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Goosehead Franchise Frequently Asked Questions

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Great entrepreneurs naturally have a lot of questions about owning an agency, so we’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions here.

How do I get started?

Fill out our web form and get connected to our team! We will reach out to you and walk you through all the benefits of purchasing a Goosehead franchise.

How much is the initial investment?   

The initial cost of becoming a Goosehead franchise owner can range from $25,000 to $60,000*, depending on the state you choose to set up your agency.

*subject to fees and other start up expenses

Does Goosehead offer training?   

Yes, we have a mandatory two-week training program that begins once licensing and onboarding are completed. It’s a hands-on, progressive program using real leads to learn the Goosehead sales process and carrier systems.
Learn more about our additional training options >

Does Goosehead offer financing?

We do offer financing if you need assistance with the initial investment amount. Please reach out to our team to see what your options are.

How are Goosehead franchise owners compensated?

Goosehead pays agencies once per month the commissions that Goosehead receives from policies that the agencies have written.

How long does it take to open an agency?

You can open your Goosehead agency and start selling after you attend and pass our initial two-week training program.

How involved do I need to be as an owner? 

Goosehead expects all franchise owners to follow the Owner/Operator agency model to ensure that all our owners are solely focused on growing their business.

Do I need to have prior insurance experience?  

No, you do not need prior insurance expertise to open a Goosehead agency. Goosehead helps you get licensed by providing resources and guidance. We have a robust training program as well as our dedicated back-office teams ready to help you successfully launch your agency.
Learn more about our back office support >

Do I hire my own staff and how many do I need?

Yes, as a business owner, you have the freedom to hire your own staff. Goosehead offers resources and assistance to help you find the right talent for your agency if you need help. We recommend that you take the first year to solely focus on growing your book of business before thinking about hiring staff.

Does Goosehead help me choose my office location?  

Yes, Goosehead can help you choose your office location.

What kind of support can I expect?

Goosehead offers a variety of support for our agency owners. We offer training, post launch support, one on one sessions with regional experts, webinars and more.
Learn more about Goosehead’s superior back office support >

What products will I be able to sell?  

Goosehead offers a wide range of products for our agents and clients. Product options vary on region, but you can see a full list of Goosehead’s products here.

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