Franchise Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Independent Print Shop Owners
When evaluating business ownership opportunities you’ll naturally ask, “What’s in it for me?” Or, if you own a printing business that’s independent and are considering the idea of rebranding it as an Allegra franchise, you’re likely focused on, “What can a transition do for my business, and how might it benefit my legacy?”
When considering ownership of an Allegra business, keep in mind these three qualities that are uniquely ours:
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It was the best decision to join Allegra through their Advantage Program. The transition to the Allegra brand was smooth. Being affiliated with this network of industry experts has allowed my location to enhance our capabilities and offer things we weren’t able to previously. The support of the home office for their franchise members allows us to say to our clients, “We can do anything!”
- Ed Klimczak, Owner, Allegra, Alpena, MI
Being part of the Allegra Network has given me immediate access to more than 200 industry vendors or partners – which is much greater access than I ever had an independent printer. This allows me the opportunity to offer a much wider variety of services and at competitive prices, too, while maintaining a significant margin.
- Eugene Montanez, Owner, Allegra, Corona, CA
Providing us with the industry knowledge to make informed decisions from the get-go has been amazing! The leadership at Allegra is deeply invested in technology and innovation, so that we can concentrate on serving our customers.
- Jim Flaherty, Owner, Allegra and Image360, St. Paul, MN
The franchise has helped us to adapt to the changing needs of the businesses and organizations we support in our local market. Through our 30 years in business, being part of the Network has proven to be a huge benefit to us – and our customers. By leveraging the support and guidance of the franchise, we have gained greater efficiencies, knowledge and ultimately, results.
- Karen Grassick, Owner, Allegra, Burlington, Ontario
The franchise has been very helpful through the years as we needed different things – help with web and marketing efforts, sales training support, advice on purchasing new equipment and help with the acquisition of multiple businesses throughout the years. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the help and support of the franchise.
- Lisa Buehler, Owner, Allegra and Image360, Little Rock, AR
As an Allegra owner, I enjoy working with other business professionals within my local community. I also love having a national network behind us to drive the business forward. It helps create a competitive advantage over the independents I often go head-to-head with.
- Peter Marcus, Owner, Allegra, Tucson, AZ
Through Allegra’s Matchmaker program, I purchased an established printing company and converted it to the Allegra brand. Allegra’s vision, support and many resources have been essential to my success in keeping my business relevant to my customers’ and prospects’ evolving needs.
- Steve Kapuscinski, Owner, Allegra Cincinnati, OH
I wasn’t familiar with this industry, but I wanted to own my own business and knew I could manage people. The Allegra MatchMaker Program allowed me to step right in and open a franchise with established clients and an experienced staff. I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel.
- Todd Garcia, Owner, Allegra, Coal City, IL
With Allegra, our revenue is diversified over a fairly large customer base. At our Center, about 75-100 accounts represent just over 75% of our sales. So if we lose a few to attrition over the course of a year it’s not catastrophic; we more often than not make up for them in new accounts.
- Todd Hinson, Owner, Allegra, Rocky Mount, NC
Been there. Done that. Still doing it. We offer Allegra business owners a franchise model that’s proven to be successful for more than three decades.
Two examples of how our experience can benefit you?
Exclusive Allegra Performance Groups:
Consistently rated by Allegra franchise owners as one of the most valuable support programs offered by the Allegra Network, these are comprised of five to seven fellow Allegra owners with similar center sales who meet twice a year to discuss all areas of your business. Prior to meeting, each Allegra owner submits their financial statement to the Allegra home office. As a result, operating ratios are created and made available to discuss at the meeting. Expect an honest assessment by your peers of your center’s performance or lack thereof … and practical advice from others who’ve “walked the walk” and can point you in the right direction. Expect, too, to make some lifelong friends in the process.
Exclusive Allegra Profit Mastery Assessments:
Prepared specifically for each Allegra franchise, this in-depth report includes specific suggestions for improvement. Later, you'll receive assistance from your Regional Operations Director in implementing improvements and regular follow-ups. Components of the program address relationships between income statements and balance sheets, ratios to measure efficiency of business, how to manage cash flow, break-even analysis as a decision tool, uses of profit and the relationship between assets, earnings, and the value of a business.
Backed by substantial financial reserves, the Allegra corporate ownership team consistently reinvests with the aim of enhancing the value of each of our Allegra Centers.
For example, knowing first-hand that the industry has evolved from an inside-based, order-taking model to one that’s increasingly relying on outside sales for success, Allegra supports Allegra business owners with no fewer than seven initiatives to help you profit from this trend.
These programs include Solutions-based Sales 101 Training, Advanced Solutions-based Sales 201 Training, Sales Skills on the Road Sessions, S3 Sales Training Webinars, Sales Leadership Training Workshops, Virtual Sales Manager for Hire Program as well as One-on-One Sales Coaching Sessions. The effort and expense for any independent enterprise to match let alone exceed this comprehensive support for our Allegra business owners is incalculable. The advantage will be yours!
Allegra stays abreast of the newest advancements in technology that provide competitive advantage to Allegra business owners – relieving you of the burden to do so on your own.
No example of our dedication to finding better ways of doing business is more exciting – or potentially more rewarding – than WorkStreamTM. This all-new, one-of-a-kind technology platform fully integrates sophisticated e-commerce, business management and workflow automation technologies. Once it’s fully rolled out, it will drive the kinds of efficiencies that Allegra franchise business owners need to stay a step ahead of market demands … and the competition.
Among its key features are an advanced and scalable cloud-based management information system (MIS) with intuitive interface and integrated CRM that’s robust and scalable, a world-class e-commerce storefront technology with front-end (MIS) and back-end (automation workflow) integrations, and a prepress portal. Watch for this world-class technology only from Allegra.
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