If you’re interested in owning a high-performing business-to-business (B2B) franchise, AlphaGraphics is an industry leader. When thinking about a top B2B franchise, it’s more than just how much money you can make, it’s about the overall experience. Here, we will be going over why AlphaGraphics is a top B2B franchise.
AlphaGraphics: A Top B2B Franchise
We did a deep-dive to give you the data and insights you need to make an informed choice about franchise ownership, and whether it could help you meet your career and lifestyle goals. The data provided below should show the overall experience you can expect from a top B2B franchise.
“Our goal is to provide innovative marketing communications solutions with a high level of personal service and value. . . . helping business owners achieve improved results and more visibility for their brand”- Aaron Grohs, AlphaGraphics President
GET THE ALPHAGRAPHICS ADVANTAGE
Local Ownership: AlphaGraphics has been supporting locally-owned franchises since 1979. You’ll offer print marketing and communications solutions to businesses in your neighborhood. You’ll know the local market like the back of your hand.
Diverse Services: As an AlphaGraphics franchise owner, you have numerous opportunities to offer business-to-business support through a variety of high-demand services including:
- Digital Printing
- Offset Printing
- Direct Mail
- Multichannel Marketing Campaigns
- Business Cards
- Website Design and Development
- Graphic Design
- Direct Mail Marketing
- Social Media Management
- Email Marketing Campaigns
“Every day and every week can bring new challenges…and you have to solve new
problems every day. But at the same time, it’s pretty exhilarating to finally be my own boss and running my own business.” – Steve Webb, AlphaGraphics franchise owner
USE A MODEL THAT WORKS
Working with Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses, (SMBs) allows AlphaGraphics owners to collaborate on multifaceted, innovative projects with like-minded entrepreneurs. You won’t just meet and greet people when they come through your door.
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
You’ll provide business owners with the tools and techniques they need for their business to succeed:
- Marketing Strategy
- Custom Branding
- Knowledge of Local Business and Industry
- Optimal Web Design
- Physical Collateral
- Community Connections
The best business partnerships are those where everyone learns, grows, and thrives. As an AlphaGraphics franchise owner, you’ll help businesses in your neighborhood laser-focus their goals, open doors for future networking, and help their brand shine.
FOR FRANCHISE OWNERS
SMB owners aren’t the only ones who benefit from our B2B model.
AlphaGraphics franchise owners have a lot to gain:
- Ability to leverage a greater diversity of services.
- Higher-priced offerings than what you’d sell to individual customers
- Fewer seasonal fluctuation/year-round demand
- Greater likelihood of repeat, long-term customers
- Skill development
- Common ground with your clientele
While you are doing business with a broader model, you have more flexibility than most franchise owners when you team up with AG. [Every business you work with is unique, and you’ll get to develop custom print and marketing plans for all of them.]
Buying power is one of the most attractive advantages of the B2B model. Which is just one of the reasons AlphaGraphics is a top B2B franchise.
You don’t have to start from scratch when it comes to vendor and supplier relationships. You can buy the systems and technology you need with the purchasing power of a global business from partners who are at the top of their industries. We pass our savings to you, which means you do the same for your customers.
And you can do it all regardless of your print industry experience.
“Our goal is to find franchisees who can follow a proven system and utilize their management, sales and marketing skills as a core competency. Our franchisees must be attentive to detail, problem-solvers, strong communicators and multi-taskers, capable of working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and able to build strong relationships with their customers.”- David Buzza, Chief Development Officer, AG
JOIN A DRIVEN TEAM
When faced with a new career opportunity, it’s easy to wonder: is this right for me?
That’s why AlphaGraphics has designed a superior Discovery Process to fully equip you to make an informed decision about franchise ownership.
Whether you want to secure the future of a family-owned print shop by transitioning into a franchise model or bring your passion for sales and service to the print industry for the first time, you can meet your goals as an AlphaGraphics owner.
Our most successful franchises:
- Thrive in a business-to-business sales model
- Value relationship-building as a cornerstone of sales
- Commit time and resources to nurturing leads
- Have a dream of small business ownership
- Have corporate leadership or executive experience
- Nurture an entrepreneurial spirit in themselves and their team
- Are comfortable in a fast-paced environment
- Adopt a proven franchise model to diverse customer needs
- Offer creative solutions for branding, marketing, and design
- Are eager to further their knowledge and skill development
We love the vision-orientation of every franchise owner. They all look forward to the future of their AlphaGraphics business center, and what their ongoing growth and development can do for entrepreneurs in their community.
AlphaGraphics owners know if you work hard, you will see results. And you’re never alone. You’ll be amazed what you can do with our top-tier infrastructure and specialized guidance.
“The training I’ve gone through with AlphaGraphics has been phenomenal, and the agOnline training has given me so much support.” – Dave Dumfey, AlphaGraphics Franchise Owner
RECEIVE ONGOING SUPPORT
When you join the AlphaGraphics team, you’ll participate in an intensive four-week training with in-depth instruction in areas critical to your success:
- Small Business Administration and Development
- Graphic/Design Industry
- AlphaGraphics Products and Solutions
- Financial, Operational, and Marketing Supports
You’ll have an onboarding partner to guide you through the process, and ample opportunity for peer support, including Q&A with current franchise owners.
