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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#337 Ranked #332 last year
- Initial investment
$108K - $149K
- Units as of 2021
31 40.9% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Money Pages franchise.
With various stores in your local area, Money Pages is a multimedia publication featuring advertisers, marketing, and branding specialties produced every month through USPS Direct Mail. Money Pages’ mission is to provide affordable, effective advertising for local businesses and help them create a lasting impression on their communities. They even have an app for tech-savvy subscribers that provides comprehensive digital marketing solutions.
Founded in 2001, Money Pages began in Jacksonville, Florida, and now spans multiple states and reaches nearly twelve million homes each month. After beginning to franchise in 2012, Money Pages has opened more than a dozen franchises in the United States. They also have over a dozen company-owned locations. Money Pages is actively looking to expand its reach, meaning that your franchise could be next.
Why You May Want to Start a Money Pages Franchise
Money Pages is looking for franchisees dedicated to outstanding service who are family-friendly, hungry for brand growth, and involved in their community. The ideal candidate is resourceful, timely, dedicated, and persistent. If this tenacious spirit of ingenuity sounds like you, opening a Money Pages franchise may be a worthwhile opportunity.
Money Pages is structured to provide franchisees with the tools and management knowledge to produce a monthly community publication effectively. No storefront, inventory, or employees are required to open in a particular market, and the rewards may be based solely on your performance. The Money Pages team handles franchisees’ graphic coordination, printing, and mailing, allowing franchisees to focus on customer relationships.
What Might Make a Money Pages Franchise a Good Choice?
Opening a Money Pages franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.
Money Pages has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of cost and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
How To Open a Money Pages Franchise
As you decide if opening a Money Pages franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Money Pages franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
To be part of the Money Pages 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, or renewal fees. Franchisees may also need to meet the company’s set liquid capital requirements.
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. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Money Pages franchising team questions.
About Money Pages
- Franchising Since
- 2012 (10 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
- # of Units
- 31 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Money Pages 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
- $107,500 - $148,500
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.
- Cash Requirement
- $100,000 - $250,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of 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
- 7 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
- Money Pages has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, accounts receivable, payroll
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
- 40 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial 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.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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