NerdsToGo, a leading computer and technology repair services franchise based in Carrollton, Texas, announced it is looking to expand its presence in Michigan with approximately 25 units as demand for in-home technology solutions continues to rise.
“With more businesses offering remote work for their employees, NerdsToGo has an opportunity to expand now more than ever before,” says Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands, parent company of NerdsToGo.
“We see great growth potential in the Michigan market and are confident that our proven business model along with the support and resources provided, will allow franchisees to thrive.”
The business model seeks to create a culture where employees have the opportunity to grow and profit from their skills while offering a high standard of professional service to customers. Prospective franchisees do not need information technology but should have a desire to grow a business in their local community and develop relationships with small business owners to become their outsourced IT department.
The initial investment for a NerdsToGo franchise is approximately $146,200 to $217,050, including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates should have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, there is an incentive for veterans and first responders, receiving a 50 percent reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $24,875.
“NerdsToGo fills a gap that exists between the large corporate IT services companies and the mom-and-pop stores that are out there,” says Chuck Bailey, a new NerdsToGo franchise owner. “There are dozens, if not hundreds of mom-and-pop stores that are trying to meet the needs of consumers and small businesses.
“But, unfortunately, they do not have the full range of technical skills and, more importantly, the consistency of that service delivery to satisfy the needs of the consumers in the marketplace today.”
NerdsToGo began franchising in 2017 and grew to 25 independently owned franchise locations in 16 states. In 2020, Fastsigns Holdings Inc. acquired GTN Capital Group, the parent company of NerdsToGo. In 2021, Propelled Brands was formed, the corporate umbrella that includes FASTSIGNS (SIGNWAVE in Australia), NerdsToGo, and more.