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At a Glance

Products & Services: Blinds, shades & shutters

Number of Locations: 130

Total Investment: $50.1K - $82.3K

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 1997

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 125 5 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $50,100 - $82,300
Franchise Fee: $39,900 - $59,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4-8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $65,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. Additional week of training at headquarters after 4 months; ongoing field training & support
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: TV, radio & direct-mail advertising