1. The Foot Solutions model is: A proven concept with 5 years of development and 6 years of franchise growth.
2. Site evaluation and selection: We use specific targeted demographics as part of our support and careful selection of real estate.
3. Financing your business: Help in preparation of loan portfolio. Foot Solutions is pre-approved by the SBA and other affiliates.
4. Store design, layout and build-out support.
5. Intensive training program: You will receive an intensive 2-1/2 weeks training program at our Certified Pedorthic Training Center. You will also spend time at a Certified Training Store before opening your own store. Training videos, manuals and monthly conference calls are all part of the ongoing training process plus store set-up and hands on opening support.
6. Operations support: A dedicated team of individuals will help guide you on business controls, processes, inventory management, marketing, grassroots advertising, sales analysis as well as many other business topics.
7. Marketing and advertising support: Planning and designing advertising layouts, seasonal programs and guidance on regional advertising promotions are benefits you can expect as a Foot Solutions franchise owner.
8. Central warehouse: Exclusive products and group purchasing reduces cost and provides increased profits.
9. Protected territory: You will receive an exclusive geographic territory to include a minimum 100,000 population.
10. Annual and regional meetings: Seminars are held on new trends, buying programs and retailing techniques.