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2015 Franchise 500
#483
At a Glance

Products & Services: Photography, DJ, video and photo-booth services

Number of Locations: 192

Total Investment: $30.4K - $48.7K

Founded: 1974

Began Franchising: 1983

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 183 5 2 2
2013 178 5 0 2
2012 174 5 0 2
2011 173 5 0 2
2010 168 4 0 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $30,350 - $48,650
Franchise Fee: $18,000 - $42,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 40% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 50. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 9 days. At franchisee's location: 4 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #483 (2015), #212 (2013), #222 (2012), #341 (2011), #387 (2010),
Low-Cost: #35 (2013), #38 (2012), #75 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #53 (2013), #60 (2012),
America's Top Global: #172 (2013), #174 (2012),

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