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The Inside Scoop Franchise Newsletter. Empower Your Franchise Search

April 1, 2022

Hey Franchise Friends!

Want to know how the franchise market is moving?

Empower your franchise search with The Franchise Insiders Newsletter and Podcast.

THIS WEEK: Learn about Sport Clips, iTrip, HoundsTown, Icebox Cryotherapy, and Transblue.

If you are interested in exploring any of these brands yourself, please click on their respective links below to get more details or even speak to us personally about where these franchises belong in your portfolio.

Call us today at 800-445-6382!

Jack and Jill Johnson

The Franchise Insiders


WHY Sport Clips?

  • Proven Track Record Of Success

  • Excellent Support Systems

  • Recession Resilient

  • Great Lifestyle Business

  • Steady Cash Flow/Steady Recurring Revenue

Sport Clips has been offering franchises for the retail operation of “Sport Clips” stores since November 1995. The model grew from recognition that the old style barber shops were going away and that there were no locations that offered a well executed haircut at a decent price for guys.

We currently have over 1,500 stores operating across the US with more than 800 additional licenses in development and close to 500 franchisees.

The model is based on multi unit ownership with our franchisees continuing to work at their full time careers as they build out the units. Typically, they will acquire 3 licenses. They are purchasing a business that allows them to have business ownership while they maintain their careers. When they do transition out they are still typically only vesting 12 to 15 hours per week on the business as it is a turnkey operation. We assist with the recruitment of the stylists and offer the staff training and ongoing operation support on an ongoing basis.

Features of business: Semi Absentee business where men and boys receive a well-executed haircut experience at a reasonable price while watching sports on TV.

Franchise Fee:$59,500

Royalties: 6% Net

Total Investment: $246,300 - $394,500

Home Based: No

Absentee ownership available: Yes

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WHY iTrip?

  • Flexible Lifestyle

  • Home Based

  • Residual Income Stream

  • $36 Billion Industry

iTrip Vacations is a full-service short-term rental property management franchise.

80+ franchisees, and present in over 100+ destinations.

Our franchisees participate in a $36 Billion industry that is booming!

Our mission is to provide individual franchise owner-operators industry-leading technologies, proven processes, and expansive marketing strategies. We serve both traditional vacation/seasonal destinations as well as urban markets. We do not compete with Airbnb and VRBO. In fact, these companies, and many others like them, are channel partners of iTrip.

Why property management and the short-term rental industry?

  • Property management provides for an executive level residual income stream.

  • Investors are buying properties for short-term rental needs, which generates demand for property management services.

  • There are 9 million secondary properties (investment properties) across the U.S.

  • Short-term rentals are becoming more and more mainstream, and travelers are finding the extensive benefits of booking a short-term rental property vs a hotel room. In fact, 4 out of 10 travelers now prefer to book a property vs a hotel.

  • Travel & hospitality are the fastest growing sectors in the U.S.

  • The short-term rental industry is recovering much faster than the hotel industry (recession resistant).

Franchise Fee:$30,000

Royalties: 5%

Total Investment: $107,075

Home Based: YES

Absentee ownership available: NO

We get you a $10,000 CASH BACK rebate on this franchise.

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WHY Hounds Town?

  • Lower Investment: By utilizing simple, cost-effective, and dog-friendly materials, Hounds Town USA allows Franchise Owners to open their business starting at $339,300. This investment is significantly lower than other doggie daycare franchises in the country allowing our Owners to break even sooner and enjoy larger profit margins.

  • Simple Operations: At Hounds Town, not only is our build-out simple but running the business is as well! We have fairly low overhead and minimal staffing requirements. Our Owners can run their locations with a 15:1 dog to human ratio, and since we are closed to the public 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm each day, there is no need for additional staff to speak with customers.

  • Semi-Absentee Option: Because of the simplicity of our business model and the minimal requirements for daily operations; most of our Franchise Owners operate as Semi-Absentee, allowing them to focus on pursuing other passions. In fact, this is a great opportunity for those who would like to run their business as semi-absentee from day one.

  • Canine Expertise: Our “Unrivaled Canine Expert,” Founder Michael S. Gould, has almost 40 years of direct canine experience that he passes along to all new Hounds Town Owners. This expertise is evident at Hounds Town in how we’ve modeled our concept after childcare solutions rather than other doggie daycare options.

  • Results Driven Marketing Support: We have developed a three-tiered marketing plan designed specifically to ensure that all new Owners do not have to worry about having customers when they open. By cultivating a customer base primarily through Facebook groups, we have seen the average number of new dog evaluations in the first 10 days of opening increase 133% year over year!

  • Hounds Town Charities: Each Hounds Town USA franchise location has partnered with local charities, rescues, and shelters to offer discounted doggie daycare, boarding, and other services to dogs waiting for their “furever” homes. First and foremost, our company culture is one of strong community outreach and impact.

  • Item 19: Shows solid net of $200k+ even during the pandemic shit down of 2020.

For more than 20 years, Hounds Town USA has been home to the happiest dogs on Earth. Our customers love us so much that since our inception, over 1,000,000 canine visitors have enjoyed our interactive doggie daycare, overnight boarding, pet spa, retail products, and tail-wagging rides in our pet taxi!

Founded in 2001, by a former NYPD K-9 Unit Handler and Commanding Officer of the Nassau County Police Department, Hounds Town USA offers an affordable and refreshingly simple approach to pet care. Our simple business model is based on a straightforward and honest strategy that provides our Franchise Owners with amazing returns while giving them the opportunity to spread smiles among their four-legged customers.

