it's not a franchise. it's better.
If you’ve been thinking about starting a business, you’re probably familiar with the franchise business model. Like Dustless Blasting, franchises give you an easy way to start a business by providing a proven business model alongside an established brand reputation with ongoing support to help you succeed. But with a franchise comes certain drawbacks that we can't ignore.
From franchise fees to royalties - wherever a franchisor can skim money from your profit margin, they will. We don't think that's fair, so we choose not to operate that way.
You work hard for your money and we believe you should keep 100% of your profits. Your business is truly yours - We won't tell you how to run it, but we will offer support, community, and informational resources for whenever you need it. As a Dustless Blasting business owner, enjoy all the same benefits as a franchise but for no additional fees or royalties.
Every franchise company requires you to pay an initial franchise fee, and most are between $20,000 and $50,000 (source). This heavy initial investment discourages and even prevents many prospective entrepreneurs from taking that next step. Since Dustless Blasting is not a franchise - With us, you’d pay no fee at all.
Most franchisees are required to pay ongoing royalties, which are usually a percentage of your gross revenue. It’s typically about 5 to 6 percent (source). Ouch. With Dustless Blasting, you truly own your business and will never have to pay royalties or ongoing fees.
If you buy a retail franchise or any franchise where you're selling a specific product, first you’ll have to stock up on inventory. For example, a popular mobile tool dealer franchise requires its distributors to pay between $63,000 and $86,000 just for an initial inventory. Have any unsold inventory lying around? That's a huge money sink. The hidden costs of franchising just keep adding up.
Of course, with Dustless Blasting, you’ll have to purchase some supplies, too - mainly blast abrasive and Rust Inhibitor. All this depends on how much work you do, but if you blasted for 10 hours a week (or 40 hours a month), those consumables would cost about $2,000 per month. However, in that same month, you'd make around $12,000, based on the nationwide average of $300/hour!
Both franchises and Dustless Blasting offer varying levels of support. When you come to pick up your machine, we provide free hands-on training and a factory tour of our facility where all our blast pots are made. Later, get continued support from the Dustless Blasting Academy, a private community of fellow business owners, and our tech support experts.
Whether you're franchising or starting a business with Dustless Blasting, you will need to register a business name. This varies based on your state, but the basic cost of filing for a Texas LLC certificate of formation is only $300.
You also might need a contractor's license depending on your scope of work and what state you are in, but again, this cost varies by state.
Lastly, business insurance is a cost that will need to be factored in. This can vary by state and level of coverage.
Entrepreneurship takes hunger, hard work, and an element of risk-taking to succeed. Buying a Dustless Blaster allows you to benefit from a community of business owners, marketing support, and a trusted brand - all without the franchise fees and limitations.
Dustless Blasting is a unique opportunity because it requires a low initial investment and quickly pays for itself. We love hearing from our successful contractors — like Steve, a former franchise owner who grew tired of paying astronomical monthly fees. He took control of his future and started a Dustless Blasting business. Now, he doesn't ever have to work for anyone else again.