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Student Franchise Opportunity


Northwest Missouri State University has partnered with DocuLock LLC® to offer an amazing franchise opportunity. DocuLock is waiving the franchise fee of $43,500 in perpetuity to one entrepreneurial-minded graduating student each semester! Below are some additional details about this opportunity.

  • The student must be graduating within the current academic semester
  • The student must be enrolled in the Strategy & Decision-Making course
  • The student must follow the application process outlined within the course
  • The student will be allowed to choose any location for their business, provided the franchise territory is available
  • All franchises awarded will be new start-ups
  • All student franchisees will receive no-cost assistance with starting their business through the Small Business Development Center
  • Only one franchise award is guaranteed each semester
  • The franchisee will be announced at the end of each semester during a public event
  • While the franchise fee is waived for the student, there will be additional expenditures necessary that are common with starting a business that will be the sole responsibility of the student. Equipment expenses will cost the student approximately $20,000.

What does it mean to own a franchise?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, being a franchise owner enables you access to a format or system developed by the franchisor for a specific number of years and assistance. For example, the franchisor may provide you with help in finding a location for your outlet; initial training and operating manual; and advice on management, marketing and personnel. Essentially, a franchise has the advantages of already having a proven concept and a footprint to follow.

About DocuLock LLC®

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DocuLock LLC® is a service-based business working with high volume, onsite and offsite document scanning, historical preservation and document workflow planning. For more information about the company, visit