Ruffin's Pet Centres Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Full-service pet stores

Number of Locations: 11

Total Investment: $96K - $96K

Founded: 1981

Began Franchising: 1987

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2012 0 10 0 1
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $96,000
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $35,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% 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: 2 days. At franchisee's location: 1 week. At existing stores : 3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

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