If you are considering investing in a franchise, fees are likely one of your key decision-making factors. You might not even know about the different types of franchising fees, and why are they paid. We’ve broken the fees down into two main categories: initial and ongoing
Franchising Fees: Initial
Once you sign on the dotted line, you will pay the initial franchise fee. This is a one-time payment to the franchisor for joining the franchise system. Consider this franchising fee a key that unlocks the door to all you will need to know about operating the franchise. The initial fee gives you the right to use the company name and logo, and provides access to formal training, the brand’s internal business and marketing systems.
The initial franchise fee will be listed ITEM 5 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and typically range anywhere from $10,000 to as much as $100,000 or higher.
Startup costs which might include things such as real estate purchases, construction, inventory, licensing, and permits are not included in the initial franchise fee.
To own a CareBuilders at Home franchise, you will pay $49,500 as the initial franchise fee. If you are a military veteran, you are eligible for a significant discount off this already low-priced fee.
CareBuilders at Home makes an effort to provide a fantastic and affordable gateway to those who are interested in getting involved in the lucrative senior care market.
Franchising Fees: Royalties
While the franchise fee is a one-time payment, royalty fees typically occur monthly. This franchising fee covers the cost of the ongoing support provided to you by your franchisor.
Royalty fees are commonly assessed on a percentage of gross sales and the average assessment is between typically five and nine percent. In some systems the percentage increases or decreases depending on the level of sales. Some brands set a minimum dollar amount or charge a fixed fee.
This type of franchising fees serves as your franchisor’s main source of income. The franchise fee covers the cost of your application, training, initial marketing and advertising, sales commission and general costs incurred by the franchisor’s corporate team in getting you all set up. The royalty fee is the ongoing revenue stream that keeps franchisors afloat, as well as covering the expenses of providing you with ongoing education and support.
One of the unprecedented ways CareBuilders at Home distinguishes itself from every other home care franchise system is how we use our royalty fees to provide complete back-office assistance to or franchise owners. This includes handling payroll and taxes as well as billing and collections from clients.
We find back-office responsibilities, especially payroll, to be a great struggle for franchise owners. This differentiator in the CareBuilders at Home business model allows our franchise owners focus on the important aspects of the business, sales, and superior client service. It also gives franchise owners a very tangible reasoning behind where their royalty fees are being spent.
Own a CareBuilders at Home Franchise
Like any business venture, it takes careful planning and a good understanding of what real costs are likely to be involved in the purchase of a franchise. CareBuilders at Home has removed as many barriers as possible to make ownership of a franchise in the booming in-home care industry possible. We understand that there are many people who have a passion for helping others, but don’t have the means required by the bigger players in the homecare industry Thanks to the way our franchise program is built, people can now become a franchise owner easier, without the need for a lot of money.
Contact us to lean more about the franchising opportunities available with CareBuilders at Home.