"People joining AlphaGraphics are leaving corporations to have more control over their lives, to be their own bosses, and to be part of a successful network," [Coley] said. "Plus, we offer an acquisition assistance program that has helped current franchise owners acquire close to $10 million in revenues this year. The program helps franchisees identify and purchase other print facilities so that they can then be converted into the AlphaGraphics network."
5 AlphaGraphics Franchises Continue to See Growth AlphaGraphics Inc., a print, graphics and marketing communica- offer an acquisition assistance program that has helped cur- tions provider, experienced significant business growth in 2008 rent franchise owners acquire close to $10 million in revenues and continues to show positive results for this year. It reports that this year. The program helps franchisees identify and purchase acquisition assistance programs have increased revenues and its other print facilities so that they can then be converted into the business centers have provided attractive marketing services to AlphaGraphics network.” help local businesses boost their results. The attraction towards AlphaGraphics’ full- AlphaGraphics experienced total gross sales service marketing and communication services of over $300 million for fiscal year 2008. The is also a contributing factor to the company’s average gross sales for an AlphaGraphics loca- success, Coley said. “We’re not just a print pro- tion open for one year or more is $1,108,585; vider; we offer marketing solutions to businesses, the average gross for a location open for three years or more is including design, consultation, marketing strategy, targeted mar- $1,140,670, the company reports. In addition, Vice President of keting with personalized URLs and more. Our centers also offer Global Development Art Coley said this year, AlphaGraphics traditional printing services such as color, large format, offset and had the highest number of locations it has had in five years, with digital printing, as well as copying, finishing, binding and kitting.” 265 centers worldwide. And, the number of new franchises grew more than 30 percent from last year. Clare Meehan, owner of an AlphaGraphics business center in Pittsburgh, Pa., for example, attributes her eight years of double- “People joining AlphaGraphics are leaving corporations to digit sales growth to unique marketing and communication ser- have more control over their lives, to be their own bosses, vices, as well as to her aggressive sales department and strong and to be part of a successful network,” Coley said. “Plus, we
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