Franchise Business Training & Support

Taking Your Music Go Round® to the Next Level

Music Go Round is part of a franchise system that has been supporting unique retail franchise opportunities since 1988. If you don’t have a retail background—don’t worry! Most of our new franchisees do not come from retail, which is why our experienced training team is so important. The first thing you’ll notice about our team is the excitement and passion they bring to the training process.

Ready to learn more about our franchisee training and support system? Call our Winmark® team at (866) 595-0053 today!

Our Training Program

Winmark makes it a priority to start training our franchisees as soon as they sign their franchise agreement. With over 75 hours of classroom and in-store training on topics such as employee management, merchandising, store operations, and customer service, you’ll gain the knowledge you’ll need to launch your new store.

Key topics during your first week include:

Business Planning
Banks lend on performance and Music Go Round delivers. One full day of training is dedicated to building a detailed three-year business plan and proforma you can take to the bank. Winmark doesn’t provide financing however lenders are very familiar with the Music Go Round brand. In addition, all brands are listed on the Franchise Registry which helps streamline the loan process.

Retail Site Selection
With five retail brands and almost 1,200 stores, we understand commercial real estate and the needs of our franchisees. Music Go Round stores are located in both traditional strip centers and urban locations. Our franchisees have completed transactions across the US and we’re here to guide you through the process from site selection to lease signing.

Product Knowledge/Used Product Training
Most new franchisees come to Music Go Round familiar with the gear and equipment for one or two instruments and are concerned they don’t have enough knowledge of the other categories. No problem! Our training staff will educate you on all of the latest equipment, gear, and accessories. To hear more about our training programs, visit our testimonials page.

Ongoing Support

After training is complete, our franchisees are not just thrown to the wolves. Instead, they'll have the support of our franchise team to help ensure that their store is performing at the highest level possible.

Field Operations
An important benefit you gain with franchising is ongoing operational support. Most of our franchisees have never owned their own business before and very few have owned a retail location. Looking for a small business consultant ready to help you grow your business and reach your personal goals?

Look no further. Winmark’s Field Operations Managers are retail experts with years of experience from some of the top retailers like, Guitar Center®, Target®, JC Penney®, Best Buy®, Old Navy®, Kohl’s® and more. They’re your front line partner and liaison to the rest of the home office team.

Marketing and Advertising
Music Go Round franchisees also have the support of a Marketing Manager and marketing team dedicated to delivering professionally produced television and radio commercials, digital marketing assets, event marketing materials, local store marketing programs and so much more. As a Winmark franchisee, you will have access to a media buyer experienced in working with the Music Go Round brand. They’ll work with you to lay out your media plan ensuring your marketing dollars are spent in the right places to generate the best return on your investment.

Interested in partnering with us here at Winmarkto open your own Music Go Round store? Fill out and submit our qualification form today!

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  • 1 Sales & Gross Margin

    Average Store Gross Sales: $944,094*

    Average Gross Profit: $458,213*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Sales: $1,567,730*

    Top Quartile Average Gross Profit: $743,823*

  • 2 Core Customers

    Males age 18-44

    Beginner musicians, hobbyists and professionals

    Middle to upper income households, Active Music Scene

  • 3 Product Mix

    78% Used

    19% New

    3% Other

    Product Selection: Guitars, Percussion, Band Instruments, Keyboards/MIDI, Pro Sound, Accessories

  • 4 Real Estate

    Suburban or Urban “uptown” areas, Power strip or regional mall centers

    2,800 – 3,200 square feet

*The Average Store numbers are the 2016 Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit amounts stated in Item 19 of the 2017 Music Go Round® Franchise Disclosure Document (as reported by the 32 stores that had been in operation at least one year as of December 31, 2016). Of the 32 reporting stores, 13 or 41% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Sales and 15 or 47% of the stores attained or exceeded the Average Gross Profit. The Top Quartile Average Gross Sales and Average Gross Profit only relates to 8 of the reporting Music Go Round® Stores who ranked in the top 25% of the gross sales range. Of the 8 reporting stores in the top quartile, 3 or 38% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Sales and 5 or 63% of the stores attained or exceeded the top quartile Average Gross Profit. A new franchisee’s results will likely differ from these results.

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