Frequently Asked Questions

How much overhead is involved in operating the business?

TSS Franchisees operate their business from home. All you need is a dedicated phone line, high speed Internet and storage space.


Do I need photography or sales experience?

TSS offers training programs that address all phases of our business. It is not necessary to have photography or sales experience. Our owners come to us with a range of experience and backgrounds, therefore we offer in-field one-on-one training, as well as corporate classroom training. TSS is looking for owners that are self motivated, personable and ready to learn and follow a system – our training will take care of the rest.


What is a territory?

TSS offers protected territories that are exclusive to each owner. We will help you determine the territory size that achieves your desired level of success. TSS has expansion and growth plans designed to help you reach your goals both now and by expanding in the future.


Is TSS well known in the Industry?

TSS is the nation’s leader in youth and sports photography. With franchises throughout the U.S., we lead the industry in product offering and development. We are the approved photographer for several of the country’s largest and well-known organizations. We have photographed over 25 million people since TSS was founded in 1983.


Does TSS provide me with marketing materials?

You have access to an array of professionally designed materials created to help you sign and market leagues and schools. A state-of-the-art website, sales brochures, and presentation materials that include flyers, posters and sample products are just some of the marketing materials available to you.


Do I have to buy my own equipment, or is it included in the franchise fee?

The TSS Franchise is a turnkey investment and includes all photography and computer equipment. If you are an experienced photographer that already owns equipment your equipment investment may be reduced based on what you already own. A detailed equipment listing is provided in our virtual brochure.


What is the franchise investment?

TSS offers an opportunity for everyone ranging from small, part time territories to large multi-unit options and existing photographers looking to expand. Depending on your background, your goals and investment budget we are sure we can find the right option for you.

The initial franchise investment for a new photography business will typically range from $40,000 to $60,000. Your investment will include training, a protected territory, access to the TSS turnkey system, photography equipment, computer equipment and your start up marketing kit. A detailed breakdown of the investment is provided in our virtual brochure.

If you are an experienced photographer with over 2 years full time experience in running your business your fees are reduced. Depending on your level of experience and amount of equipment you have your upfront investment could range from $10,500 – $30,500


What is the average ROI on my investment?

Results from your TSS franchise vary based on amount of time and effort you put in, experience, level of self motivation and drive and also your size of your territory. While TSS cannot provide an earning projection because each individual is different we will provide an ROI worksheet along with a listing of owners for you to contact in order to determine the potential.


How can I learn more about becoming a TSS Photography franchise?

Contact TSS Photography at 1-800-336-4550 ext. 116, or fill out our contact form, and a TSS representative will get back with you right away.


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