The Certified Christmas Lights franchise startup cost ranges from $44,050 to $88,000. Your total investment will be dependent primarily upon the equipment you need to get started and how much capital you’ll need for personal living expenses on a monthly basis. We also require candidates to have at least $40,000 in liquid assets.

For more detailed information on startup costs and fees, please review the chart below.

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YOUR ESTIMATED INITIAL INVESTMENT

Type of Expenditure Amount1 Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Paid
Initial Franchise Fee2 $14,900 Lump Sum Upon signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Initial Rent and Deposit3 $750 - $3,000 As incurred When invoiced Third Parties
Utility and security deposits $100 - $300 As incurred Lump Sum Third Parties
Leasehold improvements $0 - $2,000 As incurred When invoiced Third Parties
Initial Inventory and equipment4 $20,000 - $45,000 As incurred When invoiced Third Parties
Vehicle and Vehicle Graphics/Decals5 $500 - $1,500 As incurred When invoiced Third Parties
Business licenses, permits, etc. $100 - $300 Varies Varies Governmental agencies
Signage $200 - $500 As arranged As required by sign vendor Sign vendor
Initial training expenses6 $1,000 - $2,500 Varies Varies Us
Technology Package $500 - $1,500 Varies Upon signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Insurance deposits and premiums7 $500 - $1,000 Varies Quarterly Approved Suppliers
Legal, accounting and professional fees $0 - $500 Varies Varies Your accountant, attorney, and other professionals
Initial Printing Supply Package $500 - $5,000 Varies Varies Third parties as needed
Additional funds (three months)8 $5,000 - $10,000 Varies Varies Third parties as needed
Total9 $44,050 - $88,000

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