Chances are that bowling trophy came from a Crown Trophy store. Interested in a company that's invested in the community and has never closed a store? That bowling trophy is starting to seem pretty significant now, huh.
Crown Trophy is the largest retailer of Award and Recognition products in the country. Crown Trophy began to franchise in the late 1980's, and with more than 125 franchises nationwide now. Crown has had NO failures or store closings since it started franchising.
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One of Crown Trophy's advantages is its mass buying power. There's also a business (day-to-day operations) team and a marketing team at corporate headquarters ready to help and answer questions.
No specific prior experience is required, and franchisees are granted exclusive territories based on zip codes.
Crown is licensed to use proprietary logos, like Little League Baseball, AYSO, PAL, Pop Warner Football, Dixie and Pony Baseball, YABA, on their awards products.
Initial investment in this turnkey franchise is $85K - $95K. That up-front money gets you a start-up packacge including a state of the art laser engraving system and software, other machinery, equipment, supplies, showroom display samples, and marketing materials. There's also a nine-day training session followed by two field visits in the first year.