Own a HobbyTown

With HobbyTown you can Build a Life for Yourself While you Have Fun.

HobbyTown Franchise Owners are motivated individuals or couples who are driven to grow their hobby business and enjoy working with customers and motivating staff. Candidate should have a net worth of $250K and the ability to invest $75,000 to $110,000.

Franchise Investment

Depending on the size of your store, your investment costs can vary.
RANGE1,200 SQ. FT. – 1,999 SQ. FT.2,000 SQ. FT. – 4,000 SQ. FT.
FRANCHISE FEE$20,000$20,000
$1,500 – $3,700$1,500 – $3,700
INVENTORY$75,000 – $100,000$100,000 – $200,000
FIXTURES$13,000 – $17,000$16,000 – $34,000
FLOORING AND IMPROVEMENTS$9,000 – $12,000$16,000 – $34,000
SHIPPING$1,000 – $3,000$1,000 – $4,500
POS HARDWARE$6,500 – $8,000$8,000 – $11,000
SIGNAGE$3,000 – $5,000$4,000 – $8,000
OTHER EQUIPMENT$3,000 – $5,000$3,000 – $7,500
LOW VOLTAGE NETWORK$2,500 – $3,000$2,500 – $3,000
DEPOSITS$4,500 – $6,000$7,500 – $15,000
INITIAL CONSULTING$0 – $500$0 – $500
INITIAL ADVERTISING$4,500 – $5,500$5,000 – $10,000
SUPPLIES$3,000 – $3,500$4,000 – $6,000
STORE SET-UP LABOR$2,000 – $3,000$2,000 – $5,000
LOAN FEES/INTEREST$0 – $1,500$0 – $5,000
ADDITIONAL FUNDS$11,400 – $12,200$11,400 – $19,700
ESTIMATED TOTAL$160,000 – $209,000$202,000 – $388,000
POS HARDWARE2 systems2 – 4 systems

See What a Day in the Life of a HobbyTown Franchise Owner is Like.

The Process

Steps to Opening your HobbyTown.

  1. Submit a request for more information.
  2. Within one business day, we will call you to give an overview of our business, experience and core values.
  3. When you are ready to move forward, we will do a Territory Analysis.
    • Confirm Territory Availability
    • Review Demographics
      • Population
      • Income
      • Competition
  4. Provide the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
    • Review the FDD
    • Call current HobbyTown or AMain franchisees of your choice to validate the opportunity
    • Schedule your Discovery Day
  5. Discovery Day:
    • Visit our Lincoln HobbyTown store
    • Overview of services and Q&A with department heads
    • Have lunch with the Company President
    • Sign the Franchise Agreement if you are ready to move forward
  6. Once you sign the Franchise Agreement, you can begin the opening process, including:
    • Finance (see below)
    • Real Estate
    • Construction
    • Training

Funding Options

We have partnered with Benetrends to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey!

Funding is one of the most important components in buying a franchise/business. Benetrends has been funding America’s entrepreneurs for over 35 years, offering a comprehensive suite of funding options covering nearly every type of business situation.  The most popular programs are the Rainmaker Plan® (IRA/Rollover) and SBA small business loan programs.  Benetrends also offers Securities Backed Line of Credit and Equipment Leasing.

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*Exclusions apply.  Please consult with our funding experts for full details.
**SBA Loan Money-Back Fee Guarantee: If Benetrends accepts your application for processing, we guarantee your application will be approved or we refund 100% of our fee.
***Once approved, a financial package will be needed for verification. 

Pre-Qualify for Funding

Pre-Qualify for funding to determine how much and what sources of options are available to you. Fill out the form to see how much funding you may be eligible for.

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