Driving Miss Daisy

About Driving Miss Daisy

The idea of beginning a new endeavour can be daunting and pursuing it alone can be tougher than one would expect. The pressure of planning, operating and navigating a business from its idea stage through its launch is the most critical process that any business owner will face. That is why the idea of becoming a franchisee is appealing as it generally reduces risk because so much of the work has been done for you.

Bev Halisky, the founder and president of the Corporation, worked in various medical offices and hospitals for 30+ years and had a first-hand look at the void there was in the marketplace for seniors assistance and accompaniment and made a decision to change that void.

Driving Miss Daisy, an Alberta based franchise operation, provides quality assistance, accompaniment services to seniors and those with disabilities. Driving Miss Daisy was established January 1, 2002. As of September 2012 Driving Miss Daisy has 60 operational franchises and 45 Franchise owners and several pending sales in the works. To date, Franchises are operational throughout Alberta, BC, Ontario, Saskatchewan and we are currently adding Manitoba as our 5th Canadian province. Franchise opportunities are available throughout Canada.

Do you want to be independent, own your own business and control your earning potential? To be awarded a Driving Miss Daisy franchise you must possess a dedication to succeed, a determination for independence and the desire to help seniors and those with disabilities. We are looking for a team of owners across Canada who can share our mission and passion for serving seniors and those with disabilities.

The oldest boomers are now 60 years old and life expectancy is now 80 years. The number of seniors in Canada is currently about 3.9 million and this is projected to increase to 9.8 million by 2036. While longer life spans give people more time to enjoy their lives, this fact also presents a series of challenges, limitations and disabilities that increase with age (mobility, agility, hearing, vision and pain). Driving Miss Daisy strives to help individuals and their families overcome these challenges.

Driving Miss Daisy offers:
1. Low start-up costs
2. Home based low overhead
3. No medical or health care experience required
4. Predominantly a cash business with very few receivables
5. Exclusive territories

For a one-time franchise fee of $20,000 and no monthly Royalty Fees, you can own and operate your own small business within our family of franchisees. It is a simple turn-key business that enables you to be up and running within 14-21 days.

