Academy Franchise Partnership, Inc.
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The Franchise Fee for any Academy territory is only $50,000.

What We Offer Our Franchisees
A Commitment to a Business Partnership
As a Franchisor, we believe that a solid relationship with each of our Franchisees is absolutely critical. We believe that our responsibility is to completely train and then fully support and assist the Franchisee in their pursuit of success. We are committed to being a true partner to each Franchisee. We view this as our goal and corporate responsibility.

On-Going Support
Each Franchisee will have support from The Academy Corporate Staff, from our Regional Developers, and from our partner vendors. We have a team with decades of experience in Private Investigation, Loss Prevention, Human Resources, business operations, and education. Our commitment is to be available to our Franchisees and timely assist them with every question or request they may have.

The Exclusive Territory
We have carefully selected over one hundred counties in major metropolitan areas around the USA as Academy exclusive territories. We selected full counties as territories in order to afford each Franchisee the ability to grow their successful business into a multi-unit enterprise.

Multi-Territory Purchase
Yes, you as the Franchisee may be granted multiple territory purchase rights for contiguous counties. This enables you to own and operate several territories at one time, as long as they are all developed simultaneously utilizing a strong business plan. In instances where territories are not contiguous yet are in close geographical proximity, multi-territory purchases may be considered with a sound business plan.

Academy Students and Seminar Attendees
We have created a business that caters to the instructional needs of a very broad range of individuals, from high school seniors to professionals, and from Private Investigators, Loss Prevention Professionals, Risk Managers, Human Resources Professionals, Security Agents, First Responders, and Law Enforcement Officers and Agents to Business Owners, Executives, management staff, supervisors, management trainees, staff, teachers, parents and grandparents, and the public. This is an enormous potential audience for each Academy unit, offering a virtually inexhaustible supply of Students and Seminar Attendees.

Courses and Seminars
Our courses of instruction and seminars are proprietary to The Academy. Today, there are over forty instructional offerings. These offerings range from single day eight hour seminars to a 160 hour Core Course of Instruction. All curriculums are bound and are presented in an outline format for ease of instruction, uniformity, and maximized learning. Each is professionally written and blends perfectly with its corresponding textbooks. Certain states have more courses and/or seminars that provide continuing education to professionals, as dictated by state licensing authorities. As more states designate continuing education as a requisite for licensure, registration, or continued licensure or registration, The Academy will continue to develop related courses and seminars to keep pace with such trends to professionalize these industries (specifically, private investigation and security).

We have written over 20 proprietary textbooks for The Academy, a process that is on-going as we add more courses and more seminars to our already expansive list of educational offerings. These texts are hard bound with gold foil spine stamping. Experts from around the USA have written our books, at least one of which accompanies each course and each seminar. These textbooks are available exclusively at the The Academy.

Instructor Selection
We will assist you in identifying sources of fully qualified Instructors for each course and seminar. The success of a course or seminar is dependent upon the quality of the Instructor. We will assist you in ensuring that each Instructor is fully qualified to teach, that they have the right background and passion for the curriculum, and that the instruction will be engaging and interesting by way of the corporate Instructor Training Program that is administered through your Regional Developer. The courses and seminars are designed to be taught by professionals in the subject matter being presented. For example, the Homicide, Investigation course can be taught by a Police Homicide Detective, the Arson Investigation Course can be taught be the Arson Investigator from the Fire Department, the Human Physiology Seminar can be taught by a Registered Nurse (RN), and the Private Process Server Seminar can be taught by a Licensed, Certified, or Registered Private Process Server. All of these instructors are available in abundance right in your own community.

We are committed to helping you to maximize your Return On Investment. We make no earnings claims, because each Franchisee controls their own territory's earnings. Factors that influence Return On Investment include the location of the Academy unit, the quality of your staff, the strength of your marketing program, and your own drive, enthusiasm, professionalism, and ingenuity.

We are equally committed to helping you to quickly reacquire your initial costs and expenses (Return Of Investment) by way of an enthusiastic course and seminar pre-registration program that initiates upon the completion of training. Both ROI's are as important to us as they are to you!

Franchisee Training
We provide every new Franchisee with a thorough two-week training session that encompasses twelve days in the classroom. Virtually every aspect of the business is covered in the training. It is our commitment that when the training is completed every Franchisee will completely understand every aspect of The Academy's business. You will be ready to start your business with complete confidence and run a successful business following your initial two-week training period.

Business Operations Manual
We have written and produced a very thorough Franchise Operations Manual. This operations manual outlines the methods and practices that you will need to run a successful business. Among the many items contained in the manual are: business policies, procedures, and standards, marketing details, the associate handbook, the student handbook, record keeping standards, Instructor certification standards, the dress code, documents, and much more.

In addition to the Operations Manual, we have an extensive Human Resources Manual that has a Position Description, Training Guide, and Performance Review for each staff position at each of your Academy units.

Registered Service Mark

The Academy has registered its service mark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Note the use of the ® following the service mark, denoting that this is a registered mark.

Website / E-Mail
We have designed and have a copyright for our website, and we provide each Franchise unit with their own exclusive local website for each local Academy unit. You will be able to market your Academy on your own Academy website, list all courses and seminars offered, and post course and seminar schedules. We provide each Franchisee with e-mail accounts for the Franchisee and all staff members at each local Academy unit. The website and e-mail are provided by our approved exclusive vendor.

We also provide our Franchisees with access to our supply and marketing product order site. Each Franchisee orders many of their business supplies directly from this site. Business cards, stationery, marketing brochures, and a variety of "logo" marketing items are available from this site from our approved exclusive vendor.

Continuing Research & Development
The Academy Corporate Staff will continue to develop additional course and seminar offerings that meet the educational needs of you community, your state, and your business clients (including associations, departments and agencies, organizations, and groups). Of special interest are courses and seminars that meet state-mandated continuing education requirements, which is an emerging trend in the fields of private investigation and security.

Low Overhead and Low Start-Up Costs
Unlike many franchises, The Academy franchise start-up costs are relatively low. [Note that starting any business enterprise is never "free".] There are no major capital expense costs that can not be recouped through course pre-registration required to start your business. It does not require expensive equipment, construction costs, or wait time to build a facility. The seminars and most of the courses do not require licensing, so you can start generating income almost immediately through our enthusiastic course and seminar pre-registration process which is discussed in detail during Franchisee training.

Also, it is important to recognize that the subsequent opening of Academy units within the territory is funded in great measure by way of course and seminar pre-registration in the vicinity of the new unit, thus negating the need to utilize funds from one Academy unit's operation for the start-up of a new Academy unit. This is a unique circumstance that operates to the Franchisee's great benefit in this educational franchise.

Grand Opening Event Assistance
We place great importance on the Grand Opening Event, as this event can help you establish your business within the community and be a great resource for very positive publicity. It can bring hundreds of people to your Academy location and generate many Students and Seminar Attendees for your business.

As soon as your Academy location is up and running and you feel ready to invite the entire city to visit your Academy, we will assist you with a Grand Opening Event that is sure to attract a significant crowd. There is often much free advertising available for a Grand Opening Event through associations, organizations, groups, the print media, radio, and even television. Your local community will welcome the new Academy unit, as it is a unique opportunity for individuals and professionals to take advantage of superior instruction and training with accommodating schedules, a nearby facility, and absolutely professional instruction that is available no place else under one roof.

Contact Information:

Academy Franchise Partnership, Inc.
P.O. Box 20654
Mesa, AZ 85277

(602) 799-0950       Corporate Office

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