Guidance and expertise don’t stop after the Discovery process. We’re here to help over the lifetime of your business.
Our tiered programs offer support customized to your investment and your business goals.
You no longer have to worry about building a business from the ground up.
You’ll have access to:
- Business/IT/Communications Systems
- Customer Relationship Management Systems
- Equipment Recommendations
- Exterior and Interior Decor Packages
- Marketing & Lead Generation Systems
- Production Management Software
- Sales Training and Support
- Software and Hardware
- Volume Discount Pricing with National Vendors
- Workflow Automation/Order Integration
Our near 50 years of experience will be put to work for you. You’ll benefit from our pricing and our partners every step of the way.
Our commitment to technological innovation means your franchise will stay one step ahead of your competitors.
Our tech assets include:
- agOnline: a turnkey web-to-print marketing solution
- Sophisticated Management Information Systems (MIS)
- Streamlined ordering and production systems
Equipment and interfaces you may not be able to afford independently are much more accessible to you as an AlphaGraphics franchise owner.
We help you track costs and monitor performance. You don’t have to wonder when the next advancement is coming down the pike. We share our updates with every franchisee so we all move forward together.
Simply put, our business-building tools and systems keep your initial investment lower— and your returns higher. And because we value automation and integration so highly, your time and focus can be 100% on building and growing your customer base.
Our model is your roadmap. But when it comes to your goals, your objectives, and your profitability, you’re in the driver’s seat.
“We are very proud of the team we have assembled to serve our accounts. We give them all the credit for driving the increase in sales we’ve experienced.”- Jim Barrie, AlphaGraphics Franchise Owner
SEE REAL RESULTS
We offer acquisition opportunities nationwide. Our investment requires a net worth of $400K ($150K liquid), and a FICO score of 700 or better. We guide you through the investment process so you’re set up for success.
And the numbers don’t lie.
Our franchise owners get real results: tremendous returns, scalability, and a promising profit margin.
Network Gross Sales:
2014: $255 Million
2015: $268 Million
2016: $277 Million
Average Annual Gross Sales Per Center: $1,079,199
Annual Gross Sales Median: $839,405
Annual Gross Sales of Top 25% Median: $1,660,311
Median Gross Margin for Single Center Locations 70.62%
Median EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation, and Amortization) for Single Center Locations 13%
Almost 20% of AlphaGraphics owners’ annual sales exceed $2 million, and nearly half exceed $1 million. We have the strongest unit economics in the industry, with no sign of slowing down.
Hands down, I love being my own boss. I love entrepreneurship. I love the staff and the decisions I get to make and moving forward in the direction I want to take with the center.” – Jill Spires, AlphaGraphics Franchise Owner
CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Imagine leveraging your corporate leadership, sales, or marketing experience for success in your own business, without having to reinvent the wheel.
Our franchise owners see industry-leading growth year after year while equipping business owners in their communities, and enjoying greater margin than they would with traditional business ownership.
We’re committed to transparency, integrity, and honesty. And we’re eager to see how AlphaGraphics franchise ownership may help you meet your professional and personal goals. After reading about what AlphaGraphics has to offer, we hope you consider AlphaGraphics as a top B2B franchise opportunity for you!
Contact us to learn more.
Phone (Talk or Text): 801-595-7259
Franchising Website: https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com
215 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
For Further Reading:
- “AlphaGraphics Owners- Why AlphaGraphics”,
- “How Do The Numbers Look?”, AlphaGraphics Franchise, https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com/numbers/
- “AlphaGraphics”, Franchising Today, https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/AG_FranchisingToday_4pager.pdf
- Mumma, David. “AlphaGraphics Supports Business Owners”, AlphaGraphics Blog, http://blogs.alphagraphics.com/blog/2018/05/02/alphagraphics-supports-small-businesses-with-custom-printing-marketing-sign-services/, May 2, 2018.
- Thill, Connor. “AlphaGraphics Announces Most Improved Franchise”, AlphaGraphics Blog, http://blogs.alphagraphics.com/blog/2018/05/02/alphagraphics-supports-small-businesses-with-custom-printing-marketing-sign-services/, August 10, 2017.
- “New Business Center Pathway”, AlphaGraphics Franchise, https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com/your-center/
- Sellers, Jonathan. “The Perks of Owning a B2B Franchise”, AlphaGraphics Franchise, https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com/business_development/perks-owning-b2b-franchise/, August 15, 2017.
- “AlphaGraphicsPerspectives: Hear What Our Franchisees Have To Say”, AlphaGraphicsFranchise, https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com/uncategorized/alphagraphics-perspectives-hear-what-our-franchisees-have-to-say/, January 23, 2017.
- “Just The Facts: The AlphaGraphicsOpportunity”, AlphaGraphicsFranchise, https://alphagraphicsfranchise.com/uncategorized/just-the-facts-the-alphagraphics-opportunity/, September 10, 2016.