Rank no.212 – Complete – US
Products & Services: Photography, DJ, video & photo-booth services
Number of Locations: 185
Total Investment: $30.35K – 48.65K
Began Franchising: 1983
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $30,350 – $48,650
Franchise Fee: $22,500 – $35,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000
Franchise can be run from home. 40% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 – 50. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 9 days. At franchisee’s location: 4 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #212 (2013), #222 (2012), #341 (2011), #387 (2010), #311 (2009),
Low-Cost: #35 (2013), #38 (2012), #75 (2011), #71 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #53 (2013), #60 (2012), #88 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #172 (2013), #174 (2012),
This is your time. This is what you do. Creating and capturing this moment with photos, videos and music — that’s what we do.
North America’s largest and most successful special event service, Complete has been starting parties, telling unique wedding stories and bringing people together since 1973. In fact, we’ve helped plan and execute more than 300,000 events, including more than 13,000 weddings a year.
We stay ahead of the tech curve, and we train our staff to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and quality work at an affordable price.
When you want expert photos, high-definition video and a gorgeous soundtrack, you need professionals who are passionate about creating things that last.
At Complete, we do.
FRANCHISING WITH COMPLETE
If your dream is to own an outstanding business in a growth market while providing an amazing experience for people then, Complete provides the opportunity for individuals like you, to turn the vision of owning their own business into reality. Complete continues to lead the way annually for entertainment in the $50 billion wedding industry.
Success is not built on luck; success is built on hard work and experience. Complete offers a business model built over 40 years of hard work and experience. In business you exist for two reasons: 1) to make money and 2) provide a quality product. Complete accomplishes both objectives successfully. It’s our simple and focused business model that continues to generates significant revenue for our owners.
Complete’s inclusion in the top 500 franchise systems in Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise500 systems since the beginning of the rankings in 2006 will provide you with a national brand to support you, and a national team helping you every step of the way. Credibility and recognition of your business will not be a problem. When people are looking for a company they can trust they call on Complete. Completes national recognition and network will launch your business in your city with a brand people can trust. Many of our Franchises have received awards from national organization, which puts you on a winning team.
When you build a business, it’s like planting a tree that provides for you and the next generation. Complete has provided financial security for not only its current owners, but we have also created a family business, providing financial security for the next generation of owners.
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please fill out and submit our online form. We look forward to hearing from you.
Getting familiar with Complete
You will want to explore our company to see if the Entertainment industry is a good match for your business skills, passion and interest. Because we are selective about the growth of our company we want to make sure it is a good fit. So, be sure you are familiar with our company and what we offer. It starts by getting familiar with our website and our Facebook page.
To get started you will need to submit an application form. Our team will review your application and contact you by phone to set up a conference call.
Meeting the C.E.O.
We will plan on a conference call to demonstrate the Complete business model through our personal franchise software system. During the conference call you will be able to learn how a local Complete business works and how our 40 years of business experience really supports our owners.
Meeting the Owners
We will put you in contact with other Complete business owners, giving you an opportunity to personally ask the detailed question on how Complete works as an owner.
Upon review, our Director of Franchise Development will send you the Federal Disclosure Documentation and application. Once the file is sent back to our office it will be reviewed by our team.
Both our C.E.0 and Director of Franchise Sales will travel to your area for a personal interview. It will give you a chance to personally interview us and for Complete to personally interview you as a candidate.
Upon final approval, we will set up a time to provide training for you in Omaha. We will then set a date for our sales team to visit your city to help network and generate sales.
As a national company we have potential for both U.S and Canada, with targeting in the following areas (all have great potential as growth areas in the wedding industry):
Ohio – Columbus and Cleveland
Indiana – Indianapolis
Northeast/New England – New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, and Maine
North Carolina – Wilmington, Greenville, Goldsboro, and Jacksonville
South Carolina – Myrtle Beach
THE BEST WEDDING DJS
Mobile Entertainment. Digital Audio. Affordable Prices.
THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Custom Experience. Perfect Moments. Affordable Prices.
From the discovery that yours and your grandmother’s noses scrunch the same when you smile, to the delicate threading of embroidered napkins, our professional wedding photographers will capture your wedding’s grand and intricate details. They’ll work with you to ensure their vivid, high-quality photos reflect your unique style.
So on your big day, when you’re staring into your partner’s eyes, thinking about how you’ll make every moment together count, just pay attention to how the butterflies tickle your stomach.
Leave the rest to us.
Mobile Entertainment. Digital Audio. Affordable Prices.
The perfect soundtrack to the best day of your life, spun with your wedding and your guests in mind. From big days to bomb dances, bat mitzvahs to corporate gatherings, our DJs work with you to create the perfect event, with professional party motivation and expertly coordinated announcements.
We’re what professionalism sounds like.
THE BEST WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY
Custom Experience. Digital Video. Affordable Prices.
Complete has told unique wedding stories — and tugged heart strings during wedding receptions — in vivid, high-definition video for more than 10 years. We make choosing your video package easy, with up-front pricing and no hidden costs.
Our wedding videography makes memories that last forever. Just press “play."
THE BEST WEDDING PHOTO BOOTHS
Custom Experience. Irresistible Fun. Affordable Price.
What happens when you put different combinations of your best friends and family members into a booth, give them a box of goofy props and unlimited prints? Hilarious, heartwarming, sexy, sweet strips of glossy evidence proving everyone had a blast at your event.
Complete’s photo booth sends everyone home with unique memories in vivid color or black & white. But the real fun happens inside the booth.