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Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2022 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesArthur Murray Dance Studio franchise fees total around $56,250, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
|Initial franchise fee||$12,500 to $100,000|
|Royalty||5% - 10% of weekly gross receipts.|
|Estimated total||$12,500 to $100,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $16,000 for Arthur Murray Dance Studio. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Furniture, fixtures and equipment||$2,000 to $18,000|
|Signs||$2,000 to $10,000|
|Estimated total||$4,000 to $28,000|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $44,400 for Arthur Murray Dance Studio, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Leasehold improvements||$10,000 to $50,000|
|Three months' rent||$7,200 to $21,600|
|Estimated total||$17,200 to $71,600|
Training feesArthur Murray Dance Studio initial training costs total $2,500, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Training expenses||$0 to $5,000|
|Estimated total||$0 to $5,000|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $468 for Arthur Murray Dance Studio, beating out the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Video tapes, promotional brochures and step charts||$285 to $650|
|Estimated total||$285 to $650|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Arthur Murray Dance Studio is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Arthur Murray Dance Studio about in-house financing for franchisees.
- If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $119,618 estimated opening costs.
- Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
- Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
- Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.
What types of financing is available?You have several options when it comes to financing a Arthur Murray Dance Studio — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
- Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
- Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of Arthur Murray Dance Studio opening costs.
- SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $33,985. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How Arthur Murray Dance Studio stacks upCompare how Arthur Murray Dance Studio holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|AlphaGraphics||Arthur Murray Dance Studio||MaidPro|
|Average Franchise fees||$58,000||$56,250||$50,000|
|Average Equipment fees||$148,409||$16,000||$16,825|
|Average Real estate fees||$25,000||$44,400||NA|
|Average Training fees||NA||$2,500||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Marketing fees||NA||$468||$21,450|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Insurance fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Admin fees||$8,500||NA||NA|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||$73,500||NA||$7,505|
Bottom lineArthur Murray Dance Studio franchise costs run a total of $119,618. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.
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