Franchise Fee:$49,000

Royalties: 6%

Total Investment: $339,300

Home Based: No

Absentee ownership available: Yes

We get you a $10,000 CASH BACK rebate on this franchise.

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WHY IceBox Cryotherapy?

  • Alternative Healthcare represents a fast-growing market opportunity with anticipated revenue of $22 billion in 2022.

  • The U.S. market for wellness reached $639 billion in 2020 and is growing at double the rate of the tourism industry and surpassing all other sectors in the Health & Wellness industry.

  • Icebox represents both markets and is poised for significant growth.

Icebox Studios is a premier cryotherapy studio that specializes in athletic recovery, health and wellness, and beauty. Something special happens in this modern and customer-centric space that makes its guests want to come back and experience Icebox again and again!

As the leading provider of non-invasive cold therapy, Icebox was also the first to market in this self-help, feel-good business concept. A brand focused on providing simplified treatments in an efficient but luxurious way, guests are sure to experience “the best three minutes of their day!” Everything from the curated music, specialty teas, and plush robes, to the relaxed, gender-neutral environment, is intentionally designed to connect with Icebox’s broad customer base. Guests can enjoy a service in 12 minutes, fitting conveniently into even the busiest schedule.

Icebox is membership-based, accounting for 50% of its total business. In 2022, Icebox launched the first-ever beauty program that has the same recurring monthly income for Franchisees. Icebox began franchising in November 2018 and currently has over 30 franchise locations sold.

Below are 3 of Icebox’s main treatments:


  • Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is an innovative cold therapy that provides a multi-beneficial response by triggering the body’s natural healing process in just 3 minutes. WBC reduces systemic inflammation which improves circulation, reduces pain, and promotes overall wellbeing. Cryotherapy was originally designed as a treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Joint diseases. Proving extremely effective, WBC is now utilized worldwide to enhance the recovery of both joint disease sufferers and elite athletes alike, proving to be a powerful therapy for inflammatory disorders and injuries. WBC may also be used for beauty enhancement and skin conditions. This powerful natural healing modality targets all demographics including both male and female populations, from teenagers to seniors.



  • CryoTherma™ is the most innovative & versatile anti-aging device on the market, treating localized fat, reducing cellulite, and toning and tightening the skin. A truly 3 in 1 treatment! CryoTherma™ delivers revolutionary technology using a combination of heat and cold therapy through a hand-held device placed on targeted areas. This integrative technology is highly effective in eliminating fat cells, resulting in smoother skin, reduced cellulite, and increased confidence. This non-invasive treatment is enjoyable for the guest and easy to perform for the esthetician. Treatment times are from 30 to 60 minutes.


  • CryoFacial™ is a unique treatment that focuses on tightening and softening the skin while reducing inflammation. By stimulating collagen production, CryoFacials create a more youthful and brighter glow to the skin without harsh chemicals. The anti-inflammatory response of the body to cryotherapy is an effective means to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.

  • Icebox provides several specialty facials and beauty boosters to target all skin concerns and demographics. Customized peels, gentlemen-only treatments, and teenage detox facials are a few of the cool offerings. Each facial includes a cooling treatment to deliver cold therapy benefits and remain on-brand.


Localized Cryotherapy

  • Localized Cryotherapy targets a specific area of the body to treat inflammation resulting from injury, surgery, skin conditions, or chronic pain. It's a quick and effective 3 – 5 minute treatment that uses cold vapor to deeply penetrate the affected area. After the treatment, regenerative and oxygen-enriched blood rushes to the area, resulting in a flush of inflammation and toxins. Many guests pair Icebox’s Whole Body Cryotherapy (systemic) with localized cryotherapy (targeted).


  • Compression therapy applies controlled pressure to the lower limbs using leg sleeves. It is a relaxing yet effective way to increase blood flow, boost lymphatic drainage, and support veinous function in the legs, ankles, and feet. Many guests pair this amazing 25-minute treatment with Whole Body Cryotherapy and their beauty treatments.

Red Light

  • Red Light Facial treatments penetrate the skin to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and promote collagen production. When exposed to the red light, the body produces a biochemical response that boosts the amount of energy stored in cells. The results are a glowy complexion and a balanced skin tone. This magical treatment is not only highly approved by our guests but also the FDA.

Franchise Fee:$50,000

Royalties: 7%

Total Investment: $437,750

Home Based: NO

Absentee ownership available: YES

We get you a $2,000 CASH BACK rebate on this franchise.

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WHY Transblue?

  • Evergreen business model – our diversity of services is available to customers year-round, giving viability without downtime

  • Proven asset-light operations – we leverage technology, not equipment, to manage and execute projects

  • Outstanding profit potential - In 2020 our franchise owners generated more than $1,748,503.62* in Average Unit Volume (AUV), and our top-performing Transblue franchise owners earned more than $2.3 million in sales.


Transblue is a powerful opportunity for executive-level entrepreneurs ready to build a world-class business. As a leading general contractor franchise specializing in managing outdoor construction, remodeling, and ongoing maintenance for residential, commercial, and government clients, Transblue is a highly diversified, recession-resistant business model with unlimited profit-potential.

Founded in 2004, Transblue franchise owners run asset-light businesses designed to scale. Our franchise owners manage large-scale, high-end projects that transform outdoor spaces into works of art. With low costs of ownership, industry-leading support, and large, protected territories, Transblue is a franchise opportunity with life-changing potential.

Franchise Fee:$50,000

Royalties: 6%

Total Investment: $120,900

Home Based: No

Absentee ownership available: No

We get you a $2,000 CASH BACK rebate on this franchise.

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If you are interested in exploring any of these brands yourself, please click on their respective links to see if your territory is still available and learn how much you can save... only with The Franchise Insiders!


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