CEO Focus

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Peer consulting groups for small-business owners

Number of Locations: 32

Total Investment: $41.5K - $63K

Founded: 2001

Began Franchising: 2007

About CEO Focus

While running a manufacturing company, Jim Muehlhausen joined a CEO peer group in 1994. His positive experience with that group inspired him to create CEO Focus in 2001, and later in 2007 to begin franchising the concept. Each CEO Focus location offers membership in a peer consulting group of 8 to 14 company presidents and CEOs who meet once a month to discuss business issues.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 27 0 0 5
2013 26 0 0 6
2012 24 0 0 6
2011 21 0 0 6
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $41,500 - $63,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4-6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $35,000
Franchise can be run from home. 10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 days. At franchisee's location: 2-3 days. Online/phone training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #381 (2015), #413 (2014), #354 (2012), #416 (2011),
Low-Cost: #63 (2015), #71 (2014), #74 (2012), #98 (2011),
Top New: #32 (2012), #42 (2011),

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