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Proforma

2014 Franchise 500
#83
At a Glance

Products & Services: Printing and promotional products

Number of Locations: 712

Total Investment: $4.7K - $50.2K

Founded: 1978

Began Franchising: 1985

About Proforma

Founded by Greg Muzzillo in 1978, Proforma provides medium-sized businesses and large corporations with business documents, forms, promotional products, printing and other services.

Proforma franchisees act as sales agents, helping their clients select the best business forms, promotional products, multimedia and e-commerce solutions for their advertising and business needs. Franchisees then contract the work with a network of preferred wholesale printers and materials suppliers.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 655 54 3 0
2013 665 51 2 0
2012 659 48 2 0
2011 712 41 0 0
2010 679 39 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $4,730 - $50,195
Franchise Fee: $0 - $29,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5-8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Indefinite, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50-100% off franchise fee; customized marketing kit
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. 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: Quarterly. At regional/annual convention : 2-4 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Marketing collateral, product promotions, direct-mail campaigns

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #83 (2014), #77 (2013), #59 (2012), #61 (2011), #72 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #61 (2012), #39 (2011), #71 (2010),
Low-Cost: #13 (2014), #12 (2013), #11 (2012), #14 (2011), #19 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #13 (2014), #14 (2013), #14 (2012), #15 (2011), #20 (2010),
America's Top Global: #101 (2014), #86 (2013), #54 (2012), #54 (2011), #61 (2010),