#361

Initial Investment

LOW: $60,000
HIGH: $178,000

Change in Units

+23.1% +12 UNITS (1 Year)
+48.1% +25 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1991

Franchising Since

1998 (18 Years)

Corporate Address

7900 International Dr., #515 Minneapolis, MN 55425

CEO

Marie DeNicola

About Mainstream Boutique

Mainstream Boutique was founded in 1991 by Marie DeNicola, whose previous experience included working in the LA garment district as a buyer, merchandiser and planner. After her husband's job took her family to Minnesota, she started a direct-sales company selling apparel and accessories. By 1998, Mainstream Boutique had evolved into a franchised retail concept.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$60,000 - $178,000

Net-worth Requirement

$150,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

7.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

0.5%

Financing Options

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 361

Lowest Rank: 416

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 3-5 days

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Additional Training: Ongoing training as needed

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: August 18th, 2016

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