Is this the right time in your life for a career change? Are you looking for a great opportunity to work for yourself in your own business that is not only fun but has been successful in this difficult economy.
Our franchise package recognizes that the franchisee is the driving force in the success of their own business and should profit from their hard work as their business grows.
Just Cork-It currently offers a turn-key franchise package that is designed for the person who would, after extensive training in one of our corporate stores, simply walk into their own store and begin operation on day one. We take care of the complete building process from start to finish.
Below we have outlined the approximate cost of building a new Just Cork-It location. Your actual costs may vary.
The initial capital required to open a Just Cork-It franchise depends on many variables including, but not limited to, store size, leasehold improvements, inventory levels, actual equipment costs and operating capital.
A typical Just Cork-It Franchise requires between 1,200 - 1,600 square feet.
Initial Franchise Fee: $15,000
Leasehold Improvements: $15,000 - $25,000
Equipment: $17,000 - $24,000
Inventory: $7,000 - $10,000
Additional Unknown: $6,000 - $11,000
Total Cost Estimate: $60,000 - $85,000
Plus HST where applicable
Other Related Costs
Other costs that may be incurred by the franchisee prior to opening include: working capital, office supplies, uniforms, petty cash, security deposits (such as rent and utilities), license fees, professional fees and other prepaid expenses, grand opening advertising, administration charges and insurance to name a few.
Our successful business format including our trade name and dress.
We will build a store that is current to our new store designs. Our name, logo and store design is well known in the Southwestern Ontario market. We will assist you in setting up the control systems that are required to monitor the financial and the wine production aspects of your business.
An exclusive territory around your location.
We will not open or allow someone else to open a Just Cork-It store inside your protected trading area.
Assistance in site selection and it's suitability as a new location.
We will assist you in your store site selection and advise you on it's suitability based on the information and experience we have gained at our 5 present locations.
Store design and layout to maximize the store's potential
We will assist you in determining the best design for your location keeping in mind our concept to satisfy both customers and wine production requirements.
Training in our operational procedures and production methods.
We provide you with training in our stores so that you can learn our successful operational procedures and production methods. This training is on going as required after your store is open and operating.
Access through us, to our suppliers in your market.
We will supply you with wine kits and accessories from our suppliers. The best suppliers today have created protected business areas around stores that exclusively carry their product. We hold the exclusive territory around all of our stores for many of the wine kits that we carry. This provides our stores with unique products available only through us.
Ongoing support, consultation, and problem solving.
Wine making can be a tough, unforgiving business if you make mistakes that affect the quality of the wine you produce. Many of the problems you will experience we have already experienced and solved. We can help you avoid costly mistakes.
Assistance in developing an effective advertising program in your market.
We have tested many advertising vehicles over the years and now focus on the ones that provide a return on our investment. We can assist you in identifying the type of advertising that will have the greatest effect on your business.
Your store will be not only easy to find on the web but will appear to those searching as the best place to make their wine. We regularly update our website with new products and offers relevant to what our customers are searching for. This helps to place us at or near the top of google searches when the key words like "wine making" are used.
Our corporate facebook page is also a place for our current, and new customers searching for a place to make their wine, find relevant information about each of our stores and what they have to offer.
Entrepreneurial initiative and the drive to succeed.
You must be committed to the success of your business and be willing to work full time in and on your business.
Financial investment in your business.
You will be required to invest the capital to the set up your business. This includes the leasehold improvements as well as equipment, permits, legal and accounting fees, etc. You will need sufficient capital to maintain your lifestyle while you grow your business.
A team player attitude.
We are looking for someone who wants to join a successful team. Someone who may be a star player, but understands that it's a team effort that wins the game.
A long term vision for the growth of your business.
We want someone who is willing to commit to their business for at least 10 years.
Interested in taking the next steps?
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