Next
165/500
Back

BrightStar Care

2015 Franchise 500
#165
At a Glance

Products & Services: Medical/nonmedical home care, medical staffing

Number of Locations: 270

Total Investment: $93.5K - $172.96K

Founded: 2002

Began Franchising: 2005

About BrightStar Care

Shelly Sun and husband J.D. Sun were already franchisees for two hotel chains when they started BrightStar Care in 2002. They began franchising the company just three years later. BrightStar Care franchisees offer both medical and nonmedical home care services, as well as medical staffing.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 266 0 0 4
2014 256 0 0 2
2013 253 1 0 2
2012 234 2 0 2
2011 243 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $93,542 - $172,965
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5-6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
8% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days. Online training : 100+ hours.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #165 (2015), #160 (2014), #169 (2013), #117 (2012), #152 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #21 (2012), #41 (2011),
America's Top Global: #146 (2013), #98 (2012), #123 (2011),

Franchise Search

Looking to Start a Business?

Liberty Tax Service has opportunities available today.

Request Information

Fund Your Franchise with Guidant

Guidant Financal Learn how to invest your IRA or 401k into a franchise penalty-free. ($50k min)

Featured Franchises For Sale

West Coast Franchise Expo - November 12-14 - Anaheim, CA

From the Entrepreneur Bookstore

Franchise Bible, 7th Edition
Franchise Bible, 7th Edition
By Erwin J. Keup and Peter Keup
More Info