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Promoted Opportunities

#100

Initial Investment

LOW: $65,000
HIGH: $352,200

Change in Units

+3.3% +3 UNITS (1 Year)
+23.7% +18 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1920

Franchising Since

2011 (6 Years)

Corporate Address

2401 Foothill Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84109

CEO

Joshua Young

About Yesco

Yesco was founded in 1920. Since that time, the company has expanded its sign and lighting operations across the United States and is recognized by its many iconic structures including the Hard Rock Cafe guitar and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. In 2011, Yesco began to offer its service model as a franchise to both entrepreneurs and existing sign business owners. Yesco franchises focus on the service and maintenance of business lighting and signage, using the company's proprietary business management software.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$65,000 - $352,200

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$50,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 3%

Financing Options

Yesco offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, equipment

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

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 3-5 days

Training at headquarters: 6 days

Additional Training: Ongoing coaching by phone

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

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 3

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Updated: September 19th, 2016

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