STEP 1: Franchisee Research and Application
You will find a lot of information on this website about what it takes to be a successful Pro Image Sports owner. Once you have researched our site, we invite you to fill out the confidential qualification report in its entirety for review and initial approval.
STEP 2: Franchisee Approval
Once you have completed the Pro Image Sports qualification report, a financial background check will be performed to verify you are financially qualified to successfully operate a Pro Image Sports franchise. Pro Image Sports will also complete a personal background check to verify that you possess the experience and qualifications necessary to own and manage a Pro Image Sports store.
STEP 3: Discovery Process
You will then begin a detailed discovery process where you will work and talk with Pro Image Sports representatives and franchisees in learning more about the aspects of owning and operating this business. At this time you will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (which contains the franchise agreement), which serves as your guide in learning about the company and industry. The Pro Image Sports team will assist you in assessing all financing options at your disposal. You will also start looking at potential mall locations prior to signing the franchise agreement.
STEP 4: Franchisee Agreement
After completing the discovery process you will be prepared to move forward opening your own Pro Image Sports store by executing the franchise agreement. You are then a part of the Pro Image Sports team, and one of the best business opportunities in franchising.
STEP 5: Franchise Location
Once signed, the Pro Image Sports leasing department assists you in your location search and subsequent lease negotiations. We have a proven track record operating in malls, and will assist you in finding a location you can be successful in.
We teach you how to evaluate which shopping centers would be best for our concept and the locations within them. This process typically begins by evaluating the centers closest to your home first. A relatively small handful of developers own a majority of the malls in the country. We have built an upstanding reputation of professionalism with these key developers.
STEP 6: Franchise Training
Training begins soon after you have become a Pro Image Sports franchisee. You will travel to the corporate offices in Utah where experienced trainers will teach you how to effectively run your franchise.
The strength of Pro Image Sports lies in our:
-proven systems of operations
-relationships with key vendors & property owners
-The expertise of our corporate staff.
The majority of our executives and service representatives have been with Pro Image Sports over 10 years, with the longest tenured employees being CEO Dave Riley and president Ryan Laws, who started when the franchise was learning to walk. The staff at your disposal are the absolute best in the business. Leaders in the sports licensed industry that can help you with every aspect of your business at a moments notice.
During your training time, you will be engaged in opening vendor accounts, ordering products, and training in all areas of store operation.
STEP 7: Franchise Store Opening And Beyond
The Pro Image Sports team will travel to your location and assist you in the process of preparing and opening your store. They will teach you merchandising techniques that will make your product pop and give your store a fashionable modern feel unmatched by the competition.
They will spend time teaching and training you and your sales associates best practices in sports retail. Your customers are passionate about licensed sports items, and we will create an experience at your store that mirrors their enthusiasm.
Prior to your opening, Pro Image Sports will help you create a marketing program unique to your region to engage your target markets.
After your store launch, a service representative will be in constant communication assisting you in writing product refills, and any other areas of ongoing training.
You will then have an exciting, profitable sports franchise of your own to grow in market share as well as fun!