A Sweet Beginnings Wedding Consulting & Event Planners

  • Sweet Beginnings Franchise Corp.
105 - 1037 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 1E3
Canada
  • (866) 730-5553 / (604) 738-9552
  • (604) 876-6460 (Fax)

Sweet Beginnings is a full-service wedding consulting and event-planning franchise that also offers full decor and chair-cover rental services for events ranging from small gatherings to extravagant galas. Sweet Beginnings' packages are individually tailored to each client's budget and style. In addition, Sweet Beginnings provides event planning for Christmas parties, grand openings, reunions, fashion shows, school events, birthday and anniversary parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other events.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1997

Franchising Since: 2004

Operating Units

Franchised Units 20 90.9%
Company-Owned Units 2 9.1%
Total Operating Units 22 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 2 11.1% In 2 States
Canada 16 88.9% In 3 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 18 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
British Columbia 8
Ontario 2
California 1

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Oregon, Alberta

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 4
Site Selection
Assistance
N/A
Lease Negotiation Assistance N/A
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures
Additional Services: In-House Marketing

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening N/A
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline N/A

Training

On-Site 3-4 Days
Corporate Office 4-5 Days
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $35K
Cash Investment $25-35K
Total Investment $29-44K
Average Total Investment $35K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $10-20K
Average Franchise Fee $15K
On-Going Royalty $300
Average Royalty 0%
Advertising Fee $75

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 0
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 2
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions N/A
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 3
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 4
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 10 years
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 6
USA Yes, CA, FL, AZ, NV
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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