John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers

At a Glance

Products & Services: Modeling and acting school, talent agency

Number of Locations: 30

Total Investment: $138.8K - $343.6K

Founded: 1979

Began Franchising: 1979

About John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers

John Casablancas founded the Elite Model Group in 1971 and the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Centers in 1979. With locations around the world, the centers teach professional modeling, personal image development, TV commercial acting, runway techniques, makeup artistry, skin and hair care, exercise and nutrition. The parent company is Image Marketing Enterprises LLC.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 26 1 3 0
2013 29 1 4 0
2012 29 1 4 0
2011 29 1 6 0
2010 29 1 6 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $138,845 - $343,567
Franchise Fee: $40,000 - $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000 - $200,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 7. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters. At existing center
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #499 (2012),

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