Merle Norman Cosmetics

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Merle Norman Cosmetics
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Initial Investment

LOW: $60,773
HIGH: $191,200

Change in Units

-4.5% -55 UNITS (1 Year)
-8.4% -104 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1931

Franchising Since

1973 (43 Years)

Corporate Address

9130 Bellanca Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045

CEO

Jack Nethercutt

About Merle Norman Cosmetics

Even before she opened her first studio in Santa Monica in 1931, Merle Norman's philosophy of "Try Before You Buy" was being carried out as she offered free samples of her products to neighbors, hoping they'd return later as paying customers.

And return they did. Many even opened their own studios, and the company now has locations throughout the United States and Canada. Carrying on the Merle Norman tradition, franchisees now offer skin care--from cleansers and toners to sun defense--and a full line of cosmetics.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$60,773 - $191,200

Net-worth Requirement

$100,000 - $150,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$40,000 - $50,000

Financing Options

Merle Norman Cosmetics offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment, inventory

Merle Norman Cosmetics has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs

Veteran Incentives


$5,000 in inventory

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 21

Lowest Rank: 37

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 3-7 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: Online training

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

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

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 2

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Updated: July 29th, 2016

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