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Signal 88 Security franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Signal 88 Security.

Overall costs for Signal 88 Security run anywhere from $59,200 to $223,150. See how the costs break down and what funding options might be right for your new venture into the franchise foray.

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 Signal 88 Security franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

Signal 88 Security franchise fees total around $100,000, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $50,000 to $150,000u00a0(or higher depending on territory size)
Estimated total $50,000 to $150,000

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $21,025 for Signal 88 Security. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
Vehicle $2,250 to $35,000
Equipment $0 to $3,000
Transportation of vehicle $300 to $1,500
Estimated total $2,550 to $39,500

Training fees

Signal 88 Security initial training costs total $1,500, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
Training $1,000 to $2,000
Estimated total $1,000 to $2,000

Marketing costs

Advertisement and marketing costs total up to $500 for Signal 88 Security, beating out the nationwide average of $9,938.
Marketing Cost
Local advertising $500 to $500
Estimated total $500 to $500

Licenses and permits costs

Signal 88 Security initial licenses and permits will set you back $5,175. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
Licenses and permits Cost
License $500 to $5,850
Tax, title and license fees $500 to $3,500
Estimated total $1,000 to $9,350

Insurance costs

Initial insurance costs for Signal 88 Security run $2,475. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
Insurance Cost
Insurance $1,000 to $3,000
Workersu2019 compensation insurance $150 to $800
Estimated total $1,150 to $3,800

Personnel costs

Uniforms, name tags and the like make up personnel costs, and for Signal 88 Security it will run you $5,000. The nationwide average cost of personnel fees comes in at $22,818, which means you'll be paying less to outfit your employees.
Personnel Cost
Wages $0 to $10,000
Estimated total $0 to $10,000

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for Signal 88 Security total $5,500 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
First 90 days' additional funds operating capital $3,000 to $8,000
Estimated total $3,000 to $8,000
All costs were found using the 200 largest franchises nationwide using Franchise Direct's list of more than 300 franchises, and are accurate as of 2022.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for Signal 88 Security is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the Signal 88 Security franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to Signal 88 Security about in-house financing for franchisees.
  3. If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $141,175 estimated opening costs.
  4. Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
  5. Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
  6. 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 Signal 88 Security — 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 Signal 88 Security 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.
Also check if Signal 88 Security franchise financing is available. You may be able to get some of the costs covered for less than you would with other traditional funding options.

Compare small business lenders

You may not need financing to cover the estimated $59,200. 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.
Name Product Filter Values Min. Amount Max. Amount Requirements
Biz2Credit business loans
up to $6 million
up to $6 million
6+ months in business; $100,000+ monthly revenue; 500+ credit score
Get only the capital you need through secure, prescreened lenders with this highly rated company offering SBA, expansion, working capital and other loans.
Lendio business loans
Operate business in US or Canada, have a business bank account, 560+ personal credit score
Submit one simple application to potentially get offers from a network of over 300 legit business lenders.
ROK Financial business loans
Eligibility criteria 3+ months in business, $15,000+ in monthly gross sales or $180,000+ in annual sales
A connection service for all types of businesses — even startups.
OnDeck short-term loans
600+ personal credit score, 1 year in business, $100,000+ annual revenue, active business checking account
A leading online business lender offering flexible financing at competitive fixed rates.
Fundbox lines of credit
6 + months in business, $100,000+ in annual revenue, 600+ credit score
Get flat rate, short-term financing based on the financial health of your business, not your credit score.

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How Signal 88 Security stacks up

Compare how Signal 88 Security holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
The Goddard School Signal 88 Security The Joint Chiropractic
Average Franchise fees $135,000 $100,000 $29,950
Average Equipment fees $253,500 $21,025 $34,800
Average Real estate fees $105,000 NA $139,800
Average Training fees $36,000 $1,500 $3,750
Average Inventory fees NA NA NA
Average Marketing fees $84,150 $500 NA
Average Licenses and permits fees NA $5,175 $2,275
Average Insurance fees NA $2,475 NA
Average Admin fees NA NA $6,397
Average Personnel fees $4,250 $5,000 $1,625
Average Other fees $162,450 $5,500 NA

Bottom line

Signal 88 Security franchise costs run a total of $141,175. 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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