- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$15K - $45K
- Units as of 2022
6 20.0% over 3 years
America’s Color Consultants, founded in 2007, is one of the first in-home color consulting franchises in the United States. They offer paint color consultancy services with the best professionals in the field. America’s Color Consultants’ friendly and capable consultants do house calls to assist clients in the color selection process.
America’s Color Consultants began franchising in 2014 and has opened several locations since. They are actively seeking to expand their reach.
Why You May Want To Start an America’s Color Consultants Franchise
America’s Color Consultants is committed to providing the best color consultancy services. Franchisees and their employees are expertly trained to provide each client with the best color options available. America’s Color Consultants is not affiliated with any paint manufacturer, potentially ensuring an unbiased service.
As an America’s Color Consultants franchisee, you may help in other home décor projects such as small paint jobs, faux painting, stenciling, product selection, and interior design. Your America’s Color Consultants franchise will be integral in creating beautiful and authentic spaces for your clients. The perfect candidate for an America’s Color Consultants franchisee has an aptitude for color and/or design with good interpersonal and communication skills.
What Might Make an America’s Color Consultants Franchise a Good Choice?
America’s Color Consultants believes it is a flexible lifestyle business geared toward caregivers, career changes, and artists. America’s Color Consultants is centered around the belief that their franchisees should have a creative outlet outside the home with flexible hours, allowing them to have time with their families. To further the idea of family, you can run your franchise from home, possibly reducing initial franchise and overhead costs.
Opening an America’s Color Consultants franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.
As you decide if opening an America’s Color Consultants franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if an America’s Color Consultants franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
How To Open an America’s Color Consultants Franchise
To be part of America’s Color Consultants team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising fees and royalty fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set liquid capital requirements.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask America’s Color Consultants franchising team questions.
If you are awarded a franchise with America’s Color Consultants, you will attend training at their Warrenton, Virginia, headquarters. Upon completion of training, you will get to open your franchise and begin operations.
About America's Color Consultants
- Home Improvement
- Related Categories
- Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses, Painting, Miscellaneous Services
- Florence Jones, Partner
- Corporate Address
P.O. Box 3159
Warrenton, VA 20188
- Franchising Since
- 2014 (2023-2014 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 6 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a America's Color Consultants 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $14,635 - $44,600
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Cash Requirement
- $15,000 - $30,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- In-House Financing
- America's Color Consultants offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs
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
- 4 hours
- Classroom Training
- 20 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField Operations
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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Franchise 500 Ranking History
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