When choosing a franchise you need to ask yourself the following questions.
How established is the franchisor? Do they have a proven track record?
Our franchising team has been successfully franchising since 1985, and offers a full array of professional support services to partner in your success. How unique is the franchise's concept? What sets the franchise apart from the rest?
There are many coffee shops and smoothie franchises to choose from, but nūVibe™
is different. Unlike other franchises that specialize in either coffee or smoothies and know a little bit about the other, we are experts at both. nūVibe™
offers the highest quality products with only 100% natural ingredients. A great feature of the nūVibe™
system is that because we offer full lines of both specialty coffees and smoothies our sales stay very consistent all year. Are the products offered by the franchise in demand?
According to the National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends 2007 study (published 4/5/2007), "Coffee consumption among the U.S. adult population has increased for three straight years, moving from 49 percent in 2004 to 57 percent this year. Coffee drinking among those 18 to 24 reached a record high at 37 percent of that age group this year. That's up 6 percentage points from last year. The figure represents a fourth consecutive annual increase. Daily coffee consumption among those ages 40 to 59 and 60 and over also increased to record levels from 2006 to 2007, at 61 percent and 74 percent, respectively. Consumption among 25- to 39-year-olds dropped from 47 percent in 2006 to 44 percent this year, but remained ahead of prior years back to 2002."
Mintel International Group Ltd. (consumer, media and market research) published the following on 2/22/2007 regarding smoothies: "Sales of smoothies in the US have rocketed over the past five years. The market for made-to-order and packaged smoothies last year reached $2 billion, shooting up 80 percent from 2002."
David Lockwood, director of Mintel Reports said, "Consumers are attracted to smoothies because they are seen as a healthier option to most sweets and on-the-go meals." What services does the franchise provide?
provides the following services to its franchisees:
Do you have choices? Are you expected to make one type of system work?
- Financing assistance after the agreement is executed
- Management and on-site training
- Site selection and lease negotiation assistance
- Store layout and design services
- Procurement of equipment and food supplies at negotiated rates
- Grand opening and marketing services
- Ongoing business and operations support
you have five different restaurant types that can all be customized to fit the needs of your market. You are not just purchasing an independent franchise; you are joining a team of experts that are committed to your success. Does the franchise system provide a value? Most importantly, what will the franchise cost?
We have thoroughly researched the industry and developed a cost structure that is the most competitive in the industry. Franchise fees range from $10,000-$20,000, and the royalty fee is only 4% of gross sales. We encourage you to continue researching the industry to see that our franchise is truly the most affordable. What We Provide
franchise success is due to a proven business practice in an exciting and growing industry.
Our franchisees enjoy these benefits for their business:
- Turn-key Set-up. Your nūVibe™ franchise store starts with a comprehensive set-up to insure your transition from novice to expert in the operation and management of your store.
- Protected Market Area. Your nūVibe™ store benefits from a generous protected market area to maximize profitability and development within your chosen area.
- Financing. nūVibe™ will recommend SBA and lending programs to qualified franchises. We do not offer direct financing; however, we do offer assistance in assembling your business plan.
- Site Selection. nūVibe™ utilizes a nationally recognized real estate firm to provide assistance in site selection and lease negotiations at no additional cost to you!
- Step-by-Step guidelines. Each nūVibe™ franchisee is supplied with a twelve-week check-sheet listing the tasks that need to be done from the time your agreement is signed until your store opens including guidelines to assist in recruitment and training of new employees.
- Custom store creation. Stores can be tailored to meet your personal preferences and designed to maximize the function of your floor plan. This can save you thousands of dollars in initial start up costs, as well as maximize sales in the critical first few months of operation.
- Complete Training Program. Our home office and field training will familiarize you with all normal operations of a nūVibe™ franchise. Following your home office training, our field manager will work with you in your store to further advance your proficiency in day-to-day operations. The nūVibe™ home office training and support continues for the term of your franchise to keep you current with changes and developments in the nūVibe™ business operating plan.
- Grand Opening Marketing Plan. nūVibe™ provides an exciting grand opening marketing and advertising campaign to introduce your nūVibe™ store to your chosen market area.
- An Operations Manual. The nūVibe™ operations manual is a complete how-to-book to assist you in every facet of store operations. Owners, managers and employees will benefit from proven systems and procedures to maximize your efficiency and profitability.
- Nationwide Sales Analysis. Sales from all nūVibe™ stores are compiled and analyzed at the corporate level to determine selling trends and direction for new product development.
- Complete Accounting Service. nūVibe™provides an optional financial services package that includes preparation of monthly financial statements and sales reports at very competitive rates. Financial reports from all nūVibe™ stores are compiled for benchmarking and performance analysis of each individual store.
- Personal Franchise Business Advisor. nūVibe™ is staffed with an experienced team of Franchise Business Advisors (only a toll free call away) to help guide you to success.
- In-House Marketing Department. nūVibe™ provides experienced assistance in media/advertising placement and annual marketing & promotion planning. Our experts offer guidance and complete media placement services to meet your annual budget and business plan.
- Special Discounts and Multi-store Buying Power. Our experience in new store development will benefit you with special terms and discounts on inventory and equipment from our network of suppliers. We have over twenty years of experience in developing distribution and supply channels to provide ongoing cost savings to our franchisees.