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Window World franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Window World.
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 Window World franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesWindow World franchise fees total around $17,500, which beats out the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises nationwide.
|Initial franchise fee||$10,000 to $25,000|
|Estimated total||$10,000 to $25,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $32,500 for Window World. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Initial equipment fee||$20,000 to $20,000|
|Equipment, including copier, printer and fax machine||$500 to $500|
|Security equipment||$0 to $10,000|
|Office furniture||$1,500 to $6,000|
|Vehicle||$1,000 to $3,000|
|Exterior signage||$0 to $2,500|
|Estimated total||$23,000 to $42,000|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $51,800 for Window World, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Leased real property||$7,500 to $25,000|
|Construction and remodeling||$0 to $50,000|
|Utility deposit||$100 to $500|
|Utilities||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Lease deposit||$0 to $12,500|
|Estimated total||$10,600 to $93,000|
Training feesWindow World initial training costs total $1,050, which comes in under the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Franchise agreement and training travel expense||$100 to $2,000|
|Estimated total||$100 to $2,000|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for Window World shakes out to $750. This is less than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Inventory and supplies, for roofing program||$500 to $1,000|
|Estimated total||$500 to $1,000|
Marketing costsAdvertisement and marketing costs total up to $20,000 for Window World, which is more than the nationwide average of $9,938.
|Initial advertising||$10,000 to $30,000|
|Estimated total||$10,000 to $30,000|
Licenses and permits costsWindow World initial licenses and permits will set you back $1,500. This comes out to less than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
|Licenses and permits||Cost|
|Formation of business entity or acquisition of business licenses||$1,000 to $2,000|
|Estimated total||$1,000 to $2,000|
Insurance costsInitial insurance costs for Window World run $6,000. This means you'll be paying less than the overall nationwide average of $6,311.
|Insurance||$3,000 to $9,000|
|Estimated total||$3,000 to $9,000|
Administrative feesWindow World administrative fees total up to $4,000 — which comes in under the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
|Legal and professional services||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Technology fee||$675 per month. Each year the technology fee will increase by the amount that is the greater of (i) 2% or (ii) another amount that the franchisor designates.|
|Audit||Cost of audit plus expenses, plus any amount owed as shown by the audit, plus interest and late fees.|
|Estimated total||$3,000 to $5,000|
Personnel costsUniforms, name tags and the like make up personnel costs, and for Window World it will run you $40,000. The nationwide average cost of personnel fees comes in at $22,818, which means you'll be paying more than average to outfit your employees.
|Payroll||$30,000 to $50,000|
|Estimated total||$30,000 to $50,000|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Window World total $45,000 — less than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Three months' additional funds||$30,000 to $60,000|
|Estimated total||$30,000 to $60,000|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Window World is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Window World franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Window World 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 $220,100 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 Window World — 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 Window World 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 $121,200. 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.
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 Window World stacks upCompare how Window World holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|Spherion||Window World||The Grounds Guys|
|Average Franchise fees||$35,000||$17,500||$35,000|
|Average Equipment fees||$41,660||$32,500||$53,300|
|Average Real estate fees||$7,193||$51,800||$3,000|
|Average Training fees||$6,563||$1,050||$3,550|
|Average Inventory fees||$780||$750||NA|
|Average Marketing fees||$16,250||$20,000||$20,000|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||$630||$1,500||$525|
|Average Insurance fees||$4,975||$6,000||$3,100|
|Average Admin fees||NA||$4,000||$1,920|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||$40,000||NA|
|Average Other fees||$113,875||$45,000||$2,625|
Bottom lineWindow World franchise costs run a total of $220,100. 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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