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Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$366K - $790K
Units as of 2015
128 Decrease

Company Overview

Pump It Up franchisees offer indoor entertainment centers filled with inflatables, for birthday parties, field trips and other special events for kids. Adults can also partake in corporate team building events at Pump It Up. The company began in 2000 and started franchising a year later.

About Pump It Up

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Miscellaneous Children's Businesses, Party/Event Services
Founded 2000
Leadership Lee Knowlton, CEO
Corporate Address 1860 W. University Dr., #108
Tempe, AZ 85281
Social Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2001 (23 years)
# of employees at HQ 40
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 128 (as of 2015)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Pump It Up 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 Information Circle
$30,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$366,250 - $790,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$200,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing Pump It Up offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment
Third Party Financing Pump It Up has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 5 days
Classroom Training 8 days
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 20
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022