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Franchises In Rhode Island

Rhode Island Franchise Opportunities

If you’re interested in healthcare and senior care (link), or want to live in the smallest state with the longest name, Rhode Island—technically, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations—might be a place to consider for your next franchising opportunity.

Where to Settle

There are 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island for you to choose from, all of them on the smaller side, with most having less than 50,000 residents. Here are a few for you to take a peek at:

  • Providence: The largest by far and capital of the state, Providence is one of the oldest cities in the country. It’s home to a bevy of hospitals and institutes of higher education, and is also known as the “Creative Capital.”

  • Cranston: Its repeatedly been named one of the best places to live in America, and is also one of the safest cities in the country.

  • Cumberland: A small town with about 33,000 residents, Cumberland is the northernmost town in Rhode Island and has a strong public school system.

Leading Industries

The Rhode Island economy used to be driven by fishing and tool making, but now health services are the biggest moneymaker for the state. In addition, tourism is also a large part of the state’s economy, providing 39,000 jobs and bringing in $3.5 billion a year. Manufacturing—costume jewelry, shipbuilding, machinery—and agriculture are also significant.

Let’s Talk Taxes

Rhode Island used to have some of the highest tax rates, but they’ve been reformed and lowered in the past few years. Currently, there is a business corporation tax of 9 percent, but there are possible reductions that can bring it down as low as 3 percent. There is also a franchise tax that varies based on net worth. In addition, the state personal income tax ranges from 3.75 to 5.99 percent.

Business in The Ocean State

  • There are 95,400 small businesses in Rhode Island, which make up 95.9 percent of the state’s employers.

  • Of those, 2,422 are franchises, which employ 26,700 people.

  • Rhode Island has a GDP of $54.6 billion.

Featured Franchises

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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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Liberty Tax Service


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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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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CMIT Solutions


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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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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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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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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Minuteman Press


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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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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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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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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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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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.

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