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Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Co.

2014 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Child care

Number of Locations: 36

Total Investment: $556.5K - $3.9M

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 1999

About Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Co.

Childrens Lighthouse was founded in the 1990's in Fort Worth, Texas and began franchising in 1999. Franchise locations offer educational child-care services for ages six weeks up to 12 years.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 28 0 0 8
2012 24 0 0 8
2011 21 0 0 8
2010 19 0 0 9
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $556,500 - $3,871,000
Franchise Fee: $60,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $300,000
17% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 weeks. At franchisee's location: 4 weeks. Unlimited training for the first year
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #409 (2014), #317 (2013), #314 (2011), #371 (2010),

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