90 YEARS OF
PROVEN SUCCESS

Inter-State Studio is a proven leader in the school portrait industry where we’ve been sharing the power of a smile since 1933. By partnering with Inter-State, you can become part of a family that values the importance of relationships. Join us, and transform your passion into a business with huge potential for growth and stability.

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ABOUT US

Inter-State Studio was founded in 1933 by Guy Snyder in Sedalia, Missouri. Since then, we have grown into the nation's largest family-owned school portrait company. We pioneered yearbook creation and publishing in the 1960s and continue to do so today. For 90 years, the Snyder family has led our company through innovation and a desire to succeed at the highest levels.

COMPANY CULTURE

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Share the

POWER OF A SMILE

 

THE                                         DIFFERENCE

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SALES
SUPPORT

Our team will be with you every step of the way from setting appointments through telemarketing, to presentation preparation using the most current marketing and promotional materials available.  Inter-State has experienced personnel to help with individual schools, as well as district bids.

PRODUCT 
KNOWLEDGE

Our support staff will take the time necessary for Franchisees to become widely familiar with all of Inter-State Studio’s numerous products, promotions and services.

We will work closely with you on a business plan that promotes growth and profitability.

PHOTO
TRAINING

Excellent photography has sustained Inter-State through the decades. You will be trained by experts to not only understand our processes, software and lighting, but expectations from our photographers while at schools. You will have a great deal of support in this area from one-on-one training, manuals and videos for reference.

BUSINESS
PLAN

CUSTOMER
SERVICE

Customer service for your parent customers is a hallmark of our company. We have extensive experience and trained customer service reps to best answer the many questions a parent may have. As a franchise owner, we handle this role to free you of the overhead and time so that you may best use resources to grow and manage your business.

PARTNERSHIP

We welcome you to be part of a group of franchise owners that collaborate and share new techniques and solutions. Continue your growth by having the resources at hand to offer solutions to any questions you may have.

TRAINING

Sales is a critical role and skill you must have to be a success in this volume environment. We understand that everyone has a unique skill set and we will work with you to enhance your skills through one-on-one and group training and workshops.

PROTECTED
TERRITORIES

We will work with each Franchisee to establish a protected territory that will provide an opportunity for growth and expansion.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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“I love Inter-State’s telemarketing service. Last year we signed 6 schools in one week..” 

 

—  Sheila Wingard, Wingard Photography