BrightStar Care
#184 Franchise 500| Medical/nonmedical home care, medical staffing

About
Founded

2002

Franchising Since

2005 (14 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Shelly Sun

Parent Company

BrightStar Group Holdings Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$94,618 - $153,263

Liquid Cash Requirement

$200,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$50,000 - $50,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5.25-6.25%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

BrightStar Care offers in-house financing to cover the following: accounts receivable

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

Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off first-unit franchise fee

Support Options
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

On-The-Job Training:

234 hours

Classroom Training:

104.25 hours

Additional Training:

Online training

Number of Employees Required to Run:

4 - 10

BrightStar Care is ranked #184 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $94,618 High - $153,263
Units
+5.4%+17 UNITS (1 Year) +16.5%+47 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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