how much will I need to start my new window covering business?
The Made in the Shade Blinds and More franchise model features a very flexible and affordable business model that will allow you the opportunity to earn your initial investment and startup costs back in a relatively short amount of time.
Starting a business on your own means starting from scratch. There is a lot of trial and error and a great amount of risk involved. While the cost of opening a franchise can be similar to the average cost of opening your own business, what you’re getting for your money is incomparable!
- extensive and ongoing training
- a generous core sample inventory
- a high-performance website, unique to your territory
- a library of tutorials, exclusively designed for our dealers
- an in-house marketing team, complete with SEO services and marketing and advertising print resources
- ongoing sales and marketing support for the lifetime of your business
When you choose to purchase a franchise through Made in the Shade, you will not have to reinvent the wheel. Our proven and tested systems will create the path to your career and financial success time and time again.
You will also receive all the advertising and marketing resources you will ever need through our exclusive, state-of-the-art online marketing portal. As an added bonus, our franchise owners can tap into our wholesale printing costs, versus franchise systems who make a premium on in-house design and print! We’ve done all the work for you and continue to save you money!
Our current franchises are available at a low-cost investment of just $49,000 USD ($64,700 CAD). This is a one-time fee for a generously sized territory. (Additional territories are offered at discounted rates.) Made in the Shade Blinds also offers in-house financing for up to $20,000 of the franchise fee.
Outside of your initial franchise fee, we recommend having some working capital to support a few additional, nominal start-up costs: Business license/permits, vehicle wrap, select advertising, etc. Some of our franchisees elect to purchase a van for transporting materials and having it wrapped with our MITS branding. Others are content with their current mode of transportation, while some work their way up to investing in a company van. We allow you to make this choice!
As with any new business, it is advisable to have some financial support during your first few weeks/months of getting your new business established. We recommend that you have an additional $10,000-$15,000 in working capital to get your new business up and running.
Since we do not charge ongoing, monthly royalties, you will enjoy a QUICK return on your investment! This means that you can use these monies toward building your brand in your own local market. Once you realize your initial investment back, you will not owe us any additional monies!
We are the only franchise system within our industry that affords you such financial freedom. No monthly royalties eliminate the need to inflate your job costs. You can readily pocket your increased profit margins, or pass the savings on to your clients. You can create your own local advertising, instead of a mandated corporate advertising royalty that is not targeted toward your specific selling area. This gives you a tremendous competitive edge in your community. It’s really the perfect set up!
Our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) outlines the estimated costs for your start up and new business expenditures. We are happy to provide you with this information upon request. The cost of getting started can vary slightly depending on your location and other related factors. The best way to get a better idea of your likely startup costs is to engage in a conversation by filling out the form on this page.
We know once you fulfill your due diligence process with Made in the Shade, you’ll agree that a Made in the Shade Blinds and More home-based franchise clearly represents the best, low-cost, franchise opportunities available anywhere.
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Randy & Kim Foster
We started our Made in the Shade Blinds & More (MITS) business earlier this year (2016) and initially felt that one of us could work the business full-time and the other could provide supplemental income and benefits. We soon realized that there was a lot of potential in the business that we were leaving on […]