SeekingSitters Franchise System Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Babysitting-referral service

Number of Locations: 92

Total Investment: $59.2K - $91K

Founded: 2004

Began Franchising: 2006

About SeekingSitters Franchise System Inc.

SeekingSitters was founded in 2004 by Adrienne and David Kallweit, who saw the need for a babysitter referral service because of their own difficulties finding reliable caretakers for their son. As a licensed private investigator, Adrienne's idea was to do background screenings on all prospective sitters. The Kallweits began franchising SeekingSitters in 2006.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 29 0 0 63
2013 30 0 0 66
2011 53 0 0 6
2010 45 0 0 6
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $59,200 - $91,000
Franchise Fee: $39,500 - $43,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At franchisee's location: 2.5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #324 (2012), #303 (2011),
Low-Cost: #68 (2012), #66 (2011),
Top New: #19 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #101 (2012), #98 (2011),