Business opportunities

Underlying our corporate culture are communication and genuine, honest relationships.

We attach great importance to long-term relationships that are based on understanding and mutual trust. Quality relationships with our future partners are the crux of our business.

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Franchise opportunity

History

Established in 2001 by Yvan Laflamme and Come Bouchard, Atlas Medic has become a respected and recognized distributor of medical equipment and supplies. After spending the last ten years developing and maintaining relationships with its providers and clients, the company has become the exclusive distributor of a unique line of products and is well-known for the customized and remarkable client service it offers through a trained and qualified technical team and for its wide range of training programs.

An Atlas Medic franchise is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic company that keeps expanding thanks to a loyal and growing client base. It includes great benefits and offers an ecosystem to health professionals. An Atlas Medic franchise is a complete package that will allow you to gain a strategic position in the medical equipment market.

Today we are offering you a business opportunity. We have thousands of products ready to be sold in your region as well as an organized structure to support your development. Take on a new challenge.

Join us now!

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Franchise information

The Business

Atlas Medic operates in the growing medical products industry. Many health professionals such as physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports medicine physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths and orthopaedists have specific procurement, technical service and training needs which we can provide. There are health professionals everywhere in Canada, so we can count on the growing needs of clinics, the ageing population and elite athletes to grow our business. Our products are approved by Health Canada and we carry many products exclusive to Atlas Medic.

Our goal is to expand all over Canada in a few short years and become a dominant provider of medical products and equipment in the Country with strong and dedicated Franchisees in all markets except in Quebec, which is covered by Head-Office.

The Franchise

Atlas Medic is a worry-free franchise concept. An Atlas Medic franchise is first and foremost a business partnership that comes with a wide range of benefits to help make your new venture a success.

The key supports to franchisees are: You role is to focus on Sales and Client relationship and satisfaction. We are responsible for the selection of products, inventory, billing and Credit! Your income is derived from your share of the sale without the costs and worries of maintaining large inventories, warehouses and carrying receivables from the Clients.

In addition, we will provide you with a detailed Training Program and ongoing support in many forms, from sales meetings, to visits and online support.

We are constantly researching new exciting products and strengthening our relationships with large and established suppliers across the World, which reflects in exclusive products and great prices for the Client. We have state of the art web base tools and communications with our franchisees and clients. You will take advantage of our effective marketing, technical support, promotional and sales driven material developed over the years. Our customer service level is second to none, and this will be available to you as our business partner in your territory.

The entry level investment and the operating expenses are minimal.

We are looking for a long term relationship and a full time commitment.

The Franchisee

We are looking for Sales driven individuals whose objective is to grow their business to cover a large exclusive territory. Your Franchise business will require additional sales, technical and administrative support individuals animated with the same goals and drive.

You will be an integral part of Atlas Medic and we expect you to embrace our passion for customer service, our values and our dedication to Clients.

If you are passionate, responsive, determined, energetic, interested in new challenges, if you have selling skills and can manage a team of other passionate and dedicated sales professionals; we would like to talk to you as soon as possible.

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Investment

Your initial investment will be divided up as follows:

ItemAmount
Franchise fees$25 000.00
Equipment and furniture :: Office computer and software licences$4 000.00
Samples [Minimum - Not for resale]$15 000.00
Business expenses :: Initial professional fees [Will vary with the professionals and your requirements]$3 000.00
Training costs [Will vary based on your distance from Head Office]$3 000.00
  
Total :$50 000.00


It is advisable to allow an additional amount of $15 000.00 as working capital to facilitate your career transition. All inventory and receivables costs from clients are assumed by the Franchisor.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my revenues come from?

You will receive commissions on the sale of various product lines:

  • Medical instruments
  • Medical supplies
  • Specialized exercise equipment
  • Professional training
  • Technical services
  • Promotion of differentiating and unique events

What will I sell and who will I sell it to?

