Molly By Molly • March 22, 2019

Your True Costs: Dustless Blasting® vs. Franchising

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It's not a franchise, it's better.

When you start a business with Dustless Blasting®, you get the benefits of a franchise, but none of the drawbacks.

Compared to a traditional franchise, starting a business with Dustless Blasting equipment is extremely affordable. How is it so cheap? Because the business is mobile, there is no brick and mortar building to rent and no property taxes to pay. It's a simple business that can be run by one person, from anywhere. You won't have to hire, train, and babysit a lot of employees. Finally, there are never any franchise fees or royalties to pay.

Similar to a franchise, you still benefit from the millions we have spent on national advertising. But unlike a franchise, you will truly own your business. You're free to make your own decisions, set your own hours, and keep 100% of the profits.

Let's compare some of the costs you might encounter when starting a business.

No Franchise Fee

Every franchise company will require you to pay an initial franchise fee. Most franchise fees are between $20,000 and $50,000 (source). For example, a popular donut restaurant has a $40,000 franchise fee.

Dustless Blasting is not a franchise, so there is no franchise fee.

No Royalties

Most franchisees are required to pay ongoing royalties. Royalties are usually a percentage of your gross revenue, and are typically 5 to 6 percent of volume. Royalties can also be a fixed, periodic amount such as $500/month (source).

Dustless Blasting does not require any royalties, ever.

 

Inventory/Supplies

If you are buying a retail franchise or any other franchise where you are selling a specific product, you must stock up on inventory. Here's an example: a popular mobile tool dealer franchise requires their distributors to pay between $63,000 and $86,000 for an initial inventory.

With Dustless Blasting, you won't need to buy any inventory. However, you will need to purchase consumables like 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 would make around $12,000, based on the nationwide average of $300/hour!

Training

Franchisors will routinely provide training to the franchisee, who is responsible for the travel and living expenses associated with training, which can add up to hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

At Dustless Blasting, we offer free hands-on training at our facility when you come to demo or pick up a machine. Our online Academy is a great resource for continued training and more in-depth resources, and of course, it's always free.

Business Registration

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 $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.

Your Total Investment

To get started with Dustless Blasting, you might need:

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Comparing initial start-up costs

Compared to a traditional franchise, even the highest estimate for Dustless Blasting is an affordable alternative.

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With Dustless Blasting, you have the unique opportunity to start a business for as little as under $50,000. Where else can you invest such a low amount that gives you a huge potential for profit? We love hearing from our successful contractors — like Chuck, who was able to pay off his machine with his very first job.

Or, hear from Steve, a former franchise owner who grew tired of the astronomical monthly fees. He started a Dustless Blasting business so he wouldn't have to work for anyone else. 

So what are you waiting for? We even offer financing which makes it even easier to get started. If you're ready to take charge of your future, get started by applying today. 

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