The Path to Franchise Success

With the paperwork completed, the adventure begins. We schedule a weeklong training period, download software, forms and marketing material, and get plugged in. This is then followed with onsite support and training. We know you’ll be anxious to get started right away.

Rest assured our franchise support team will be there with you every step of the way from enrolling your first client, to brokering your first big deal and beyond.

Sign up 10 members per month
Sign up 10 members per month with 20% turnover rate
Lower your turnover rate to 10%
Lower turnover rate to 10%
30 Days
Within 30 days of opening your IMS Barter Franchise Complete the weeklong training period at the IMS Headquarters
The IMS Barter Logo
Receive a week of onsite support and training at your new location
IMS will provide onsite training and support
Obtain any necessary business license, permits or registrations from your state and/or municipality
Open separate bank account for your franchise
Open a separate bank account for your IMS Barter franchise
Obtain Federal Employer Identification Number if you incorporate or will have employees
90 Days
Within 90 days of opening your IMS Barter Franchise Within 90 days of opening your franchise, join one or more Chambers of Commerce and participate in other local business networking
1 Year
Within 1 year of opening your IMS Barter Franchise Have a goal of signing up at least 10 new members per month, with an expected initial turnover rate of around 15% - this rate reduces dramatically when your market reaches a critical mass.
Sign up 10 members per month
Until you reach 100 members, your members will be brokered by an established IMS office while you focus on signing new members
An established IMS office will broker your members until you reach 100 members
Upon reaching 100 members, hire your first broker to assist in the brokering of your 100+ accounts
Hire your first trade broker to assist brokering once you reach 100 members
2 - 3 Years
Within 2 years of opening your IMS Barter Franchise Within 3 years of opening your IMS Barter Franchise After achieving 350 members, hire a second broker to assist with the growing membership base Hire your second trade broker after reaching 350 members to assist your growing membership base
Achieve a critical mass and profit center in your area after 2-3 years and consider opening a second location
Achieve critical mass and profit center in your franchise area after 2 to 3 years
Disclaimer: Timelines and figures are meant as estimates and are do not indicate a guarantee. Please see the Franchise Disclosure Document or contact the IMS Franchise Team for full details.