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Interview Process

A brief call to discuss the opportunity, areas of interest, and answer your initial questions.

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Review Our FDD

Complete our confidential questionnaire, and receive our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

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Executive Approval

Qualified candidates will become approved to join The Hot Spot Studios Franchise network.

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Our training program equips you with all of the essential skills needed to succeed.

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Yay! We're Open!

A healthy start begins as your very own Hot Spot Studios Franchise opens for business!

Start Up Investment

Per Our Franchise Disclosure Document

This chart outlines key areas of the initial investment, and ongoing support to help The Hot Spot Studios franchise owners to open and grow. 

Initial Fees & Investment Terms

Notes On Investment

Startup Investment

$74,400 – $157,600 (includes franchise fee)

For one studio.

Initial Franchise Fee

$37,500 Included in startup range for one studio

Multi-unit Fee Discount (2+ Stores)
$10,000 discount on franchise fee per additional studio.

Ongoing Royalty

5% of Gross Sales


Brand Fund

1% of Gross Sales, plus $250 technology fee.

Supports national marketing strategies and technology platforms used to operate the business. Fee is in addition to the 5% royalty.

Grand Opening

$1500 - $2500

Included in startup range to help launch the business.

Franchise Training Program

Franchisees are not alone! The Hot Spot Studios offers extensive ongoing support.


Comprehensive training covering all aspects of your studio, from operations to customer service.

Site Selection

Guidance in choosing the right location, which is essential to the success of the studio.

Marketing Support

Access to The Hot Spot Studios' marketing strategies that attract and retain customers.

Ongoing Operations

Continuous support to ensure smooth operations addressing  challenges that arise.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the startup costs and what do they include?

Start up costs range from $74,400 – $157,600 (which includes the $37,500 Franchise Fee). Details will be disclosed in the FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document. To receive our FDD, contact us to Get Started.

Are there ongoing fees involved?

There is an on-going royalty rate of 5% of sales plus a 1% contribution to the marketing fund. There is also a technology fee of $250 a month for POS software system and web maintenance. Contact us to Get Started.

How much space does a studio need?

We have studios that range from 500 square feet to 2200 square feet. We will guide you to the ideal size which will depend on your location and territory selection.

Do you assist with finding a location?

Yes. We will support you and assist in finding the most optimal location for your area of interest. In the event a buyer is already aware of an available space, we will work with you to determine if the desired location is a fit for The Hot Spot Studios. Get Started to learn more about available locations.

How long does it take to open?

As soon as the agreement is signed you can be open within a few months! Factors to consider are location and how much work needs to be done to get the space to a vanilla shell and move-in ready.

Do I have to be good at art?

No. But you must love working in a creative environment, have some time management and organizational skills, want to enjoy the benefits of working for yourself! Get Started today to discover more.

Do I have to be an owner operator?

Yes. Your time is an investment in the success of your business. As Mark Twain said “Find a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life! Get Started today to discover more.

Are there any qualifications?

Yes. A net worth of at least $200,000. Liquid assets of at least $80,000. A FICO credit score of 670 Get Started today to discover more.

Can I own more than one Hot Spot?

Yes! We offer a $10,000 discount on the initial franchise fee for the 2nd, or per additional store for owners who commit up front to open multiple studios. Get Started today to discover more.

How many employees are needed to operate the business?

If it is a smaller studio it can be run by 1 or 2 employees, larger studios may need 3-10. This also depends on the area, how busy the studio gets etc.

How do I promote the business and get the word out?

We have developed successful marketing strategies over the last 28 years. You will receive marketing training with our team, as well as marketing assets and best practices for your new business. Our experience equals your success, we pass it on to you. Get Started today to discover more.

What is my R.O.I. / How much will the studio make?

During the disclosure period, we will outline the success of our business model and disclose our financials. Building a successful studio takes patience, effort and dedication. It is essential to approach this adventure with a long-term perspective and a commitment to providing excellent service and value to your customers. Profits will follow! Get Started today to discover more and request a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Skills For Success

Business Acumen

An understanding of business principles, financial management, marketing, and operations is beneficial to running a successful franchise. 

Effective Communication

Clear communication helps in understanding customer preferences, managing teams, and promoting a positive studio environment.

Customer Focus

Understanding customer needs is high priority, to provide exceptional service and nurture an inclusive studio environment.


Having the ability to think outside the box and embrace the joy of creating as a core passion for our franchisees.

Leadership & Management

Being able to lead a team, manage resources, and make strategic decisions contributes significantly to the growth of your franchise.

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Available Territories

The Hot Spot Studios Paint Your Own Pottery Franchise locations are available now in states listed in gold. States shown in red are coming soon. All other states are scheduled for future expansion and subject to change.

Contact us directly for franchise territories in specific cities and towns, as there may be additional opportunities not reflected in this map.

Have Questions about franchise territories? Contact us today.

Be The Hot Spot In Your Town!

Take the next step to learn more about becoming a Paint Your Own Pottery Franchise owner with The Hot Spot Studios! We will promptly return your inquiry, answer all your questions, provide you with our downloadable franchise brochure, packed with important franchising information.

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About Us

Get to know the team and story behind The Hot Spot Studios 28+ years of successful growth.

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Explore the journey towards painted pottery franchise ownership, and available territories.

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