Image Sun Tanning Centers

At a Glance

Products & Services: Indoor tanning salon

Number of Locations: 47

Total Investment: $195K - $867K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 2000

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 41 0 0 6
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $195,000 - $867,000
Franchise Fee: $32,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $55,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% 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: Up to 5 days. Ongoing phone support
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Media kit

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #303 (2010),