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HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

2014 Franchise 500
#199
At a Glance

Products & Services: Soccer programs for ages 2 to 18

Number of Locations: 149

Total Investment: $21.3K - $25.2K

Founded: 1989

Began Franchising: 2007

About HappyFeet Legends Int'l.

When Kansas City preschools began taking field trips to Andy Barney's indoor soccer facility, he developed the HappyFeet program (originally called Mini-Kickers) to teach 3, 4 and 5-year-olds soccer skills with the help of stories, nursery rhymes and songs. HappyFeet franchisees offer these soccer lessons year-round on-site at preschools. For older children, Barney also created Legends Soccer Club to teach more advanced soccer skills.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 132 2 11 4
2013 114 2 0 4
2012 98 0 0 5
2011 44 0 0 3
2010 30 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $21,300 - $25,200
Franchise Fee: $15,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8-10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $18,300 - $23,200
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 25% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (75% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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Inventory
Accounts Receivable
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 days. At franchisee's location: 4 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #199 (2014), #186 (2013), #314 (2012),
Fastest-Growing: #39 (2013),
Low-Cost: #38 (2014), #29 (2013), #64 (2012),
Top New: #16 (2012),
Top Home-Based: #54 (2014), #42 (2013), #96 (2012),

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