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Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#225 Ranked #220 last year
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Initial investment
$132K - $522K
Units as of 2023
283 Decrease 6% over 3 years

Image360, which was founded in 1986, is an American visual communications partner. They provide custom signs, graphics, banners, displays, and other high-impact solutions for marketing a business. With more than 300 locations in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, they are committed to quality services and products to help franchises grow and thrive.

You do not need to be a graphic designer to run an Image360 franchise. They will provide you with the training you need to run a business. The perfect candidate for an Image360 franchise has a passion for helping franchisees grow, the desire to create, and is open-minded. 

Why You May Want to Start an Image360 Franchise

Many times in the past decade, Image360 has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. With their commitment to quality and relatability, they offer businesses a chance to stand out from competitors.

Opening an Image360 franchise may be an excellent opportunity to be a part of the business coaching and service industry. With Image360, you may be given the chance to build businesses, rebrand existing ones, and improve working ones, all while building your own business. 

What Might Make an Image360 Franchise a Good Choice?

Being part of a business service franchise can be a good investment with possible long-term stable growth potential. With an initial investment, your business has the potential to gain momentum, steady clientele, and growth within the industry.

Image360 is impact-driven. Seeing a business grow through your direct influence can be one of the best motivations out there. Selling expertise is also a great way to work to reduce business overheads while increasing profit margins.

Image360 has established itself as a quality brand with well-thought-out products, quick service, and personal care. You’ll want to make sure you are financially stable enough to cover an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also check that you have enough liquid capital available to cover ongoing fees that will include royalty fees and advertising fees. 

How to Open an Image360 Franchise

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Speak to existing franchisees and ask questions directed to the Image360 team. If your net worth and available liquid capital match the brand’s requirements, you may qualify to open an Image360 franchise, and you can get started with an initial investment.

Once you have opened your doors, you can expect unending support in marketing, ongoing training, and the field from Image360. Image360 wants your franchise to succeed and will work with you to set up your graphic design center. They are committed to walking with you the entire way. To get started with your franchise unit, submit a franchise inquiry form. 

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Company Overview

About Image360

Industry Business Services
Related Categories Signs
Founded 1986
Parent Company Alliance Franchise Brands
Leadership Michael Marcantonio, CEO
Corporate Address 11685 Crossroads Cir.
Middle River, MD 21220
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1987 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ 105
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Canada, Mexico

# of Units 283 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Image360 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
$40,000 - $45,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$132,078 - $522,080
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
Term of Agreement Information Circle
20 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 Image360 has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 80 hours
Classroom Training 100 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
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
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022