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AlphaGraphics franchise financing options

Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a AlphaGraphics.

Editor's choice: OnDeck business lines of credit

  • Business loan amounts up to $250k
  • Repayment terms up to 18 months
  • $100k in annual revenue required
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Overall costs for AlphaGraphics run anywhere from $267,703 to $359,114. See how the costs break down and what funding options might be right for your new venture into the franchise foray.

Estimated initial costs

Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your AlphaGraphics franchise may result in higher or lower fees.

Franchise fees

AlphaGraphics franchise fees total around $58,000, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
Franchise Cost
Initial franchise fee $48,000 to $48,000
Opening or reopening performance package $10,000 to $10,000
Estimated total $58,000 to $58,000

Equipment fees

Equipment fees total $148,409 for AlphaGraphics. This is less than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
Equipment Cost
MIS system $15,000 to $15,000
Agonline system $1,500 to $1,500
Equipment, furniture, fixtures, signs, inventory, remodeling and decorating costs $128,203 to $135,614
Estimated total $144,703 to $152,114

Real estate fees

Real estate will set you back $25,000 for AlphaGraphics, thought it's less than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
Real estate Cost
Real estate deposits, leasehold improvements and construction $10,000 to $40,000
Estimated total $10,000 to $40,000

Administrative fees

AlphaGraphics administrative fees total up to $8,500 — which comes in over the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
Admin Cost
Finance costs $0 to $17,000
Estimated total $0 to $17,000

Other expenses

Miscellaneous expenses for AlphaGraphics total $73,500 — more than the nationwide average of $69,970.
Other Cost
Miscellaneous opening costs $5,000 to $18,000
First 12 months' additional funds $50,000 to $74,000
Estimated total $55,000 to $92,000
All costs were found using the 200 largest franchises nationwide using Franchise Direct's list of more than 300 franchises, and are accurate as of 2021.

How to finance

Since the estimated total for AlphaGraphics is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
  1. Go to the AlphaGraphics franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
  2. Reach out to AlphaGraphics about in-house financing for franchisees.
  3. If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $313,409 estimated opening costs.
  4. Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
  5. Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
  6. Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.

What types of financing is available?

You have several options when it comes to financing a AlphaGraphics — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
  • Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
  • Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of AlphaGraphics opening costs.
  • SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Also check if AlphaGraphics franchise financing is available. You may be able to get some of the costs covered for less than you would with other traditional funding options.

Compare small business lenders

You may not need financing to cover the estimated $267,703. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
Name Product Filter Values Min. Amount Max. Amount Requirements
Fora Financial business loans
6+ months in business, $12,000+ monthly revenue, no open bankruptcies
Get qualified for funding in minutes for up to $500,000 without affecting your credit score. Best for companies with at least six figures in annual revenue.
Lendio business loans
Operate business in US or Canada, have a business bank account, 560+ personal credit score
Submit one simple application to potentially get offers from a network of over 300 legit business lenders.
OnDeck short-term loans
600+ personal credit score, 1 year in business, $100,000+ annual revenue
A leading online business lender offering flexible financing at competitive fixed rates.
National Funding business loans
Be in business at least one year and make at least $150,000 in annual sales. Other loan types have additional requirements.
Working capital loans and equipment financing, some high-risk industries may be eligible.
Fundbox lines of credit
6 + months in business, $100,000+ in annual revenue, 600+ credit score
Get flat rate, short-term financing based on the financial health of your business, not your credit score.

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How AlphaGraphics stacks up

Compare how AlphaGraphics holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
Dale Carnegie Training AlphaGraphics Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Average Franchise fees $25,500 $58,000 $56,250
Average Equipment fees $7,500 $148,409 $16,000
Average Real estate fees $2,500 $25,000 $44,400
Average Training fees $19,850 NA $2,500
Average Inventory fees NA NA NA
Average Marketing fees $7,500 NA $468
Average Licenses and permits fees $1,250 NA NA
Average Insurance fees $3,500 NA NA
Average Admin fees $9,250 $8,500 NA
Average Personnel fees NA NA NA
Average Other fees $62,500 $73,500 NA

Bottom line

AlphaGraphics franchise costs run a total of $313,409. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.

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