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Internet Consulting Services

The Industry: The Internet continues to reshape the world. Every business without a web presence is searching for a cost effective way to tap its power. Those with a Web Site are looking for ways to generate more customers by improving their sites.
Highlights: This home-based franchise system is a leader in the field offering unique software and hosting solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in any industry. Franchisees fulfill a consulting role by helping business owners understand how the internet can help their companies expand, be more efficient and more profitable. Most clients report an increase in sales and a decrease in expenses. Each franchise focuses on website development, internet marketing and on-going consulting services. After getting a client commitment, the franchisees and their employees gather the necessary information and forward it to production centers affiliated with the franchisor who complete the project. Franchisees make money in three ways: by helping businesses establish their own internet presence; by offering businesses results-oriented internet consulting and marketing services; and by supplying the clients with internet hosting services. Full training will be provided by the franchisor on how to market its wide variety of services. The franchisor provides proprietary internet server systems, website design and development, internet marketing materials, training updates and it is constantly developing new products and services for the network to offer to its clients.
The Offering: The owner purchased this franchise in the Spring of 2004 and has since decided to invest more heavily in the system and operate a Production Center. The franchise may be relocated anywhere in the US and has the rights to sell services nationwide. The franchisor will provide a week-long training class at its headquarters. In addition, the seller will provide transitional training and free production services for the new owner–giving added value to the franchise.
Buyer Profile: These franchises are typically run from home by the owner with just one or two additional employees. No previous experience in marketing or the internet is required. The franchisor has successfully trained owners from a broad range of careers. The buyer should enjoy building a company where business-to-business relationships are important. As a part of this franchise network, you will be positioned to take charge of your future by capitalizing on an explosive opportunity.
Job Description:The franchise owner can focus on the aspects of the business in which he or she excels and hire others to take care of the remaining responsibilities. Typically, new clients are found through networking, advertising and referrals. The salesman meets with potential clients to discuss possible solutions for their business, and gather the information needed to produce the ideal internet solution. This data is then forwarded to programmers who design, develop and implement the web solution on the franchisor's servers. A franchisee may choose to engage several salesmen to help grow the business more rapidly.
Investment: This five-year franchise license is available for less than $65,000.
Next Step: We have a 13 page Marketing Brochure detailing the advantages of this franchise and the assets being sold. Call or email The Franchise Doctor for your copy. 800 220-8256 or mailto:frandoc@franchisedoc.com

Texas

Retail Art & Custom Framing

The Industry: Home & office decor usually focuses on art or photography. Finding the perfect piece of art is often a time consuming task that must be followed by the selection of a complimentary mat and frame. Whether relocating or redecorating, consumers are regularly in the market for art to enhance their surroundings. Custom framing of art and family photographs is now a $19 Billion dollar a year industry, just in North America.
Highlights: The number one franchisor in this field is the largest retailer of art, custom framing and wall decor in the world. The combined buying power of all the franchised outlets gives franchisees lower inventory costs. The stores in the system offer more than 1,000 art prints and more than 1,000 custom frame molding and mat samples. The franchisor provides a two week training course covering all details of the business. In addition, the franchisee will provide transitional assistance in the store after the sale.
The Offering: This franchise is located in an upscale regional mall in College Station, Texas. The owner has decided to retire because of a health problem. The store is 20+ years old yet the potential for further growth remains strong.
Price Reduced for Prompt Sale.
Buyer Profile: If you enjoy art and helping people improve their surroundings, the franchisor's full training will prepare you to run this outstanding business. The franchisor has a staff of 40 to provide ongoing assistance.
Job Description: Owners in this franchise system typically oversee a staff of employees who wait on customers and produce finished, framed artwork. Owners also manage inventory purchasing and the finances of the business.
Investment: This franchise occupies a prime spot next to an anchor store in a major regional mall. There is a 2.5 year balance on the store's lease. The store, equipment, inventory and franchise can be purchased by a qualified buyer with a down payment of approximately $50,000 and an SBA loan.
Next Step: As in all business sales, the owners of this business will ask interested parties to sign a

"Non-Disclosure Agreement" prior to releasing further details about the sale. The Franchise Doctor has prepared an extensive, 20 page Marketing Brochure containing the pertinent information about the business. This will be made available for free to qualified prospects. Please call or email The Franchise Doctor for further information. 800 220-8256 or mailto:frandoc@franchisedoc.com

Sports Photography

The Industry: Parents worldwide encourage their children to exercise, gain the competitive spirit, and learn life's lessons by playing a variety of sports. Kids love the chance to learn and excel. Documenting these activities in photographs has become a weekend ritual. At least once a year, most teams have a professional come and make more formal group and individual shots. Families then order packages from these photos for sharing with family and friends. Building a record of their child's achievements becomes so important that it's proven to be recession proof!
Highlights: One franchisor stands out in this field. With 10+ years experience and a state-of-the-art processing lab, they are known for inventing new, exciting, products like mousepads, "Wheaties" boxes, sports magazine covers, and coffee mugs. Full, on-site training will be provided by the franchisor, with further assistance from the franchisee.

The Offering: This franchisee has exclusive rights to major portions of the Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace. The unit has been an outstanding performer for over ten years.
Buyer Profile: If you enjoy children and working with young families, the seller and the franchisor will teach you everything else you need to know.

Job Description: Owners meet with leaders of youth sports leagues and clubs such as scouts, bands, etc. to sign contracts making the franchisee the official photographer and a date is set for the photo session. The day of the "shoot," the franchisee, and assistants will photograph each group and individual. All development and processing of orders is handled by the franchisor's lab.
Investment: This franchise controls a territory including over 1.75 million residents. The entire franchise can be purchased with a down payment of $50,000 and a note to the seller. The territory could be subdivided to allow for a lower investment.
Next Step: We have prepared a 15 page Marketing Brochure regarding this great Franchise For Sale By Owner. Please call or email The Franchise Doctor for details on how you can get a copy of this free information. 800 220-8256 or mailto:frandoc@franchisedoc.com

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