Coming Soon Experimac Kennesaw

Barry & Tara Barnett were recently featured in East Cobber, in the article they talk about Experimac Kennesaw, the new Experimac location they are opening in Kennesaw, GA.

When Barry Barnett and his wife, Tara, decided to go into business together, they didn’t want to own just any business. They started by looking at different options for buying a franchise and settled on Experimac Kennesaw.

“As we began to work with a franchise broker (Find Your Franchise, Inc.), Experimac was one of the first brands introduced after understanding our backgrounds and interests,” said Barry Barnett. “We were hesitant to decide so quickly, so we continued to look at about a dozen other brands. We kept coming back to Experimac!”

Experimac is a company that buys and sells pre-owned Apple® products and offers repair services. No doubt, the fact that Barnett’s family has owned numerous Apple products helped them make their decision.

“Over the years, our family has owned iMacs, MacBook Air laptops, iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc.,” said Barnett. “So we are absolutely believers in the product.”

They were also drawn to Experimac’s business model.

“Experimac is such a compelling business model focused on growing ownership of Apple® products and providing existing owners an alternative Apple® experience,” said Barnett. “We offer a one-stop home for Apple® quality and value.”

Barnett sees the growing prevalence of technology as something that can only help him in his new business venture.

“It’s amazing how technology is expanding in and out of the classroom,” said Barnett. “The pre-owned options we have in stock will absolutely meet the needs of students as well as adults for personal and professional needs.”

The benefit to owning a franchise is the franchise owners can focus on building relationships in their community while leveraging the franchisor’s core support capabilities. That focus on community is exactly what Barnett plans to bring to the table.

Read More: East Cobber

Experimac Coming Soon to Quad Cities

Experimac will soon be opening in the Quad Cities. The following article features Joe King, who will soon be opening an Experimac in Illinois, with his son.

Joe King is not one of the many who quit his soul-sucking corporate job to start his own business. On the contrary, King loved his career.

“I am just retiring from John Deere as an Engineering and Quality manager after 37 years,” says King. “I had an excellent career with Deere and wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Instead, King’s focus in buying the franchise is on his son.

“My son wants to run a business and I want to help him get started as part of my retirement plan,” says King. “I can’t fish all the time.”

King’s solution was to become a franchisee of, Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories and software for Apple®devices.

King says his recent move to Apple products helped convince him this was an industry he wanted to work in.

“I am amazed at the simplicity and connectedness of the products and the apps and programs,” says King. “And the translation between Windows products now is seamless.”

King has noticed he’s not the only fan of Apple’s products.

“Many people like Apple products and operating systems in spite of their premium price,” says King. “We think the idea of selling pre-owned, refurbished and upgraded Apple products will be a big hit with students and others who want Apple but don’t want to pay the premium.”

These days, everyone is on the lookout for a good deal, but not everyone wants to sacrifice quality in favor of a bargain. With Experimac, they won’t have to.

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Experimac South Charlotte Opening August 5th

On Aug. 5, a husband-wife duo will open Charlotte’s first Experimac, Experimac South Charlotte, a retail concept centered on providing repairs, upgrades, trade-ins and sales of previously owned Apple products.

Jeff and Monika Prainito will open Experimac South Charlotte at 16131 Lancaster Highway, Suite 3. The two have backgrounds in industrial engineering, supply chain, health care and entrepreneurship, according to a recent statement from the company.

Experimac is a franchise concept from United Franchise Group, which, according to the statement, plans to open another three Experimac locations in Charlotte and a total of 15 stores across North Carolina and 10 in South Carolina within the next few years.

Experimac provides repair services for Apple laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices and sales of accessories and software upgrades.

“Apple devices are only growing in popularity and the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a business that hadn’t yet made it to North Carolina to help more people to gain access to them was perfect for me,” Jeff Prainito said in the statement.

Read more: The Charlotte Observer

Experimac South Charlotte Opening August 5th


Experimac Sandy Springs Interviewed by Entrepreneur

Experimac Sandy Springs Interviewed by Entrepreneur

Neil Kent of Experimac Sandy Springs was recently interviewed by

Neil Kent says that nearly every great thing that has happened in his life is somehow related to Apple. So, for him, becoming an Experimac franchisee was a natural fit. Experimac is one of United Franchise Group’s brands, dedicated to repairing, selling and upgrading Apple products. Here’s what Kent has learned as a franchisee.

Name: Neil Kent

Franchise owned:  Experimac in Sandy Springs, Ga.

How long have you owned a franchise? Since April 2015.

Why franchising?  

The support and knowledge base that comes from working with an established franchise group gives me peace of mind that I am not in this alone and I have the resources I need to build a successful business.

What were you doing before you became a franchise owner?

I was an event manager for nearly 30 years. I worked with corporations, non-profits and small businesses either producing events (internally), or consulting to help companies get the most out of participating in events, conferences and trade shows.

Why did you choose this particular franchise?

It was Apple! Nearly everything good that ever happened in my life was somehow related to Apple. There is no better business suited to my love and passion than owning my own Apple store! Had it not been a store that focused on Apple products, I probably would not have purchased a franchise.

How much would you estimate you spent before you were officially open for business?

Around $175,000.

Franchise Fee: $49,500

Schedule A: 78,000

Inventory: $35,000

Legal Fees and Licenses: $2,500

SBA and financing: $7,500.

Miscellaneous office supplies (locks, phone system, security, etc.) $3,000

Where did you get most of your advice/do most of your research?

My regional vice president, Michael White, was extremely helpful. Researching United Franchise Group was primarily done through the web and talking to a few franchisees under the UFG umbrella.

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