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Plan Ahead Events

2014 Franchise 500
#247
At a Glance

Products & Services: Corporate event planning

Number of Locations: 134

Total Investment: $40.9K - $71.2K

Founded: 2007

Began Franchising: 2007

About Plan Ahead Events

In 2007, Plan Ahead Events became part of United Franchise Group, franchisor of Sign-A-Rama, EmbroideMe, Billboard Connection, and Transworld Business Advisors. Franchisees offer event planning services for meetings, trade shows, conventions, seminars, grand openings, black-tie galas, product launches, corporate parties and more.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 89 10 35 0
2012 75 6 18 0
2011 64 1 13 0
2010 54 1 6 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $40,855 - $71,245
Franchise Fee: $34,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $300+/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 35 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 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: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #247 (2014), #271 (2013), #271 (2012), #250 (2011),
Low-Cost: #47 (2014), #41 (2013), #49 (2012), #52 (2011),
Top New: #11 (2012), #14 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #72 (2014), #70 (2013), #81 (2012), #76 (2011),
America's Top Global: #136 (2013), #195 (2011),

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