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WHY JOIN A FRANCHISE?

          Because the security business is an estimated 45 billion dollar industry and growing!!

With Signal 88’s proprietary franchise management systems, our franchisees can learn how to find new customers, gain market share over local competition, and operate a profitable and sustainable roving security franchise.


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1.      Learning from Signal 88 experience
Signal 88’s proprietary systems have been developed over the past 13 plus years. As a Signal 88 franchisee, you are able to draw on the experience of not only your franchise operations specialist, but also the large network of other Signal 88 franchisees to help you meet your personal and professional goals.   Our franchisees come from all facets of life including the military; border protection agency; federal police; law enforcement agents; police advisors; diplomatic security contractors; private investigators; maritime security personal; entrepreneurs etc.   Additionally, you have support of the specialists, who know the security industry, in the following areas: marketing, sales, technology and public relations. When you buy into our system, you join a family that is truly dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in life.

 
 
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2.      Signal 88 brand recognition
Signal 88 offers our franchisees national branding that will help you rise above your competition at the local level so you can attract more customers who are focused on value and not price.  Apartment complexes; Campus security; hotels; private events; sporting events; hospitals; airports; and even armed security are all marked with our Signal 88 brand.



3.     Success rate.  Independent Versus Franchising
We are one of the fastest growing and largest security franchise systems in the world.  Studies and surveys prove franchise businesses have a much higher success rate than independent businesses. Almost 80 percent of the independent businesses that start today will be out of business within the next 5 years.


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4.     Business systems
Business owners wear most, if not all of the hats in their business and they end up working 24 hours a day trying to grow their business. This takes away from quality family time, one of the reasons why they decided to start their own business. Our proprietary software integrates the security franchise business systems into a streamlined package, from quoting to financial statements, to improve your efficiency and effectiveness. As an owner, you have real-time access to the key performance measures of your business and can compare them to system-wide benchmarks. We work with owners to implement systems so they can work on the business and not in the business.



5.     Hiring the right employees
For a business to grow it is essential to have the systems in place to recruit, hire, train, compensate and retain employees. Signal 88’s training systems can help you develop your employee base and help them achieve their personal and professional goals, ultimately freeing up your time to work on the roving security business.



6.     Finding and retaining the right customers
Signal 88 helps successful business owners attract more of the best residential and commercial customers .  Our proprietary software program will keep your customers close by providing them what they want: 24/7 national service, monthly quality control reports, and much more. Our marketing team supports your needs in areas such as advertising, social media, promotional material, strategic account development, and statistical tracking.




7.     Training and support.
Today business is changing and moving so rapidly that it is imperative business owners’ stay ahead of the curve with ongoing training. Training for you and your employees are done throughout the year at our national training center in Omaha, Nebraska, at your location, through online webinars, at regional meetings and at our annual reunion.  Together with your operation manager, you will develop and implement a strategic approach to learning the newest technologies in security.





8.     Purchasing power


Because of our size, we have been able to negotiate great discounts on nearly everything you need to run your business including equipment, vehicles, insurance, supplies, marketing materials and much, much more.





9.     Selling your business
Signal 88 will help you develop a business plan and help implement the necessary systems to ensure a successful transition when you’re ready.  It’s unfortunate, but most small independent business owners are unable to sell their business for a profit.  All the years of blood, sweat, and tears that you poured into developing your business doesn’t matter if you can’t sell it for a significant profit.  Let Signal 88 help you sell your business when you are ready to retire.

 
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10. Who are we looking for?

Security investigators

Private investigators

Private protection agents

Certified protection professionals

Mobile security companies

Dignitary protection specialists

Executive protection professionals

Dedicated security agents

Retiring military

Transitioning military

Security agents

Law enforcement agents

K9 protection officers

Border protection agents

Diplomatic security contractors

Security forces

Federal police

Maritime security agents

Military police




Visit our website at: www.signal88.com


Contact Jessica Hinnen at:   jhinnen@signal88.com


Monday, September 19, 2011

PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A FRANCHISE

PROS:





Brand recognition 

Many well-known franchises have national brand-name recognition. Buying a franchise can be like buying a business with built-in customers.  This will amount to great savings in customer acquisition costs and allow for more time in the overall operation of the business.  The goal is to work on the business, rather than in the business.  A good franchise system will provide you with the tools to work on the business.














WHY IS BRAND IMPORTANT?









A brand communicates specific information about an organization, product or service and distinguishes it from others in the marketplace. The products or organization are unique to that specific brand.  The brand is the identity of a specific product, service, or business and can take many forms including a symbol, name, sign, etc.  Today, great brands are realizing that people don’t necessarily distinguish categories.  For example, when you think of tin foil, you think of Reynolds.  When you think of bleach, you think of Clorox. When you think of security, you think of Signal88.










Point in question: What color are the Golden Arches?  YELLOW.  Anywhere you go in the world, you will find these yellow arches.














A business concept: track record for success

When you buy a franchise, you are buying an established business model that has a proven track record.  Statistics show that franchisees stand a much better chance of success than people who start independent businesses.  The whole point again of the franchise model is that it’s been proven to work already both domestically as well as internationally. The roadmap has already been done so all you have to do is follow it.  As franchise companies state, you're in business for yourself, but not by yourself.


















The Chinese have a saying: a finger is strong, but a fist is more powerful. 









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Management training

When you buy a franchise, you get all the equipment, supplies and instruction and training needed to start the business. You also get ongoing training, and help with management and marketing. Your franchise will reap the benefit of the parent company's national marketing campaigns, creative materials, national spokespersons, technical trainers, on-line training, webinars, etc.  This is the most important part for entrepreneurs as business owners don't plan to fail, rather,  they fail to plan.















