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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#447 Ranked #451 last year
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Initial investment
$20K - $75K
Units as of 2021
176 0.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

TSS Photography was founded as The Sports Section in 1983. TSS now operates out of Oklahoma City, offering opportunities for people interested in a career in sports, school, or event photography. TSS offers franchisees software tools and a work-from-home model with low overhead.

About TSS Photography

Industry
Services (Other)
Founded
1983
Parent Company
Candid Color Systems
Leadership
Jack Counts, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
150
# of Units
176 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1300 Metropolitan Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a TSS Photography 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
$8,500
Initial Investment
$20,415 - $74,725
Net Worth Requirement
$50,000
Cash Requirement
$10,500 - $25,000
Veteran Incentives
10-20% off franchise and territory fees
Ad Royalty Fee
$50/mo.
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
TSS Photography offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, equipment
Third Party Financing
TSS Photography has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

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
76.5 hours
Classroom Training
44 hours
Additional Training
as needed
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #447

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #107

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #45

Top Franchises for Less Than $50,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021