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Estimated Initial Investment

The estimates below show the low to high range for the Estimated Initial Investment for a Busy Bees® Pottery & Arts Studio Franchise location. This amount is based on the franchise fee, building improvements, furniture, fixtures, equipment, signage, inventory, travel, rent deposits, insurance, some working capital and other costs.

The values also range based on the geographic location of your studio. Not all these items require cash up front (i.e., inventory is ordered and an account is established with our vendors). There are several ways to framework your investment, suggestions and recommendations can be found here.

Item                                                                                

Reservation & Franchise Fee

Rent & Deposit

Tenant Improvements

Blueprints, Plans & Specifications

Furniture, Equipment, Fixtures

Cabinets

Exterior Sign

POS/Computer System

Initial Inventory

Grand Opening Marketing, Posters, Seasonal Window Displays

Professional Fees

Travel & Living Expenses While Training

Insurance

Permits/Licenses

Electric/Phone Deposits

Additional Funds (working capital)

TOTAL

Low

$ 19,995

$ 3,000

$ 2,000

$ 3,000

$ 5,000

$ 1,500

$ 1,000

$ 1,500

$ 12,000

$ 3,000

$ 1,000

$ 1,000

$ 500

$ 500

$ 300

$ 10,000

$65,295

High

$ 19,995

$ 7,000

$ 12,000

$ 5,000

$ 10,000

$ 1,500

$ 7,000

$ 2,000

$ 18,000

$ 5,000

$ 5,000

$ 2,000

$ 2,000

$ 5,000

$ 2,400

$ 25,000

$128,895

FRANCHISE FEE:
The franchise fee is a one-time payment of $19,995 made at the time you sign the franchise agreement. There are no additional charges for your training and for our assistance in opening your studio, other than out-of-pocket travel and lodging expenses.

ONGOING FEES AND PAYMENTS:
The on-going royalty rate is 5% of sales. There is also a contribution to the marketing materials development fund of 1% of sales. Busy Bees® Pottery & Arts Studio requires that you allocate 2% of your sales to your own local marketing and advertising.