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Nebraska Franchise Opportunities

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If you like the idea of small town living, and want a close-knit community you can bring a new franchise to, Nebraska might suit you just fine.

Little Cities, Big Opportunities

Almost 90 percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people living in them, with many towns clocking in at fewer than 1,000 people. The two largest cities in Nebraska are Omaha, with about 434,000 people, and the state capital Lincoln, which has about 268,000 residents. There are definite benefits to locating your franchise business in one of the small towns, so long as there's sufficient foot traffic where you open (and most retail franchises will have in-house experts or consultants to help with site selection).

Agriculture Awareness

The main industry in Nebraska is agriculture. The state is a major producer of corn, soybeans, sorghum, beef and pork.

Other economic drivers include transportation, telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing.

Let’s Talk Taxes

Nebraska has a corporate income tax that varies depending on income, as well as a franchise tax the state calls the “corporate occupation tax.” The state personal income tax is ranges from 2.46 to 6.84 percent. There are also state and city sales taxes, which vary depending on location.

Business by the Numbers

  • There are nearly 160,000 small businesses in Nebraska, and more than a quarter of them are women-owned.
  • Nebraska has a GDP of $80 billion that has been climbing steadily for the past three years.
  • Unemployment in the state is about 2.9 percent, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
Nevada Franchise Opportunities

Does the lure of bright lights, gambling, gold and sin draw you in? Nevada is home to some of the most libertarian laws, allowing for the legalization of things like prostitution, as well as lenient marriage and divorce laws. If you want to live life on the wild side, Nevada might be a good place to open your franchise!

Maine Franchise Opportunities

If you’re a fan of forests, find yourself salivating over seafood, and want some peace away from people, maybe Maine is the right state for you to settle down in and start a franchise. There are lots of smaller towns—such as Augusta, Portland and Bangor—that will provide enough customers to run a business, but without the overwhelming hustle and bustle of major metropolitan areas.

Michigan Franchise Opportunities

Home of the American automotive industry, Michigan is a state filled with the beauty of nature, lots of water sources, and more agriculture than you might think. With nearly 10 million residents, Michigan is a fantastic place to start a franchise, and will offer you plenty of opportunities to escape into the great outdoors.