June 06, 2008 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, Calif.– Grins 2 Go®, an event and portraiture photography franchise company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., has announced it is expanding its franchise operations worldwide for the first time ever. "Our regional licensees have been extremely successful throughout the U.S. and there's no limit to how many units they sell within their area," said Harish Babla, President and CEO of Grins2Go. "We have such a unique concept that research tells us will work especially well in other parts of the world."Babla enlisted World Franchisors as the company's international expansion partner, advising Grins 2 Go on which countries to enter, helping connect prospective franchisees to the company, and assisting with contracts. World Franchisors, Inc. has successfully taken several franchise brands international through master licensing deals.
Grins 2 Go quickly grew in popularity as a franchise operation after Black Enterprise Magazine identified it as one of the 30 Hottest Franchises for 2006. The list showcases franchises within high-growth categories with either low or moderate start-up costs. "What makes our franchise model so attractive is that it requires a very low investment, low overhead, no prior photography experience and low competition within our niche," added Babla. "Especially in countries across the world where mobility is key, Grins 2 Go is ideal. Prospective franchisees to not have to have a background in photography to excel at this business. Timing is everything, and this is the ideal time for us to expand internationally. Based on how well we've done in the U.S., we're expecting explosive growth abroad."
Grins 2 Go integrates portrait photography and on site digital printing in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art Grins 2 Go On Location mobile unit ideal for on-site portraiture or event photography. Franchisees are hired to photograph business functions, school events, youth sports, fundraising galas, private and family parties and other events.
"Corporations realize our business model is more cost effective than sending their executives to a studio for their head shot, so they call our franchisees," added Babla. "They appreciate the fact that with our on location mobile unit, they have the ability to print instantly onsite or view and purchase online at a later time. No matter what the situation, there's more flexibility."
For more information about Grins 2 Go franchise opportunities, visit www.Grins2Go.com.