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Computer Troubleshooters Franchise Allows More Control at Local Level

Computer Troubleshooters Franchise Allows More Control at Local LevelWhen considering a franchise, there's always the balance between authority and autonomy to consider. How much will the franchisor be telling you what to do? How much will you be able to decide for yourself? Most importantly, what balance is right for you and your business?

Decentralized Model

If you want to retain a lot of control, a Computer Troubleshooters franchise might be for you. It emphasizes a "decentralized" model, in which franchisees handle more customer relationship functions like billing and incoming phone calls. In exchange, the startup costs are relatively low compared to some other franchises.

According to Steve Ritley, director of franchise sales for the Merrymeeting Group, owners of Computer Troubleshooters, Inc., prospective franchisees should plan on the following:

  • Franchise fee: $14,900 to $19,900

  • Monthly royalty fee: $330 to $450

  • Net worth requirement: $20,000

  • Liquidity requirement: $5,000

In total, the initial investment can be anywhere from $17,200 to $37,900.

What You Get

Where other franchises impose rules, Computer Troubleshooters provides guidance. No particular vehicle or uniform is required, and initial training takes only a few days. After that, there are additional training conference calls, webinars, and workshops every month. You also receive access to continually-updated marketing materials and the client management program.

Always consult an attorney and accountant before making any franchise purchase. Have you encountered Computer Troubleshooters in your business dealings? Tell us about it in the comments!

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