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 Filta franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesFilta franchise fees total around $39,950, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
|Territory fee||$39,950 to $39,950|
|Estimated total||$39,950 to $39,950|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $63,675 for Filta. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Opening package||$54,950 to $54,950|
|Van, excluding applicable sales and use tax||$8,150 to $8,300|
|Information technology||$0 to $1,000|
|Estimated total||$63,100 to $64,250|
Training feesFilta initial training costs total $1,550, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Travel expenses for training||$250 to $1,500|
|Lodging expenses during field training||$500 to $850|
|Estimated total||$750 to $2,350|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for Filta run $3,500. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance||$2,000 to $5,000|
|Estimated total||$2,000 to $5,000|
Administrative feesFilta administrative fees total up to $1,500 — which comes in under the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
|Taxes on opening package||$0 to $3,000|
|Estimated total||$0 to $3,000|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Filta total $5,000 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Three months' additional funds||$2,500 to $7,500|
|Estimated total||$2,500 to $7,500|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Filta is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Filta franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Filta 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 $115,175 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 Filta — 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 Filta 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 $108,300. 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 Filta stacks upCompare how Filta holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|TCBY||Filta||Once Upon A Child|
|Average Franchise fees||$35,000||$39,950||$25,000|
|Average Equipment fees||$139,069||$63,675||$80,650|
|Average Real estate fees||$4,500||NA||$48,500|
|Average Training fees||$2,500||$1,550||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||$5,750||NA||$72,500|
|Average Marketing fees||$7,500||NA||NA|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||NA||$9,000|
|Average Insurance fees||$3,000||$3,500||NA|
|Average Admin fees||NA||$1,500||NA|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||$19,500||$5,000||$45,000|
Bottom lineFilta franchise costs run a total of $115,175. 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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