Franchise for First Responders: From Frontline to Owning a Business
After a life in service as a First Responder, it’s time to fulfill your dream of owning your own business. Where to start? Owning a Big Frog franchise store is a good first step in transitioning from being on the frontline toward becoming a successful first-time business owner.
Through our extensive support, exclusive incentives and resources, Big Frog is dedicated to helping first responders – from firefighters, EMTs to law enforcers – thrive and succeed in starting and operating a small business.
Franchise Discounts for First Responders
20% DISCOUNT OFF THE INITIAL FEE
A proud member of the International Franchise Association (VetFran) program, Big Frog offers qualified veterans and first responders up to a 20% discount off the initial franchise fee for your first standard franchise location.
LIMITED-TIME: NO FRANCHISE ROYALTY FOR 12 MONTHS
As Big Frog’s way of saying thank you for your service, qualifying veterans and first responders not only receive the initial franchise fee discount but also receive an incentive of no franchise royalty for 12 months. This limited-time incentive will be offered to first responders until September 2023. The financial incentives could add up to more than $15,000 for qualified veterans and first responders, depending on the location of the shop.
WHY FIRST RESPONDERS CHOOSE BIG FROG FRANCHISE?
- Community-Focused: Continue to Serve the Community by Being a Leader in Helping Raise Funds & Supporting Local Causes & Events
- Family-Friendly with Daylight Operating Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM Weekday Retail Hours with Limited Weekend Hours Ensure You’ll Have Quality Weekend Time with Family
- Low Investment: Own a Big Frog Franchise for Just Over $200,000 All-In
- Low Overhead: Operate with Minimal Employees and Low Inventory
- Unlimited Income Potential: High Gross Margins with Limited Income Streams – B2B & B2C
- Cash Business: Fully Operate a “No Receivables, Cash Business”
- Recession-Resistant: Everyone wears a t-shirt! Operate a business that thrives in any economic climate
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I BUY A BIG FROG FRANCHISE?
Big Frog is the only franchise of its kind in America. In our niche (retail Direct-to-Garment, known as DTG) we are the only chain or franchise. We appeal both to a newly created marketplace (1-100 garments) as well as offer other decorating services to service from 1 to 10,000 custom garments. We are a fun business with deep ties to our local communities. We have a strong history of success and wonderful validation from our franchise owners. Minimal employees and hours. High margins. Low capital investment. New technology. Green process. No receivables. We offer a high quality of life business and we emphasize giving back to the community. B-to-B as well as B-to-C. Low overhead and operating costs.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO OPEN A STORE?
To ensure you can obtain the necessary financing you will need to move forward, we require you to have a minimum of $50,000 liquid assets (cash and marketable securities) and $300,000 net worth. This requirement may be higher if construction costs are higher than normal in certain areas.
For more frequently asked questions and answers, visit our FAQ page.