Waterway vs SportsXpress Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Waterway vs SportsXpress including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Waterway Franchise
SportsXpress Franchise
Investment $100,000 - And Up $15,000 - And Up
Franchise Fee $30,000 $15,000
Royalty Fee 0 10% which includes a 2% towards training fund
Advertising Fee 0 -
Year Founded - -
Year Franchised - -
Term Of Agreement - -
Term Of Agreement - -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Waterway Franchise
SportsXpress Franchise
Experience You must have an interest in the fire-fighting industry. Ideally be a career or volunteer fire-fighter or know someone with that background who can participate. Should be able to find funds for the one time franchise fee of $30,000, which gives you the rights to the custom built Waterway testing system, the marketing and advertising designs, network support and training, the 24 hour software test record program.. and 20 years of experience! Plus a further $30,000 for all the hose and ladder testing equipment- the pump, adaptors, hose rolling tables, ladder testing tools... everything you need to get started. This EXCLUDES the trailer which will need to be purchased separately for approx $6,000. You should allow for a further $15,000 - $25,000 to cover 'soft' costs such as insurance, admin, crew clothing, working capital etc. * Passion for sports * Strong people skills * Small financial investment

Financing Options

 
Waterway Franchise
SportsXpress Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees -/- -/-
Start-up Costs -/- -/-
Equipment -/- -/-
Inventory -/- -/-
Receivables -/- -/-
Payroll -/- -/-

Training & Support

 
Waterway Franchise
SportsXpress Franchise
Training - -
Support - -
Marketing - -
Operations - -

Expansion Plans

 
Waterway Franchise
SportsXpress Franchise
US Expansion Yes Yes
Canada Expansion - Yes
International Expansion - -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
Waterway Franchise
$100,000 - And Up
SportsXpress Franchise
$15,000 - And Up
Franchise Fee
Waterway Franchise
$30,000
SportsXpress Franchise
$15,000
Royalty Fee
Waterway Franchise
0
SportsXpress Franchise
10% which includes a 2% towards training fund
Advertising Fee
Waterway Franchise
0
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Year Founded
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Year Franchised
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Term Of Agreement
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
Waterway Franchise
You must have an interest in the fire-fighting industry. Ideally be a career or volunteer fire-fighter or know someone with that background who can participate. Should be able to find funds for the one time franchise fee of $30,000, which gives you the rights to the custom built Waterway testing system, the marketing and advertising designs, network support and training, the 24 hour software test record program.. and 20 years of experience! Plus a further $30,000 for all the hose and ladder testing equipment- the pump, adaptors, hose rolling tables, ladder testing tools... everything you need to get started. This EXCLUDES the trailer which will need to be purchased separately for approx $6,000. You should allow for a further $15,000 - $25,000 to cover 'soft' costs such as insurance, admin, crew clothing, working capital etc.
SportsXpress Franchise
* Passion for sports * Strong people skills * Small financial investment

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
Waterway Franchise
-/-
SportsXpress Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
Waterway Franchise
-/-
SportsXpress Franchise
-/-
Equipment
Waterway Franchise
-/-
SportsXpress Franchise
-/-
Inventory
Waterway Franchise
-/-
SportsXpress Franchise
-/-
Receivables
Waterway Franchise
-/-
SportsXpress Franchise
-/-
Payroll
Waterway Franchise
-/-
SportsXpress Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Support
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Marketing
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-
Operations
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-

Expansion Plans

US Expansion
Waterway Franchise
Yes
SportsXpress Franchise
Yes
Canada Expansion
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
Yes
International Expansion
Waterway Franchise
-
SportsXpress Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About Waterway

Waterway is the fastest growing fire-hose testing company in the USA through its rapidly expanding franchise network. In most States, no formal competition anywhere means you can build your given territory your way. State of the art equipment means most efficient system for Fire Departments and virtual guarantee of repeat business. You can benefit from 20 years of experience and trade secrets. Profit opportunities from numerous services and products lead to highly lucrative returns. Low risk, steady growth and relatively low investment costs. Recession proof.. hose testing is an annual NFPA requirement. On going training and franchise support always available.. you're IN business yourself but not BY yourself. Build your own financial future with a proven business model and the experience of 20 years in the business.

About SportsXpress

SportsXpress is a grassroots, multi-media publishing platform dedicated exclusively to the community sports lifestyle! We’re all about the athletes, their teams, coaches, families, volunteers and fans. We publish real life stories and include all ages and skill levels.

Our business plan was derived from the evident lack of coverage of local organized sports. Through discussions with numerous groups and associations we also discovered those involved in local sports view it as more of a "lifestyle" - an important part of their identity. Later, we discovered the local sports scene is one of the largest lifestyle segments in any community and across the country.

In the spring of 2008 we launched a test model and have been developing the playbook ever since.

We are excited to invite you to be a part of this distinct lifestyle - one that we call a “hidden economy”, and look forward to working with you on developing your winning game plan.