REQUIREMENTS

Following are estimates of required capital to purchase and equip a typical COMMISSION EXPRESS business with either a protected or open market Development Territory and operate it for the first year.

Protected_Market

Open_Market

Expenditure From To From To
Initial franchise fee $10,000 $50,000 $10,000 $10,000
Leasehold improvements $0 $2,000 $0 $0
Leasehold deposit $0 $500 $0 $0
1st month’s rent $0 $500 $0 $0
Furniture & equipment $0 $5,500 $0 $0
Capital pool $150,000 $200,000 $75,000 $125,000
QuickBooks Accounting $100 $200 $100 $200
Computer & software $0 $3,000 $0 $3,000
Fax, telephone & copier $0 $7,000 $0 $7,000
Initial training expenses $800 $1,600 $800 $1,600
Brochures, banners,etc. $1,100 $1,300 $1,100 $1,300
Business licenses $200 $400 $200 $400
Insurance $500 $800 $500 $800
Pre-opening advertising $1,500 $2,500 $2,000 $2,000
Association membership $100 $200 $100 $200
Attorney review $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Additional marketing funds $7,000 $25,000 $7,000 $25,000
Initial Investment $172,300 $301,500 $97,800 $177,500