Leading Photography Franchise Offers $10,000 Recession Rebate
January 28, 2010 // Franchising.com // Images 4 Kids, the nation's top children's photography franchise, is offering a limited-time Recession Rebate of $10,000 toward the franchise fee.
The company specializes in providing child care centers, preschools and private schools with high-end, studio-quality portraits using unique props and sets. Images 4 Kids has more than 60 franchises throughout the country.
Founder and CEO Marcia Altizer began her career in photography under adverse circumstances as a young single mother searching for a way to support a child and herself without sacrificing her duties as a mother. Her first step was to save enough money to purchase a commercial camera and teach herself studio photography. From those humble beginnings, she went on to quickly build a successful national franchise.
"From my own experience, I am well aware of the challenges facing today's families in a struggling economy with high unemployment and an unstable future," Marcia said.
In response to those challenges, she has created the Recession Rebate to enable more families to share in the success that she has attained through children's photography.
"I realized that the rebate would have to be considerable to make an impact," she said. The $10,000 amounts to more than a third of the franchise fee.
"I know this family-oriented business is the answer for the laid-off executive, the displaced office worker, and the IT person that never intended to have a career confined to a cubicle," she said. "Hopefully, this is the incentive they need to begin building a stable future for themselves."
In today's economy, there doesn't seem to be much certainty. But one fact remains: certain industries are recession-resistant. School photography is one of those industries. Parents purchase their children's pictures in good times or bad.
Besides enjoying a recession-resistant business, Images 4 Kids franchisees also experience a growing customer base, repeat business, low overhead, and increased sales from easy online ordering. The unique props and sets - updated annually - add a "wow factor" to each child's photo, making it even more special to parents.
The company offers complete training and continuous support. The proprietary virtual business system make customer ordering simple. Franchisees receive the benefits of 25 years of studio photography experience.
Images 4 Kids is a great solution for many that are changing direction in careers or wish to pursue their dreams as a professional photographer.
"We offer a system that provides a roadmap to success," Marcia said "We continue to invest in our franchise systems for the good of everyone on the team and to maintain the competitive edge our franchisees now enjoy."