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Entrepreneur ranks i9 Sports among top low-cost franchises

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June 8, 2020

Entrepreneur ranks i9 Sports among top low-cost franchises

Top 100 low-cost franchises under $100k are recognized for exceptional value based on their annual Franchise 500 ranking

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i9 Sports has been ranked among Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises under $100,000 — and we were the only sports franchise to make the list. That’s an accolade we’d be proud of in any season, but it seems particularly meaningful now.

With unemployment climbing, more people are considering what it might be like to run their own business in a field they’re passionate about. i9 Sports provides an option for a low-cost franchise with a great mission: helping kids succeed in life through sports.

Start your sports business for under $70k

Our initial investment is quite accessible, with startup costs that range from $59,900 to $69,900. 

We’re able to keep our initial investment low because we’re a home-based franchise. You won’t incur any real estate costs because you’ll negotiate seasonal leases for your seasonal sports venues. And there’s no significant capital layout for specialized equipment or inventory.

If you’re qualified, you can get started with the franchise fee of $24,900. To make it even easier to get started, we offer qualified candidates a five-year purchase option.

Five-year purchase option

Here’s how the plan works: You’ll pay the $24,900 franchise fee monthly increments of $500 for five years rather than paying the fee in one lump sum. That frees up vital capital that will help you to be more financially flexible as you launch your i9 Sports franchise.

What sets us apart

We are the nation’s largest multi-sport provider focused solely on high-quality, community-based youth sports programs. i9 Sports, which is also the first and largest youth sports franchise, provides a unique youth sports experience that emphasizes the importance of good sportsmanship, both on the field and in life.

The experience that kids and parents find at i9 Sports is the antithesis of the highly competitive, politicized environment where grown-ups argue too much and kids feel a lot of pressure to perform well. Over the years we’ve created a youth league that is designed to let kids have fun while learning age-appropriate instruction in the fundamentals of flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and ZIP Lacrosse™.

Children will develop and improve on their sports skills, grow as athletes and continue to have fun. Franchisees will build a business with great income opportunity that gives them a sense of pride and personal satisfaction and helps better their communities at the same time.

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As the nation cautiously moves toward a new normal, i9 Sports is standing strong, ready to welcome back the group activities everyone can feel good about. We all need something to cheer for right now, and a budget-friendly way to start a new business might be just the thing.

We are here for you to answer any questions you might have. Meanwhile, feel free to fill out the form on this page to download our free franchise report. You can continue exploring the i9 Sports offering on our website.


FOR FRANCHISE INFORMATION, CALL 877-262-5730