Franchises In South Carolina

South Carolina Franchise Opportunities

With a strong labor force, laws benefitting businesses and fairly low taxes, South Carolina is a good place to start a new franchise. If you’re a fan of fresh tobacco and southern cooking, think about making the Palmetto State your new home!

City Selection

With beautiful terrain across the state, you won’t be far from a river, lake or the ocean while living in South Carolina. Here are a few options for where you might want to settle down:

  • Charleston: The oldest and fastest growing city in the state, Charleston is full of history, amazing architecture and its polite and welcoming townsfolk.

  • Columbia: The state capital and largest city, Columbia is home to about 800,000 people, as well as a number of colleges and universities.

  • Hilton Head: This island in the southern part of the state is a popular vacation destination and has a strong arts scene and beautiful landscape.

Economic Drivers

South Carolina has a GDP of $191.2 billion, putting it on par with the Czech Republic. Agriculture is one of the biggest industries, with crops such as soybeans, hay, rice, poultry, pigs, and most notably, tobacco and peaches.

Manufacturing is also a major section of the economy, with the state producing textiles, chemicals, paper products and automobiles. Tourism is also a big driver, employing more than 11 percent of the workforce.

Let’s Talk Taxes

South Carolina has a corporate income tax set at a flat 5 percent, as well as a corporate license fee based on net worth. The state sales tax is 6 percent, and the personal income tax ranges from 3 to 7 percent.

Business Breakdown

  • There are 372,000 small businesses in South Carolina, which make up 97 percent of the employers in the state.

  • Of those, 13,250 are franchises, which employ 145,000 people.

Featured Franchises

Available Franchises

Chem-Dry

Chem-Dry is a household carpet cleaner, featuring a patented deep-cleaning process. It also offers upholstery, tile and grout, and are rug cleaning. Chem-Dry is the largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world with over 3,500 units. Ideal for anyone in need of in-house financing and for anyone looking for an established home-based business.

$30,000
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IFixandRepair

iFixandRepair provides iPhone, Android, tablet, laptop and game console repairs and accessories sales in malls, strip centers, airports, and other high-traffic locations. Screen repair, battery replacement, and water damage recovery are all offered in fun, upscale retail stores on a walk-in basis. No technical experience necessary.

$70,000
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GoliathTech

GoliathTech is a hands-on, construction-oriented opportunity that offers customers a new alternative to expensive, traditional concrete foundations. Franchisees are trained as certified GoliathTech installers, then work to choose and install the ideal GoliathTech helical screw pile product for each project.

$75,000
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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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Aire-Master

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.

$50,000
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HealthyYOU Vending

HealthyYOU Vending’s internet-connected machines serve healthy snacks and drinks to busy consumers on the go. Stocked with products in the All-Natural, Organic, 0 Trans Fat, and Antioxidant categories, the machines are placed in offices, health clubs, spas, hospitals, hotels, schools & colleges, and more.

$30,000
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Sears Handyman Solutions

As a Sears Handyman franchise owner, your business can be run out of your home. Under the trusted Sears name, you can service most all home projects such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and much more. 30% discount for Armed Forces Veterans!

$50,000
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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.

$500,000
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Lendio

As a Lendio Franchise owner you will fuel the American dream by making small business loans simple through options speed and trust. You will use Lendio's marketplace of 75+ Best-in-class Lenders to help Small Business owners secure funding to grow their business.

$60,000
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Matiki Island BBQ

Matiki is a California-based company that provides a delicious Hawaiian cuisine focused around barbeque meats such as beef, chicken, and short rib. The model is fun, trendy, and convenient and the name personifies a flavor that immediately gets your mouth watering.

$75,000
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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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Oasis Senior Advisors

We provide free, personal, and compassionate service to help our families find the right assisted living for their loved ones. Our mission is to positively impact families during a difficult time in their lives.

$80,000
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U-Turn Vending and Healthy Cravings

UTurn and Healthy Cravings is a division of Vend Tech International, we’ve earned an A+ rating with the BBB, and helped thousands of people start their own vending businesses. We help people start and grow their own bulk snack vending businesses ­- it’s as simple as that.

$20,000
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Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone is a super premium ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, and cake brand (founded in 1988) where ice cream is made fresh daily in-store and presented on their famous frozen granite stone by singing crew members. Part of the Kahala family of brands, Cold Stone is ideal for someone seeking a food concept with national recognition.

$100,000
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The Gents Place

The Gents Place is franchising nationally with a proven membership-based business model that delivers high revenue per unit. You have a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor and become a leader in the $5+ Billion men's grooming space.

$175,000
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TravelHost

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.

$75,000
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Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh is a well known (first established in 1990) fast casual Mexican restaurant franchise with a heavy emphasis on fresh, healthy, handmade ingredients. Ideal for someone with restaurant or franchise experience with ambition to own multiple units.

$200,000
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Mack's Tenders

Mack’s is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a franchise that is built for success. With 30 years of successful processes in place, we offer technology integration and strategic foresight for long-term growth and sustainability.

$75,000
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Carbon Recall

As experts in the residential renewable energy services industry, CARBON RECALL enterprising executives help their clients go from consuming energy, to conserving energy, to energy independence – from floor to ceiling – solar energy to home automation.

$100,000
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American Business Systems

A home-based opportunity, we provide 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.

$25,990
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Real Estate Sales LLC

We teach you how to FLIP CHEAP HOUSES™. Without ever using YOUR OWN CASH or CREDIT! With our proprietary software we are able to find distressed properties in your area that the owners are wanting to sell NOW. You can pick up houses as little as .10 cents on the dollar and make up to $5K-$20K/Mo

$51,000
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N-Hance

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.

$60,000
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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.

$150,000
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Synergy HomeCare

SYNERGY HomeCare was founded in 1999 and is the most trusted name in non-medical home care with over 300 franchise units in 36 States. The need for non-medical, in-home care is growing at an unprecedented rate and we're at the forefront of this exciting business opportunity.

$100,000
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The Brothers that just do Gutters

The Brothers that Just Do Gutters is an award winning gutter contractor. Our idea of a franchisee is the person who isn’t just looking for a job that pays well, but rather is looking for an opportunity to join a growing business and make an impact your local community.

$100,000
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