Passion + Profits

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Little Nest Portrait business ranges from $138,500-$274,000. Our business plan is pre-approved on the SBA small business registry and we have lots of suggestions of ways you can finance your new business.

Within that range, you’ll find the following items:


Franchise Fee

Your $40,000 franchise fee covers construction support, pre-attorney leasing support, access to our extensive online certification programs, mentoring, site selection, grand opening and PR support, discounts on furniture, fixtures and equipment, weekly operational support and access to our POS system.  This is the amount you'll need "liquid" if you opt for a traditional loan.

Studio start-up

As part of your studio build out, you’ll find expenses are required to cover from construction, equipment, merchandising + inventory, as well as the electric and technology needs for your studio. Signage, marketing, advertising and partnership creation contribute to your start up capital needs and are important to making a splash in your local community!



We recommend a component of your budget include working capital during your start up period, which we provide assistance with as part of our grand opening support package. We require a grand opening spend of $5,000 and provide extensive assistance in making sure you allocate it effectively.