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Mom and Pop vs. Franchise Child Care Business

Mom and Pop vs. Franchise Child Care Business

With more than four million babies born in the United States every year, the child care industry continues to be a space that’s ripe for providers who can demonstrate value to parents. As the CCAA highlighted in their recent 2016 fact sheet, quality child care needs to begin early. Because parents have access to more information than ever before, they aren’t willing to settle for simple daycare facilities. Instead, parents want learning centers for their children that provide an environment where they can grow and thrive.

If you’re looking for a business that can help you simultaneously invest in your future and the future of children, child care may be the perfect fit. As you begin exploring this opportunity, the two main paths are to run a Mom and Pop or franchise operation.

Should You Start a Mom and Pop or Franchise Child Care Business?

Since starting a business is a very big decision, it’s important to carefully evaluate all of the different elements. When you start this process, cost is often the first element that comes up. While many people assume that going the Mom and Pop route will cost less than franchising, that’s not always true. The reason is a franchise can provide greater purchasing power for its franchisees, along with a proven blueprint to help avoid costly mistakes.

Speaking of a proven blueprint, this is another key differentiator between these two paths. Starting a Mom and Pop business requires doing everything from scratch. That increases both the likelihood of making missteps along the way and the amount of time for a business to really hit its stride. This includes your brand, which is something Mom and Pops have to create but a franchise will be able to provide from Day One.

What Makes All About Kids An Ideal Franchise?

If you decide that franchising makes the most sense for what you want to accomplish, it’s important to remember that not all franchise opportunities are created equal. You want to choose a franchise partner with a proven track record, plenty of room for growth and a lasting commitment to all franchisees.

At All About Kids, our franchise owners have options. We believe that being your own boss means setting your own schedule. It also means having the option to lease or purchase. We’re also committed to providing franchise support from the ground up. That includes help meeting LEED-certified standards, a very thorough initial training program, grand opening efforts, marketing tools and much more.

If you want to start the process of being your own boss with the fastest growing childcare franchise in the Midwest, all you need to do is use our simple online form to request more information.

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