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Franchise Profile — Blockbuster, Inc.
Blockbuster, Inc (NYSE: BBI) is one of the world's leading video, DVD, and video game stores in the world. Blockbuster has more than 8000 Corporate and Franchise locations in 27 countries, and has recently stepped into the online rental market as well. Worldwide revenues topped $5.5 billion in 2002, 80% of which came from the U.S.'s 48 million member accounts.
Blockbuster was founded in 1985, and currently has 8,500 stores in the U.S., its territories, adn 28 other countries.
A Blockbuster franchisee has the advantage of Blockbuster's impressive brand recognition,national corporate advertising, and an operation without the perils of perishable food or the management of dozens of employees. Training, operations, and marketing guidance are also given.
Financial requirements to start a Blockbuster franchise are a minimum net worth of $400,000 and a minimum liquidity of $100,000.
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