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PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers

2014 Franchise 500
#310
At a Glance

Products & Services: Packing, shipping, printing, signs, business services

Number of Locations: 664

Total Investment: $167.2K - $205.6K

Founded: 1985

Began Franchising: 1993

About PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers

Steven Greenbaum and Brian Spindel founded PostNet in 1985, and began franchising the concept in 1993. PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers offer graphic design, printing, copying and shipping services for home-based and small- to medium-sized businesses, as well as consumers.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 256 11 397 0
2013 266 16 394 0
2012 310 21 392 0
2011 314 25 387 0
2010 337 34 362 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $167,167 - $205,550
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 35% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $60,000
Operations
14% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 5. 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: 1 week. At store location : 2-3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: First-year advertising program

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #310 (2014), #178 (2013), #237 (2012), #171 (2011), #165 (2010),
America's Top Global: #180 (2014), #58 (2013), #185 (2012), #134 (2011), #131 (2010),

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