Runningboards Marketing

Runningboards? Marketing (RBM) is a digital mobile billboard company that helps successful businesses grow. We have a simple business model, low start-up cost, and quick turnaround time. RBM drives client messaging straight to where the people are through mobile, targeted, and eye-catching ads on DAV (pronounced "Dave"), our Digital Advertising Vehicle.

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Runningboards Marketing


Runningboards Marketing Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Runningboards? Marketing (RBM) is a digital mobile billboard company that helps successful businesses grow. We have a simple business model, low start-up cost, and quick turnaround time. RBM drives client messaging straight to where the people are through mobile, targeted, and eye-catching ads on DAV (pronounced "Dave"), our Digital Advertising Vehicle.

For franchisees, RBM presents a turnkey model that is simple to follow, easy to manage, and scalable. DAV provides myriad advantages to franchisees looking to distinguish themselves from traditional marketing and advertising businesses. The business model requires just a handful of employees: a salesperson and a couple of drivers. This allows for multiple ownership types and makes it easy to grow the business into multiple territories.

RBM has also developed RBM Velocity, their proprietary software that not only manages DAV, but the entire business. RBM Velocity gives franchisees the ability to update the graphics on DAV from anywhere, as well as an ad tracking and reporting system, and is the CRM. Our software distinguishes us from other companies that must accomplish these manually.

Company Details

Established: 2018
First Unit Franchised: 2019
Franchised Units: 13
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, WI, WY, DC, and Puerto Rico
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Runningboards Marketing

Financial Assistance Provided: No

Site Selection Assistance: n/a

Lease Negotiation Assistance: n/a

Recruiting Assistance: No

Co-Operative Advertising: No

Training Program: Prior to opening your Runningboards Marketing business, the franchisee will be assigned approximately 20 hours of online coursework and pre-opening tasks that must be completed before their in-person training. Upon completion, an immersive in-person training program for up to 2 people will then be conducted at our corporate headquarters in Watertown, NY for approximately 5 days. An RBM trainer will then visit the franchisee's location on-site within the initial 14 days of opening their Runningboards Marketing franchise as an added level of support at no extra charge. Local operations training by our RBM corporate trainer will be provided for approximately 3 business days.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Runningboards Marketing Franchise.

What does a Runningboards Marketing Franchise Cost?

Runningboards Marketing franchise fees for 2023:

Total Investment: $75,000 - $255,000*
Minimum Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Capita Required: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000 (Includes 1 territory)
Royalty: 6%
Brand Fund: 1%
Average Number of Employees: 3
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

*The higher number represents $30,000 in working capital and purchasing the digital advertising vehicle outright. The lower number depicts less working capital and first & last payments on a 5-year lease plan.

Is Runningboards Marketing a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Runningboards Marketing is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Runningboards Marketing a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Runningboards Marketing is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Runningboards Marketing Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Runningboards Marketing does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Runningboards Marketing a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Runningboards Marketing is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Runningboards Marketing Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Runningboards Marketing franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Runningboards Marketing Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Runningboards Marketing franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Runningboards Marketing Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Runningboards Marketing franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Runningboards Marketing Looking for International franchisees?

No. Runningboards Marketing franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Runningboards Marketing's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Advertising & Marketing, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Runningboards Marketing Franchises for Sale

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