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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#375 Ranked #232 last year
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Initial investment
$264K - $363K
Units as of 2021
264 5.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

The first AlphaGraphics location opened in Tucson, Arizona, in 1970. Franchising began nine years later, and the company now has franchises throughout the U.S. and in seven other countries. AlphaGraphics business centers offer customers a variety of services such as printing, marketing communications, document creation and management.

About AlphaGraphics

Founded
1970
Parent Company
MBE Worldwide
Leadership
Ryan Farris, President/COO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1980 (42 years)
# of employees at HQ
58
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
264 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
143 Union Blvd., #650
Lakewood, CO 80228

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a AlphaGraphics 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
$48,950
Initial Investment
$263,700 - $363,300
Net Worth Requirement
$400,000
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7-3%
Ad Royalty Fee
2.5%
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.

Third Party Financing
AlphaGraphics has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

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

On-The-Job Training
40 hours
Classroom Training
75 hours
Additional Training
At regional locations
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2-3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021