Engineering for Kids

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Math, science, technology and engineering activities

Number of Locations: 136

Total Investment: $26.9K - $93.6K

Founded: 2009

Began Franchising: 2011

About Engineering for Kids

During her 11-year career as a high-school teacher, Dori Roberts started an after-school club to compete in engineering and science-based competitions. The club gained 180 student members and won multiple state championships, and its success inspired Roberts to leave the teaching profession and develop the program into a business. The result was Engineering for Kids, which offers science, technology, engineering and math workshops for ages 4 to 14 through after-school programs, evening classes, field trips, parties and more.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 116 1 17 2
2014 97 1 8 2
2013 61 0 3 1
2012 9 0 1 1
2011 1 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $26,875 - $93,625
Franchise Fee: $11,250 - $22,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 7 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $35,125
Franchise can be run from home. 20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (95% 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: 3 days. At franchisee's location: 2 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #409 (2015), #295 (2014),
Fastest-Growing: #78 (2015), #50 (2014),
Low-Cost: #69 (2015), #53 (2014),
Top New: #10 (2015), #15 (2014),
America's Top Global: #198 (2015),

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