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Plan Ahead Events

Plan Ahead Events started in 1992 and was franchised in 2007. The company provides event planning for customers in the U.S. as well as in Spain, Mexico, Australia, and Canada. They are a part of United Franchise Group, which also includes other franchises like EmbroidMe and Signarama. Plan Ahead offers event planning for all kinds of events from a small gathering to trade shows and everything in between.

Start-up Cost: $36.26K - 57.65K

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Postal Annex+

Packaging, shipping, postal & business services 1986 Postal Annex+ John Lentz founded Postal Annex+ in 1985 in San Diego, California. He came up with the concept after not being able to find a store that offered copying, faxing, and other printing services. The next year, Postal Annex+ was franchised and there are currently almost 300 locations in the U.S.

Start-up Cost: $138.8K - 199.05K

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PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers

PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers provide convenient printing and copying services, as well as packing and shipping solutions for customers from more than 700 locations around the world. The company was founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Brian Spindel and Steve Greenbaum, who franchised the concept in 1993.

Start-up Cost: $175.05K - 201.27K

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Proforma

Proforma specializes in providing customers with materials for marketing and communication in business. Founded in 1978 by Greg Muzzillo with $200 in startup money, the company grew rapidly and by 1986 Muzzillo took his successful brand to the next level, developing a solid model and branching out into the franchising world. The following decades would see more than 750 Proforma locations open up in the U.S. and abroad.

Start-up Cost: $4.73K - 53.2K

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RE/MAX LLC

The RE/MAX concept is to hire only experienced, qualified agents to give buyers and sellers of real estate peace of mind in knowing that they are in good hands. The company was founded in 1973 by Dave Liniger in Denver, Colorado and has continued to expand through the years. Today there are thousands of RE/MAX brokerages all over the world.

Start-up Cost: $35K - 194K

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Real Property Management

Real Property Management consists of local franchises that provide property management services for homeowners and associations. They provide leasing and evictions, maintenance, collections, inspections and other services to help people manage and maintain their real estate investments. Nationwide, there are currently more than 200 Real Property Management locations.

Start-up Cost: $35.55K - 72.4K

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Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Remedy Intelligent Staffing started in 1965, helping to match job seekers with the right employers. The company conducts interviews, testing, and other methods in order to provide the employers with the most qualified candidates to fill their positions. Over 400 Remedy locations are in operation today, providing staffing solutions for a wide variety of clients. The franchise is part of the Select Family of Staffing Companies.

Start-up Cost: $138.76K - 225.71K

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Sandler Training

David Sandler founded Sandler Training in 1967. Sandler used methods he developed himself to create sales training models, consulting with businesses to help them devise strategies to increase their sales. He began selling franchises in 1983, and the company has since seen incredible levels of growth. There are currently over 230 Sandler Training franchises in the world.

Start-up Cost: $83.15K - 99.75K

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Showhomes

Showhomes provides staging for vacant homes to make them more appealing to potential buyers. Working for both realtors and homeowners, Showhomes experts transform empty spaces into attractive, inviting areas that are much more likely to pique the interest of house-hunters. They also offer home management services, including yard maintenance. First started in 1985, the company started franchising in 1994 and now includes more than 75 independently owned units.

Start-up Cost: $43.3K - 82K

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Sign-A-Rama Inc.

Sign-A-Rama was started in 1986 by entrepreneur Ray Titus in West Palm Beach, Florida. Using graphic design and printing software, Titus was able to offer fast, precise results with a very low turnover time. There are nearly 800 Sign-A-Rama locations all over the world, and the brand continues to grow.

Start-up Cost: $64.76K - 224.68K

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Signs By Tomorrow

Signs By Tomorrow specializes in quick-service signage and graphic imagery for commercial and individual customers. The company first opened in 1986, and was franchised the next year. Signs By Tomorrow was started by founder Joseph McGuinness and has been incredibly successful, growing to include over 150 U.S. locations to date.

Start-up Cost: $146.9K - 230.7K

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Signs Now

The first Signs Now shop opened in Austin, Texas in 1983. The company incorporated in 1986, and began selling franchises. The company creates signs, graphics, and digital media for clients using cutting edge technology and quick turnover methods. With almost 200 locations in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Signs Now has consistently been a top performing franchise.

Start-up Cost: $169.83K - 333.32K

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Speedpro USA Inc.

Speedpro provides solutions for companies and individuals that need to create very large graphic marketing images such as vehicle and building wraps, signage, and other types of displays. Speedpro sticks to a mantra of passion for communication through visual arts. Almost 150 Speedpro franchises have been opened in the United States and Canada.

Start-up Cost: $212.2K - 240.1K

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Spherion Staffing

Leroy Dettman founded Spherion in 1946. The company, know at that time as Interim Services, helped to match job-seekers with companies that had positions to fill. Dettman began selling franchises in 1956, and has seen continued popularity in the entrepreneurial realm. Spherion now has nearly 400 staffing services locations across the United States.

Start-up Cost: $100K - 168K

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Tax Centers of America

Founded in 1992 in Russellville, Arkansas, Tax Centers of America provides bookkeeping and tax services, as well as electronic filing services, for customers across more than 20 states through more than 400 locations. The Tax Centers of America concept is heavy on fast service and thoughtful and enthusiastic attention to each customer’s needs.

Start-up Cost: $20.1K - 63.75K

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The Alternative Board (TAB)

The Alternative Board (TAB) was founded in 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri by Allen E. Fishman. The company facilitates collaborative meetings between executives and business owners. These regular sessions are intended to help each member by allowing him or her to benefit from the knowledge of experienced peers in the business world. There are presently around 150 TAB franchises operating today.

Start-up Cost: $56.82K - 112.98K

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The Entrepreneur’s Source

This successful franchises gives people tools and strategies to be more successful franchisees. Through thorough research and interview processes, The Entrepreneur’s Source puts clients together with the franchise opportunity that is most suited to their individual personality, circumstances, and goals. The company was started in 1984 by Terry Powell, and became a franchise itself in 1997. The firm charges a fee to franchisors to be listed among the companies it recommends to clients.

Start-up Cost: $67.2K - 77.05K

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The Growth Coach

Through workshops, individual coaching, and other training techniques, The Growth Coach helps small businesses work more effectively and efficiently. The company is comprised of over 150 franchises. Growth Coach representatives help to motivate employees by mapping out goals and providing support & mentoring.

Start-up Cost: $52K - 81.9K

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The Utility Company

The Utility Company provides small businesses with tech services. Part of the company’s unique model is to be proactive and anticipate technological problems to eliminate them before they occur. Independently owned franchises - of which there are currently 120 - enroll customers in a flat-rate monthly program that gives them access to support both virtually and in-person, and includes constant monitoring and preventative services.

Start-up Cost: $45.12K - 70.36K

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Transworld Business Advisors

Transworld helps aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to run their businesses more efficiently and more successfully. In addition to its advising services, the company operates as a brokerage for businesses. Transworld is the result of an arrangement between United Franchise Group and Transworld Business Brokerages. Merging these two interrelated services has proved to be a lucrative move for the group and in a few short years Transworld has grown to include nearly 50 franchised units.

Start-up Cost: $52.23K - 97.18K

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