Hometown Threads vs All That Glitz Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Hometown Threads vs All That Glitz including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Hometown Threads Franchise
All That Glitz Franchise
Investment $165,000$290,400 - $485,533
Franchise Fee $29,000$35,000
Royalty Fee 6%6%
Advertising Fee -5 years
Year Founded 19982007
Year Franchised 20012009
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Renewal Fee $5K-

Business Experience Requirements

Hometown Threads Franchise
All That Glitz Franchise
  • General business experience
  • All That Glitz� is looking for high integrity, self-motivated, personable individuals with exceptional people skills and a desire to control their own destiny while operating a fun and rewarding business. What we look for in a franchisee: � Ability to meet initial investment requirements. Friendly, high-energy person with a sense of fashion. Well developed people skills. Absolutely must genuinely care about your staff and customers. Customer service abilities must be superior. High personal standards: excellence, honesty, integrity, etc. Able to enjoy for yourself and staff being the "Star of the Show."

    Financing Options

    Hometown Threads Franchise
    All That Glitz Franchise
      In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
    Franchise Fees No/Yes-/-
    Start-up Costs No/Yes-/-
    Equipment No/Yes-/-
    Inventory No/Yes-/-
    Receivables No/No-/-
    Payroll No/No-/-

    Training & Support

    Hometown Threads Franchise
    All That Glitz Franchise
    Training -The initial training covers all material aspects of the operation of an All That Glitz franchise and is comprised of on-the-job training.
    Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives-
    Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising-
    Operations 25% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4

    Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


    Expansion Plans

    Hometown Threads Franchise
    All That Glitz Franchise
    US Expansion --
    Canada Expansion No-
    International Expansion No-

    Company Overviews

    About Hometown Threads

    Hometown Threads Stores are your personal embroidery, design studio where you can create personalized and unique apparel or home decor customized with a favorite image, name, date or monogram. Our large variety of merchandise and huge selection of embroidery designs make it easy for you to find just the right gift for family and friends. If you do not see what you need, we can special order any item you have in mind or bring us an item from home to embellish. Commemorate life's special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, births, and weddings with a personalize gift from your local Hometown Threads. Perhaps you have your own fashion statement in mind? Make your idea a reality at one of our stores with an original flair that sets you apart from the rest. Embroidery has a universal appeal and the applications are unlimited. At Hometown Threads, small business owners can create uniforms and apparel revealing their logo for corporate identity and marketing purposes. Schools use our embroidery services to personalize items like letterman jackets, sports equipment bags, knapsacks, cheerleading outfits and uniforms. Community special events such as fishing tournaments, team sports competitions, trade shows and conventions can always use embroidered merchandise for souvenirs or promotional incentives. Hometown Threads is your embroidery headquarters. With only the finest, quality merchandise, quick turnaround time and great selection, your purchase is always bound to be a big hit. 

     The Opportunity 

    With the combined knowledge of the top embroiderers in the country, high-tech equipment and computer software, we have created the ultimate in embroidery shop franchises. After years of testing the concept in high-traffic, retail store chains like Wal-Mart, we have proven results and are willing to pass this on to you, as a franchisee. Our solid business packages include an operational and marketing system that has years of success behind it. United with the best equipment, software, business tools, comprehensive training and ongoing support, we offer a great investment in a business that is fun to own and operate. We have taken the guesswork out of running your own business and are looking for entrepreneurs to join our fast growing team. If you are interested in owning a successful business, Hometown Threads is something you should definitely look into.

    About All That Glitz

     All That Glitz opened December 2006 on the Internet operating out of a guest bedroom above our garage.  Internet sales came in immediately from the US and Abroad.  At the same time we decided to open a brick and mortar store at a yet to be built Super Target Shopping Centre.


    October 2007 we opened our first retail store along with keeping the Internet.  Business took off as expected.  However, May 2008 all tenants in the Shopping Center received the unfortunate news of a State Bridge Construction Project to begin that month and would last three years.  The bridges were in front of the Shopping Center. All traffic was directed away from the Shopping Center.

    When construction began in May 2008, for the next three months our business dropped 80%, therefore, we closed on August 31, 2008. We chose a new location one mile away and opened December 2008 until present.  Year to date thru August 31, 2009 our business is up 45% in gross receipts.

    The decision to franchise came after only being open a few months at the first location.  This decision was prompted by the enormous number of part-time residents who live primarily in other states saying, "If we had a store like this back home, it would do fantastic."  Well, after hearing that a couple of thousand times and knowing the cities they were from were pretty diverse, it became apparent this would be one incredible franchise.  Also having sold this fashion jewelry on the internet in almost every state and several countries with email compliments saying the same thing it became a must to go forward.

    To our future franchisees, "Put your seat belts on, cause you're in for the ride of your life."