Posted on Dec 3rd 2017
Choosing something to invest in is difficult. You want your investment to be something that is in line with your values, and something you will feel proud to represent. There are so many choices out there, so why would you go with a children’s franchise? There are many reasons, and if any of these sound right for you, then investing in a Romp n’ Roll enrichment and educational franchise could be right up your alley. We’re a company with 13 years of experience in the children’s fitness and activity arena with a wealth of knowledge to share with our franchisees.
“A children’s franchise is a different type of business opportunity than others you may be considering,” explains Michael Barnett, co-founder and CEO of Romp n’ Roll. “It gives you the chance to connect with your community and support others in way that owning another type of franchise simply doesn’t.” Working with kids and families is something that many find more satisfying than serving food or selling material goods. If you want to make a difference in your customers’ lives while still capitalizing on this growing industry, this is your chance.
Running your own business for kids without any type of support is a big task. “When you choose to become a franchisee, you typically get a lot of support and training from industry professionals who can help you make the most out of your business.” Jenneane Snyder, VP of operations points out. For example, new Romp n’ Roll franchisees receive incredible in-person training at the company’s home headquarters, as well as videos of each class offered at our locations. You will also be given a suggested business model to follow to help you achieve success while making a difference through children’s enrichment classes.
“According to statistics, the population of the U.S. is projected to grow at a rapid rate, which means lots of kids and babies. It’s estimated that by the year 2040, there are projected to be 25 million kids under the age of 5,” says Trish Gibbs, director of marketing for Romp n’ Roll. That means that there is a huge market of parents who would love to take an hour-long break while their kids attend an interesting class on topics ranging from art to science. It is estimated that the children’s fitness and activity industry is worth $550 million, with plenty of opportunity for you to take a piece of that pie.
You may be worried that you need a background in education or children’s businesses to start your own kid’s franchise. “You’ll be relieved to know that the most important quality for franchise owners is actually a mind for business and a drive to succeed,” Explains co-founder and president Babz Barnett. “As long as you want to provide excellent programming for kids and great customer service to their parents and caregivers, you will have a leg up when it comes to being the owner of a kid’s franchise.”
Investing in a children’s franchise can provide your community with much-needed educational support. Director of Franchise Development, Rachel Stender, adds “Parents and caregivers make great franchise owners, because they understand what families want and need.” A Romp n’ Roll experience sets kids up for success, with classes for kids aged 3 months to 5 years on a variety of subjects. Invest in a business that really makes a difference and provides a bit of structure and a whole lot of fun for families and children.
Michael Barnett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Romp n' Roll. In addition to leading the Romp n' Roll management team, Michael is an active member of the International Franchise Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and serves on the Board of Directors for Connor's Heroes and Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He and his wife, Babz, were featured on the first season of ABC-TV's Shark Tank.