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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #458 last year
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Initial investment
$166K - $228K
Units as of 2020
136 3.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founded in 1991, Color Me Mine provides would-be artists with the studio and supplies to create their own ceramic masterpieces. Children and adults visit the studios, taking their pick of more than 300 pieces and 60 colors. The staff guides them through the painting process, and then glazes and fires each piece for later pick up. Color Me Mine offers birthday parties, showers, team building activities, workshops and fundraisers, either in the studio, at home or at school.

About Color Me Mine

Industry
Recreation
Founded
1992
Parent Company
Duncan Enterprises Inc.
Leadership
Sean Goodwin, General Manager

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1995 (26 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
# of Units
136 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
630 S. Anderson St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Color Me Mine 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
$30,000
Initial Investment
$165,950 - $228,000
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$30,000 - $60,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
5 years, no longer than lease
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
Color Me Mine 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
54 hours
Classroom Training
22 hours
Additional Training
Semi-annual workshops, online training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2-6
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021