Total Units
325 10 added in 3 years
3.2%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#237 Ranked #316 last year
79
Initial investment
$102K - $169K

Company Overview

Shelly Sun was already a franchisee for two hotel chains when she started BrightStar Care in 2002. She began franchising the company just three years later. BrightStar Care franchisees offer both medical and nonmedical home care services, as well as medical staffing.

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About BrightStar Care

Founded
2002
Parent Company
BrightStar Group Holdings Inc.
Leadership
Shelly Sun, Founder & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
89
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
# of Units
325

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1125 Tri-State Pkwy., #700
Gurnee, IL 60031

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a BrightStar Care franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$50,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment
$101,656 - $169,414
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $150,000
Royalty Fee
5.25%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
BrightStar Care has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
20-40 hours
Classroom Training
112 hours
Additional Training
Online training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #237

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