Proprietary methods and processes 

From day one, you have cutting edge systems and technology right at your fingertips that you didn’t have to invent or put any resources in to.







CONTACT JESSICA HINNEN TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION AT: 254-339-0688

JHINNEN@SIGNAL88.COM





Marketing and advertising plan to follow

Brochures, radio and television commercials, yellow pages, newspapers, flyers, coupons, direct mail campaigns; This is another huge time saver as you just have to pay for what you need and you’re ready to go.  Hence, marketing will be more  interesting and challenging area as it is made up of many coherent ideas that consistently repeat the big idea or brand message.  By continually repeating the same television commercials and weekly coupons, the brand continues to build awareness.






EFFECTIVE MARKETING:







Recruiting and staffing

Finding good employees is crucial to the success of the franchisee. A franchise business with a recognized name will have greater recruiting pull than an unknown business entity.
Purchasing power

The collective buying power of a franchise group allows for lower costs in purchasing inventory and equipment. There is power in numbers!








LARGE COMPANIES HAVE BETTER BUYING POWER......







CONS:

Start-up costs

The average initial franchise investment can be rather expensive. 

















1. Hampton Hotels (Mid-priced hotels): $3,716,000 - $13,148,800

2. Ampm (Convenience store & gas station): $1,786,929 - $7,596,688

3. McDonald's (Hamburgers, chicken, salads): $1,057,200 - $1,885,000

4. 7-Eleven Inc. (Convenience store): $30,800 - $604,500

5. Supercuts (Hair salon): $112,550 - $243,200

6. Days Inn (Hotels): $192,291 - $6,479,764

7. Vanguard Cleaning Systems (Commercial cleaning): $8,200 - $38,100

8. Servpro (Insurance/disaster restoration & cleaning): $127,300 - $174,700

9. (Submarine sandwiches & salads): $84,300 - $258,300

10. Denny's Inc. (Full-service family restaurant): $1,125,609 - $2,396,419













Less Freedom

Franchisees are required to share financial information and conform to uniform operating procedures. You have to stay within the rules and guidelines that the franchisor sets or you could easily lose your franchise.










Royalty Payments:


Each and every year franchisees are required to make royalty payments in return for support in operations and advertising. Some franchisers may not provide all the necessary resources for the success of your particular location. Talk to other franchisees for feedback on the level of support they receive.





CONTACT JESSICA HINNEN TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION AT: 254-339-0688

JHINNEN@SIGNAL88.COM






FINANCIAL  REQUIREMENTS
For Example:

McDonalds

Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:$
Cash Investment:$500K
Total Investment:$1.1-1.8MM
Average Total Investment:$1471K

Fees:

Initial Franchise Fee:$45K
Average Franchise Fee:$45K
On-Going Royalty:12.5%
Average Royalty:12%
Advertising Fee:4%

Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:
$
Cash Investment:
$500K
Total Investment:
$1.1-1.8MM
Average Total Investment:
$1471K

 







Hampton Hotels

Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:$
Cash Investment:$500K
Total Investment:$1.1-1.8MM
Average Total Investment:$1471K

Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:$40K/Rm.
Cash Investment:$50K
Total Investment:$3.7-13.1MM
Average Total Investment:$6800K

Fees:

Initial Franchise Fee:$50K
Average Franchise Fee:$50K
On-Going Royalty:5% Gross Rm. Rev
Average Royalty:5%
Advertising Fee:4% Gross Rm


Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:
$40K/Rm.
Cash Investment:
$50K
Total Investment:
$3.7-13.1MM
Average Total Investment:
$6800K

Fees:

Initial Franchise Fee:
$50K
Average Franchise Fee:
$50K
On-Going Royalty:
5% Gross Rm. Rev
Average Royalty:
5%
Advertising Fee:
4% Gross Rm












A&W Restaurants



Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:
$1MM
Cash Investment:
$
Total Investment:
$1.0-1.6MM
Average Total Investment:
$1300K

Fees:

Initial Franchise Fee:
$30-50K
Average Franchise Fee:
$40K
On-Going Royalty:
6% Gr. Receipts
Average Royalty:
6%
Advertising Fee:
4% Gr. Rec.




Denny's


Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:
$1M
Cash Investment:
$350-$400K
Total Investment:
$1.178-2.4MM
Average Total Investment:
$1618K

Fees:

Initial Franchise Fee:
$40K
Average Franchise Fee:
$40K
On-Going Royalty:
4%
Average Royalty:
4%
Advertising Fee:
4%





Supercuts


Investment:

Minimum Net Worth:
$300K/100K Liq
Cash Investment:
$111-239.7K
Total Investment:
$97-208K
Average Total Investment:
$152K

Fees:

Initial Franchise Fee:
$22.5K
Average Franchise Fee:
$22K
On-Going Royalty:
4% Yr. 1/6% succ. Yrs.
Average Royalty:
5%
Advertising Fee:
4


























If you took a month off from your business, would your overall sales stay the same or decline?  Could your company survive without you?  Is your business built around you, or a system?








Are you tired of:


1.     Answering the phone while standing on a ladder in -5 degree weather?

2.     Having to price your services cheaper than your competitors just to get the job?

3.     Having your employee quit and start his own  company?

4.     Never really taking a long quality vacation with the family?

5.     Cash flow problems?

6.   Finding new ways to grow your business?















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  • Go it alone












  • Hire a consultant(s)





  • Align with a franchise









When you join Signal 88, you join a family.























visit: www.signal88.com









SIGNAL 88 FRANCHISE



CONTACT JESSICA HINNEN TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION AT: 254-339-0688

JHINNEN@SIGNAL88.COM

jhinnen@signal88.com