Own a Successful, Existing Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio in Spartanburg, South Carolina

merle norman franchiseUnique, limited opportunity to take over an established Merle Norman Studio with strong sales

Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio has a turnkey opportunity to buy a successful, established studio in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Owner Roma Scoggins ran the studio until she was well in her 80s, with only a small part-time staff. This is a great way for an investor to hit the ground running with an established studio with a large customer base. All fixtures are intact and can be purchased for $2,000-$2,500. This location has a large customer base and strong sales.

We’re looking for someone who wants to start a beauty business and has a passion for our products, products made in the U.S. and popular with all generations of people. Currently, Merle Norman is undergoing a resurgence as people are looking for domestically manufactured cosmetics that work well and are affordable. This is an amazing opportunity for the right person and it won’t last long!

Merle Norman stands out in the booming $532 billion global beauty industry and now boasts dozens of locations nationwide. For small towns such as Spartanburg, South Carolina, our affordable, community-focused franchise is a chance to join a well-loved brand that epitomizes the American success story. We were recently included on Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 list.

“In becoming a Merle Norman franchise owner today, you are part of a new, exciting continuation of a great legacy. We hear success stories every day from owners that recruited a new younger customer to our brand and they are blown away by our products and services, we have 25 year old women out there raving about our anti-aging line- I’ll take that!,” says Travis Richards, Board of Director and Vice President of Franchising. 

Spartanburg ranked a top place to live

Spartanburg has been rated the top place to live in Spartanburg County, according to Niche.com, and also serves as the county seat. It’s the fifth-most populous county in the state. The local population is around 38,000, with 90,000 residents living within 5 miles of the studio. 

Living in Spartanburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Spartanburg, where the average median listing home price is $189,000. The median age is 38 and the average individual income is $43,519, about 20 percent higher than the overall U.S. rate. (Source: www.economicfuturesgroup.com/main/demographics/) The public schools in Spartanburg are highly rated. Although Spartanburg is a charming small town, it is within a couple hours’ driving distance to several large cities, including Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. It is home to top employers BMW and Adidas, as well as the local health care and school system.

Merle Norman is an affordable franchise opportunity

Merle Norman is one of the most affordable opportunities in the beauty industry. Merle Norman franchise owners do not have to pay any franchise or royalty fees, and we reimburse up to 60 percent for local marketing and advertising costs. 

Even better, you do not have to have any retail experience to invest in a Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise. We are committed to investing in our franchise owners’ education and training, so they are equipped to own and operate a studio from day one. Our education programs cover all aspects of studio ownership, including best business practices, marketing strategies, skincare consultation and makeup artistry.

Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise is poised for growth throughout the country. We anticipate adding at least 42 new studio franchise units this year. Extended to entrepreneurs beginning in 1931, then by Merle Norman herself, our franchise opportunity gives franchisees personal and professional fulfillment as Merle Norman Cosmetics studio owners.

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