AlphaGraphics
#444

Initial Investment

LOW: $260,800
HIGH: $394,400

Change in Units

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-0.4% -1 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1970

Franchising Since

1980 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

215 S. State St., #320 Salt Lake City, UT 84111

CEO

Aaron Grohs

Parent Company

Western Capital Resources

Ticker Symbol

About AlphaGraphics

The first AlphaGraphics location opened in Tucson, Arizona, in 1970. Franchising began nine years later, and the company now has franchises throughout the U.S. and in seven other countries. AlphaGraphics business centers offer customers a variety of services such as printing, marketing communications, document creation and management.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$260,800 - $394,400

Net-worth Requirement

$400,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

7-3%

Ad Royalty Fee

2.5%

Financing Options

AlphaGraphics has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


$5,000 off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 129

Lowest Rank: 444

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 5 days

Training at headquarters: 20 days

Additional Training: At regional locations

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 6

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Updated: August 24th, 2016

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