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Nurse Next Door Franchise Costs & Fees

Date Incorporation: 2001
Franchising Since: 2006
Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia
Country of Origin: Canada

Business Description: Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare Services (USA) Inc. is the franchisor. The comprehensive care and medical services provided under the franchisor’s business system include, but are not limited to, companionship, support to foster independence and outings, food and meal preparation, help with chores around the house, transportation, help with grocery shopping, support for bathing, dressing and toileting, medication management and reminders, brain training and support for Alzheimer's and dementia, live-in caring, wound care, pre- and post-hospital / surgical care (including IV and catheter), accident victim care, skilled nursing care and special needs caring.

Franchise Offer: The franchisee will operate a business that provides comprehensive care and medical services to home care clients within their home and as supplemental healthcare staff to institutional clients, such as hospitals, retirement facilities and clinics, using the Nurse Next Door business system.

Financial Assistance: Neither Nurse Next Door nor any agent or affiliate offers direct or indirect financing to franchisees, guarantees any note, lease or obligation of franchisees, or has any practice or intent to sell, assign or discount to a third party all or any part of any financing arrangement of franchisees.

Training and Assistance: The Initial Training Program consists of a training course of up to 5 days duration at the franchisor’s corporate office, HeartQuarters, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada covering all aspects of the Franchised Business. Training will be run by coaches and members of the leadership team. Prior to attending the Initial Training Program, the franchisor’s team will guide franchisees through its Franchise Opener process which will help franchisees get their business ready for launch and prepare them for their training week. Additional start-up assistance or retraining or refresher courses may be provided by Nurse Next Door, at its discretion, and at a cost to the franchisee based on the then current daily fee for personnel performing such assistance, plus other reasonable expenses, including all travel, meal and accommodation expenses. Nurse Next Door will provide continuing advice and guidance to franchisees in all aspects of the use of the System and the operation of a Franchised Business. From time to time Nurse Next Door may require franchisees or employees to attend at their own expense and successfully complete retraining, refresher or continuing educational seminar programs or courses.

Territory: Franchisees are granted a protected Territory. Nurse Next Door will generally grant a Territory that is of a size that will have at least 10,000 resident senior citizens as determined by recent United States census data. However, the franchisor does not guarantee or promise that there will be 10,000 senior citizens in the Territory. Nurse Next Door may grant the franchisee additional territories or additional franchised businesses in its absolute discretion upon terms acceptable to it but the franchisor does not have the right to acquire additional territories or franchised businesses. Franchisees are not allowed to accept Clients outside the Territory.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is five years. The franchisee may renew for an additional five-year term, if conditions are met.

Obligations and Restrictions: The franchisee must participate personally in the direct operation of the Franchised Business. If the franchisee is an entity such as a corporation, then the controlling shareholder must participate in the direct operation of the Franchised Business. In limited circumstances, Nurse Next Door may allow the franchisee to hire a general manager who has successfully completed the Initial Training Program and who meets its approval to run the Franchised Business. The franchisee may only offer and sell those products and services that have been approved. The franchisee must offer all products and services that have been designated as required for all franchisees.

Estimated Number of Units: 105

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $47,000 $47,000
Technology Start-up Fee $8,000 $8,000
Pre-opening Branding and Promotion $7,000 $7,000
Initial Training Program $2,000 $4,000
Office Equipment and Supplies $500 $3,000
Legal and Accounting $5,000 $10,000
Rent $0 $5,000
Utility Deposits $0 $500
Local Branding $3,000 $3,000
Insurance $2,500 $6,000
Vehicle $0 $1,200
Computers and Related Peripherals $500 $3,000
Licenses and Permits $500 $10,000
Additional Branding Collateral $0 $1,000
Additional Funds - 3 Months / Working Capital $30,000 $50,000
Estimated Total $106,000 $158,700
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Royalty 5% of Gross Sales, subject to annual minimum royalties.
Care Services Center The greater of 7% of Gross Sales or $300
Technology Maintenance $400
License Costs As assessed by Nurse Next Door from time to time for any third party licensing fees.
Branding Cooperative Up to 2% of Gross Sales.
General Branding Fund Fee 1% of Gross Sales.
Regional Branding Cooperatve Pro rata share (based on the number of franchises in the region) of actual costs.
Optional Additional Training $500 to $2,000
Renewal 10% of then current franchise fee.
Audit All actual costs and expenses associated with the audit (approximately $1,500 to $5,000)
Annual Convention $500 to $1,000 (per attendee)
Transfer $7,500 for transfer to an existing franchise partner and $15,000 for transfer to a purchaser outside of the System.
Interest 2% per month (26.82% percent per annum) or the highest rate allowed by the state where the franchisee is located.
Indemnity Costs Depends upon the size of the loss for which the franchisee is required to indemnify Nurse Next Door.

The above information has been taken from the FDD of Nurse Next Door. Year of FDD: 2016

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