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Guard-A-Kid

2014 Franchise 500
#246
At a Glance

Products & Services: Children's identification and safety products and services

Number of Locations: 181

Total Investment: $21.4K - $38.7K

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2005

About Guard-A-Kid

Inspired by his own children, and his background in software engineering, Hossein Kasmai founded Guard-A-Kid to offer technology-driven child safety products and education services. Franchisees host safety education events at daycares, schools and local businesses, giving parents the opportunity to buy Guard-A-Kid's safety products, such as a child ID kit that includes both printed and digital child identification products.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 164 2 14 1
2012 159 3 14 1
2011 160 3 14 1
2010 145 2 14 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $21,400 - $38,700
Franchise Fee: $19,900
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $25,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000 - $15,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT 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: 2 days. Monthly conference calls; bi-weekly workshops
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Internet
Marketing Support: National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #246 (2014), #194 (2013), #206 (2012), #173 (2011), #287 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #87 (2011), #83 (2010),
Low-Cost: #30 (2013), #31 (2012), #37 (2011), #71 (2010),
Top New: #6 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #71 (2014), #45 (2013), #50 (2012), #48 (2011), #84 (2010),
America's Top Global: #158 (2013), #162 (2012), #136 (2011),

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