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- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #487 last year
- Initial investment
$242K - $440K
- Units as of 2022
55 41.0% over 3 years
Bach to Rock is a music school that was founded in 2007 in Bethesda, Maryland. The company started franchising in 2011 and has over 30 franchises in the U.S. Bach to Rock strives to ensure its music lessons are taught in non-traditional, fun, and exciting ways utilizing popular music. Your Bach to Rock location will offer classes in rock music, country music, DJing, various instruments, and more.
Why You May Want to Open a Bach to Rock Franchise
Music education may be a popular business venture in the United States. Starting a Bach to Rock franchise might allow you to provide music lessons in a passionate, fulfilling, and successful way. And unlike some music schools, Bach to Rock also teaches music to adults. You'll become part of the community as a whole, children and adults alike.
When you open a Bach to Rock franchise, you will find yourself opening a business with a proven track record. The franchisor offers full support for your business by providing marketing materials, a company website, and social media pages. They may also help advertise your business on a national level. You should also get comprehensive on-the-job and classroom training to equip you with the skills you need to run your music school business.
What Might Make a Bach to Rock Franchise a Good Choice?
Bach to Rock is part of a successful chain of schools owned by Cambridge Information Group. Bach to Rock franchisees may enjoy various income streams, as they provide a range of music services that include private lessons, band rehearsals, summer camps, musical parties, corporate bonding events, and recording studios. The more services your location offers, the more return you may see on your initial investment.
Starting a Bach to Rock franchise requires an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also prepare yourself for the existence of ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. When seeking to open a Bach to Rock franchise, be prepared with an adequate net worth and liquid cash. The franchisor partners with third-party lenders to cover the initial franchise fee if you cannot raise the money. The lender may also help fund your startup cost, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll.
How To Open Your Own Bach to Rock Franchise
To open a Bach to Rock franchise, complete and submit a franchise information form. A Bach to Rock representative may call you to discuss more details about this franchise opportunity. If you are approved to continue the process of opening a Bach to Rock franchise, you will complete a request for consideration form. A representative will send you their Franchise Disclosure Document to better understand the franchise details of Bach to Rock.
The next step in opening your franchise is to attend training at the franchise training center, where you will meet the company's management. You can also speak with other franchisees to learn about the experiences of running a Bach to Rock franchise. Lastly, if both parties agree to a contract, you may submit financial documents, pay the initial investment, and sign the franchise agreement in the presence of an attorney.
Before you know it, you will be rocking out with your own Bach to Rock franchise location.
About Bach to Rock
- Children's Businesses
- Related Categories
- Children's Enrichment Programs: Miscellaneous, Tutoring, Children's Education/Enrichment
- Parent Company
- Cambridge Information Group
- Brian Gross, President
- Corporate Address
4819 St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
- Franchising Since
- 2011 (12 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia
- # of Units
- 55 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Bach to Rock 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
- $241,500 - $440,000
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
- 50% off franchise fee; royalty fee waived for six months
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.
- Third Party Financing
- Bach to Rock has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
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
- 24 hours
- Classroom Training
- 40 hours
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional 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.
- # of employees required to run
- 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.
Interested in ownership opportunities like Bach to Rock? Request a free consultation with a Franchise Advisor now.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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