You will receive commissions from the sale of products and services to health professionals such as:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Sports medicine physicians
  • Massage therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Coaches and physical educators
  • Kinesiologists
  • Orthotists

Your main clients will be:

  • Private clinics
  • Educational institutions (colleges and universities)
  • Professional sports teams
  • Research centres
  • Hospitals
  • Armed forces
  • High-tech training centres
  • Senior citizens homes

You will sell unique and often exclusive quality products such as:

Supplies and consumable products including:

  • Athletic tape
  • Splints
  • Exercise accessories (resistance bands, tubes, etc.)
  • Several other products

Medical instruments including:

  • Electrotherapy
  • Lasers
  • Shock wave units
  • Treatment tables
  • Several other products

Do I need experience or specific training or diploma?

No diploma is required, but you need to have sales skills. Moreover, you must be determined, passionate and willing to sell unique and extraordinary products.

Can I operate a franchise part time or by hiring a manager?

No. We are looking for people who are ready to make a genuine commitment.

Do you assign your franchisees an exclusive territory?

Yes, each franchisee will have their own exclusive territory.

What territories are available?

TerritoryIncludesStatus
AtlanticNew Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Nova ScotiaNot available
Mid-Canada (East)Saskatchewan, ManitobaGranted!
Mid-Canada (West)AlbertaGranted!
Ontario (West)Essex, Lambton, Kent, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Brant, Hamilton, Halton, Waterloo, Wellington, HalDiffered
Ontario (Central)Toronto, Brampton, East York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, North York, ScarboroughDiffered
Ontario (East)Ottawa, Nepean, Kingston, Belleville, Northberland, Parry Sound, NipissingDiffered
Ontario (North)Durham, Perth, Dufferin, York, Huron, Bruce, Gray, Simcoe, Muskoka, Grand Sudburry, Thunderbay, Sault Ste-Mary.Granted!
PacificBritish ColumbiaNot available

Will you help me find premises?

We recommend that our new franchisees use premises located in a virtual office building at the beginning. This will allow them to minimize costs and to have access to a wide range of services such as:

  • Virtual receptionist
  • Schedule management
  • Telephone services
  • Mailing services
  • Conference rooms
  • Storage space
  • Office space
  • Housekeeping services

Once you have reached a certain volume of sales, we will be able to advise you on the selection of a larger place of business better suited to accommodate your growing business.

How will I find my first clients?

As part of our detailed Training Program and ongoing support tools, we will guide you in finding Clients amongst:

  • Professional corporations and associations
  • Conventions and exhibitions
  • Internet and Yellow Pages
  • Public tenders

What services will the franchisor provide me?

  • Full training on products, sales and logistics
  • Products approved by Health Canada
  • Reputable international suppliers and access to many exclusive products to Atlas Medic
  • Inventory management and control. We are responsible for shipping to clients.
  • Billing to client. You will not carry any receivables or inventory
  • Online management systems
  • Sales and technical support: Online, meetings at Head Office and regular visits from our Sales Team

What training will I receive and what about the employees I am going to hire?

After you get your franchise, you will receive initial training. The goal is to provide you all the tools you need to sell our products. When you hire employees, you will have two options:

  • Choose a member of your organization who will become a trainer - after receiving our training, this person will be able to train your own staff;
  • Have us train your employees.

How much will the training cost?

When you take part in training, we pay for meals, hotel and accommodation. You will incur only the cost of your transportation to our Head Office.

What are the key elements in making this business venture a success?

  • Develop and implement a realistic business plan.
  • Have sales skills and find people who have what it takes to ensure the long term success of your franchise.
  • Be responsive and available to clients.
  • Be very determined, energetic and dedicated.

