Above the Standard Procurement Group



Franchise Fee: $49,900
Royalty: 15%
Total Investment: $61,400 – $73,900
Founded: 2009
Franchised: 2010
Can Be Home Based: Yes
VetFran Member: Yes
SBA Approved: No

Background A global dialogue is taking place regarding the subject of cost cutting. Turn on major news networks such as CNN, Fox, MSNBC, or read most major newspapers, and you will find stories about the importance of reducing costs. This creates a highly favorable business environment for the short and long term success of Above the Standard and for qualified individuals interested in obtaining an Above the Standard Procurement Group Franchise. Above the Standard was founded by Ted Landgraf, one of our nation’s most knowledgeable procurement cost reduction and procurement outsourcing experts. For more than 30 years, Mr. Landgraf has helped the Federal Government, corporations, and non-profits save billions of dollars off of their procurement costs. Mr. Landgraf’s clients range from small companies to State Farm Insurance, Novell, Farmers Insurance Group, Met Life, Sprint, Security Pacific Bank, the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, and more. He wrote procurement guidelines, policies, and procedures, and led a national team for the Department of Labor National Office of Job Corps. These policies and procedures included oversight that covered several billion dollars in spending procurement oversight. Mr. Landgraf personally trained more than 100 Project Managers, Contract Officers, Regional Directors, and other staff regarding procurement best practices for five Department of Labor National Office of Job Corps regions. Mr. Landgraf and his teams have documented an average of $534,000 of reduced costs annually for each procurement bid. Franchise Highlights High Growth Industry The respected Aberdeen Group consulting firm predicts that more than 40% of all U.S. companies will eventually outsource some or all of their corporate purchasing to a third party. Recession Proof An Above the Standard franchise is ideally positioned to perform especially well during recessions and economic downturns when businesses are forced to control/reduce costs. Moderate Cost The cost of an Exclusive Above the Standard Territory is a fraction of that charged by many franchisors. Highly-Qualified Sales Leads and Appointments Provided To support our Procurement experts Above the Standard has formed stragetic relationships with several lead generation, marketing, and sales companies. Protected Territory Each Procurement Expert owns the rights to a protected territory containing 2,000 businesses with revenues in excess of $1 Million each (for a full franchise). No Experience Necessary Whether you are a long time procurement practitioner, or are new to the world of procurement cost cutting, Above the Standard will teach you everything you need to be successful. Sizeable, Unlimited Long Term Income Potential Like all franchisers, Above the Standard is prohibited from making income claims. However, our goal is to support our franchisees, giving them the realistic opportunity to earn a six figure plus income. Above the Standard has chosen to keep our franchisee fees relatively low, understanding that, in order for our company to be successful, it is imperative that our franchisees become extremely successful. Unusually High Margin Business Above the Standard typically charges clients one half of the money we save from reducing their costs. As a franchisee, you will retain 80% of the fees Above the Standard receives for the life of each of your clients. Comprehensive, On-going Training and Support. Work from Home or an Office (your choice). Ethical Business committed to operating with high integrity.

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