Let’s get straight to the answers.

1. What will it cost to open a CMIT franchise? 

The franchise fee ranges from $49,950 to $60,450. The total investment range, including the franchise fee and six months of working capital, is from $101,950 to $154,950

For more information, visit the Investment Cost page.

2. Does CMIT provide financing options or discounts? 

CMIT does not offer in-house financing, but we can provide contacts for external financing. We offer a 20% discount on the franchise fee to all U.S. veterans. 

3. What are the primary responsibilities of a CMIT franchisee? 

CMIT owners focus on managing the business. They are primarily responsible for acquiring and developing clients and building a team to deliver premium IT support. These responsibilities are streamlined by CMIT’s world-class sales, service delivery training, and marketing programs. CMIT owners manage all financial and operational aspects of the business. 

4. What type of training does CMIT provide? 

CMIT provides a 14- to 18-week training program consisting of pre-training, initial training, and six to eight weeks of post-launch training. During this time you will learn everything you need to launch your business. The functional areas include Operations, Solution Lines, Service Delivery, Sales, and Marketing. After the initial training, each new graduate will receive additional coaching and support for the first two years of launch. 

For more information, visit the Training page.

5. What is the market opportunity for a CMIT Solutions franchise?

The market opportunity for a CMIT Solutions franchise is significant, particularly within the small and medium-sized business (SMB) sector. There are 33 million SMBs in North America, and they collectively spend $1.94 trillion on IT annually, with $64.86 billion specifically on cybersecurity. These businesses consistently invest 3-5% of their revenue in IT, underscoring the growing demand for reliable and comprehensive IT services, which CMIT Solutions is well-positioned to provide.

For more information, visit the Market Opportunity page.

6. How do I make money with a CMIT Solutions franchise?

You make money with a CMIT Solutions franchise through a recurring revenue model that includes managed IT services, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and data backup for small to medium-sized businesses. This model ensures a steady income stream. Additionally, you can offer project-based services, such as network installations and IT consulting, which provide additional revenue opportunities. CMIT Solutions supports you with comprehensive training and resources to help you maximize profitability.

For more information, visit the CMIT Solutions business model page.

7. What type of franchise candidate is CMIT looking for? 

CMIT franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds. Sales, technical, project management, marketing, and finance experience is helpful when starting up; however, a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial vision are what truly make the difference. CMIT offers extensive training in all functional areas to help owners from all backgrounds succeed in creating a successful business. 

For more information, visit the CMIT Solutions candidate page.

8. How does marketing work? How does the franchisor support franchisees with marketing? 

CMIT provides a robust marketing system that is built on a multi-touch, multi-channel approach. Our system, which we have coined our ‘Marketing Playbook,’ provides you with campaign assets for you to execute in your local markets to drive lead generation for your business. 

Our Marketing Playbook provides a digestible outline of executable marketing efforts that move the needle for your business. Our system breaks it down–week by week–to help you easily manage your efforts and stay on track! The Marketing Playbook also provides direction on budget spend in each channel, how-tos, best practices, and much more.  

For more information, visit the marketing page.

9. How many employees will I need? 

Within the first 90 days of launch, you will need to have a technical resource (contractor, full-time hire, or third-party support). As you grow, you will also hire additional technical support staff. 

10. How much are royalties? 

CMIT franchisees pay 6% of their gross revenue in royalties. This royalty supports brand and infrastructure building to help the CMIT network grow as a whole.  

11. What is the timeline to open? 

Upon completion of the CMIT Discovery Process and signing of the Franchise Agreement, the franchise will be awarded. After completing a pre-training franchise opener program that lasts between one to five weeks, participants move on to a two- to three-week training program that may or may not be consecutive. The last day of launch training is the official launch of your own CMIT franchise. 

12. What makes CMIT different from other IT businesses? 

CMIT Solutions is the largest and strongest network of independently owned and operated managed service providers (MSPs) in the nation. This network, along with the corporate office, helps new businesses flourish. 

13. What type of assistance is provided after opening my franchise? 

After attending launch training, each newly launched franchise will receive additional coaching and support from corporate trainers and coaches for up to two years. Our trainers and coaches are experts in all capacities of the CMIT business, with most having successfully launched and operated a franchise. The corporate office also collaborates with each franchise location. CMIT offers a learning management and social collaboration platform (CMIT CONNECT) for all owners and team members as well. 

For more information, visit the peer-to-peer page.

14. Can I be an absentee owner of my CMIT franchise? 

Yes, but many of our more successful owners are more involved. Your position as a CMIT owner is primarily as a business advisor–this means you are an expert and resource for your clients and community. While you will hire technicians to support your clients, it is important to actively participate in your business as CMIT Solutions is a full-time business endeavor.

15. Can I have a partner and can my partner come to training? 

Yes! Both you and your partner can come to training. As the franchisee, you are required to attend the initial training. You can have a business partner who is also encouraged to attend training. CMIT encourages a collaborative environment and welcomes all stakeholders who want to be trained. 

16. How do I get a copy of CMIT’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)? 

The FDD outlines in detail the partnership between the franchisor and the franchisees, and you will receive the CMIT Solutions FDD during our Discovery Process. First, our Franchise Development Managers will discuss the business opportunity and collect preliminary information to determine whether you qualify for the franchise investment.

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