Proforma Franchise

Printing and promotional products distributor

Gregory P. Muzzillo founded Proforma in 1978 with a college friend. Within one year, the business they started with $200 saw its sales grow to $250,000 and their clients expand to over 300. By 1982, sales reached $1 million and Proforma was named in successive years to Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies - the only company in the business forms industry to make the list twice.

To continue Proforma's rapid growth, Muzzillo looked to alternate routes. In 1986, he developed the Proforma franchise model - a network of independent distributors working together to build marketing clout and strong supplier relationships. This model proved successful, as Proforma, now in its fourth decade, has grown to nearly $400 million in sales.

Proforma is the leading franchise opportunity in the $200 billion Print and Promotional Products industry. Proforma is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a professional opportunity to sell in a business-to-business environment. Our Franchises can be operated from a home-based office and no inventory, equipment, or retail storefront is required.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Start-Up Proforma
franchise is from $44,030 to $59,695. This includes a $39,000 initial
fee that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Relevant Industry
Experience Proforma franchise is from $5,030 to $20,695. This includes
no ($0) initial fee that must be paid to the franchisor or its
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a
Conversion Proforma franchise is from $5,030 to $20,695. This includes
no ($0) initial fee that must be paid to the franchisor or its
Veteran Incentives  Franchise fee waived

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How much does it cost to open a Proforma Franchise?

The investment required to open a Proforma Franchise is between $44,030-$59,695. There is an initial franchise fee of $34,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Proforma name.

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When did the first Proforma open? 1978
When did Proforma start Franchising? 1986

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable Yes No
Payroll No No


Proforma Franchise Owners are provided with comprehensive training, proven marketing and sales techniques, and business development tools at Proforma's Success University, in an excellent week-long training program at the Worldwide Support Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Classroom Training: 25 hours
Additional Training: At regional/annual convention

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Number of Employees Required to Run: 1

Business Experience:

Proforma is seeking individuals with good marketing, relationship building and sales skills. Industry knowledge or background is not necessary as product knowledge is taught during our training program.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Proforma 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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8800 E. Pleasant Valley Rd.
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