Our headquarters is in the Village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA, an eastern suburb of Cleveland, where our model Click IT Store (H) is located on S. Main Street. (Click on a category on our Contact Us Nearby Places Map to view what's around our headquarters.)
The Cleveland/Akron (Northeast Ohio) area is our current primary focus for opening stores because owners of these stores will benefit from an exciting upcoming co-operative advertising campaign expected to increase the value of our brand and drive new business.
What we look for in awarding a protected territory is an area that has a minimum of 2,000 businesses and 50,000 residence inside a 5-mile radius. The type of businesses inside this radius doesn't really matter. Most Click IT business customers are under 100 employees, so the emphasis is on servicing small businesses. Some Click IT stores, however, will want to focus on servicing larger customers, and that's okay too. Servicing local residences helps build a store's reputation, recognition and will be a source for referrals to a Click IT Store. Fixing residents' computers and taking care of their maintenance, as well as providing the many other IT products, services, and solutions to them, including doing house-calls, will help spread the word rapidly. The most important outcome in positioning a store in a visible location with strong demographics is so our franchise owners to be very successful.
Targeted Franchise Locations
The circles on the map below represent protected market target areas for future store locations.
Projected Franchise territories: A Protected Territory shall encompass at least one (1) ZIP CODE™ geographic area. Your Protected Territory will have a population of at least 50,000 residents and a minimum of 2,000 businesses within a 5-mile radius distance from your location, as provided by the most recent census (https://www.census.gov/). Both the minimum number of residents and businesses must be met when establishing an exclusive territory.
To establish an exclusive territory, we will use census tracks to segregate the selected area. census tracks never change as do zip codes. Also, zip codes don’t necessarily follow traffic patterns. So we will select census tracks according to traffic patterns surrounding a store location until the population reaches the minimum number of 50,000 residents and 2,000 businesses (as according to the latest census data taken of that area). Our desire is to award an ideal territory to our franchise owners for the best chances for success. So until both these criteria are met, the territory will be expanded. As mentioned, road systems and traffic patterns will be very important when considering which census tracks to select. Motherboard reserves the right to select these census tracks but of course will take into consideration the franchise owner’s suggestions and preferences.
On the other hand, at the discretion of Motherboard, the Initial Franchise Price will increase pro-rata based on the number of residents exceeding 150,000 and the number of businesses exceeding 3,000. A spreadsheet used to calculate any change in the Initial Franchise Fee will be presented during territory negotiations.
Note: Once a location for opening a Click IT store has been determined, if the population around a radius of 5 miles (the "Protected Territory") exceeds 150,000 residents and 3,000 businesses, the Initial Franchise Fee will increase by $30 per additional 1,000 residents and $50 per additional 100 businesses. If the franchise candidate does not desire to service the expanded territory, fewer census tracks will be selected around the perimeter of the location to lower the population of the protected area to a manageable 150,000 residents and 3,000 businesses.
We will help the new franchise owner select the best location where we believe they will have the best chance of success. Start by using the Census Business Builder (CBB) tool. See other tools below and listen to the 5-mile radius rule podcast by business coach Tammy Adams.
What we look for in awarding a territory is an area that has a minimum of 2,000 businesses and 50,000 residence inside a 5-mile radius. The type of businesses really doesn’t matter, but most of them should be under 100 employees, so the emphasis is on small businesses. The residences help build a store's reputation, recognition and will be a source for referrals to an area's Click IT Store. Fixing residents' computers locally and taking care of their maintenance, as well as providing the many other IT products, services, and solutions to them, including doing house-calls, will help spread the word rapidly.
Example: See https://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org/44022.
|Headquarters / Corporate Store|
|Russell||44072 & 73||5.212|
|Corporate Store Service Area||Total:||56,488|
Cleveland / Akron Area
- Western Cleveland Suburb (multiple locations)
- Northeast Cleveland Suburb
- Southeast Cleveland Suburb
- Southern Cleveland Suburb
- Northern Akron Suburb
- Southern Akron Suburb
- Warren / Youngstown Suburb
- Northern Columbus Suburb / University Area
- To Be Announced
- To Be Announced
Outside the Cleveland/Akron metropolitan area, we are also focused on locating franchise stores in the following states:
- Kentucky - Registration in progress
- Michigan - Registered
- Indiana - Registration in progress
- West Virginia
The States shaded in light blue on the map below are states where Click IT Franchises are currently available. If you want to purchase a franchise in a State shaded in orange or dark blue, then we will consider registering in that State. Master Franchise Agreements and Area Development Agreements are also available at negotiable discounts. For more information see https://www.franchiselawsolutions.com/franchising/state-specific-laws.html.
State by State Rules:
Number of Streets by Name: https://www.nlc.org/most-common-us-street-names