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i9 Sports

2014 Franchise 500
#461
At a Glance

Products & Services: Youth sports leagues, camps and clinics

Number of Locations: 131

Total Investment: $44.9K - $69.9K

Founded: 2002

Began Franchising: 2003

About i9 Sports

Frank V. Fiume, Jr. founded i9 Sports in 2002 and began franchising in 2003. Franchisees operate local youth sports leagues, camps and clinics. Sports include flag football, basketball, soccer, cheer, lacrosse and baseball/softball.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 123 0 0 8
2013 117 0 0 1
2012 115 0 0 1
2011 134 0 0 2
2010 135 0 0 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $44,900 - $69,900
Franchise Fee: $19,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000 - $60,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (98% 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: 1 week. At secondary location, 2 days; optional refresher training available; webinars
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Administrative, billing & commission payment support; sales & PR guidance; visits

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #461 (2014), #492 (2013), #267 (2012), #213 (2011), #217 (2010),
Low-Cost: #87 (2014), #96 (2013), #48 (2012), #44 (2011), #52 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #80 (2012), #61 (2011), #62 (2010),

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