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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #383 last year
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Initial investment
$58K - $108K
Units as of 2021
350 25.4% over 3 years

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.

About The Alternative Board

Founded
1990
Leadership
Jason Zickerman, President/CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1996 (25 years)
# of employees at HQ
26
# of Units
350 (as of 2021)

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 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
$57,873 - $108,048
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
10-20%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
7 or 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
The Alternative Board 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.

On-The-Job Training
30 hours
Classroom Training
70 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
Marketing Planning & Support
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

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #143

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Ranked #47

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Updated: February 8th, 2021