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AmeriCare Alliance Franchise Cost & Fees

Date Incorporation: 2003

Franchising Since:  2004

Headquarters: Georgia

Description: The AmeriCare franchise provides non-medical home care services. These services may include companionship, transportation, meal preparation, light house keeping, bathing and grooming.

Franchise Offer: The franchise offered is for a single AmeriCare franchise business. The franchisor is also offering opportunities for AmeriCare Area Developers who will have a large territory in which they will sell AmeriCare individual franchises. The Area Developers will then have responsibility for training, monitoring and assisting the individual franchisees within their territory.

Financial Assistance: The franchisor does not offer any financing arrangement for franchisees

Training and Assistance: The franchisee and operator must attend an initial three-day training program before the opening of the franchise. There is no extra charge for the training program for up to two people, and a charge of $500 per person for each additional person trained. Training takes place in Atlanta and includes 20-30 hours of on the Job Training.

Territory: The franchisor does not typically grant exclusive territories, however, in major metropolitan statistical areas, franchisees will receive an exclusive territory with a population of 200,000 people.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the franchise term is 10 years, with an option for renew for two additional 10 year terms.

Obligations and Restrictions: The franchisor recommends, and may require, that the franchisee personally supervises the franchise business. If they do not personally supervise the franchise, they must employ a manager who will be responsible for the full-time on-premises supervision of the business and who has successfully completed the AmeriCare initial training program.

Total Number of Units: 9 outlets at the end of 2007

Total Number of franchises Units: 9 franchised outlets at the end of 2007

Investment Tables:

Initial Investment:

Expenditures  Low  High
 Initial Franchise Fee  $30,000  $30,000
 Equipment & Furniture  $0  $3,000
 Insurance  $800  $1,600
 Professional Fees  $ 250  $2,000
 Security Deposit for Landlord  $ 0  $2,000
 Costs for Training  $200  $1,500
 Marketing Materials  $900  $1,200
 Software  $ 3,000  $ 3,000
 Additional Funds  $ 35,500  $59,500
 TOTAL BASIC PACKAGE  $ 69,838  $ 102,988


Ongoing fees:

Name of Fee   Amount
 Royalty  2.99% - 4% of monthly gross revenue commencing on the first day of operation
 National Advertising  1 % of gross monthly sales to the National Advertising Fund
 Local Advertising  At least $2000 per month
 Audit  None
 Assignment/ Transfer Fee  $15,000
 Renewal Fee   None


Date of FDD:
Apr 2008
 

The above information has been taken from the UFOC/FDD of AmeriCare Alliance
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