For more information or to inquire about a specific Territory, please visit http://drivingmissdaisy.net/en/franchise-opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
21st Century Auto Alliance $4,500 $20,000
360 Painting $60,000 6% 2% $85,455-$132,500
Above Grade Level $30,000 $36,000-$69,000
ALCO-BUDDY N/A 0 0 $1,999-And Up
ASP-America's Swimming Pool Company $32,000-$65,000 8 - 4% 1% $96,198-$143,332
Auto Appraisal Network $12,000-$20,000 $110/appraisal $16,700-$44,275
BallStars N/A $7,995-$27,995
BeautiControl N/A $1-$25,000
City Saver N/A $34,966-$48,121
ColorChef N/A $121,250-$162,500
cPRIME USA N/A $49-$25,000
CRAL System $27,500 9.5% -10% 3% local +2% Nat'l $110,551-$161,743
Creative Memories N/A $60-And Up
Cybertary $37,500-$60,000 5%/ Min.$400+$100 Technology Fee/month 1%/ Min.$20/Mo. $40,000-$78,000
Deck Renewal Systems USA $29,000 5% $29,000-$50,000
Dental Fix RX $25,000 Corporate support fee $60,100-$158,000
DIGICOM $30,000 $71,670-$151,770
DJ's Couture N/A 0 0 $25,000
Drug Test Consultant, The N/A $12,995
End Result, The N/A $48,000-$72,000
Enviropaving $70,000 $100,000-And Up
Enzacta International Business Opportunity N/A $250-$1,050
Express Medical Transporters $45,000 4%-4.5%-5% up to 2% $175,000-$242,000
Floor Hero $15,000-$20,000 4% $24,930-$46,680
Games2U Canada $20,000-$35,000 $1000/Mo. or 6% $55,750-And Up
Gamin' Ride N/A $140,000
Gift Card Monkey N/A $14,900-$19,900
Great Northern Insulation $40,000 $40,000-And Up
Groutsmith $19,900-$28,900 Fixed $27,000-$45,000
Growing Roots $15,000 4% or $150/ month 1% $25,000-$45,000
HART Health $20,000 5% 2% $35,170-$64,180
Healthy Times Newspaper $15,000 $500/ month $18,000-$29,000
Hygienitech N/A $4,950
iPreserve $20,000 6% $45,000
IronDrive $20,000 6% 2% $39,000
KC Home Inventory N/A $195-$425
Little Black Book for every busy woman, The $12,000-$22,000 Varies $21,400-$46,300
Maintenance Made Simple $20,000 6% 2% $35,300-$64,800
Max International N/A $1-$25,000
MonitorClosely.com $20,000 8% 2% $45,000-$60,000
Mr. Parging $35,000 $35,000-And Up
My Destination N/A 500/month $20,000-$50,000
My Very Own Adventure! N/A $2.00/DVD $7,495-$19,995
Natural Floral Wholesale Distributors $6,500-$22,500 $6,500-$65,000
Newcomers Welcome Service $25,000 $3-5/visit $39,500-$50,000
Nucerity International - Skincerity N/A $1-$25,000
OccasionOgraphy N/A $495
Paramount Home Beauty $14,800 5% $44,100
Perfect Post $25,000 $80,000-$130,000
PHWS International $60,000 7% $97,750-$146,825
Plan Ahead Events $34,500 $300+/mo.. $45,855-$71,245
Red Wheel Fundraising $20,000 8% $38,000-$86,000
Rocky Mountain School of Furniture Repair N/A $1-$25,000
Schoolofmusic.com N/A $350
Senzu N/A 0 0 $75
ServiStar $44,500-$194,500 Varies $88,500-$790,000
Sir Grout $39,500 6% $250/mo. $77,045-$129,780
Swim Squad, The $7,500 6% $16,200-$33,500
TheLightPros.com $20,000 $30,000-$41,000
Tidbits Media N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
U-Turn Vending N/A $15,000-And Up
Urban Enterprises $9,000 $400/mo. $9,000
VIP Bin Cleaning $20,000 $75,000-And Up
We Do Lines $30,000 $50,000-$75,000
Woody's Wood Shops $22,000 6% 2% $85,000-$185,000
Xtreme Polish Systems N/A $25,000-$50,000
YYZ Travel Group N/A $1-$25,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
21st Century Auto Alliance
$4,500 $20,000
360 Painting
$60,000 6% 2% $85,455-$132,500
Above Grade Level
$30,000 $36,000-$69,000
ALCO-BUDDY
N/A 0 0 $1,999-And Up
ASP-America's Swimming Pool Company
$32,000-$65,000 8 - 4% 1% $96,198-$143,332
Auto Appraisal Network
$12,000-$20,000 $110/appraisal $16,700-$44,275
BallStars
N/A $7,995-$27,995
BeautiControl
N/A $1-$25,000
City Saver
N/A $34,966-$48,121
ColorChef
N/A $121,250-$162,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
cPRIME USA
N/A $49-$25,000
CRAL System
$27,500 9.5% -10% 3% local +2% Nat'l $110,551-$161,743
Creative Memories
N/A $60-And Up
Cybertary
$37,500-$60,000 5%/ Min.$400+$100 Technology Fee/month 1%/ Min.$20/Mo. $40,000-$78,000
Deck Renewal Systems USA
$29,000 5% $29,000-$50,000
Dental Fix RX
$25,000 Corporate support fee $60,100-$158,000
DIGICOM
$30,000 $71,670-$151,770
DJ's Couture
N/A 0 0 $25,000
Drug Test Consultant, The
N/A $12,995
End Result, The
N/A $48,000-$72,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Enviropaving
$70,000 $100,000-And Up
Enzacta International Business Opportunity
N/A $250-$1,050
Express Medical Transporters
$45,000 4%-4.5%-5% up to 2% $175,000-$242,000
Floor Hero
$15,000-$20,000 4% $24,930-$46,680
Games2U Canada
$20,000-$35,000 $1000/Mo. or 6% $55,750-And Up
Gamin' Ride
N/A $140,000
Gift Card Monkey
N/A $14,900-$19,900
Great Northern Insulation
$40,000 $40,000-And Up
Groutsmith
$19,900-$28,900 Fixed $27,000-$45,000
Growing Roots
$15,000 4% or $150/ month 1% $25,000-$45,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
HART Health
$20,000 5% 2% $35,170-$64,180
Healthy Times Newspaper
$15,000 $500/ month $18,000-$29,000
Hygienitech
N/A $4,950
iPreserve
$20,000 6% $45,000
IronDrive
$20,000 6% 2% $39,000
KC Home Inventory
N/A $195-$425
Little Black Book for every busy woman, The
$12,000-$22,000 Varies $21,400-$46,300
Maintenance Made Simple
$20,000 6% 2% $35,300-$64,800
Max International
N/A $1-$25,000
MonitorClosely.com
$20,000 8% 2% $45,000-$60,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Mr. Parging
$35,000 $35,000-And Up
My Destination
N/A 500/month $20,000-$50,000
My Very Own Adventure!
N/A $2.00/DVD $7,495-$19,995
Natural Floral Wholesale Distributors
$6,500-$22,500 $6,500-$65,000
Newcomers Welcome Service
$25,000 $3-5/visit $39,500-$50,000
Nucerity International - Skincerity
N/A $1-$25,000
OccasionOgraphy
N/A $495
Paramount Home Beauty
$14,800 5% $44,100
Perfect Post
$25,000 $80,000-$130,000
PHWS International
$60,000 7% $97,750-$146,825
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Plan Ahead Events
$34,500 $300+/mo.. $45,855-$71,245
Red Wheel Fundraising
$20,000 8% $38,000-$86,000
Rocky Mountain School of Furniture Repair
N/A $1-$25,000
Schoolofmusic.com
N/A $350
Senzu
N/A 0 0 $75
ServiStar
$44,500-$194,500 Varies $88,500-$790,000
Sir Grout
$39,500 6% $250/mo. $77,045-$129,780
Swim Squad, The
$7,500 6% $16,200-$33,500
TheLightPros.com
$20,000 $30,000-$41,000
Tidbits Media
N/A $76 per week $8,500-$25,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
U-Turn Vending
N/A $15,000-And Up
Urban Enterprises
$9,000 $400/mo. $9,000
VIP Bin Cleaning
$20,000 $75,000-And Up
We Do Lines
$30,000 $50,000-$75,000
Woody's Wood Shops
$22,000 6% 2% $85,000-$185,000
Xtreme Polish Systems
N/A $25,000-$50,000
YYZ Travel Group
N/A $1-$25,000