The Allegra Matchmaker® Program helps entrepreneurs find and buy an existing business, then convert it to an Allegra print shop. See if it’s the best route for you.
Let Allegra Play MatchMaker®
The Allegra MatchMaker® Program helps entrepreneurs enter the industry by buying an existing business — a print shop or a marketing business — and converting it to an Allegra Center. It’s a great way to hit the ground running because you’ll be starting out with an established customer base, experienced staff and a proven track record in the market.
Startup costs for a MatchMaker® Center in the U.S. range from $125,811 to $378,185, according to Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). In Canada, according to Section 6 of our Canada FDD, the initial investment is $125,572–$369,206 (in U.S. dollars).
Our MatchMaker® Program is unique to franchising. Even the purchase process is streamlined. Having helped scores of other entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by buying an existing business and converting it into one of our Allegra Franchises, we have a dedicated staff to guide buyers and sellers through the process.
One Franchise Member’s Experience
After more than 20 years as an executive at a nationwide bank, by 2017 Matt Kinser was ready to make a change. He started working with a franchise broker, but after looking at dozens of opportunities, he was no closer to a solution. Then, his broker steered him toward Allegra.
“Allegra impressed me from day one,” said Kinser. “The speed with which they responded to questions — and the quality of the answers they provided — convinced me I had connected with the right franchising organization.”
Through the MatchMaker® Program, Kinser bought both an independent print shop and banner sign business, consolidated them in a single location and branded them as Allegra.
“I was able to retain two employees from the printing firm and one from the banner sign company,” said Kinser. “Their expertise allows me to focus largely on sales but, truth be told, as the owner I’m involved in a little of everything.”
You can read more about Kinser’s story here.
The Industry Opportunity
The global printing market is estimated at $740 billion, with the U.S. market at $77 billion, with stable growth predicted through 2026, according to Research and Markets. The digital printing segment is especially promising, with Allied Market Research predicting it to reach $4.3 billion by 2026, nearly double the size of the segment in 2018. Printing and marketing franchises like Allegra that increasingly offer digital services are most likely to thrive as the industry evolves.
Can’t wait to get started? Allegra may have the perfect match for you. Just fill out the form on this page to start a conversation.