Bizdepot was founded in 1999 by Romy Kho, who converted the front of his Internet café into a "while-you-wait" print center. Three years later, three other locations opened in Cebu City, heralding the beginning of the quick printing industry in Cebu City. Since those early days, Bizdepot has continued to Distinguish itself as an industry leader. By 2001, Bizdepot was the first instant printer to target the growing business' printing market. Reflecting the company's expanding full service capabilities and decision to aim for the much larger, more sophisticated business-printing market place, Bizdepot introduced a dynamic new logo and retail store design in 2002.
In 2001, Bizdepot stores began marketing short-run, affordable full-color printing as consumers sought ways to communicate their business messages more effectively through the use of colorful brochures, newsletters and presentation materials.
In 2004, Bizdepot will be the first printing chain to offer a private label credit card. The Bizdepot Business Resource Card offers a valuable service to Bizdepot customers while enabling Bizdepot owners to better manage their accounts receivables, improve cash flow and profitability.
WHY A FRANCHISE?
Bizdepot Support Center offers you a comprehensive support package, including training, business consultants in the field, money saving purchasing clout, ongoing R&D support, informative and motivating seminars, and regular communications that will keep you apprised of key developments within the industry.
Like other new Bizdepot Printing shop owners, you may not have experience in the retail business or printing fields. That's why Bizdepot offers its new owners a comprehensive two-week Business Printing Management Program. Here's where you'll learn about marketing, production, hiring, financial reporting, business planning, outside sales, digital printing and much more. You'll learn about printing presses, duplicators, digital printing devices, and new technical developments on the horizon, computer and pre-press graphics. Our two-week program is just the beginning. Training is offered on an ongoing basis in response to the rapid changes bombarding the printing industry. Workshops customized for Bizdepot operations are offered in everything from digital printing technology, graphic design, and sales to customer service. Training isn't just for Bizdepot franchisees, owners bring their staff as well.
Knowledgeable Consultants Help You Grow Your Business
A well-trained professional corps of business consultants is available to you for in-depth problem solving on financial, marketing, sales and operational issues. All you have to do is request an on-site visit. Each analysis is a fact-finding mission. Using laptop computers, a Bizdepot business consultant can perform an in-depth analysis of your operation. Armed with this information, a business consultant will develop a customized action plan that you can implement to help grow and strengthen your business.
Professionals On Call When You Need Them
When a production problem arises that you can't handle or a customer has a question that you've never been asked, you can't wait for an answer. As a Bizdepot franchisee, you can simply pick up the phone. Bizdepot Administration Center (BAC) is manned by professionals in the operational needs of a Bizdepot Outlet.
Volume Buying Clout
You can take advantage of the many national contract sales agreements and volume
buying contracts Bizdepot Printing enjoys, providing you with substantial discounts on top
quality printing and copying equipment, computer hardware and software, supplies, and post-press equipment from leading industry suppliers. Other group buying opportunities can save you money on insurance, payroll services, uniforms, ink, and graphic supplies.
Seminars That Are Always Inspiring
Every two years Bizdepot owners are invited to attend Bizdepot Conclave seminars. It's a chance to trade ideas and experiences with your peers. It's also a chance to learn about what's new in the industry, what's new with Bizdepot and what new directions Bizdepot is taking.
Learning About Tomorrow Today
For most small business owners, just keeping up with their daily workload is a struggle. That's why Bizdepot has dedicated resources exclusively to study and evaluate new technology. Bizdepot Technology Services Department regularly attends trade shows, meets with key vendors and collects information from industry databases. Our recommendations take the guesswork out of selecting new technology and deciding whether or not to offer new services.
Another key responsibility of our research technology team is to establish pricing guidelines. We've developed sophisticated Bizdepot customized pricing recommendations to help you stay competitive and attract orders.
Communication that Keeps You Informed
Frequent, open communication is the cornerstone of a strong franchise. To keep you informed of new developments within the Bizdepot network, you'll receive a number of regular communications from Bizdepot Administration Center.
REASONS TO START A BUSINESS IN DIGITAL PRINTING WITH BIZDEPOT
- Industry Experts Forecast An Explosive Growth Rate For Digital Printing
- Outstanding Vendor Contracts Save You Money On Equipment And Supplies
- Cutting Edge Research And Development. BDQ Was The Site Of The First Installation Of The Xerox Imari In SM City Cebu
- Year-Round Training Opportunities For You And Your Staff
- Convenient, Productive Digital Connectivity For Immediate Communication With Your Customers.
- Receive And Transmit Files Digitally And Archive Customer Files For Efficient Reordering
- Bizdepot Internet Site To Keep You Informed Of New Company Developments
- Professional Accounts/ Receivable Management System
GET THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WITH BIZDEPOT
What distinguishes one franchise from another? Leadership, vision, support and innovative revenue generating programs are just some of the trademarks of a franchise leader. Bizdepot distinguishes itself in all of these critical areas, and stands out in a competitive marketplace. Some of the hallmarks of Bizdepot long-standing reputation as a franchise leader are and local advertising programs.
Powerful Brand Name Recognition
Building brand name awareness is essential in today's competitive business environment. Bizdepot Printing's comprehensive national and local marketing programs give you the support needed to target key print buying consumers.
Bizdepot Marketing Dept. works closely with a professional advertising agency to develop a creative strategy and media plan that targets large volume print buyers. The marketing and advertising campaigns that you receive during the year are based on consumer research and are carefully reviewed by Bizdepot owner Advisory Council.
To generate local retail traffic, Bizdepot offers you a wide array of marketing tools. Full color direct mail postcards. Point-of-purchase posters
and counter displays. Special promotions. Newspaper and magazine ads. Press releases. Customer news letters. Sales brochures. Yellow page ads.
As space requirement you need a store with at least 60 square meters, 120 square meters would be the optimal size located preferable close to a University or other high pedestrian traffic centers.
The franchise package includes:
- evaluation of your site and store set-up planning
- Pre-opening assistance
- Grand opening assistance
- Operations Manual
- assistance with suppliers and service providers
- ongoing support
Fanchise Package Fee: P 300,000
Outlet investment for 60 sq.m. P 2,500,000.00
For 120 sq.m. P 3,500,000.00
Franchise Length: 5 years (renewable)
Royalty: 3% of gross sales
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