Sir Grout

Dec 7, 2017
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Ethan Wickersham
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Does anybody know much about the Sir Grout franchise? It seems like a good option for me but I wanted to get some honest feedback from people first. I know a franchise isn’t for everyone but I think it would be good for me, as I’m not the most organized or business savvy person. Any tips would be much appreciated!
 
Mar 24, 2006
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Metairie, LA
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Michael R. Zembik
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Does anybody know much about the Sir Grout franchise? It seems like a good option for me but I wanted to get some honest feedback from people first. I know a franchise isn’t for everyone but I think it would be good for me, as I’m not the most organized or business savvy person. Any tips would be much appreciated!
I've read their FDD. You're paying a lot, both up front and then with continuing royalties and advertising fees, just for some organization. They may be good for marketing, however. I think their website is the best in the business.
 
Sep 4, 2015
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jeff kessler
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Does anybody know much about the Sir Grout franchise? It seems like a good option for me but I wanted to get some honest feedback from people first. I know a franchise isn’t for everyone but I think it would be good for me, as I’m not the most organized or business savvy person. Any tips would be much appreciated!
I would say if you are thinking of spending money on a franchise,, take three months and think and research it, at the end of those three months if you still want one , then go for it...….. I am willing to bet with in a few days youll ditch the franchise...…. Even if you buy a franchise you are still starting from scratch, all the money you spend in the world is not going to make you a success in this franchise world... YOU HAVE TO DO IT,, YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALL, NO ONE IS GOING TO BUILD THIS FOR YOU !!!

THINK HARD ON IT !!! HAVE YOU DONE ANY RESEARCH ON THE SUCCESSES OF THE NEW FRANCHISES OF THIS SIR GROUT?
 
Dec 7, 2017
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Ethan Wickersham
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I’ve read a lot of the FDD (300 pages) and it does seem scary to pay all those fees, but also nice to have a proven system and being able to follow their model of success. My next step would be to contact a few of the franchisees and get their feedback. I’m definitely going to take my time with this and make sure it’s right for me.
 
Mar 24, 2006
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Metairie, LA
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Michael R. Zembik
Business Location
United States
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Depends on your location and market.
They are a competitor for me but their pricing is ridiculous
Yo Pistol. You just articulated the problem. Their royalty and advertising fees are so excessive that the franchisee needs to charge more just to maintain any kind of a margin. Ethan, I have an idea. Why not retain Pistol or someone else on this board who already has a successful hard surface restoration business? That person could train you and show you how to set up your business and then provide ongoing consultation services. That person would be well compensated and you would only spend a fraction of the amount required to start a Sir Grout franchise. A win-win scenario. Most importantly, you would not be obligated to produce royalties for the next 10 years. Remember, even if you shut down the franchise for whatever reason, you are still obligated to produce royalties until the term of the agreement expires. In other words, your downside risk is unlimited.
 
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