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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$37K - $68K
- Units as of 2020
524 17% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bricks 4 Kidz franchise.
Bricks 4 Kidz helps children between the ages of 3 and 13-plus to learn, build, and play using a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) approach. Parents, educators, and children love Bricks 4 Kidz for its engaging and educational programs. The company believes each child is naturally a mathematician or scientist and seeks to unlock their potential through educational play. Their programs cater to all age groups and usually include LEGO bricks.
There are currently hundreds of locations in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. If you are passionate about childhood education and LEGO, you could potentially be an ideal Bricks 4 Kidz franchise candidate.
Why You Should Start a Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise
Starting a Bricks 4 Kidz franchise is an exciting venture because you get to positively impact a younger generation. Your programs will inspire them to be creative thinkers and problem solvers. You can encourage them to trust their thinking process. Bricks 4 Kidz was even chosen as a “2021 Best Products for Elementary Kids” by the Parents’ Pick Awards website, which highlights parent-tested and kid-approved programs and products.
Bricks 4 Kidz recommends that franchisees put in a minimum of 30 hours per week. And you don't have to go it alone. You are more than welcome to hire employees to help you manage the business. The franchisor provides you with all the tools you need to succeed, from training to a support network.
What Might Make a Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise a Good Choice?
While you should be financially prepared before you make the investment, there is little overhead involved with starting a Bricks 4 Kidz franchise and no need to rent a space, as classes are typically held in school classrooms after school hours. Saving money on startup means you can focus more on sales and growth. You also have the chance to bring in revenue year-round, hosting programs during afterschool hours, at camps, and during birthday parties.
With a wide variety of programs, you have multiple streams of revenue, and you can host them in-person or operate as a virtual franchise. Since Bricks 4 Kids is an affordable education option, you're more likely to have parents sign up for one of your programs.
How to Open Your Own Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise
As you get started on your Bricks 4 Kids journey, you can attend Bricks 4 Kidz's training (online or in-person) to get an idea of how the business runs.
You're usually able to work with a Bricks 4 Kidz field representative on your startup plan. This step usually takes 90 days, and it involves setting up camps and classes within your community. As you manage your daily business activities and schedule, you can get support from the home office. Once you're ready, you can actively start promoting your business using Bricks 4 Kidz's full-service marketing toolkit.
Before you know it, you could be finished with your 90-day startup plan and building your business brick by brick.
About Bricks 4 Kidz
- Franchising Since
- 2009 (13 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- # of Units
- 524 (as of 2020)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bricks 4 Kidz franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $37,325 - $68,325
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 10% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- In-House Financing
- Bricks 4 Kidz offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 8 hours
- Classroom Training
- 23.5 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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