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$106K - $182K
Units as of 2023
110 Increase 93.0% over 3 years

Bloomin' Blinds is a home-improvement company that repairs, sells, and installs window coverings. It was established in 2001 as a family business. After experiencing success, however, Bloomin' Blinds began franchising in 2014, with the company headquarters located in Lewisville, Texas. Currently, Bloomin' Blinds has over 60 franchise units and is seeking to expand even further throughout the U.S.

Why You May Want to Start a Bloomin' Blinds Franchise

Bloomin' Blinds prides itself on solving clients' problems creatively and efficiently. Their package deals include selling, installing, cleaning, and repairing window coverings. Franchisees can also provide additional services such as washing blinds, installing solar screens, and exterior window designs.

Bloomin' Blinds is a flexible blinds franchise with a home-based model. As a franchisee, your work days will likely revolve around mobile services, sales, and installations.

If you become a Bloomin' Blinds franchisee, you may get comprehensive classroom training to make sure you are prepared to provide the best services to clients. Bloomin' Blinds will likely provide you with tools and up-to-date technology to help you best meet your clients' demands. Additionally, the franchisor markets and promotes your business through national media advertising, developing a website unique to your location, and creating social media pages.

What Might Make a Bloomin' Blinds Franchise a Good Choice?

Bloomin' Blinds has achieved a good reputation amongst some homeowners and commercial developers. With your franchise, you'll be part of a proven business model and a nationally acclaimed brand. Unlike starting a business from scratch, here you join a tested and proven venture that clients already identify with and recognize.

Franchisees may enjoy Bloomin' Blinds’ exclusive territories. With protected territories, franchisees are allowed to grow their business without the threat of losing clients to other Bloomin’ Blinds locations. To further boost the presence of Bloomin' Blinds franchisees, the franchisor offers additional training through webinars, conference calls, and tradeshows.

To be part of the Bloomin' Blinds 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.

How To Start a Bloomin' Blinds Franchise

As you decide if opening a Bloomin' Blinds 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 a Bloomin' Blinds franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Suppose you progress with Bloomin' Blinds. In that case, the company will assess your preferred territory to determine if it is available. You will also be expected to complete all relevant background and financial checks. Then, you may be connected to fellow franchisees with which to interact and ask about their experience running a Bloomin' Blinds business.

If both parties agree that you are a good candidate to operate a Bloomin’ Blinds franchise, you may be invited to company headquarters in Lewisville, Texas to meet with brand executives and potentially sign your franchise agreement. The last step to gain your Bloomin' Blinds franchise is a multi-week intensive training in place to sharpen and perfect your skills. After completing the training, you may be ready to launch your business.

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Company Overview

About Bloomin' Blinds

Industry Home Improvement
Related Categories Window Coverings, Miscellaneous Home-Improvement Businesses, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses
Founded 2001
Parent Company Bloomin' Blinds Franchise Corp.
Leadership Kelsey Stuart, CEO
Corporate Address 5360 Legacy Dr., #155
Plano, TX 75024
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2014 (10 years)
# of employees at HQ 18
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 110 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Bloomin' 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 Information Circle
$49,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$105,700 - $182,100
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$150,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$75,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$4,950 off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5.5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
7 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 Bloomin' Blinds 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.

Classroom Training 90 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
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? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run -3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022