Low Cost Franchises: How much is an Office Evolution Franchise?

Office Evolution is one of the low cost franchises available on the market

The estimated Office Evolution startup cost is $150,500 to $530,000

Office Evolution is one of the low cost franchises available on the market.  Your investment in starting an Office Evolution business center will vary due to a variety of local market factors.  We’ve listed some of the most noteworthy factors below. When considering a low cost franchise, these are the key factors you should be looking at. This will give you a better idea of what may impact your startup investment:

  • Local market conditions:  When there are a lot of vacancies, you’ll have your pick of properties.  In markets where vacancies are low, we’ll help you get a little more creative.
  • Specific property you plan to lease for your business center: you will have options.  However, gravitating to a Class “A” space on the top floor will impact your investment.  Not to worry…we’ll guide you through the process of choosing the right space, so you’ll make the best decision for you.
  • Size of your business center:  Larger business centers typically require a larger investment.  We’ve found the sweetspot to be between 5,000 to 8,000 square foot.  This keeps your investment low while giving you a great return.
  • Terms you are able to negotiate with a commercial landlord.  We’re here to help in the negotiations.

Office Evolution works with you during the lease negotiations.  We’ve developed several nationwide partnerships and tools to assist in the negotiation process.  Additionally, we’re on your side and advocate on your behalf.  Typically, after your lease is negotiated, our franchisees also find themselves enjoying several months of “Free Rent”.  Fairly commonplace in the industry, “free rent” is a period of time where the leaseholder doesn’t pay rent.  As one of the low cost franchises available on the market, the free rent period will conserve cash while your business is building momentum.

See the Numbers

The draw of a low cost franchise is very clear, but without evidence, you can’t ensure all of your financial expectations will be met. The chart below, taken from our 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document, shows estimated startup costs for a 5,000- to 8,000-square-foot business center.

Type of ExpenditureLowHighMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment is to be Paid
TOTAL ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT$150,500$530,000
Franchise Fee$35,000$35,000Lump SumWhen you sign the
Franchise Agreement
Us
LADPM Fee$15,000$15,000As AgreedAs AgreedUs
Furniture$10,000$100,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Parties
Technology Equipment and Installation$15,000$35,000As AgreedBefore OpeningThird Parties
Other Office
Equipment
$5,000$10,000As IncurredAs IncurredThird Parties
Tenant Improvements not Provided by Landlord$1,500$40,000As AgreedBefore OpeningLandlord, Third
Parties
Signage$2,500$15,000As RequiredBefore OpeningThird Parties
Pre-Opening Staff and Recruiting$8,000$10,000As RequiredBefore OpeningThird Parties
Opening Marketing
Campaigns
$22,000$25,000As AgreedBefore OpeningThird Parties
Opening
Supplies
$1,500$2,000As IncurredAs IncurredThird Parties
Legal and Professional Fees$2,500$10,000As AgreedBefore OpeningYour Attorneys, CPA’s, and Other Professionals
Business Licenses and Permits$0$5,000As ArrangedAs IncurredGovernment
Agencies
Initial Training
Travel Expenses
$1,500$4,000As IncurredAs IncurredProviders of Travel, Lodging, and Food Services
Security Deposit$10,000$50,000As AgreedAs IncurredThird Parties
Additional Lease
Security
$0$70,000As AgreedAs IncurredLandlord, Third
Parties
Insurance$1,000$4,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedInsurance
Company
Additional Funds
(6-months)
$20,000$100,000As AgreedAs IncurredThird Parties

You’ll find more details and information about the items listed in the startup costs included in Office Evolution’s Franchise Disclosure Document.  As part of our process, you will receive a copy of the FDD.  You can use the FDD to evaluate us, while we evaluate you – it’s important to make sure we are a good fit for you and vice versa. Start your investigation today.  Complete the form above, download our free executive summary, and begin learning about Office Evolution – one of the most coveted low cost franchises available.

Low Cost Franchises: How much is an Office Evolution Franchise

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