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g - Green Design Center
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g - Green Design Center
 
28 Bates Road, North Market, Mashpee Commons
Mashpee, MA 02649
 
 
Total investment required: Up to US$100,000 Investment Range: $98,450 - $206,183
 
Industry: Business Services Franchise / Construction Franchise / Environmental Franchise / Home Decor Franchise / Home Improvement Franchise / Home Services Franchise / Maintenance Franchise / Retail Franchise / Services Business Franchise
 
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'g' Green Design Center - Providing its customers with a complete range of products and services to help make their homes more green and eco-friendly.

  • The design center acts as a resource center sharing information on a host of green related issues and provides customers with eco-friendly products for their home along with assistance selecting the right contractor to do the installation.
     
  • It is a one-stop-shop for green building and green living with house ware accessories, cleaning products, lighting and all aspects of green building materials.
     
  • Our goal at g is to establish a committed team of franchise owners who are passionate about the environment and motivated to bring solutions to consumers in a stylish, educational and professional manner.
     
  • We are committed to provide outstanding support and service to our franchisees to create a sustainable and successful system.
     
  • g Green Design Center is a dynamic organization where sharing of best practices and resources, combining buying power and brand marketing will make your g business the community leader in green building.
     
  • Our industry is uniquely suited to a collaborative style of management and engagement. Through your ownership and participation we can position g as the face of green building, THE experts, THE resource, THE place to go and shop for green building and green living supplies and services.

FAQs

What type of franchise is available?

Start-up franchises that are Individual owner-operated are the preferred format. g Green Design Center is a combination retail shop and showroom serving a mission to provide customers with all they need to create green, sustainable environments that are both beautiful and responsible to our earth. Our one-stop shop contains items ranging from green building materials and home improvements to lifestyle products.


How much does a franchise cost?

The estimated Investment to establish a g Green Design Center ranges from $98,450 to $206,183. This includes a franchise fee of $35,000.


What are the benefits of being a
g Green Design Center franchise?

Operating under the umbrella of the g brand makes you part of a recognizable entity in the highly fragmented, fledgling eco-friendly marketplace. As a member of our franchise, you also benefit from adopting an existing business structure that has been tried and proven. And, while youll own your own business, you will be guided by our expertise, experience and support to help you along the way.


Will I have an exclusive territory?

You will receive an area of primary responsibility, not an exclusive territory, which will be fully described in the franchise agreement.


Will I receive training?

Yes. An initial training program pertaining to the operation and administration of your design center will include sales and marketing, merchandising, green building (at your level of expertise), community outreach, financial controls, maintenance of quality standards, customer service techniques, record keeping, reporting techniques and other operational issues.


Ongoing support, verification of product ideas, individual customer requests and research are just some of the ways the staff at franchise headquarters can assist you.


What about advertising?

You will contribute 2% of gross sales to our cooperative marketing fund and will spend 3% of your gross sales on local advertising. g Green Design Centers focus both on traditional advertising and promotional activities for publicity.


Are there any other costs?

There is a royalty fee of 6% of gross sales. These funds are used for ongoing development at the franchise headquarters, researching new products, providing marketing materials, ongoing sales support and promotional programming.

 

Franchise Fee:

$28,000 - $35,000

Real Estate / Rent:

$1,500 - $8,333

Utility Deposits:

$100 - $500

Leasehold Improvements:

$5,000 - $15,000

Insurance:

$300 - $4,500

Initial Inventory:

$8,500 - $12,500

Training:

$2,500 - $5,000

POS System:

$2,500 - $5,000

Signage:

$1,500 - $2,500

Vehicle:

$500 - $25,000

Office Equipment & Supplies:

$2,500 - $6,000

Displays from Suppliers:

$3,500 - $6,000

Grand Opening:

$3,000 - $5,000

Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment:

$7,500 - $12,500

Dues & Subscriptions:

$500 - $1,250

Licenses & Permits:

$50 - $600

Legal & Accounting:

$1,000 - $1,500

Additional Funds (3 months):

$30,000 - $60,000

Total:

$98,450 - 206,183



Does the franchisor have to approve of every product I sell?

Yes, we all benefit from each g GreenDesign Center offering the same consistent quality products that have been thoroughly researched and tested. We are always open to your suggestions and welcome your input as new products emerge on the marketplace. We are also available to support you in specific cases where your customer may need something unique.


What is the next step?

Simply complete the form below. If, after reviewing your qualifications, we feel that you have the potential to join the g Green Design Center franchise system; you will be invited to meet with us, preferably at g headquarters on Cape Cod.

g Green Design Center is currently eligible to offer franchise opportunities in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming.

We plan to have Washington and Wisconsin on line soon, and many of the others are planned for Spring 2010.


To learn more about the g Green Design Center franchise opportunity, simply complete the form below.

 
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