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Color Me Mine Enterprises Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#243
At a Glance

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

Number of Locations: 144

Total Investment: $141.3K - $184.8K

Founded: 1992

Began Franchising: 1995

About Color Me Mine Enterprises Inc.

Founded in 1991, Color Me Mine provides would-be artists with the studio and supplies to create their own ceramic masterpieces. Children and adults visit the studios, taking their pick of more than 300 pieces and 60 colors. The staff guides them through the painting process, and then glazes and fires each piece for later pick up. Color Me Mine offers birthday parties, showers, team building activities, workshops and fundraisers, either in the studio, at home or at school.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 102 18 15 9
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
Operations
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
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 9 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days. Semi-annual workshops, online training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
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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