Steps to becoming the owner of a hot new SailTime Franchise
- Visit the locations page to see where SailTime bases are located and target locations are desired. Please note that we are open to discussing areas not listed as target locations assuming the location makes sense.
- Complete and submit the Information Request Form.
- Read and sign a Confidentiality Agreement and then fax the signed copy to 866-847-1386 for USA or +1 (443)951-0230 for international locations.
We cannot start your information gathering process until this agreement is completed.
After you have faxed us the Confidentiality Agreement and Information Request Form, we will review your submission and contact you to arrange for a time to talk. During this discussion we will be looking to understand your motivations. You also may call our corporate office at any time at (443) 221-4915 x-105. If discussions are favorable, we will accept you as a candidate to begin the Zero to 360 review and approval process.
Prior to filling out the Information request Form please consider the following important considerations. Additionally, as part of our initial discussion we will expect that you will be ready to discuss these items and how they pertain to your candidacy.
We are looking for individuals with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Our growing community of base owners are savvy business owners/entrepreneurs who have a passion for boating. They are looking for a way to tie these two passions in their life together and they felt that SailTime provided the perfect answer to their need. Our base owners also expect to build their bases to a minimum of 10+ boats over the first three years of operation. We are looking for aggressive growth oriented entrepreneurs.
Your skill set and experience level
We are looking for those individuals that are willing and ready to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. We are not looking for those who want to fit into a cushy and cozy corporate job or those looking for an alternate means of boat ownership. We are looking for business owners that have the drive and desire to build a business. You will have to have had significant sales and marketing experience as well as start up and business operations experience for further consideration. Also you will have to understand what it takes to operate within the framework of an established system.
The Financial Investment
Although the initial cash investment required of you by SailTime may be relatively low compared to other new business opportunities, your minimum personal cash investment can range between $100k to $150k, or more, depending upon your market area, pricing variables and other business planning factors. The business plan that you will create, with our support, will answer all of these questions for you.
Commitment to franchise Standards
Are you ready to make the commitment to become self-employed within a franchise system? Are you able to follow the franchise process and operating systems of SailTime?
The Time Frame
If you are interested in and subsequently offered a SailTime base location, from your initial interest, through the offer and acceptance of a Sailtime base location, you can expect to spend approximately 60-90+ days involved in this process. We do not push you through the process as we fully expect you to make an informed decision about this business opportunity. We do not sell SailTime to you; you sell SailTime to yourself!
Managing Your Business
From helping you determine your base location to your training and systems knowledge, The SailTime Group, LLC has a strong support system to aid you in the opening and ongoing operation of your business. Every business requires the dedication of not only money, but also time. Are you ready?