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The Little Gym franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a The Little Gym.

Overall costs for The Little Gym run anywhere from $149,900 to $386,500. 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 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your The Little Gym franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

The Little Gym franchise fees total around $49,500, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $39,500 to $59,500
Royalty 8% of monthly gross revenue, subject to the annual minimum royalty requirement or unopened center fee.
Estimated total $39,500 to $59,500

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $84,950 for The Little Gym. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
Startup equipment and inventory package $51,000 to $65,000
Signs and fixtures $8,000 to $15,000
Furnishings, computer systems, security surveillance system, other equipment and supplies $8,400 to $22,500
Estimated total $67,400 to $102,500

Real estate fees

Real estate will set you back $97,500 for The Little Gym, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
Real estate Cost
Tenants improvements $15,000 to $150,000
Security deposits and other prepaid expenses $5,000 to $25,000
Estimated total $20,000 to $175,000

Training fees

The Little Gym initial training costs total $7,500, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
Training related expenses $5,000 to $10,000
Estimated total $5,000 to $10,000

Marketing costs

Advertisement and marketing costs total up to $19,000 for The Little Gym, which is more than the nationwide average of $9,938.
Marketing Cost
Initial sales promotion $13,000 to $25,000
Estimated total $13,000 to $25,000

Insurance costs

Initial insurance costs for The Little Gym run $2,750. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
Insurance Cost
Insurance premiums $2,000 to $3,500
Estimated total $2,000 to $3,500

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for The Little Gym total $7,000 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Miscellaneous payments and expenses before beginning of operations $3,000 to $11,000
Estimated total $3,000 to $11,000
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 2021.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for The Little Gym is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the The Little Gym franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to The Little Gym 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 $268,200 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 The Little Gym — 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 The Little Gym 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 The Little Gym 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 $149,900. 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
Fora Financial business loans
6+ months in business, $12,000+ monthly revenue, no open bankruptcies
Get qualified for funding in minutes for up to $500,000 without affecting your credit score. Best for companies with at least six figures in annual revenue.
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.
OnDeck short-term loans
600+ personal credit score, 1 year in business, $100,000+ annual revenue
A leading online business lender offering flexible financing at competitive fixed rates.
National Funding business loans
Be in business at least one year and make at least $150,000 in annual sales. Other loan types have additional requirements.
Working capital loans and equipment financing, some high-risk industries may be eligible.
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 The Little Gym stacks up

Compare how The Little Gym holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
Maid Brigade The Little Gym Rainbow International Restoration
Average Franchise fees $17,500 $49,500 $40,000
Average Equipment fees $5,450 $84,950 $92,000
Average Real estate fees $2,550 $97,500 NA
Average Training fees $2,000 $7,500 $8,300
Average Inventory fees $3,700 NA NA
Average Marketing fees $11,850 $19,000 $20,000
Average Licenses and permits fees NA NA $2,638
Average Insurance fees $1,500 $2,750 $11,250
Average Admin fees NA NA NA
Average Personnel fees NA NA $495
Average Other fees $43,750 $7,000 $58,750

Bottom line

The Little Gym franchise costs run a total of $268,200. 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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