Units as of 2020
315 (3 years)
45.2%
2020 Franchise 500 Rank
#383 Ranked #286 last year
97
Initial investment
$58K - $103K

Company Overview

Allen E. Fishman founded The Alternative Board (TAB) in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1990. TAB is a membership organization for CEOs, presidents and business owners, who meet once a month to discuss ways of improving their businesses. Each group is made up of no more than 12 members whose businesses are not in competition with one another. Members turn to other members and their facilitator for advice on different aspects of their business, such as improving sales and performance. TAB facilitators (franchisees) typically have 10 or more years’ senior level management or consulting experience. Some franchisees use TAB to complement an existing consulting practice.

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About The Alternative Board (TAB)

Founded
1990
Leadership
Jason Zickerman, President/CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1996 (25 years)
# of employees at HQ
26
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
# of Units
315

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
11031 Sheridan Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Alternative Board (TAB) 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
$19,500 - $44,000
Initial Investment
$58,023 - $103,298
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Royalty Fee
10-20%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
7 or 10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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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
The Alternative Board (TAB) has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training
60.5 hours
Additional Training
Monthly/quarterly conference calls
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #383

In Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #47

In Top Global Franchises

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