Fleet Feet Sports offers you the opportunity to combine your passion for running and health with your determination to work for yourself. If you believe in yourself and want to help others become healthier and more active, this may be the next chapter in your life. We provide a proven business model with support from an experienced team of small business experts and retail leaders.
Owning your own store can be fulfilling but can also be challenging. At Fleet Feet, Incorporated we promise that we will guide you through this journey. You will have access to Fleet Feet, Incorporated's experienced staff, a large pool of fellow franchisees who have been through all stages of the process, and access to our proprietary “best practices" that have been established by the Fleet Feet Sports network.
If you are a dynamic, hardworking individual who appreciates having access to resources and a team to support you, please submit an inquiry and our development team will respond to your inquiry directly.
All new franchisees are taken through an extensive development process which encompasses training in our Carrboro, NC headquarters, in-store training with existing franchisees, and online training. We will provide new franchisees assistance with:
- Sales projections and budgeting
- Site selection and lease negotiations
- Best practices for store design and layout
- Establishing accounts with key inventory suppliers
- Creating opening orders and inventory planning
- Staff selection and training
- Fundamentals of footwear fitting
- Understanding products to help the customer find solutions
- Marketing, promotion and customer acquisition
All new franchisees are assigned a Corporate Franchise Development Specialist who will work with you from the signing of your franchise development agreement through your first two years of store ownership. This person will lead you through our timeline for opening a store and stay with you to guide you through those first two critical years in business.
After your second anniversary and throughout your relationship with Fleet Feet Sports you will have access to the Fleet Feet, Incorporated operations staff who will continue to provide assistance to you on topics ranging from managing your growth to managing your expenses.
You'll be invited to attend our annual National Conference focused on training to help you grow your business and an opportunity to review new products, and network with key vendors and fellow franchisees. You'll have access to national branding campaigns and assets that will allow you to represent your store at the highest level. You'll also be provided with training opportunities in the areas of:
- Staff development and retention
- Financial management
- Inventory control
- Product buying
- Customer acquisition and social media
- Website design
- Creating an amazing customer experience