STEPS TO BECOME A PROHIBITION FRANCHISEE
Plan to come spend time with the PROHIBITION family.
Sit down in our conference room and learn about the business, services and the products we carry.
Undergo the due diligence process. Review the print material and information we have provided you.
Sign a Letter Of Intent with deposit.
Submit your desired Prohibition locations for approval.
Once a desired site has been selected, we will generate your store layout and provide you with a turn-key operation, ready for success.
We'll be there to train you in retail development, management, customer service, marketing and quality assurance.
FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
1. WHAT DOES THE FRANCHISE INCLUDE?
It entitles you to own and operate a PROHIBITION boutique, use the trademarks, business methods and our upscale decor. Facilities planning, specifications for fixtures, equipment and leasehold improvements.
Site selection and lease negotiation by Oberfeld Snowcap and the PROHIBITION team
Store opening assistance
Advertising and marketing support
Continued field support
A complete product line of smoking accessories
2. HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO INVEST?
The total investment required varies from location to location, based on a number of different factors such as the size of the premises and its condition(ranging from 800 to 3000 sq.FT.). Generally, total startup costs range from $250,000 to $400,000 including a full inventory.
3. WHO DESIGNS AND BUILDS MY LOCATION?
PROHIBITION works with approved contractors, designers and equipment suppliers to operate within budget and time constraints.
4. ONCE I HAVE BEEN APPROVED, HOW SOON CAN I EXPECT TO OPEN MY FRANCHISE?
That primarily depends on the availability of locations in the area you have selected for your store. In some areas, sites have already been preselected, which substantially reduces the time involved.
5. HOW MUCH IS THE PROHIBITION FRANCHISE FEE?
A franchise fee of $25,000 grants a license and franchise to operate a Prohibition and to sell products and services offered at Prohibition boutiques. It also licenses you to use our trademark, product lines, design features, signage, supplier contracts and operation procedures.
6. IS IT POSSIBLE TO OWN MORE THAN ONE LOCATION?
Yes, provided that you have demonstrated that you are financially capable and can properly manage more than one store.
7. HOW MUCH ARE THE ROYALTIES?
Five percent of gross sales.
8. HOW IS THE SITE SELECTED FOR MY LOCATION?
We use Oberfeld Snowcap's knowledgeable team, with 35 years of experience. Combined with PROHIBITION's detailed evaluation of the site to select opportune locations.
9. I HAVE NEVER NEGOTIATED A COMMERCIAL LEASE. WHAT ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE?
After your site is selected, Oberfeld and PROHIBITION will use their experience to negotiate a beneficial lease.
10. IS ANY EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO OWN A FRANCHISE?
No industry related experience is necessary. After completing our comprehensive training program, you will be ready to manage your site.
11. HOW MUCH TRAINING WILL I NEED?
You will receive a comprehensive 2-week long training program prior to the location opening, as well as a full week of in-store support to ensure all aspects are up to standards before we complete the handover.
Every franchisee will also receive an operations manual, detailing information from the hiring of employees to the ordering of products.
12. DO I NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF MY FRANCHISE?
At least one owner or designated manager must be involved on a full-time basis and be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the store.
13. HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE THE NECESSARY FINANCES?
Your completed application form will be evaluated by our finance department. They will let you know if your financial status will qualify you for financing.
14. HOW LONG IS THE TERM OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT?
The term of the Franchise Agreement coincides with the term of the lease.
15. MAY I SELL MY FRANCHISE?
Yes, subject to PROHIBITION's right of refusal and the approval of the new franchisee by PROHIBITION. There is also a transfer tax of $ 5,000, which includes training for the new franchisee.
16. I AM INTERESTED IN A FRANCHISE, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
Once the franchise request form has been submitted, a PROHIBITION representative will contact you.