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.


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.


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.

Investment To From
Initial Franchise Fee $35,000 $35,000
Office Set-up + Software $675 $6,000
Storage Rent Deposit $40 $200
Business Insurance $1,600 $2,000
Business Licenses + Permits $50 $250
Entity Incorporation $500 $1,000
Professional Service $750 $1,500
Training Cost $3,000 $5,000
Event Venue Rent Deposit $9,000 $15,000
Event Equipment $18,545 $49,870
Launch Marketing $2,500 $5,750
Additional Operating Funds $10,000 $15,000
Total Investment $84,060 $135,570


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I have never worked with a market more supportive and helpful, that provides education and input to have a successful experience as Unique Markets.
— Clouds & Ladders
I’ve experienced first-hand how committed you are to helping small businesses like me from the markets to the free seminars I’ve attended... I’ve found countless brands and small businesses I love and appreciate and still have contact with or products from at the Unique shows!
— Swell Press
I’ve been to so many markets around LA and I honestly think you inspired a new kind of modern marketplace. The first time I went I was so in awe of the creativity and community I saw that it was one of the things that made me leave my corporate job and become a maker. Thanks for creating something like this - something that elevates the act of shopping and the art of creating.
— Crooked Calligraphy

The information contained on this website is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. The franchise information contained herein is not directed to the residents of any particular jurisdiction. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. We will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered to do so (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.