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EmbroidMe

2014 Franchise 500
#137
At a Glance

Products & Services: Embroidery, screen printing, promotional products

Number of Locations: 460

Total Investment: $93.7K - $246.5K

Founded: 2000

Began Franchising: 2001

About EmbroidMe

Ray Titus, who had previously started Sign-A-Rama, opened the first EmbroidMe store in 2000 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and began franchising the concept shortly thereafter. EmbroidMe franchises offer custom embroidery and screen printing on a variety of apparel and promotional items. EmbroidMe is part of United Franchise Group, which also franchises Sign-A-Rama, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events and Transworld Business Advisors.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 285 24 151 0
2013 266 28 132 0
2012 245 24 119 0
2011 246 24 110 0
2010 263 24 107 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $93,674 - $246,485
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: to 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 35 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000
Operations
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. 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: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks. Continuous training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #137 (2014), #264 (2013), #336 (2012), #421 (2011), #108 (2010),
America's Top Global: #77 (2014), #108 (2013), #88 (2010),

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