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“From arcade spots, to sports specific venues, trampoline parks and high tech bowling alleys and laser tag, parents have plenty of options for a day of entertainment, food, games and fun.”

understanding of the franchisee’s role in a bigger operation would be vital before moving forward. The children’s franchise opportunity doesn’t end there, it only hits the cusp of all things kids. There are numerous educational facilities and caregiving options, arts and community centres, technology and gaming mobile franchises as well as retail and clothing options. A lot of venues profit off birthday parties and group get togethers as well as Spring Breaks and vacation times. Considering a vast difference within the quiet and busy breaks is important to address before

making an investment and inquire from the franchisor how they cope with the different time periods and if there is a plan of action. Taking a look at how the business addresses those ebbs and flows will help give you confidence in the franchisor and the future of your success. Those interested in working with a children’s franchise do not necessarily need any experience, but should truly enjoy working with kids and have a passion for child-friendly products and services. Take the time to survey the needs of the community as well as the many choices in franchises before making the step forward.

“There are numerous educational facilities and caregiving options, arts and community centres, technology and gaming mobile franchises as well as retail and clothing options.”

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Narrow down top picks and connect with the franchisors directly, as well as local business owners about expectations. Though a franchisee may not work directly with the kids, it’s important that they could offer professional and caring services with the customer if needed. In 2018, over 22% of Americans were under the age of 18, which is a huge source of clientele and they have buying power through their parents who have to provide for them. Besides necessities, including childcare, parents are willing to invest in their kids and provide them the best life that they can. As a franchisee you can be a part of that investment and watch your profits grow. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After receiving an English Degree, followed by a Journalism Diploma, Gina Gill became a freelance journalist in 2008. She has worked as a reporter and in communications, focusing on social media. She currently works as a community information officer with Epilepsy Society, while pursuing her writing career at the same time.

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FRANCHISING USA AUGUST 2019  

Franchising USA is a monthly consumer publication bringing you all the latest news, expert advice, and information from the world of franchi...

FRANCHISING USA AUGUST 2019  

Franchising USA is a monthly consumer publication bringing you all the latest news, expert advice, and information from the world of franchi...