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December 21, 2019

200+ hours of Painting with a Twist training will teach you everything you need to know about running a successful franchise

One of the biggest questions every prospective franchise owner has, in any kind of business, is: What about training? You want to know what to expect from the franchisor, and how much you’ll have to figure out on your own. You’re in good hands at Painting with a Twist.

We offer over 200 hours of Painting with a Twist training before you open your first studio, and our training extends beyond the grand opening throughout the life of your franchise agreement. 

Before you open your franchise

We begin by making sure you know everything you need to know before you cut the ribbon on Grand Opening day. This includes orientation and help with site selection.

Orientation will be conducted over the phone and through video calls. During this time we will guide you through efficiently planning pre-opening steps for your new Painting with a Twist studio, including financing, site selection, timelines, interviews and hiring (which will be done on-site), ordering equipment, design and build plans, creating vendor accounts and so much more.

Real estate and site selection are a vital component to your success. You have to have a studio large enough to accommodate classes and private parties, but not so large that you’re paying premium rent for wasted space. Combined with your own local market knowledge, you’ll be able to leverage the expertise of our Franchise Development Department to strategize, evaluate and negotiate right along with you.

Management training is held at the Painting with a Twist home office in Mandeville, LA. The five-day comprehensive training session covers financial and accounting information, artist training, customer service, marketing and general operations.

Opening training and support is conducted on-site at your studio, where our franchise operations staff will spend up to three days with you and your staff. We train your staff regarding store operations, grand opening and pre-studio marketing. Our support crew will be there to observe and assist throughout your opening.

Artist training

Artist training is included in the initial franchise fee. We teach you how to hire experienced artists from the community, and then offer a framework on how to lead each class session.

We like to say we train artists, not teachers. Painting with a Twist artist training offers technique over instruction, and as such we encourage the improvisation that truly defines the Painting with a Twist experience. We prefer that our trained artists have the freedom to instruct their events according to their own style. Artists perform best in a working environment where they have the opportunity to be themselves. Consequently, we continue to attract top artists for each new studio opening.

Learn more

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a franchise owner with Painting with a Twist, we’d love to hear from you. You can explore more about our brand on our research pages, or download a free copy of our Business Model ebook by submitting your details on the form below.