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Next steps

  • Complete the initial enquiry form and submit your interest to us
  • We will call you within 48 hours and have an initial conversation if this opportunity corresponds to your expectations and if you would be the right partner for us.
  • We will send you by email a more detailed Confidential Questionnaire to complete and send back to us for review. At this time, we will not check any reference or contact your employer or perform any credit verifications, nor will we ask for any deposit or commitment from you, nor do we make any firm commitment to you.
  • Within a week, we will contact you by phone to discuss your Questionnaire and determine together if this is the right fit for both parties.
  • Following this conversation, assuming we are moving forward, we will ask you to visit us here at our Head-Office in Quebec City with the following objectives:
    • Visit our offices and answer more detailed questions on site.
    • We will supply you with a Business Plan template and explanations in order to complete your business plan when you return home.
    • Review together the Franchise Agreement and Disclosure document. Sign a receipt of acceptance of the documents (this does not constitute a commitment from you, but franchise laws require that you acknowledge receipt of the Disclosure document 14 days prior to signing any Franchise Agreement with us).
    • Meet with Senior Management.
  • You will incur the airfare cost to meet us in Quebec, which we will reimburse you after the signing of the Franchise Agreement if we decide to work together. Hotel and food costs will be paid by us.
  • Following your return home, you will review the legal documents with your advisors and complete your business plan to determine if this opportunity meets your objectives. We will be pleased to answer any questions on the Franchise Agreement or any further questions you may have before making your decision to join us.
  • Not earlier than fourteen (14) days from the receipt of the Disclosure Document, we would hope that you will inform us of your decision to join our Team. At that point only, we will perform the required verifications for our requirements and inform you as soon as possible of the results. Anticipating no problem, we would then send you two (2) personalized copies of the Franchise Agreement for execution and return to us with your initial Franchise Fee cheque.
  • The next step will be to plan your training time in our beautiful City.
  • Start a new life!

Thank you for your interest in our Company

 

Manufacturers

Established in 2001, Atlas Medic has over ten (10) years of experience in the importation, distribution, and sale of medical supplies and instruments. We are proud of our experience, and we believe it amounts to a ten-year lead in the industry.

Market

The Canadian market includes more than 40,000 health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors), with an average ratio at 35 health professionals per 100,000 inhabitants. As in all industrialized countries, the Canadian population is aging and this presents increasing business opportunities for our customers.

Sources: Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada.

Customers

Through its unique approach, Atlas Medic maintains and serves a constantly growing network of customers. Our customers are pro-active and professionally committed, and include:

  • Private clinics
  • Universities
  • Centres of excellence
  • Sports teams
  • Home-care centres
  • Hospitals

Our business network is made up of several thousand health care professionals such as physiotherapists, physiatrists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports physicians, massage therapists, podiatrists, physical trainers and educators, kinesitherapists, orthotists, and many others.

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Product promotion

Each day, our marketing team works to promote your entire product line. With our regular and painstaking attention to detail, we are able to prominently feature your products on our website and in our brochures and catalogues. Our product presentations are sophisticated, exceptional, and impressive. Our transactional website is enhanced with hyperlinks, videos, and 2D and 3D images. To further promote your products, Atlas Medic handles technical aspects such as:

  • Web ranking
  • Google AdWords
  • Search engine optimization
  • Social networks

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Logistical capabilities

Importing

Quebec City, Toronto, and Vancouver are among the largest cities in Canada, so we decided to establish warehouses in those cities, since they are strategically distributed throughout the country. We’re experts in the handling and management of large orders and heavy or oversized equipment. We have access to international-class deep-water ports in Quebec City, Montreal, and Vancouver that can accommodate container ships. Our road, rail and air systems also provide quick and efficient access to our merchandise, which means that Atlas Medic has all the logistical capabilities necessary to receive your shipments and prepare them for distribution.

Distribution

Atlas Medic operates in a business environment where customers expect on-time deliveries. Because we have warehouses in Quebec City, Toronto, and Vancouver, we can offer shipping points in close proximity to their businesses; this results in fast delivery times at competitive prices. We have the internal resources and a business network to meet all their expectations. Our reliable and reputable local carriers are periodically evaluated to ensure they meet our delivery needs. The Atlas Medic logistics team ensures packing quality and accuracy of customer orders on a daily basis. They are simply in a class of their own!

What we offer

Our approach is aimed primarily at building a relationship based on trust with you and your company. Long-term partnerships are important to us. By leveraging the scope of our organization, our assets and resources, and the energy of our team, we aspire to secure exclusive import and distribution rights for your products. In return, our entire organization deploys the efforts needed to accomplish what we set out to do and meet our shared objectives. That’s our promise!

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For more informations

Philip Lacoste

Chief executive officer - CEO
1 866 404-4497

Philip Lacoste