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How much does it cost to start a home healthcare business?

A look at the startup costs for a BrightStar Care home health care business

The estimated startup costs for a BrightStar Care home healthcare business range from $94,156 to $176,566, depending on real estate prices and salary ranges in your area, as well as the size of the territory your wish to serve. BrightStar Care franchises have a minimum of 200,000 to 250,000 people in their territory.

To qualify for a franchise, you will need $100,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $400,000. We also recommend additional capital or income to cover living expenses during the first 12 months in which your business is ramping up.

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The chart below, from Item 7 of our 2016 Franchise Disclosure Document, outlines the startup costs for a BrightStar Care franchise.

Estimated startup costs

EXPENDITURESAMOUNTMETHOD OF PAYMENTWHEN DUEPAID TO
Initial Franchise Fee*
See Note 1
$50,000 for the first
200,000 – 250,000 in
population in your
Protected Territory plus
$200 for each additional
1,000 (or portion
thereof) individuals in
your Protected Territory
above 250,000
As incurredUpon signing the Franchise AgreementUs
Leased Space for Agency
See Note 2
$3,200 – $7,200See Note 2See Note 2See Note 2
Furnishings
See Note 3
$1,500 - $3,000As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of purchase
Computer Infrastructure
See Note 4
$3,500 - $5,500As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of lease or purchase
Signage
See Note 5
$300 - $1,000As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of purchaseApproved sign vendors
Utility Deposits
See Note 6
$100 - $500Lump sumAs per terms of invoiceLandlord, service providers
Marketing Materials
See Note 7
$900 plus S&HAs arranged with vendorAs per terms of invoiceApproved print vendor
Grand Opening Advertising$0 - $3,000As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of invoice
Business Licenses and Home Health Agency License
See Note 8
$200 - $7,400City/county municipal authority; if applicable, state health care governing authorityAs required by applicable authorityApplicable authority
Joint Commission Accreditation Application Fee & Membership, and Initial Accreditation Visit
See Note 9
$0 - $4,250As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of purchaseDirect to selected vendor
Consultants and/or
Director of Nursing hired in advance of opening to meet licensure requirements, as needed.
See Note 10
$0 - $5,040Directly to Consultant / Director of NursingAs per terms of invoice
CPA to Certify Licensure Submission
See Note 11
$0 - $1,000As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of purchaseDirect to selected vendor
Insurance (excluding workers comp)
See Note 12
$963 - $1,360Directly to approved supplier as per supplier’s invoiceAs per terms of invoiceApproved vendor
Worker’s Comp Insurance
See Note 13
$782 - $3,604Directly to approved supplier as per supplier's invoiceAs per terms of invoiceApproved vendor
CSA Training and Certification
See Note 14
$895 - $1,595Direct to VendorAs per terms of purchaseApproved vendor
Various Dues and Memberships$0 - $500 annually. Paid within first three months in fullDirect to VendorAs per association's invoiceLocal Chamber of Commerce, HCAOA, Elder Care Councils, Continuity of Care Organizations, etc
Employee Travel and Living Expenses Associated with Training
See Note 15
$4,540 - $6,040As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of purchase
Legal Fees
See Note 16
$1,000 - $5,000As arranged with vendorsAs per terms of invoice
Additional Operating Funds – 3 months
See Notes 17 and 18
$26,276- $69,677Lump sumsAs neededVarious
Total$ 94,156 - $176,566

*$50,000 for the first 200,000 – 250,000 in population in your Protected Territory plus $200 for each additional 1,000 (or portion thereof) individuals in your Protected Territory above 250,000

Item 7 Notes

More details

We provide more details about each of these fees in our Franchise Disclosure Document. If you are ready to learn more, fill out the form on this page to download a free executive report and start a conversation. We look forward to answering your questions. You can also call us at 877-689-6898.