Bloomin' Blinds

Bloomin' Blinds is the only window covering franchise to include the maintenance (repair and cleaning) of window coverings as well as the sales and installation in this 5 billion dollar industry.

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Bloomin' Blinds Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

Bloomin' Blinds offers a different spin on the 5 billion/year window covering industry. By adding blind repair and general maintenance to the business model, Bloomin' Blinds offers a better all-in-one experience for customers and more revenue potential for a business owner. While window coverings are generally a high profit industry, the repair and maintenance services are all labor and even better margins.

You do not need to know anything about window coverings to consider Bloomin' Blinds for your future. Training programs and ultra-attentive support allow owners to learn the business and technical aspects very quickly, allowing you to feel like you know what you are doing right away.

This is a great profession for someone who likes lots of moving parts and wearing several hats all at once. One franchise owner described the business model as "a smart person's business" meaning that there is just as much work mentally as physically. Bloomin' Blinds franchise owners can find success as a small one-man-band or can use the tools available to scale the business into a multi-million dollar business.

Company Details

Established: 2001

First Unit Franchised: 2015

Franchise Units Open: 121

Franchise Units Sold: 139

Company Owned Units: 0

Approved Registration States: None

Registered in Non-registration States, CA, IL, IN, MI, MD, MN, NY, VA, WA & WI

Registration Pending: HI, ND, RI, SD & WA

Canada Franchises: No

International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Bloomin' Blinds

Onboarding

  • Extensive work is done before the 2-week training in Dallas via coaching calls and an online learning management system (LMS). During the onboarding training we will cover:
  • Business infrastructure: Setting up your corporation, EIN, business checking, merchant services, software, iPads, vendors, van(s), vehicle graphics installed, and more
  • Window Covering basic education regarding products available for sale, repair procedures, general industry vocabulary
  • Intro to software and systems: Bloomin' Blinds utilizes a robust combination of CRM and window covering specific quoting software.  Detailed training will come during the full two-week training, but intro and basics are offered in advance

Hands-on Two-week Training in Dallas, TX

  • During the two-week training, we will cover the fundamentals of:
  • Window Covering sales and presentation
  • Window covering repair techniques
  • Window covering installation techniques
  • Comprehensive training of all software systems
  • Marketing beyond our AI driven automation and understanding how the automated marketing works
  • Intensive education regarding exterior roller shades and motorized products
  • By the time the two-week training is complete, franchise participants should be fully prepared to return home and begin taking appointments right away. Like any trade, it takes real-life repetitions to develop your skills, but the basics will have been delivered with enough depth to get you going

Post Training Business Coach

  • One of the founding brothers, Kevin Stuary, is acting as a business coach for all new franchisees
  • Bi-weekly calls until the franchisee breaks even (monthly revenue exceeds monthly expenses)
  • They are provided extensive support and oversight until the business has reached this point of being cash flow positive. Any new business owner deserves this level of support to get as close to insuring their success as is possible.


Confirmation Day Structure

2-Day Event at Corporate HQ in Dallas, TX(Plano)

Franchisees arrive the day before for mixer, meet and greet dinner, and social event.

  • Meet at hotel lobby, transportation provided
  • Dinner at Top Golf or other entertainment venue

Confirmation Day

  • Meet at hotel lobby
  • Tour corporate office, meet supporting team/li>
  • CEO/business presentation
  • Lunch
  • Tour training facility
  • Group QA with executive team and franchise development
  • One on one with the founders
  • Depart for the airport


2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bloomin' Blinds Franchise.

What does a Bloomin' Blinds Franchise Cost?

Bloomin' Blinds franchise fees for 2024:

Liquidity: $50,000 (These are funds they can access before applying for the SBA loan so it can include 401k, IRA, cash, an open HELOC, an open life insurance line of credit, etc)
Net worth: Owner Operator- $250,000. Hire a GM model- $750,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500 (1 territory), $89,500 (2 territories), $119,500 (3 territories)

Total Investment for 1 Territory, owner operator: $150,000

Hire a GM model Total Investment: Must start with 3 territories and 2 vans. All in $450,000

Royalty: 5.5%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 0-3 to start depending on ownership model
Semi-Absentee Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: Yes, and mobile
B2C & B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, 10% off first territory franchise fee

Is Bloomin' Blinds a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bloomin' Blinds is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Bloomin' Blinds a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Bloomin' Blinds is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bloomin' Blinds Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Bloomin' Blinds franchisees make. Bloomin' Blinds offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Bloomin' Blinds a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Bloomin' Blinds is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Bloomin' Blinds Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Bloomin' Blinds franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Bloomin' Blinds Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Bloomin' Blinds franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Bloomin' Blinds Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bloomin' Blinds franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bloomin' Blinds Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bloomin' Blinds franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Bloomin' Blinds's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Repair & Restoration, Cleaning & Maid Services, Home Services, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise

No

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

Yes

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

Yes

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

E2 Visa Franchise

Yes

Bloomin' Blinds Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Bloomin' Blinds franchises for sale. We may have Bloomin' Blinds franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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