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TSS Photography

2014 Franchise 500
#169
At a Glance

Products & Services: Youth sports, school and event photography

Number of Locations: 229

Total Investment: $42.3K - $77.2K

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1984

About TSS Photography

The Sports Section was founded in 1983 by R. Daniel Burgner and Carl Hansson. It began franchising in 1984 with the formation of its parent company, B&H Products Inc. The Sports Section, which has locations in the United States and Canada, is based in Duluth, Georgia.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 229 0 0 0
2013 240 0 0 1
2010 210 0 7 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $42,260 - $77,160
Franchise Fee: $18,050 - $39,050
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $16,400 - $51,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 35% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% 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: 3 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Relationships w/national organizations

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #169 (2014), #330 (2011), #362 (2010),
Low-Cost: #27 (2014), #74 (2011), #90 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #39 (2014),