September 24th, 2014
AlphaGraphics Launches Innovative New “Business Builder” Program
As one of the nation’s leading print and marketing services providers, AlphaGraphics is continually finding innovative ways to cultivate growth by connecting qualified entrepreneurs with attractive business opportunities.
The franchise organization with more than 250 owner-owned locations has launched an innovative new Business Builder process for prospective owners, focused on reducing the up-front cash outlay, providing a unique opportunity for franchisees to learn the industry from day one, and drastically closing the gap between the purchase and profitability.
“We’ve found that our most successful pathway for new franchise owners is the acquisition and conversion of a pre-qualified existing independent business – print shops, graphic design firms, sign producers and others,” said AlphaGraphics Chief Development Officer Dave Buzza. “Through the Business Builder model, we’re offering a viable solution for a wider range of candidates by assembling an inventory of attractive acquisition prospects.”
AlphaGraphics introduced the Ramp-In model several years ago, a proven system in which new franchise partners start in a professional office environment, fully equipped with training, management information system operations software and support, and all of the critical lead generation and marketing programs of our global Network. New franchise partners can immediately begin selling and building a book of business, utilizing the AG Network to fulfill the projects, while looking for a suitable business to acquire and convert to an AlphaGraphics Business Center.
The Business Builder Program takes the Acquire/Convert model to the next level – offering a diverse inventory of pre-certified independent businesses that fit well with the AlphaGraphics brand. The AG Business Builder Team helps guide candidates and independent owners through the entire process, from vetting acquisition opportunities based on individual needs to understanding the assessments, securing funding, negotiating real estate leases, mastering the system standards and more.
“Once we’ve helped the new franchise partners get set up, they spend their next chapter as a franchisee with an OnBoarding Partner dedicated to them and their business – ensuring success through the launch and beyond,” Buzza said. “It’s a logical next step in our evolution, and one that’s already paying dividends.”
Whether starting a new center, acquiring an existing location or converting a profitable business to AlphaGraphics, we have a lot of options to offer. Click here to send us a note, and let’s discuss how we can help you realize your personal and professional goals through small business ownership.
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