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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #482 last year
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Initial investment
$39K - $64K
Units as of 2021
229 10.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

ACFN franchisees provide ATM services to hotels and other travel and entertainment-based businesses such as theaters, sports bars, nightclubs, convention centers and hospitals. The San Jose, California, company got its start in 1996 and began franchising in 2003. It now has franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada.

About ACFN

Founded
1996
Leadership
Jeffrey Kerr, President/CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
18
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
229 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4 N. Second St., #1240
San Jose, CA 95113

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a ACFN franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$39,234 - $63,817
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
$1,000 off franchise fee
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
ACFN offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
18 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Updated: February 8th, 2021