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Izon Global Media

2014 Franchise 500
#320
At a Glance

Products & Services: Ad agency specializing in outdoor media

Number of Locations: 125

Total Investment: $29.1K - $64.3K

Founded: 1997

Began Franchising: 2003

About Izon Global Media

Billboard Connection helps companies develop and execute outdoor advertising, such as billboards, mobile billboards, posters, mall kiosks, buses and taxis, and more. The company was started in 1997. In 2003, it was acquired and franchised by United Franchise Group, which also franchises Sign-A-Rama, EmbroidMe, Plan Ahead Events and Transworld Business Advisors.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 89 10 26 0
2012 84 12 25 0
2011 86 8 20 0
2010 83 8 20 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $29,126 - $64,330
Franchise Fee: $17,000 - $29,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $40,000
Liquid Cash Available: $30,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #320 (2014), #301 (2013), #294 (2012), #264 (2011), #272 (2010),
Low-Cost: #50 (2013), #57 (2012), #55 (2011), #66 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #91 (2014), #82 (2013), #89 (2012), #81 (2011), #78 (2010),
America's Top Global: #166 (2013),

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