Startup Costs and Fees

Affordable startup costs make Merle Norman Cosmetics an attractive franchise to own

Merle Norman Cosmetics offers an attractive and affordable opportunity for franchise ownership. The initial investment to begin a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio ranges from $31,049 – $204,461, depending on the floor plan and site where you choose to locate.

Merle Norman startup costs include the price for one of several initial packages of Merle Norman Cosmetics, supplies and other items, which range from approximately $13,665 to $17,625 that is paid to Merle Norman. The total investment does not include rent for the business location.

Studio In a Regional Mall

Approximate initial investment $106,1761 to $204,461

Type of Expenditure AmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo whom Payment is to be Made
Real EstateVariable
Initial Package of Inventory and Supplies$13,665 - $17,625As Scheduled MNC
Studio Costs
Fixtures & Furnishings
Millwork Fixtures$18,250 - $24,724As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Acrylic Organizers
$3,400 - $3,950As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Tables & Chairs$450 - $975As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Graphics$138As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Mirros$350 - $500As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Merchandising Pieces $423 - $699As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Flooring$2,500 - $5,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Lighting $1,500 - $2,500As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Interactive Play Table $2,200As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Digital Compu Stick $0 - $250As IncurredAs IncurredMNC
Exterior Signage$3,500 - $6,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Construction$18,000-$80,000As IncurredAs IncurredLocal Vendors
Computer (Hardware & Software)$1,800 - $4,900As IncurredAs IncurredLocal Vendors / MNC
Working Capital, Deposits, Insurance, and Advertising$40,000 - $55,000As IncurredAs IncurredMNC, Suppliers, Landlord, Utilities
TOTAL$106,176 - $204,461 (Does not include real estate costs)

Studio Not in a Regional Mall

Approximate initial investment $63,264 to $102,105

Type of Expenditure AmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo whom Payment is to be Made
Real EstateVariable
Initial Package of Inventory and Supplies$13,665 - $17,625As Scheduled MNC
Studio Costs
Fixtures & Furnishings
Millwork Fixtures$7,988 - $9,868As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Acrylic Organizers
$3,400 - $3,950As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Tables & Chairs$450 - $975As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Graphics$138As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Mirros$350 - $500As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Merchandising Pieces $423 - $699As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Flooring$1,850 - $2,500
As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Lighting $1,500 - $2,500
As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Interactive Play Table $2,200As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Digital Compu Stick $0 - $250As IncurredAs IncurredMNC
Exterior Signage$3,500 - $6,000As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Construction$8,000 - $25,000
As IncurredAs IncurredLocal Vendors
Computer (Hardware & Software)$1,800 - $4,900As IncurredAs IncurredLocal Vendors / MNC
Working Capital, Deposits, Insurance, and Advertising$18,000 - $25,000
As IncurredAs IncurredMNC, Suppliers, Landlord, Utilities
TOTAL$63,264 - $102,105
(Does not include real estate costs)

Studio Located within an Existing Business

Approximate initial investment $31,049 to $47,508

Type of Expenditure AmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo whom Payment is to be Made
Real EstateVariable
Initial Package of Inventory and Supplies$13,665 - $17,625As Scheduled MNC
Studio Costs
Fixtures & Furnishings
Millwork Fixtures$5,773 - $7,821
As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Acrylic Organizers
$3,400 - $3,950As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Tables & Chairs$0 - $925
As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Graphics$138As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Mirros$350 - $500As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Merchandising Pieces $423 - $699As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Interactive Play Table $2,200As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers / MNC
Digital Compu Stick $0 - $250As IncurredAs IncurredMNC
Exterior Signage$300 - $2,500
As IncurredAs IncurredSuppliers
Computer (Hardware & Software)$1,800 - $4,900As IncurredAs IncurredLocal Vendors / MNC
Working Capital, Deposits, Insurance, and Advertising$1,500 - $3,500
As IncurredAs IncurredMNC, Suppliers, Landlord, Utilities
TOTAL$31,049 - $47,508
(Does not include real estate costs)

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