FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A PAINT BULL AFFILIATE?
Pricing will vary based on the type of program you are most interested in. Complete business programs run from $20,000 to $50,000, while equipment and training programs can be under $10,000.
WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS?
We are serviced by two airports, MBS in Saginaw and FNT in Flint, we will work with you on travel arrangements to determine your best options. Most of our students stay at the Ramada Inn and Suites in Saginaw. www.ramadainnsaginaw.com They provide ground transportation to and from the airport and training each day along with breakfast and and evening meal Monday through Thursday.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?
We work with a number of lending sources to find funding for our programs. From SBA Loans, to 401K Business Rollovers, to both Business and Personal Lines of Credit, our lending partners will do everything possible to find you the best source of funding.
HOW MUCH MONEY DO AFFILIATES MAKE?
Legally, we can make no representations as to how much you will earn with your new Paint Bull Business. We can tell you that our corporate owned vans average $90,000 annually.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH COLD WEATHER?
Paint Bull is located in Michigan, so we know about working in cold weather as our vans don’t stop just because its cold. We have developed processes to allow us to adapt to below zero temperatures up to 90+ degrees. During training we’ll customize your program based on the temperatures you are likely to see back home.
DO I GET MY OWN TERRITORY?
We call it a Customer Service Area, or CSA for short and it’s included with every Business Program. A CSA is based on a number of factors including number of car dealerships and population. You are not limited to working just within your CSA, and we will not assign another Paint Bull Affiliate to your CSA. All leads that are generated through our corporate efforts are distributed based on CSA’s.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING FOR TRAINING?
Training is typically for one person, however we can make arrangements to train additional people under certain circumstances.
CAN I HIRE SOMEONE TO DO THE WORK AND I MANAGE THE BUSINESS?
This is our business model in Saginaw. We operate the largest fleet of mobile repair vans in the state. We have a manager and assistant manager responsible for these vans and are constantly looking to expand the operation.
DO YOU RECOMMEND A VAN OR TRAILER?
This is truly a matter of personal preference. Roughly half our of affiliates work from vans and the other half from trailers. They each come with pros and cons and we’ll be happy to discuss these in detail.
CAN I COME FOR A VISIT BEFORE COMMITTING?
By all means yes! We have a “Fly in before you buy in” program where we will split the cost of a plane ticket and cover your hotel stay during your visit. We typically fly visitors in on a Sunday with Monday being spent with a tour and demonstrations, then you fly home Monday afternoon or evening. You’ll find we’re not high pressure so come on up and check us out in person.
IS PAINT BULL A FRANCHISE?
Paint Bull is a Business Opportunity, which is similar to a franchise with a few differences. First and foremost, we have no ongoing fees or royalties, you keep 100% of what you make. While we allow you to use the Paint Bull branding and logo, the business is in your name and you own it completely. We will show you how to operate your business, but can not dictate you follow our advice. It is 100% your business to operate as you like.