i9 Sports is a national group of local franchises that run youth sports leagues as well as training camps and clinics for soccer, lacrosse, softball, flag football, and more. i9 was founded by Frank V. Fiume, Jr in 2002. Franchises went up for sale in 2003, and now i9 encompasses over 130 separate franchisee-owned locations in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $44.9K - 72.9K
Ident-A-Kid promotes itself mostly through presentations and campaigns at schools, both private and public. Founded in 1986 and franchised in 2000, the company provides child identity kits intended to help parents and school officials have better chances of locating a child in the event that he or she goes missing.
Start-up Cost: $34.05K - 44.25K
Intelligent Office was founded by Ralph Gregory in Boulder, Colorado in 1995. Gregory built his model based on his own personal situation. After becoming a father, Gregory began working from home in his field as a venture capitalist. He saw that most of his duties could be performed without a physical office, but he lacked resources - like secretarial services and meeting spaces - to maintain the most professional appearance possible. He started Intelligent Office to help bridge the gap between the virtual office and the physical workplace. He franchised the concept in 1999 and the Intelligent Office brand now includes almost 50 locations.
Start-up Cost: $311K - 491.5K
InterContinental Hotels Group was first started by Pan American Airlines as a concept to serve the international travel market. Pan Am sold their successful franchise to the Bass company in 1998. Bass, which was initially a brewery, owns several groups of hotels and motels in the U.S. and abroad.
Start-up Cost: $5.14M - 93.86M
Interface Financial Corporation was started in 1972 by founder and entrepreneur John T. Sheehy to help companies find more working capital with invoice discounting solutions. The company began franchising in 1990, and there are now 150 locations in the network. Interface is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland (with International headquarters in Markham, Ontario).
Start-up Cost: $88.3K - 139.3K
Interim provides staffing for companies providing hospice and health care services. Interim operates through more than 300 independently franchised locations in the United States and abroad. Interim helps match health care businesses with the most qualified health care workers. Interim’s business model includes a desire to make people’s lives better through access to service that promotes health, dignity, and independence.
Start-up Cost: $115.5K - 188.5K
Interior Magic provides auto appearance services from basic detailing to fabric dyeing and repair. They also do light auto body work, like small dent repair. The company was founded in 2003 and franchised in 2004. Interior Magic International now has 38 U.S. locations.
Start-up Cost: $33.05K - 100.06K
The Interstate Battery story begins with John Searcy selling batteries from the back of his truck in 1952 in Dallas,Texas. People came back again and again for the good products he sold at affordable prices. In the present day, there are nearly 300 Interstate All Battery Centers franchised around the world selling batteries for automobiles, alarms, electronic equipment, and more.
Start-up Cost: $118.8K - 270.6K