Why the Franchise Model?

Survival Rates of Independent Businesses vs. Franchises

One of the most intimidating factors to overcome as a small business owner is the fear of having an unsuccessful business. Whether you’re funding your venture with debt, retirement funds or cash from family and friends, there is always a risk to your investment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of all businesses in the U.S. close after the first two years of operation and a little over 38 percent after four years. However, these numbers vary greatly depending on the type of business you own. It’s generally accepted, because of their established, proven business practices, that franchises have higher success rates than independent businesses.

There’s a lot of information about success rates of franchises, and to predict one brand will be successful while another won’t is extremely difficult. In a five-year study performed by franchise consulting firm FranNet, their results showed 92 percent of their franchise placements were still in business after two years, and 85 percent after five years.


Investing in your future starts here.

Below is a breakdown of your total investment for a New AlphaGraphics location. It includes everything from your one-time initial franchise fee, location buildout, full equipment package and working capital during the first year of business.

At AlphaGraphics we take a conservative approach when it comes to your investment, meaning we lean towards the higher end in planning costs such as leasehold improvements and working capital.

How does AlphaGraphics plan for the future?

In this video, you will hear about how our NetVision 5 committee, made up of owners and corporate leadership, plan for the future of AlphaGraphics printing businesses. We have a plan for the future and a roadmap to get us there! It’s an exciting time for our organization!

Discover the AlphaGraphics Difference

In our first 50 years, we’ve learned a lot about how to provide top-quality services to our customers, and unparalleled support to our franchise owners. This is just part of what makes AlphaGraphics printing businesses some of the best franchises to own. Read about some of our franchise owners’ stories below.

If you’re focused on building long-lasting relationships with visionary clients, AlphaGraphics is a great way to strengthen your sales skills in an environment that values creativity, growth, and professional development.

During the Discovery process, you’ll meet AlphaGraphics team members who will share the real challenges, real lessons, and real successes of franchise ownership. We’ll make sure you’re equipped to make an informed choice about what steps to take toward career freedom.

Ready to see the AlphaGraphics difference for yourself and get involved with one of the best franchises to own?

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