The Whole Child Learning Co.

Enrichment and tutoring programs
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Initial investment
$33K - $39K
Units as of 2015
50 Decrease

Company Overview

Noticing a lack of quality computer education programs for children, husband and wife Matt and Lindsay Barron founded Gigglebytes in San Marcos, Texas, in 1996. Combining Lindsay's teaching experience with Matt's sales and marketing experience, they sold their computer education service to preschools, day-care centers and after-school programs.

In 1997, they changed the company's name to The Whole Child Learning Co. to reflect its expanded curriculum, including martial arts and physical movement classes. The company began franchising in 1999.

About The Whole Child Learning Co.

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Children's Enrichment Programs: Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous Children's Businesses, Tutoring
Founded 1996
Leadership Matt Barron, CEO
Corporate Address 2200 Kraft, #1200-L
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Social Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1999 (25 years)
# of employees at HQ 3
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 50 (as of 2015)

Information for Franchisees

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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
$29,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$32,600 - $38,800
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$75,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$40,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
7%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%
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 The Whole Child Learning Co. 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 3 days
Classroom Training 1 week
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022