Dayton, OH, May 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Sports Image®, a sports marketing company that has been in business since 2003, announced today that it was implementing a new program to sell franchises in key states nationwide. The franchise opportunity, which will provide free equipment and revenue to high schools and other grassroots organizations, will operate in exclusive territories nationwide.
As many schools and organizations across the country face massive budget deficits, one constant remains the same – the athletic and grassroots programs are usually the first to get cut. Sports Image® has developed a unique marketing program that can help those organizations to obtain the
new equipment they so desperately need and, in the process, generate much needed revenue for them… all at no cost to them.
Sports Image® is now looking to award franchises in selected areas nationwide to develop the Sports Image Program and continue to build upon the hundreds of organizations they’ve already helped. Franchises will be awarded only to those individuals who can demonstrate leadership, sales
experience, great relationship-building skills and a desire to build their own sports marketing business by helping out organizations in their communities.
“Franchisees will have the opportunity to build relationships with all of those organizations that could use the help of a high-powered agency that they normally couldn’t afford. Through the Sports Image Program, those franchisees will create and execute a customized marketing plan for the organization
to help them reach their goals,” said Eric Horstman, President and CEO of Sports Image®. “The Sports Image® proven track record will be the backbone behind all of those skeptical schools that think ‘it’s too good to be true.’”
“The Sports Image Program could easily expand nationally right away as a franchise,” according to Mark Siebert, CEO of the iFranchise Group who consulted with Sports Image® through the franchise process. “But their main goal is to ensure the success of the franchisee – and so they are taking a
somewhat conservative approach to initial expansion.” Siebert believes this is a solid franchise program, one of the many he’s seen in nearly 30 years of franchise consulting.
Sports Image® (www.sportsimageinc.com) was founded in 2003 in Franklin, OH with the purpose of helping high schools and other grassroots organizations to obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs. Through its unique sports marketing concepts, Sports Image® has given over $500,000 in cash and over $7,500,000 in equipment to hundreds of organizations. In addition, Sports Image® also founded and manages Flyin’ to the Hoop, a Top-Ranked National High School Basketball Event that pumps over $1M into the local Dayton, OH community annually.