Discount Sport Nutrition

At a Glance

Products & Services: Sports supplements, vitamins, herbs, smoothies

Number of Locations: 3

Total Investment: $92.7K - $185.3K

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 2000

About Discount Sport Nutrition

Discount Sport Nutrition started its life as an e-tailer, first selling supplements and vitamins via its Web site in 1996. In 2000, the company opened its first stores in Texas and Oklahoma before offering franchises later that year.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 3 0 0 0
2012 3 0 0 0
2010 5 0 0 0
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, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, 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: $92,744 - $185,344
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $25,000
Operations
50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (33% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2-3 days. At franchisee's location: 3-5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

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