Answers to Your Blinds Franchise Questions
Starting your own business is an exciting adventure – but one that also can be intimidating at times. Naturally, you’ll have a bunch of questions before moving forward. That’s why our blinds franchise development team compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions, along with our answers. We want to make sure you have all the information you need while also providing you with additional information that will be helpful during the franchising process.
Check out our FAQ below and then reach out to our development team at(855) 908-4047 if you have any lingering questions or concerns. Our personalized approach to business sets us apart from other companies.
How much does it cost to open a Bloomin’ Blinds franchise?
We are proud to offer one of the lowest start-up costs in our industry. With as little as $50,000*, you could start your own Bloomin’ Blinds franchise. That would include:
- Franchise fee
- Initial inventory
- Initial marketing budget
- Hotel stay during your training
Can any of the opening expenses be financed?
We are happy to offer in-house financing of up to $15,000 of the franchise fee. Your company vehicle may be financed through the dealership.
What is the average amount of time between signing the contract and opening?
Though it can vary depending on a few factors, three months is generally the average time from signing the initial contract to opening for business.
What makes Bloomin’ Blinds stand out from the competition?
Simply put, we offer more for both our clients and our franchisees. Our clients benefit because we are a nationally recognized brand and reputation. We also offer blind repair services in addition to our sales and installation. As for our franchisees, we offer a family-like culture and a supportive network as well as a lucrative business model.
Has Bloomin’ Blinds received any awards or recognitions?
We’re so glad you asked! In fact, we have. We don’t mean to brag, but check some of these out:
- Named the “fastest-growing franchise of 2016” by The Dallas Business Journal.
- Entrepreneur magazine listed us on their 2017 Franchise 500® Top 100 New Franchises of the Past Five Years list.
- Franchise Business Review ranked us in the Top 50 for 2018 for franchisee satisfaction.
- Franchise Business Review listed our franchise as a Top 50 for Vets
- Entrepreneur magazine listed our company a Top 100 for Vets 2017.
Bloomin’ Blinds is so proud to be a member of the VetFran program. We offer financial incentives and discounts for veterans. We also belong to the International Franchise Association.
What proof do you have that the Bloomin’ Blinds model works?
Our Dallas office has been successful since they opened in 2001. In 2017, they posted more than $2 million. During the discovery process, we’ll be happy to review some of our numbers and success stories with you. We can also put you in touch with some other franchise owners who can speak to their own successes.
Are you interested in developing a franchise location in my area?
We are interested in growing in any area in the country where we do not currently have an office. Currently, Bloomin’ Blinds has a presence all over the country. To find out if there is an area available near you, check out our available territories map or give us a call at (855) 908-4047 to inquire about your specific area.
What sort of marketing and administrative tools do you provide?
Simply put, we set you up for success by offering extensive support and resources. In addition to our initial training and ongoing support, we also provide:
- Cloud-based scheduling
- CRM software
- A website developed for your location
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Internet marketing services through Scorpion
In addition to these tools, we offer so much more. All of which you’ll learn about during the discovery process.
Ready to join our Bloomin’ Blinds franchise family? We are excited to learn more about you. Feel free to give us a call today at (855) 908-4047 or complete our online inquiry form.
The Costs of Opening a Business
When you start your own business from scratch, your money is spent on things like market research, scouting potential locations, developing advertising, training employees, and paying fees for consultants such as business professionals, lawyers, and accountants.
While the cost of opening a Bloomin' Blind franchise can be similar to the cost of opening your own business, what you're getting for your money is vastly different.
When you choose to franchise, you get support, systems, and marketing that Bloomin' Blinds has already developed for you! This can help you launch more quickly than starting a business on your own. In most cases, Bloomin' Blinds franchisees can be up and running in fewer than 90 days.
The Costs of Opening a Business
Opening your own business means starting from scratch. You'll encounter plenty of trial and error and a great deal of risk. While there is a financial investment with both avenues, franchising with Bloomin' Blinds allows you to invest your money in systems that have already been tested and proven over time. This allows you to get out of the weeds and into your business-as-usual as quickly as possible. The franchising fee covers your hotel stay for three weeks of training, your initial inventory of parts ($2,500 value), and your initial marketing budget for your Grand Opening ($3,000 - PPC, Home Advisor, Newspaper, etc.). Bloomin' Blinds also offers in-house financing for up to $15,000 of the franchise fee.