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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

Fresh Coat Painters

$45,000

Fresh Coat franchisees are not painters; they are business owners, who focus on managing their business and ensuring customers' needs are met. Request more information to learn how our top of the line business model makes our franchisees successful and profitable.

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Nextaff

$60,000

NEXTAFF is a workforce strategy provider offering a compelling business model, an impressive track record and strong support channels. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of being part of a large, national organization while retaining the flexibility to control your own business and your own future.

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Murphy Business Brokers

$35,000

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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Blimpie Subs®

$100,000

Founded in 1964, Blimpie Subs is the oldest continuously operating sub sandwich chain in the U.S. and known for using top-tier ingredients to make their sandwiches. Blimpie franchisees generally manage the operations of their store, but in some cases may opt for an absentee model. No experience is necessary to own a Blimpie.

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Handyman Matters

$100,000

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.

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Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers

$200,000

Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers is a full service franchisor, as we provide extensive training, support and coaching for our franchisees, including choice of store location, assistance with financing opportunities, marketing tools, and ongoing substantial store operation support!

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Aire-Master

$50,000

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.

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Signarama

$49,500

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.

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Commercial Capital Training Group

$25,000

A training program and ongoing support system for building a commercial loan business connecting small businesses with alternative sources of capital when bank financing is difficult to obtain. Revenue comes through commissions from lenders who finance the loans. Ideal for those with finance, management, or sales experience.

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Expedia CruiseShipCenters

$100,000

Expedia CruiseShipCenters is North America's largest retail travel agency franchise and a leading seller of cruise travel. Build equity and enjoy a great lifestyle with our proven franchise model with 29+ years of success.

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Everything Christmas

$75,000

Structured and Systemized Christmas Store offering low cost, high margin retail business

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TacoTime

$100,000

For nearly 50 years, TacoTime® has offered our loyal customers a tasty variety of freshly prepared, home-style Mexican fare. As a proven brand with solid brand awareness, we are committed to meeting the ever changing demands of your customers.

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Fitness 1440

$150,000

Fitness 1440 is a unique fitness franchise committed to helping people achieve their best self in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Our franchise model is built to truly support our franchisees and ensure they are able to succeed and to make a living while changing peoples lives.

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Venture X

$500,000

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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Oasis Senior Advisors

$80,000

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.

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Concrete Technology

$26,000

Concrete Technology provides a specialized product to resurface concrete. This offers homeowners and small businesses a more cost effective way to resurface worn concrete while getting the look and texture of inlaid brick, tile, slate, or marble. CTi is a home-based business with no on-going royalties.

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Tony Roma's

$1,000,000

With over 150 restaurant locations, Tony Roma’s is one of the most recognized brand names in the world! Development of Tony Roma’s is continuing in new and existing markets around the world. If you are interested in a terrific franchise opportunity here’s is your chance!

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ComForCare HomeCare

$75,000

ComForCare HomeCare provides in-home non-medical care and skilled nursing services to support individuals' independence, dignity, and quality of life. Customers are primarily elderly but can include others in need. ComForCare seeks franchisees with great empathy, management experience, and relationship-building skills.

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit ®

$100,000

Join the largest barbecue chain in America*! With over 520 locations in 43 states, our smokin’ hot franchise has been treating guests to great tasting barbecue since 1941. If you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or looking to retire and start a business, we’re seeking passionate entrepreneurs to join our highly rated franchise.

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Great Steak

$100,000

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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Unishippers

$75,000

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

$255,000

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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Marilyn Monroe Spas

$150,000

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.

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Cold Stone Creamery

$100,000

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.

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The UPS Store

$60,000

The UPS Store network has more than 30 years of franchising experience with a proven franchise model and a globally recognized brand. We've learned what works through the years, and as a franchisee you can benefit from that knowledge.

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