Color Me Mine Enterprises Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Paint-your-own-ceramics studio

Number of Locations: 141

Total Investment: $141.3K - $184.8K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 1995

About Color Me Mine Enterprises Inc.

Founded in 1991, Van Nuys, California-based Color Me Mine provides would-be artists with the studio and supplies to create ceramic masterpieces. Children and adults visit the stores, taking their pick of more than 300 pre-made pieces to paint.

Color Me Mine can also set up painting parties at customers' homes. The company provide all the necessary supplies, collect the pieces at the end of a party, takes them to the studio for glazing and firing, and returns the completed vases, frames, mugs or plates the next day.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 105 16 13 7
2013 100 15 16 9
2012 96 8 20 7
2011 106 7 19 4
2010 109 4 18 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $141,300 - $184,800
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: As long as lease term, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000 - $60,000
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days. At franchisee's location: 6 days. Semi-annual workshops
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Marketing materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #243 (2014), #431 (2013), #233 (2012), #225 (2011), #259 (2010),
America's Top Global: #182 (2012), #176 (2011), #192 (2010),

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