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US Lawns franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a US Lawns.

Overall costs for U.S. Lawns run anywhere from $53,500 to $47,300. 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 U.S. Lawns franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

U.S. Lawns franchise fees total around $17,000, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $34,000 ($29,000 for veterans) to
Royalty The Royalty is based on a sliding scale:- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are $62,500 or less, franchisees pay 6% of Gross Billings.- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are over $62,500 but equal to or less than $125,000, franchisees pay 6% of Gross Billings up to and including $62,500, plus 5% of the Gross Billings between $62,500.01 and $125,000.- If the Gross Billings in the calendar month are over $125,000, franchisees pay 6% of all Gross Billings up to and including $62,500, plus 5% of the Gross Billings between $62,500.01 and $125,000, plus 4% of the Gross Billings in excess of $125,000.
Estimated total $34,000 to $0

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $15,150 for U.S. Lawns. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
Service vehicle and trailer $3,600 to $5,600
Equipment $1,100 to $14,000
Tools, supplies and office equipment $1,000 to $5,000
Estimated total $5,700 to $24,600

Real estate fees

Real estate will set you back $4,500 for U.S. Lawns, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
Real estate Cost
Real estate $3,000 to $6,000
Estimated total $3,000 to $6,000

Training fees

U.S. Lawns initial training costs total $3,000, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
Training Cost
Training expenses, including travel, lodging, meals and incidentals $2,000 to $4,000
Estimated total $2,000 to $4,000

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for U.S. Lawns total $10,750 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Three months' operating expenses $5,800 to $6,700
Three months' additional funds $3,000 to $6,000
Estimated total $8,800 to $12,700
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 U.S. Lawns is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the U.S. Lawns franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to U.S. Lawns 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 $50,400 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?

Consider one of the following options for covering a portion of the costs to open a U.S. Lawns.
  • 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.
Also check if U.S. Lawns 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 $53,500. 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
$5,000
$500,000
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
$500
$5,000,000
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.
National Funding business loans
$5,000
$500,000
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
$1,000
$150,000
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.
Bitty Advance business cash advances
$2,000
$25,000
$5,000 monthly bank revenue, 6+ months in business, business bank account open 3+ months, 450+ credit score
With APRs in the triple digits, this is best saved as a last resort.
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How U.S. Lawns stacks up

Compare how U.S. Lawns holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers U.S. Lawns Amazing Lash Studio
Average Franchise fees $87,500 $17,000 $54,900
Average Equipment fees $156,000 $15,150 $78,360
Average Real estate fees $35,250 $4,500 $185,350
Average Training fees $8,500 $3,000 $750
Average Inventory fees $2,250 NA $27,375
Average Marketing fees NA NA NA
Average Licenses and permits fees NA NA $1,250
Average Insurance fees $2,500 NA NA
Average Admin fees $49,500 NA NA
Average Personnel fees NA NA NA
Average Other fees $100,000 $10,750 $22,250

Bottom line

U.S. Lawns franchise costs run a total of $50,400. 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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