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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#12 Ranked #17 last year
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Initial investment
$126K - $193K
Units as of 2021
1,279 10.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

Budget Blinds is a member of a family of brands under the umbrella of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), which also includes Tailored Living, Concrete Craft, AdvantaClean, Kitchen Tune-Up, and Bath Tune-Up. Launched in 1992, Budget Blinds allows customers to shop at home for window coverings and offers customers free in-home consultations, virtual consultations, measurement and installation services. The company sells a wide selection of custom blinds, shades, draperies, and shutters from major brands and private labels, as well as smart home automation solutions. HFC is owned by JM Family Enterprises Inc.

About Budget Blinds

Industry
Home Improvement
Founded
1992
Parent Company
Home Franchise Concepts
Leadership
Scott Barrett, President & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1994 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ
143
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
1,279 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
19000 MacArthur Blvd., #100
Irvine, CA 92612

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Budget Blinds 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
$19,950
Initial Investment
$125,580 - $192,900
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000
Cash Requirement
$69,580
Veteran Incentives
15% off initial territory fee
Royalty Fee
$300-$2K/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee
$1K-$1.5K/mo.
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

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

In-House Financing
Budget Blinds offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Budget Blinds has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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.

Classroom Training
80 hours
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

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Budget Blinds landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #12

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #46

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #55

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #7

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #37

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Ranked #3

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021