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The Grout Doctor franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a The Grout Doctor.
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 The Grout Doctor franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesThe Grout Doctor franchise fees total around $14,000, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
|Franchise fee||$12,000 to $16,000|
|Royalty||9% to 6% of monthly gross sales based on amount in the time period or a minimum payment of $0.00383 per household in the territory, whichever is greater.|
|Estimated total||$12,000 to $16,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $250 for The Grout Doctor. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Computer system||$0 to $500|
|Estimated total||$0 to $500|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $7,500 for The Grout Doctor, beating out the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Three months' advertising||$6,000 to $9,000|
|Estimated total||$6,000 to $9,000|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for The Grout Doctor total $1,500 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Three months' additional funds||$1,000 to $2,000|
|Estimated total||$1,000 to $2,000|
How to financeThe average cost to open one of the 200 biggest franchises in the US — $296,931 — is well over the estimated total initial costs for $23,250. Securing funds will likely be easier at lower amounts, just follow these steps:
- Review the financial requirements on the The Grout Doctor franchising website.
- Compare banks, online lenders and business credit cards and determine which financing type best suits your needs.
- Once you settle on a financing type, compare lenders based on credit history requirements, amounts offered and interest rates.
- Gather all required documents and apply online or in person.
What types of financing is available?Consider one of the following options for covering a portion of the costs to open a The Grout Doctor.
- Online loan. For a turnaround that's faster than a bank, an online business loan could be the way to go. Credit requirements are often more flexible than those of traditional bank loans, too.
- Credit card. Using a business credit card allows you to spend up to your preapproved limit. This means if extra expenses pop up, you can likely cover them without having to take out another type of financing.
- Bank loan. If you have stronger credit — typically a score of 670 or higher — a traditional bank loan may get you a more favorable interest rate than a credit card or online loan.
- SBA loan. Qualifying for an SBA loan is easier than a traditional bank loan, but it typically comes with fees and higher interest rates.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $19,000. 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 The Grout Doctor stacks upCompare how The Grout Doctor holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|NrGize Lifestyle Cafe||The Grout Doctor||Dunn Brothers Coffee|
|Average Franchise fees||$17,800||$14,000||NA|
|Average Equipment fees||NA||$250||$195,797|
|Average Real estate fees||$19,250||NA||$167,000|
|Average Training fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Inventory fees||$3,750||NA||$10,500|
|Average Marketing fees||$3,500||$7,500||NA|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Insurance fees||$3,000||NA||$4,750|
|Average Admin fees||$725||NA||NA|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||$10,125||$1,500||$32,250|
Bottom lineThe Grout Doctor franchise costs run a total of $23,250. 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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