Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What type of franchise is available?

A. Creative Colors International, Inc., is offering individual Creative Colors International franchises to qualified owner/ operators, for the development of a business specializing in upholstery repair, coloring, cleaning, protection and restoration of leather, cloth, vinyl, velour and plastics on a mobile basis.

Q. How much does the franchise cost?

A. The total estimated initial investment for each Creative Colors International business ranges from $53,035.00 to $63,295.00. These figures include a franchise fee of $27,500 and approximately $10,000 of equipment and supplies. The franchise fee helps to cover the cost of providing you with training, trademark protection, and various other support and franchise development services. The total initial investment figures include the down payment cost of your van, van setup, pre-opening travel, insurance, office equipment & supplies, working capital and other expenses. See breakdown on the Estimated Initial Investment sheet.

Q. What is the charge for continuing services?

A. The weekly continuing service fee equals the greater of 6% of gross sales derived from your Creative Colors International business, or the specified minimum per month per the franchise agreement. There is no Royalty Fee due for the first four weeks of business. This fee entitles you to continued use of the Creative Colors International name and trademarks and access to our confidential operations systems, sales techniques, and other benefits that come with being a part of the Creative Colors International franchise network.

Q. What about advertising?

A. Building recognition of the Creative Colors International name and reputation is an essential, ongoing objective designed to benefit everyone involved in the system. To this end, you will advertise continuously in your local Yellow Pages, with guidance from Creative Colors International, Inc. 1% of your Gross Sales will be put in the CCI Marketing Fund. This fund is used to create, develop, direct and prepare national or regional advertising and marketing materials.

Q. How much training do I receive in the Creative Colors International system of operations?

A. Franchisee must participate in an initial training and familiarization course of approximately three weeks duration. You’ll learn sales and marketing techniques, financial controls, upholstery coloring, restoration and repair methods, and other administrative and operational aspects of the Creative Colors International business. In addition, a Creative Colors International field representative will spend one week with you in your territory around the time your business commences operations to help you get started.

Q. What form of continuing guidance will I receive?

A. As a Creative Colors International franchise owner, you’ll receive periodic visits from a trained field representative, who will provide guidance and quality control, and answer any questions you may have. In addition, you will receive a copy of the Creative Colors International Confidential Operations Manual, Training Manual and Employee Manual, which covers the policies and procedures involved in running your business. As the manuals are updated, revisions will be made available to you. And, of course, we’ll be only a phone call away for answers to questions that arise during the day-to-day operation of your franchise and we also have our Intranet available 24/7.

Q. Will I have an exclusive territory?

A. Yes. No Creative Colors International franchise will be established within your designated business area. That territory will be determined on the basis of the number of automobile dealerships in your area and on other relevant demographic and geographic criteria.

Q. What is the term of the Creative Colors International Franchise Agreement?

A. The term of the Creative Colors International franchise agreement is ten years. The franchise is renewable provided renewal criteria are satisfied.

Q. What’s my next step?

A. Just fill out the Request for Consideration Form and return it to us. If, after reviewing your responses, we feel that there are grounds for a mutually beneficial relationship, we will contact you. In the meantime, please feel free to call us at (800) 933-2656 for answers to any additional questions you may have or email comments@creativecolorsintl.com.

This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made when a Prospectus is filed in the respective registration states. Such a filing does not constitute approval by the appropriate state regulatory agency.

Creative colors International, Inc. is not registered to grant franchises in the following states: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin.