Am I required to have a retail location or public office space?
We anticipate most Franchisees to operate their business as a home office.
Do I need prior school picture industry experience?
We anticipate Franchisees will have varying degrees of experience and backgrounds; therefore we offer a one-on-one initial training program. We provide all Franchisees, regardless of experience and background, a comprehensive initial training program involving sales, photography and operations. We are seeking entrepreneurs who are willing to learn our proven and successful business system and are passionate about preserving the tradition of school pictures.
What is a protected territory?
Simply put, it is a geographic area we assign to each Franchisee. The protected territory is determined to provide a sufficient number of potential customers for your investment to succeed.
Who is Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co.?
Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co. is North America's largest family owned school photography, planner and yearbook publishing company. Every day we seek to fulfill our mission – To Share the Power of a Smile – by focusing on providing quality photographs and services, as well as outstanding customer service.
Does Inter-State provide marketing materials?
Inter-State provides Franchisees with all of the training and marketing support necessary for success.
How much is the Initial Franchise Fee?
We have three pathways to becoming an Inter-State Studio Franchisee. The Initial Franchise Fee is based on which pathway best suits your situation.
Is there an incentive for growth as an
Yes, Inter-State provides incentives for growth that will directly reward franchisee's entrepreneurial spirit.
Will Inter-State provide customer service support?
Inter-State will handle all customer service inquiries from parents for you! Our experienced customer service representatives field questions through email, chat and an appointment-based call-back system.