All About Kids franchisee support begins before you even break ground on a new learning center. From leasing and purchasing advice to marketing support, the All About Kids team will help you achieve your goals.
Depending on available cash and net worth, you have the option to lease or purchase the land and building where your All About Kids center will operate. The All About Kids corporate team will help you explore leasing and purchasing, as well as financing options through conventional bank or Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
When leasing the land and building for your All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center, you will need to finance equipment, build-out and operating funds. The most common way to finance is through the Small Business Association (SBA) 7(a) program. The SBA 7(a) program requires a 20 percent cash injection (down payment). In some leases you may also have the option to purchase the land and building at a future date. We recommend having a line of credit (LOC) loan for approximately $200,000 to cover operating expenses.
The most common approach to financing the real estate, building and equipment is to use the Small Business Association (SBA) 504 finance program. A 15 percent cash injection (down payment) is required on the total amount of the project. Additionally you need to obtain operating funds to cover expenses until the business is cash flowing. We recommend having a line of credit (LOC) loan for approximately $200,000 to cover operating costs.
All About Kids offers a robust training and support program to ensure every learning center franchise is set up for success from the very beginning. Every All About Kids franchise operator receives support to ensure every location meets our specifications, because we operate LEED-certified green childcare centers.
A thorough initial training program for All About Kids franchisees covers everything you need to know for a successful opening including classroom layout, daily schedules, sample lesson plans, parent relations, staff recruitment and retention, and staff training. Grand opening efforts are further supported with targeted marketing and advertising efforts including website design, pay per click strategy, branded collateral materials and inquiry to enrollment process. Regular onsite visits and operational assistance are all part of the All About Kids franchise training and support initiatives.
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