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$100K - $125K
Units as of 2023
12 Increase 100.0% over 3 years

Clinch I.T. is an I.T. service provider headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 2004, Cinch I.T.'s primary focus has been to deliver quality I.T. services to all businesses, regardless of their size. Each franchise's elements are expected to provide the fastest and friendliest I.T. services while paying keen attention to network security.

Customers who use Clinch I.T. services may benefit from flexible I.T. support plans, advanced network security, consultation services, cloud computing, and continued backup plans. Since its inception, Clinch I.T. has taken pride in creating long-lasting customer relationships with its clients, which it believes is crucial to future success.

Since beginning to franchise in 2019, Cinch I.T. has opened several franchises across the United States.

Why You May Want to Start a Cinch I.T. Franchise 

You do not necessarily need to have an I.T. background to become a Cinch I.T. franchisee. Instead, the company is looking for people who have excellent management and digital skills. The platform is suitable for anyone who wishes to venture into technological investment, but does not know where to start.

Cinch I.T. emphasizes growing healthy customer/clients relationships. Potential franchisees are expected to do the same. 

Opening a Cinch I.T. franchise could offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

As a franchisee, you will be responsible for hiring and training staff and coordinating all the operations of your new business.

What Might Make a Cinch I.T. Franchise a Good Choice?

Given that Cinch I.T. focuses on cultivating healthy relationships, so you may benefit from remote and on-site support by becoming one of its franchisees. The company works to educate people on the importance of embracing safe I.T. practices by giving advice and following up with their clients to ensure that they are benefiting from the services provided by Cinch I.T.

To be part of the Cinch I.T. team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth requirements. 

How to Open a Cinch I.T. Franchise 

Before opting to become a Cinch I.T. franchisee, you must conduct your due diligence and research to decide if a Cinch I.T. franchise can thrive in your region. The process includes coming up with questions for the company and seeking reviews from its more experienced franchisees.

If awarded a franchise, franchisees may receive a great deal of support from the Cinch I.T brand throughout the franchising process. In addition to pre-opening training, franchisees receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and construction. Cinch I.T. franchisees also receive hands-on training and continued support after their franchise location has opened.

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Company Overview

About Cinch I.T.

Industry Tech Businesses
Related Categories IT Services, Miscellaneous Business Services, Miscellaneous Tech Businesses
Founded 2004
Leadership Rick Porter, President
Corporate Address 27 W. Mountain St.
Worcester, MA 01606
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2019 (5 years)
# of employees at HQ 6
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 12 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Cinch I.T. 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 Information Circle
$15,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$100,025 - $124,850
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$250,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
7%-5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1.5%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
5 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 Cinch I.T. 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 26 hours
Classroom Training 100 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 2
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
No
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Updated: December 12th, 2022