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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.

Featured Franchises

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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.

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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.

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Mathnasium Learning Centers


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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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.

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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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Venture X


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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Dickey's Barbecue Pit ®


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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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.

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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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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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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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Beef O'Brady's


At the heart of every Beef ‘O’ Brady’s® franchise is a commitment to the community. Beef’s® is a full service casual restaurant that caters to families and sports fans. A neighborhood gathering spot for friends, family, and teammates to celebrate a win or catch the big game.

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Five Star Bath Solutions


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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The Joint


The Joint brings affordable and convenient chiropractic maintenance services to locally owned and operated clinics nationwide. Each clinic offers excellent chiropractic care, designed for identifying and addressing all clients’ health care needs.

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