Mike Cline is Vice President of Franchise Development at Alliance Franchise Brands. Alliance Franchise Brands LLC and its subsidiary, KK Printing Canada ULC, are the franchisors of approximately 600 locations in North America operating the company’s brands: Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Image360, Signs Now, Signs By Tomorrow, KKP, Insty-Prints, American Speedy Printing Centers and RSVP. Independently owned and operated franchises provide national, regional and local businesses and organizations with a one-stop resource for technologically advanced solutions for their printing, marketing and graphics communications.
[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Mike Cline, the VP of Franchise Development for Alliance Franchise Brands.
[2:14] Josh welcomes Mike to Franchise Euphoria.
[2:38] Mike began his career with Alliance Franchise Brands in 2004 when he took on an opportunity with one of Alliance’s brands, Signs By Tomorrow.
[5:28] Mike addresses his thoughts on the status of the printing industry and some of the common misnomers that surround it.
[9:12] Mike discusses who the ideal franchisee candidate is for Alliance and what a potential candidate can expect when they sign on.
[13:15] Mike shares about the various support systems Alliance has in place for their franchisees.
[16:18] Mike talks about what the impact of COVID has been on Alliance’s brands.
[19:47] In Mike’s opinion, a good franchisor’s second level of support includes being proactive.
[22:44] With 600 North American locations, Alliance Franchise Brands is still looking to expand across the US and Canada.
[24:05] If you want to learn more about Alliance Franchise Brands, visit their website listed below.
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