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Don’t Think You Have What it Takes to Become a Painting with a Twist Franchisee? Think Again!

October 20, 2022

You know there’s more to life than the 9 to 5. And you think you could be ready to BYOB (ya know, be your own boss!). The right franchise opportunity gives you the best of everything: the structure and support system of an existing brand, a proven business model, and the freedom to market your products or services in new and innovative ways

Not sure if you’d be a good fit as a Painting as a Twist franchisee? You may be surprised to learn you’re closer than you think! Take a look at what it takes to open a new franchise business with Painting with a Twist.

How to Become a Franchisee

Do I need artistic skills to be a franchisee?

You don’t have to be an artist to be a successful Painting with a Twist franchise owner. You bring your excitement for paint-and-sip events to the table, and we’ll help you find and hire talented artists in your community to make them happen. Our franchisee training and orientation programs will show you how to hire and train artists for your franchise location so you can provide the unique paint-and-sip experience your community will love. No artistic skills required on your part!

How much does it cost to be a franchisee? 

While startup costs for a small business can vary across industries and locales, becoming a franchise owner offers you a fairly predictable range of financial investments. To open a new Painting with a Twist franchise, business owners need at least $80,000 in liquid assets (and need to have a net worth of at least $200,000).

What professional qualifications do I need to open a franchise? 

Do you have a bachelor’s degree? Do you currently have a job in customer service, management, or a related business role? You’re already closer than you think! Our most successful existing franchisees typically have strong leadership skills, a bachelor’s degree or higher, and a willingness and desire to learn new skills and technologies.

Basic accounting knowledge is helpful but not mandatory, and you’ll need knowledge of your local community and good communication skills. At Painting with a Twist, our 200-hour franchisee orientation and training programs can help you bolster your financial and management skills so you can run the business successfully AND have fun doing it.

What are the steps to opening a franchisee?

Once you decide to open a Painting with a Twist location, your first step is to complete orientation. You’ll choose and prepare the perfect site for your new small business, arrange for financing, establish business timelines, and begin interviewing and hiring your staff members. 

Then, you’ll attend a five-day management training program at our home office in Mandeville, Louisiana or virtually. There, you’ll dive deeper into financial and accounting info, customer service, staff and artist training, and best practices for general operations and marketing.

Right before your grand opening, our franchise operations staff will travel to your site to help you get things running smoothly. From the very beginning, you’ll have the support and resources you need to become a successful franchise owner. You’ll also enjoy the freedom to run the business with your own unique creative edge!

What Important Questions Should You Ask Before Becoming a Franchisee?

When considering any franchise system, you want to know your bases are covered before investing. The FTC requires franchise businesses to provide several pertinent company details in a franchise disclosure document. Still, you’ll want to do your own research and come up with a list of questions that align with your priorities to ask the team and other franchise owners. Here are a few additional questions that can get you started.

  • Are there additional franchise locations near my desired market?
  • Are there multiple revenue streams? If so, what are they?
  • What are the ongoing requirements or expectations for being a franchisee?
  • What type of training resources are available outside of the week long training?
  • Do you have marketing tools and vendors to help grow the studio?

Why Become a Franchisee with Painting with a Twist? 

You don’t want just any franchise opportunity. You want one that will be worth the time and money you put into it! So, why choose Painting with a Twist? As a proven business concept with a widely recognized and respected brand image, we’ve built a resilient, creative company culture. Our team is here to help you become a successful franchisee from the very start, just like the existing franchisees who have come before you. 

Ready to take the next step? Apply to be a franchisee today, and visit a Painting with a Twist location near you to see how colorful your future could be!