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Engineering for Kids

2014 Franchise 500
#295
At a Glance

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

Number of Locations: 108

Total Investment: $35.1K - $90.6K

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
2014 97 1 8 2
2013 61 0 3 1
2012 9 0 1 1
2011 1 0 0 1
2010 N/A N/A N/A 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $35,125 - $90,625
Franchise Fee: $19,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 7 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $35,125
Operations
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).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

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®: #295 (2014),
Fastest-Growing: #50 (2014),
Low-Cost: #53 (2014),
Top New: #15 (2014),
Top Home-Based: #85 (2014),

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