carpet Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning and Garage Solutions. Sears is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 13 million service and installation calls made annually. 30% discount for Armed Forces Veterans!

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American Business Systems


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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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.

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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!

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Murphy Business Brokers


Murphy Business offers a unique low cost, low overhead and possible home based franchise opportunity where you use your business skills, experiences and education to build the business of your dreams as a business broker, helping others achieve their goal of business ownership.

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ServiceMaster Clean


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.

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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.

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Huddle House


Own a down-home, family-style 24-hour restaurant that has the backing of an iconic brand name a reputation of amazing Southern hospitality. With incredible momentum from a 50-year history and more than 400 locations in 20 states, now is the time to invest in Huddle House franchise.

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SMS Masterminds


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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Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning


Aire Serv is a full-service heating, ventilation and air conditioning franchise that is part of the Dwyer Group. Franchisees get paid for HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services. Aire Serv provides a flexible model - DIY or hire a team to handle installs and maintenance.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is America's #1 choice for professional custom outdoor lighting. Our full-service suite makes us an excellent choice for entrepreneurs looking for career and creative fulfillment with strong revenue streams and high client satisfaction rates

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Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill


The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® restaurant experience is fast, fresh and healthy. We serve Japanese favorites at an affordable price, using only the highest quality ingredients. We've been named the #1 Asian Fast Food Chain by Entrepreneur® magazine on four occasions.

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Sears Maid Services


Make the clean choice for residential house cleaning & commercial office cleaning. As the nation's largest provider of home services, the Sears name means instant recognition and trust to millions of homeowners. 30% discount for Armed Forces Veterans!.

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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.

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Mr. Appliance


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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Naturals 2 Go


Naturals 2 Go is a leader in the exploding healthy food vending category. Take advantage of both the expanding interest in healthier food options and the booming vending industry, in which 3.5 million coins are inserted into vending machines every 15 minutes around the US.

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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.

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EmboridMe is the world’s first embroidery and promotional products franchise. Entrepreneur has named EmbroidMe as the leading full-service garment printing concept for over 10 years. Franchisees can take advantage of high volume buying power and internet advertising programs.

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ProfitPlus Accounts


As A ProfitPlus Franchisee you work with business owners to improve their business and you don't need many clients to be highly successful! Business owners need your help.When you join ProfitPlus Accounts you join an experienced team with decades of experience

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Green Home Solutions


Offering safe, affordable, fast, and effective mold removal and remediation services with the industry’s only EPA registered product.

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Aire-Master is an odor control and commercial hygiene service which can be operated from home. The nature of the service means franchisees can anticipate repeat business every 7 to 14 days. Virtually any business or public facility is a potential Aire-Master customer, including hospitals and other public facilities.

U.S. Lawns


Join the largest commercial grounds care franchise in the nation. With over 260 locations from coast to coast, we’re also the industry’s fastest growing. No experience necessary, come be a leader in your community and proudly wear the U.S. Lawns gold star!

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Manufacturer and installer of helical screw piles, GoliathTech never stops innovating so that our customers may benefit from unequaled quality products and services. The return on investment of GoliathTech is very fast and we are in a industry that is in rapid expansion.

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Great Steak


Founded in order to introduce the rest of the world to the delectable sandwich synonymous with Philadelphia - the cheesesteak. Today, with more than three decades of experience, we continue to introduce the world to America's Premier Cheesesteak®.

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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.

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