Since our first franchise was sold in 2003, i9 Sports has given entrepreneurial individuals who have the desire to make a living doing something they love a time-tested way to achieve their dreams.
Why are so many entrepreneurs drawn to the i9 Sports franchise business opportunity? Aside from the appeal of sports and the ability to make a difference in the lives of kids, our model makes a huge difference in the lives of our franchise owners and their families! i9 Sports franchises are home-based and offer our franchise owners the freedom, work/life balance, and financial independence that only come through owning your own business.
How to Grow Your i9 SportsFranchise
Our detailed game plan helps you earn more customers
Effective marketing is the key to growing your business, and with i9 Sports, you’ll have time-tested tools and the support of our experienced marketing team. We know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to franchise marketing strategies.
i9 Sports’ National Brand Fund is used to amplify awareness of our brand both nationwide and locally and gives franchise owners tremendous marketing leverage:
- SEO and SEM: Our search engine optimization and pay-per-click efforts helped drive over 2.3 million visits to our franchisee’s websites last year alone.
- Targeted Email Campaigns: Through our national contract with a leading email provider, you have the templates and tools to customize and target your email communications.
- Customer Satisfaction Measurement: Happy customers drive referrals. Through a national service, we provide the system to measure their satisfaction and methods for them to refer your program to others.
- Public Relations: Our PR firm regularly secures placements across major media outlets including TV, radio, print and online vehicles, resulting in millions of impressions last year.
- Online Reputation: Reviews on Google, Facebook, etc., are as important as word of mouth in the local community. Through a national partnership, we provide easy-to-use tools for responding to customers and a dashboard for monitoring feedback. Our marketing team helps you stay on top of your online reputation with five-star service.
- Social Media: With over 130,000 fans, our Facebook page is one of the biggest referral sources driving visits to our franchisees’ websites. Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest increase our reach and add to the daily engagement we have with our customers.
To help our franchise owners with local marketing, we have compiled our most successful franchise marketing strategies into what we call the “Winning Game Plan,” which is a step-by-step blueprint filled with cost-effective ways to reach target customers through local businesses, schools, community events and online marketing. We’ll teach you how to market, when to market and how to measure the results.
“We’re out there pounding the pavement, we’re out there at any event where we can set up a table and pass out flyers,” says Detroit-area franchisee Joe Russo. “Any place that we can go and get the word out about our programs, we take advantage of it.”
We begin by analyzing your market and identifying the areas with the highest concentration of potential customers. Armed with the knowledge of where to market, i9 Sports then provides you the business model with all the resources and tools you need to aggressively market your business locally. Through our web portal, you can access i9 Sports-branded templates that can be customized for your flyers, postcards, emails, presentations, banners, business cards, stationery and more.
How Much Money Can I Make?
What is my i9 Sports franchise earning potential?
i9 Sports® franchise owners make money primarily through the registration fees paid by participants to play in our leagues, camps, clinics, and after-school programs. Our franchise owners build market share and a loyal following by offering multiple sports, at multiple locations, four seasons a year.
i9 Sports revenue comes from registration fees, local sponsor advertisements, concessions, merchandise and partnership fees.
Your franchise earning potential is truly dependent on your efforts. An i9 Sportsfranchise provides all of the tools necessary to make each franchise thrive. Results are largely determined by how aggressively you market, how many sports and venues you offer each season, and the quality of the programs you provide.