This depends on your market size and the square footage of your location. We work with you to determine the optimal start-up package for your market and location size. Kiln and Supply start-up packages can range from under $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 depending on your size. Then you will have your build-out, furniture, and fixtures, rent and utility deposits, office supplies, computer systems on top of that.
The good news is that you don't have any Franchise Fees which can be anywhere from $20,000.00 to $30,000.00 which significantly reduces your startup costs. Furthermore, your build-out costs will be less expensive as you are not required to spend a specific amount of money based on a fixed Franchise layout, furniture/fixture, and signage component. Lastly, you will not be forced to locate in high rent areas as the location of your store is up to you, not the Franchisor.
Are there any Royalties and Fees?
There are no Royalty Fees or Franchise Fees - you are Independent and get to keep your money!
Do you offer a training program?
Our training program is 2 days, hands-on and is held at our facilities in Burlington, Ontario. You can see an overview of topics covered under Why Independent? on our website. The training is "free" if you open your store with us!
Upon completion of training, you will have earned "Pottery Painting Canada's Independent Studio Operator Certification"
We offer training and support before, during and after you open. Your success is our success!
Do I have to be an Artist?
Not at all, we will show you all you need to know to be successful! If you are an artist that is just an added bonus.
What about the kiln?
Relax, the kiln is as easy and safe to use as your microwave. We will give you comprehensive training on operating and maintaining your kilns.