Color Me Mine Enterprises Franchise

Paint-it-yourself ceramic studio

Color Me Mine is the leader in the contemporary ceramics industry. Each location is an upscale artas-entertainment studio offering unfinished ceramics and other craft media. Customers enter a relaxing environment, choose one of 400 unfinished pieces, and spend an hour or two painting it to express their own vision. Ceramic pieces are left to be glazed and fired, then picked up later.

Based in Glendale, California, Color Me Mine was founded in 1992. There are over 130 studios open and under development in the United States, Canada, China, Netherlands, South Korea, Philippines, Kuwait, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, and Australia.
Color Me Mine has no other priority than the support of its franchise owners.

President Mike Mooslin says, "As the only international chain in the contemporary ceramics industry, Color Me Mine is addressing the industry's concerns that this is a fad and that it's an easy business to enter. Our focus is on long-term stability through product diversification, proprietary innovations, centralized marketing, and operating systems that are difficult and expensive for independent operators to replicate."

According to Maria Baker, Senior Director of Franchise Development, "When you own a Color Me Mine studio, you gain several important advantages over individuals who choose to go into business on their own. As a franchise owner, you are part of an established system of operations from the moment you open your studio. You receive 9 days of comprehensive training and have access to experts with years of business experience in the field so that you don't have to rely on your own trial and error. You become part of a team of savvy operators who meet annually to share experience and expertise, log onto a franchisee web site for marketing materials and ideas, and become part of an organization that has national name brand recognition."

Product consistency and supply sources have been an on-going challenge in the ceramics industry. Color Me Mine's licensed vendors ensure supply sources of high quality products with a consistent clay base.

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How much does it cost to open a Color Me Mine Enterprises Franchise?

The investment required to open a Color Me Mine Enterprises Franchise is between $165,950-$228,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Color Me Mine Enterprises name.

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When did the first Color Me Mine Enterprises open? 1992
When did Color Me Mine Enterprises start Franchising? 1995

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): Franchise Finance, VCS Capital Corp. (Scottsdale, AZ), First American Bank (San Fernando, CA)

Color Me Mine emphasizes the education and hands-on training of each of its franchise owners. CMM's Studio Operator Certification Program is typically scheduled nine times a year. New franchise owners start their training at our Beverly Hills studio where they spend three days receiving hands on experience prior to the classroom training.

The Color Me Mine Training Program includes classes in Painting Techniques and Design, Marketing, Profit and Loss, Scheduling, Glazing and Firing, Kiln Maintenance, Customer Service, Studio Management and Operations, Risk Management and Safety, Personnel and Hiring, and more.

After receiving your CMM Studio Operator Certification, you are ready to begin the adventure of running your own studio
On-The-Job Training: 5 days
Classroom Training: 46 hours
Additional Training: Semi-annual workshops, online training

Color Me Mine is fully dedicated to supporting its franchise owners. Since 1996, the company has invested several million dollars to develop the infrastructure required to provide the best support in the industry.

- Real Estate Analysis with a computer generated site score model.
- Financing Referral for an SBA loan or conventional loan.
- Construction Assistance including plan evaluation, bidding and ongoing support during construction period.
- Comprehensive Hands-On Training for 9 days, both in-studio and classroom, by top-level professionals.
- Opening Assistance by a company representative on-site for up to a week when you open.
- Operations Support with state-of-the-art computerized operating systems and thoroughly detailed manuals.
- Manufacturing worldwide exclusively for Color Me Mine with guaranteed supply, consistent quality and below industry pricing.
- Product Distribution facilitated by a direct link point-of-sale system to track inventory and order merchandise.
- Marketing Support with on-line marketing tools and a comprehensive franchise resource center.
- Information Services with proprietary point-of-sale software and internal control reports.
- Ongoing Support for all phases of your operation, including a technical help desk and franchise liaisons.
- Research and Development to continually evaluate new products, techniques and services to build studio sales and lower costs.
- Annual and Regional Meetings for strategic planning and input from franchise owners.
- Franchisee Web Site online intranet support center with indexed technical support, message board for communicating within the Color Me Mine network, and online access to sales reports and analysis.
- Continuing Education through regional seminars, videos, work groups, online Color Me Mine University, and CMM Mentoring Program.

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When you own a Color Me Mine franchise, you join a family of entrepreneurs who want to stay focused on their customers, and utilize a professional organization to do the administration, vendor contracts, financial services, computer support, and research and development. As a franchise owner, you have an established system of operation from the moment you open your studio. You receive customized training and have access to experts with years of experience in the industry so that you don't rely on your own trial and error. You also become part of an organization that has national name brand recognition and purchasing power to reduce your operating expenses. With a strong franchisor, you have someone working on your business while you work in your business. Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of Employees Required to Run: 2 - 6

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Color Me Mine Enterprises Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Color Me Mine Enterprises

    Color Me Mine Enterprises

    Color Me Mine Enterprises Inc.
    3722 San Fernando Road
    Glendale, CA


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