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Can we make bank with Cricket Wireless stores? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 136

October 27, 2022 Bill D'Alessandro, Mills Snell, & Michael Girdley Episode 136
Acquisitions Anonymous - Learn business as we review businesses for sale
Can we make bank with Cricket Wireless stores? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 136
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discussed 6 Cricket Franchise Cell Phone Stores in Chicago.

In this episode, we'll learn who runs these franchises and how they operate. We will see the most significant pain point regarding the customer base in this kind of business.

In addition, our hosts will offer some advice on how to run this type of business efficiently after discussing the revenue splitting among the stores and the possible tradeoffs & advice on how to get started and pick the best franchise.

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Show Notes:

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:38) - Our Sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(02:14) - Quick catch-up with Michael and Bill 

(04:39) - Deal & financials: 6 Cricket Franchise Cell Phone Stores

(05:54) - Who runs these franchises? How are these operations usually run?

(07:27) - How is the revenue split among the stores? 

(14:46) - How is this service distinct from prepaid services?

(16:28) - What seems to be the main pain point regarding the customer base?

(20:24) - What's happening with the Amazon third-party delivery staff?

(23:13) - Is there a bull case for this deal? What is the trade-off?

(24:13) - Would it be better if we closed other stores?

(24:44) - How much of a moat does this business have? How easy is it to open a Cricket Franchise? 

(30:21) - How to pick the right franchise? Who are franchises meant for?

 

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