When you open a Unique Markets franchise, you’re not just starting your own business. You’re joining a family of like-minded leaders who are just like you — passionate, hard-working, creative, taste-makers and champions of culture. A community of business owners who are making a positive impact in cities all around the world.
Ditch your 9 to 5 and be the badass leader and entrepreneur you've always wanted to be. With full autonomy, you create your own flexible schedule and truly own your time.
Don’t go it alone! We are there every step of the way to guide you on the road to success and help you along the way. It’s like having your very own 1-800-Get-Help line!
Own a business that has a profound impact in your city. You’ll be helping the local economy thrive, while also teaching the masses about conscious consumerism and community pride!
From the very first market in 2008, Unique Markets has been a profitable company. With 11 years under our belt, we've crafted the perfect formula for running a successful business.
Our operations manual, training program and resource guide will provide you with expert knowledge and hands-on experience to plan, promote, and execute your markets.
Holding the markets will allow you to help hundreds of designers, artists and entrepreneurs every year. Unite small businesses, provide education and help them grow.
INITIAL INVESTMENT RUNDOWN
One of the benefits of franchising is that your up-front investment is fully estimated and charted out for you. The chart to the right covers the expenses you’ll have to cover in order to get your Unique Markets business up and running. It includes the cost of start-up supplies (office equipment + furniture), entity incorporation fees, professional services, software platform services, business insurance, business licenses + permits, training costs, event equipment and furniture, launch marketing, and additional operating funds.
STANDARD FRANCHISE FEES
All franchises have standard ongoing fees. Here is an overview of what they are and how they work.
The Initial Franchise Fee ($35,000)
This is a one-time fee that is paid when you sign your franchise agreement. It goes to cover things like the rights to use our trademarks and branding, our 5-day in-person training program, support for finding the perfect venue for your markets, the operations manual that provides you with all our proprietary operational guidance and templates, training for your first market, and additional support from our staff that you will need to get up and running quickly!
Ongoing royalty fee (10%)
Once a franchisee starts their franchise, they pay a monthly fee to HQ to support ongoing support and management for your franchise business. We only succeed as a business when you succeed, so this standard franchise structure is designed to motivate all parties involved to support each other and build a strong brand and company that will benefit everyone.
Ongoing marketing fee (6%)
An industry-standard monthly fee that contributes to a company-wide brand fund that Unique HQ will use to promote the entire company and further the reach of the brand. This includes the design and maintenance of the website, social media channels, and creation of content to support the brand such as podcasts, blog posts, videos and more.
|Initial Franchise Fee||$35,000||$35,000|
|Office Set-up + Software||$675||$6,000|
|Storage Rent Deposit||$40||$200|
|Business Licenses + Permits||$50||$250|
|Event Venue Rent Deposit||$9,000||$15,000|
|Additional Operating Funds||$10,000||$15,000|