Find out what franchise is right for you
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#237 Ranked #316 last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$102K - $169K
Units as of 2020
325 3.2% over 3 years

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.

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

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
325 (as of 2020)

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
Initial Investment
$101,656 - $169,414
Cash Requirement
$100,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5.25%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%
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.

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

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where BrightStar Care landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

Curious to know where BrightStar Care ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.

Ranked #237

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #40

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse more franchises that are similar to BrightStar Care.

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

10 Things You Must Do Before Investing in a Franchise

Be sure to address these ten concerns if you're thinking about purchasing a franchise.

Manish Vakil

· 9 min read

Sports World and Smart Fit are in talks to merge

Both franchises want to create "one of the Top 10 Wellness companies worldwide".

Alto Nivel

· 3 min read

McDonald's Apologizes for Understaffing: 'Nobody Wants to Work Anymore'

One McDonald's has come under scrutiny for a controversial sign it shared.

Entrepreneur en Español

· 2 min read

10 Traits of the Most Successful Franchise Owners

A look at the innate qualities that lead to successful franchise ownership.

Don Daszkowski

· 5 min read

Burger King will offer toys on its menu in partnership with Nintendo

By registering their purchases, consumers will have a chance to win more than 20 Nintendo Switch consoles.

Entrepreneur en Español

· 2 min read

Free Webinar | May 5: The Insiders' Approach to Franchise Success

Learn the keys to franchising during our webinar with franchise experts, Rick Grossmann and Scott Greenberg!

Entrepreneur Insider

· 2 min read
Disclaimer
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise by Entrepreneur Media. Our franchise listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise. That should include reviewing the franchisor's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees.
Updated: February 8th, 2021