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Initial Investment

LOW: $66,680
HIGH: $75,110

Change in Units

Company Profile

Founded

1984

Franchising Since

1997 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

900 Main St. S., Bldg. 2 Southbury, CT 06488

CEO

Art Coley

About The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source was founded by Terry Powell in 1984 and began franchising in 1997. The company's coaches offer education, coaching and resources for individuals interesting in business ownership. They also work with existing franchisees to help them grow their business. The Entrepreneur's Source is part of Franchise Source Brands International, which also franchises AdviCoach, Business partner Marketing Coach, Expense Reduction Coaching, Decor&You and DigiKids.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$66,680 - $75,110

Net-worth Requirement

$199,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$66,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5-15%

Ad Royalty Fee

$750/mo.

Financing Options

The Entrepreneur's Source has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs

Veteran Incentives


15% off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Additional Training: Ongoing virtual training, mentor

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 1

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Updated: October 1st, 2015

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