The Sports Section Franchise

Youth and youth sports photography

The Sports Section was founded in 1983 by R. Daniel Burgner and Carl Hansson. It began franchising in 1984 with the formation of its parent company, B&H Products Inc. The Sports Section, which has locations in the United States and Canada, is based in Duluth, Georgia.

If you love photography, enjoy working with kids, or have an interest in sports, now you can enjoy a picture perfect future as a franchise owner with TSS Photography.

It has been said that when you do what you love, you'll never have to work another day in your life. And our franchise owners love what they do. They especially love controlling their own destiny, the flexibility of scheduling their own time, and calling their own shots.

Veteran Incentives  10-20% off franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a The Sports Section Franchise?

The investment required to open a The Sports Section Franchise is between $20,400-$74,275. There is an initial franchise fee of $7,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the The Sports Section name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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The Sports Section News & Press Releases

When did the first The Sports Section open? 1983
When did The Sports Section start Franchising? 1984
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Your success is our success and we want you to ramp up fast and have immediate success. For this reason TSS offers a series of in-field training combined with classroom and online training sessions to make sure you have all you need to ensure a fast ramp up and early success.

In-Field Sales Training (4-5 Days) A TSS Business Trainer travels to your location for 4-5 days to help set up your business by:

  • Identifying Sales Opportunities
  • Assisting With Sales Calls
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Analyzing Your Market and Local Competition
  • Locate Key Sources of Decision Makers
  • Installation and Training of TSS Proprietary Order Entry and Business Management Software

    In-Field Photo Training (1-2 days) One of our certified, professional photographers will give instruction in the following areas:

  • Use of Lenses
  • Film and Camera Settings
  • Lighting and Shading Techniques
  • Posing Methods
  • Use of Photography Equipment
  • Picture Day Procedures
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Staff Hiring and Development

    Photo Ops Training (2 days) TSS University is designed to help you make the most of RUNNING your Photography Franchise.

  • Advanced Sales and Marketing Techniques
  • Lab Tour and Order Processing Session
  • Indoor/ Outdoor Photography Training
  • Picture Day Follow Up Process
  • Customer Service Forum
  • Business Development
  • Digital Asset Utilization
  • Unique Chance To Meet Fellow Franchisees and HQ Staff

    On-The-Job Training: 76 hours
    Classroom Training: 44 hours
    Additional Training: as needed

    Our veteran support staff knows what works and what doesn't work. They're dedicated to your success and readily available to you any time you need them. Our in-house marketing and design staff has created the most impressive array of marketing brochures, samples, presentation portfolios, and collateral materials in the industry.
    Purchasing Co-ops
    Toll-Free Line
    Grand Opening
    Online Support
    Security/Safety Procedures
    Field Operations
    Proprietary Software
    Franchisee Intranet Platform

    Co-op Advertising
    Ad Templates
    National Media
    Regional Advertising
    Social media
    Website development
    Email marketing
    Loyalty program/app

  • Franchise can be run from home.

    International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 35% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 4

    Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

    Business Experience:

  • Marketing skills
  • Sales experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at The Sports Section Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    The Sports Section

    The Sports Section

    The Sports Section
    1300 Metropolitan Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK


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