Acquiring a Franchise

There are many options to owning a Project Walk franchise or adding the Project Walk model to your current business.
  1. Singular franchise agreements (own and operate a singular location)
  2. Area Development Agreements (allows for owning multiple regional locations)
  3. Fractional Franchise (allows existing clinics, health clubs, and hospitals to own a Project Walk)
  4. Master Franchise Agreement (allows individuals the right to sell non-US franchise locations)
Guide to Owning a Franchise
In the past, the typical Project Walk Franchise Owner has been directly affected by a spinal cord injury through personal injury or that of a friend or family member. However, that is changing as individuals from all walks of life, who are looking to make a difference, are becoming franchise owners. Franchise locations can be owned and operated by a single individual or through a group/organization. In addition, franchise owners do not need to be a doctor, physical therapist, or have a medical background but instead a passion for helping others.

Financial Requirements/Initial Franchise Fee
An initial franchise fee ($60,000) is required when you purchase a Project Walk franchise. The initial franchise fee pays for initial staff training, grand opening assistance, operational assistance until time of opening, territorial rights, and other various items such operational software and marketing.

The total cost to open a Project Walk varies from location to location. On average we estimate the cost to range between $248,000 – $403,000. Franchise applicants may consists of sole individual, groups or organizations. During the application process we require all participating individuals who own or invest more than 10% of the initial investment to be involved in the application process. Financial statements must come from non-borrowed personal resources, which include cash on hand; securities, bonds, and debentures; vested profit sharing (net of taxes); and business or real estate equity.

Ongoing Royalty Fee
During the term of the franchise, you pay the following monthly royalty fee that is based on the gross sales of each location:
  • Monthly Royalty: The royalty fee is 8.0% of gross sales. This allows for continued use of the Project Walk brand, marketing, and ongoing operational support.
Steps to Becoming a Franchise Owner
The Project Walk Franchise opportunity is unique because there is a limited number of potential locations. Unlike your typical franchise business, you won’t find a Project Walk on every street corner. Thus, the selection process is highly competitive as we are looking for individuals who have the same goals, background, and passion for helping people.
  1. Submit your contact information by completing our CONTACT FORM
  2. Once you submit your information, a member of our franchise team will contact you
  3. Review necessary inquiry documents, application, and requirements
  4. Submit a completed APPLICATION
  5. Upon review of your application you will be notified if you qualify for a franchise
  6. Complete an in-person interview at Project Walk Headquarters. During this process you will have the opportunity to further discuss our franchise model. You will also meet with the key members of Project Walk’s franchise program.
  7. Notification of your final approval to own a Project Walk facility
  8. Sign franchise agreement and prepare for your Grand Opening!


Financial requirements for opening a Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center will vary based on a multitude of factors that are determined by each location. Additional information on the financial requirements of the franchisee and the cost to open/operate a Project Walk are provided within the Franchise Disclosure Documents as required by the FTC.
Headquarters
San Diego, CA