Wild Birds Unlimited

The Wild Birds Unlimited franchise is a retail wildlife brand that is looking to meet the growing demands of nature enthusiasts. The brand was founded by Jim Carpenter in 1981. He conceived the idea for the business when he wanted to be his own boss and take control of his life. Since the franchise began franchising in 1983, it has expanded to more than 350 locations across the U.S. and Canada. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because you will receive great support and training. Additionally, you'll be able to introduce your love of birds and nature to the community. The ideal candidate is passionate about bird feeding and retail. The franchise also incentivizes veterans to invest with a discount on the franchise fee. The brand is a proud member of the International Franchise Association's VetFran Program. 

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Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

Annually, millions of Americans participate in wildlife feeding and other wildlife related activities. Not to mention, billions are spent on wildlife food and birdseed. If you are looking to get your piece of the recession-proof wildlife hobbyist and bird feeding industry, look no further than the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise. The brand is looking to meet the growing demands of nature enthusiasts by offering quality bird feed and more. The franchise was founded by Jim Carpenter, an avid wildlife hobbyist, in 1981. He conceived the idea for the business when he wanted to be his own boss and take control of his life. Since it began franchising in 1983, it has expanded to more than 350 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
This is an attractive franchise opportunity because you will receive great support and training. You can expect can expect a training program that is broken down into classroom training and on-the-job training. You will also receive marketing tools, site selection and buildout assistance, and ongoing assistance that will last the entire time you work with the franchise. Additionally, you'll be able to introduce your love of birds and nature to the community. The ideal candidate is passionate about bird feeding and retail. They are also committed to following the brand's proven system and are motivated to serve the community with a quality product and great customer service. The candidate should also be aligned with the franchise's core values. These include embracing diversity, supporting sustainably-sourced products, providing great service and a quality product, and being respectful and ethical with everyone.  

Company Details

Headquarters: Carmel, IN
Founded: 1981
First franchise: 1983
Canada: Yes
Exclusive territory: Yes
International: No 
Total # of units: 350+
B2B: No
Home-based: No 

 

Support and Training Offered By Wild Birds Unlimited

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect a training program that is broken down into classroom training and on-the-job training. You will also receive marketing tools, site selection and buildout assistance, and ongoing assistance that will last the entire time you work with the franchise. You will also have coaches to help you run the business as well as you can. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise.

What does a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Cost?

Wild Birds Unlimited franchise fees for 2022:

Veterans Incentive: Yes
Third-Party Financing: Yes
Cash Requirement: $40,000 - $50,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $40,000
Net Worth Requirement: $300,000
Initial Investment: $197,919 - $325,763

Is Wild Birds Unlimited a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Wild Birds Unlimited 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 Wild Birds Unlimited a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Wild Birds Unlimited is a home based franchise opportunity.

Does Wild Birds Unlimited Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Wild Birds Unlimited franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Wild Birds Unlimited Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Wild Birds Unlimited franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Wild Birds Unlimited Looking for International franchisees?

No. Wild Birds Unlimited franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Wild Birds Unlimited Franchises for Sale

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