Steps to Ownership?
The Style Encore® Process
At Winmark®, we believe that positioning our franchisees for success occurs in the
preparation before the grand opening of a new store. That is why we've
created a robust, multi-phase process for evaluating franchisee candidates,
familiarizing them with the Style Encore brand, and allowing them to get
to know our approach to franchise success.
If you're interested in owning and operating your own Style Encore store,
then our team is ready to hear from you. Fill out our
qualification form today to start the process.
The first step in the franchisee application process is getting each candidate
qualified. First, this will require submitting Winmark basic information
about who you are and where you're interested in opening a Style Encore
store via our qualification form. After our team gets back to you, we
will ensure that you are financially qualified for this franchise opportunity
and we will answer any initial inquiries you may have about the brand
or our franchise system.
Financial qualifications include:
- $400,000 – Net Worth
- Liquid assets (cash or stocks) of $75,000 to $105,000
If you do not meet these financial requirements—don't worry. Many
of our franchisees are able to secure a loan to make the necessary investment
by partnering with family or friends to help them meet the requirements.
Winmark's long history of franchising success has helped many of our partnerships
qualify for bank approval. We have also partnered with leading franchise
financial institutions to help you get pre-qualified and walk you through
the loan process if need be.
Getting to Know Winmark
Once you are approved financially, Winmark will want to make sure our candidates
are familiar with the Style Encore brand and will help coordinate visits
with existing Style Encore stores. While visiting, you'll get a sense
of how our stores are laid out and operate, and you'll speak with owners
about their experiences running the store and working with Winmark.
Once you've completed your visits, we'll invite you to our Discovery Day
here in Minneapolis. This is your opportunity to meet our Style Encore
franchise team and learn about the training and ongoing support our franchise
partners receive. Discovery Day is the perfect opportunity for both Winmark
and the candidate to ask each other questions and discover whether or
not they are a fit for one another.
Joining the Winmark Family
Once final approval is granted after Discovery Day, you're ready to join
our Winmark family and start your journey toward owning your own Style
Encore franchise! We'll help you schedule your first week of training
while our team gets to work helping you to select a site and prepare the
location. The whole process takes several months, but in the meantime,
all our new franchisees receive the instruction and resources they need
to be ready for their grand opening!
Have more questions about this process? Then
contact us at
(866) 816-6044 today to get the answers you need to start this journey with us here at Winmark.