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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#258 Ranked #376 last year
- Initial investment
$208K - $428K
- Units as of 2022
293 5% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Image360 franchise.
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.
- Franchising Since
- 1987 (35 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada, Mexico
- # of Units
- 293 (as of 2022)
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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $208,343 - $428,318
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 25% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 20 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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
- 120 hours
- Additional Training
- At various locations
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Interested in franchise ownership like Image360? Request a free consultation with a Franchise Advisor now.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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