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Sport Clips franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Sport Clips.
Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Sport Clips franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesSport Clips franchise fees total around $42,250, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
|Initial franchise fee||$25,000 to $59,500|
|Royalty||6% of net sales.|
|Estimated total||$25,000 to $59,500|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $62,650 for Sport Clips. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Fixtures and equipment, including computer equipment||$51,500 to $61,800|
|Signage||$4,000 to $8,000|
|Estimated total||$55,500 to $69,800|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $97,000 for Sport Clips, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Real estate||Varies to|
|Leasehold improvements||$69,000 to $115,000|
|Lease deposit||$0 to $10,000|
|Estimated total||$69,000 to $125,000|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for Sport Clips shakes out to $5,000. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Opening inventory||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Estimated total||$4,000 to $6,000|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $30,000 for Sport Clips, which is more than the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Grand opening advertising||$30,000 to $30,000|
|Advertising||$300 per week, or 5% of net sales, whichever is more.|
|Estimated total||$30,000 to $30,000|
Licenses and permits costsSport Clips initial licenses and permits will set you back $2,250. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
|Licenses and permits||Cost|
|Permits and licenses||$1,000 to $3,500|
|Estimated total||$1,000 to $3,500|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for Sport Clips run $1,900. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance||$1,300 to $2,500|
|Estimated total||$1,300 to $2,500|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Sport Clips total $64,500 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Professional fees||$1,000 to $5,000|
|Miscellaneous opening costs||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Six months' additional funds||$40,000 to $75,000|
|Estimated total||$44,000 to $85,000|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Sport Clips is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Sport Clips franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Sport Clips 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 $305,550 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 Sport Clips — 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 Sport Clips 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 $229,800. 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 Sport Clips stacks upCompare how Sport Clips holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|International House of Pancakes (IHOP)||Sport Clips||ServPro|
|Average Franchise fees||NA||$42,250||$60,000|
|Average Equipment fees||NA||$62,650||$18,500|
|Average Real estate fees||NA||$97,000||$1,500|
|Average Training fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||$5,000||$6,175|
|Average Marketing fees||NA||$30,000||$875|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||$2,250||$1,625|
|Average Insurance fees||NA||$1,900||NA|
|Average Admin fees||NA||NA||$2,988|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||NA||$64,500||NA|
Bottom lineSport Clips franchise costs run a total of $305,550. 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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