The Alternative Board

TAB helps forward-thinking business owners grow their businesses, increase profitability and improve their lives by leveraging local business advisory boards, private business coaching and proprietary strategic services.

TAB Franchise Owners lead monthly business advisory board meetings and provide coaching and consulting to board members.

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The Alternative Board


The Alternative Board Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The Alternative Board (TAB) is the world's largest franchise system providing peer advisory boards and coaching services to business leaders of privately-owned businesses.

Consistent Monthly Income: TAB franchisees benefit from the significant, consistent monthly income TAB's business model provides. As a TAB franchisee, your main revenue stream will come in the form of monthly membership dues from peer advisory board participants. The average length of TAB membership is 3.31 years, with many of our members being a part of the community for 10+ years! TAB franchisees also earn revenue through business assessment fees, additional private coaching sessions and consulting opportunities in their specific area of expertise. 50% of our franchisees report earnings of $90,000+ in annual revenue from their core TAB services (membership dues, business assessment fees and coaching fees) and the majority of our franchisees report additional income from consulting opportunities directly linked to the TAB opportunity.



Exclusive Territory: TAB provides all our franchisees with a protected territory and exclusive marketing rights. This allows our franchisees to operate their businesses without having to worry about competing with other TAB businesses. It also fosters a cooperative culture among our franchisee community. Our franchisees are a great resource for support and helping each other with their own business challenges and opportunities. Territories are also scalable, with multiple growth strategies currently being successfully implemented within the system.

Prestige & Prominence: One of the main benefits TAB facilitator/coaches enjoy is that they do not have to reinvent themselves. Our franchisees have 7+ years of experience as business consultants, senior-level executives and/or business owners. They are able to leverage these years of experience to build a profitable business wherein they enjoy consistent monthly income and the peace of mind that comes with achieving their desired work/life balance. TAB franchisees also enjoy the prestige and prominence of being recognized business leaders in their local communities.

Company Details

Established: 1990
First Unit Franchised: 1996
Total Global Franchised Units: 376
Company Owned Units: 14
States Registered In: All 50 States
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By The Alternative Board

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: N/A
Lease Negotiation Assistance: N/A

Lead Generation Assistance: TAB provides a proven integrated approach to marketing and launching a new TAB business, consisting of:

  • A proven list of target prospects in select industries and revenue sizes based on propensity to become members
  • Outbound marketing campaign, involving email marketing, telemarketing and webinars, to target prospects
  • Social media marketing to build connections, raise awareness and generate discovery meetings with prospects
  • TAB's business networking and referral marketing programs, providing additional opportunities to generate interest from local business owners
  • Center of Influence events, educating select local influencers with special offers, so they can help spread the word about TAB

Co-Operative Advertising: Yes; Governed by marketing advisory board comprised of Franchisee/TAB Business Owners.

Training: TAB's franchisee training program consists of:

  • Online pre-initial training
  • Comprehensive Initial Training delivered virtually
  • TAB mentorship by a qualified TAB business owner to help with the launch of the business
  • Two days of Advanced Training; typically completed during first two-years of operation
  • Weekly business coaching during the first three months of operations
  • Peer Advisory Board with fellow TAB Business Owners 3 months +; Invitation to weekly group coaching calls
  • Ongoing training via annual international facilitator conferences, webcasts, and online training

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Alternative Board Franchise.

What does a The Alternative Board Franchise Cost?

The Alternative Board franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Cash Investment (Item 7):

  • Major Market (MM): $80,375 - $96,650
  • Non-Major Market (NMM): $65,875 - $82,150
  • Small Market: $55,875 - $72,150

Minimum Net Worth: $150,000

Franchise Fee:

  • MM - $44,000
  • NMM - $29,500
  • Small Market - $19,500


  • MM,NMM & Small Market: 20% of the annual Gross Revenue from the TAB Opportunity from $1.00 - $125,000 and 10% of the annual Gross Revenue from the TAB Opportunity from $125,001 and greater.

Ad: 4%
Average Number of Employees: 0
Item 19: Yes
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes; International
Veteran Discount: Yes; 10% off Franchise Fee

Is The Alternative Board a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. The Alternative Board is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is The Alternative Board a Home Based franchise?

Yes. The Alternative Board is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Alternative Board Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much The Alternative Board franchisees make. The Alternative Board offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is The Alternative Board a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Alternative Board is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Alternative Board Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. The Alternative Board franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does The Alternative Board Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. The Alternative Board franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Alternative Board Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. The Alternative Board franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Alternative Board Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. The Alternative Board franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Management & Training, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

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


The Alternative Board Franchises for Sale

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