• FAQs

    Reference our FAQ section for window coverings franchise questions and basic information on the Budget Blinds opportunity.

    How long has Budget Blinds been in business?

    Budget Blinds began operating its window coverings business in 1992.

    How long has Budget Blinds been franchising?

    Budget Blinds awarded its first window coverings franchise in 1994.

    I know I want to join Budget Blinds! What do I do next?

    Complete the online application and one of our Franchise Licensing Advisors will contact you right away.

    Why is investing in a Budget Blinds window coverings franchise a smart decision?

    Here are a few good reasons to invest in a Budget Blinds Franchise:

    • Flexible schedule
    • Home-based business model
    • Low overhead
    • Amazing product selection and quality
    • Strong training and support systems
    • National and local marketing support and guidance
    • Relationships with Budget Blinds Alliance Vendors

    What are the steps towards becoming a Budget Blinds franchisee?

    Once you decide that you want to pursue the Budget Blinds home based franchise opportunity, here are the steps you'll take along the way:

    • Complete the online information request form
    • Work with your Advisor
    • Complete an application to become a franchisee
    • Attend a Discovery Day at our Headquarters in Irvine, CA
    • Sign contracts and pay associated fees
    • Attend initial training

    How often do people purchase window coverings?

    Based on our experience, homeowners purchase window treatments every 4–7 years. Of course, Budget Blinds offers more than just window treatments, so you'll be able to market your business back to previous customers to encourage them to buy area rugs, seasonal pillows, decorative mirrors and more.

    How do you help me market my business locally?

    We believe that your efforts are the key to making your window coverings business grow. So it's important that your materials portray your business as professional and upscale. As such, we provide you with the following upon the start of your business:

    • Training
    • Initial Marketing Plan – We prepare an initial local marketing campaign, with your input, that is specifically targeted to the customers in your territory for you to implement at your own expense.
    • Start-Up Package that includes personalized local web pages, software, vehicle logos, yard signs, door hangers, stationery and polo shirts embroidered with the Budget Blinds® logo.
    • National Toll-Free Number
    • Website
    • Advertising

    Do I need a Contractors License and Bond?

    This depends on where you will conduct business. All prospective franchisees should investigate all of the laws and requirements of the state or province, county or municipality in which they will do business.

    What is the franchise fee?

    The Budget Blinds initial low cost franchise fee is $19,950.

    What is the territory fee?

    The Budget Blinds territory fee is $70,000 for a single territory. If you purchase the rights to two exclusive territories initially, we will discount the territory fee for each territory by $5,000, which will make your fees $130,000 for two territories.

    Do you help me secure financing?

    Budget Blinds provides financing of up to $40,000 to qualified candidates.

    I don't have a lot of experience operating a business. Will there be someone to guide me through the process?

    We'll be here to guide you through the process. After initial training we have a team of business coaches who will proactively call you during your first 90 days in business to guide you through the day-to-day routine. After that, we're just a phone call away if you have a question. Plus, you may request to have one of our skilled field consultants visit your territory for face-to-face support. Lastly, you have access to the network of your fellow franchisees who have "been there, done that" for advice.

    I've owned a business before. I think I have a pretty good idea what to do, but may need some help with the products. Can you help?

    Absolutely! Some of our business coaches are product experts who will help find the benefits to sell to your customers or tell you which drill bit to use when installing a bracket. Yes, they'll even tell you what a bracket is if necessary. Our Alliance Vendors are also great sources of information regarding their products.

This is not an offering to sell a franchise. Franchise offerings are made through review of the Franchise Disclosure Document. This contains forward-looking statements about, among other items, the sales, revenues, products, consumer acceptance, growth rates and franchising potential of Budget Blinds, LLC. The statements reflect management's current expectations regarding future events. Statements about Budget Blinds' past performance are not necessarily indicative of its future results. Budget Blinds, LLC. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise. This information is not offered or disclosed in connection with an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any franchise. Budget Blinds® is a registered trademark of Budget Blinds, LLC. in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, brand names or product names belong to their respective owners. © Budget Blinds, LLC. 2012. All Rights Reserved.

*Reflects data reported by franchisees for 2017 for U.S. / Reflects data reported by franchisees for 2016 for Canada. Refer to FDD for details.
**Sundale Industry Research, 2018.
***Fredonia, 2012.
†Entrepreneur Magazine