Gymboree Play & Music
Parent/child play and learning programs
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About
Founded

1976

Franchising Since

1978 (41 Years)

Corporate Address

500 Howard
San Francisco, CA 94105

CEO

Mark Breitbard

Parent Company

Gymboree

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$120,935 - $279,900

Net-worth Requirement

$270,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$90,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $45,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.25%

Financing Options

Gymboree Play & Music has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

Discounts on opening inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Classroom Training:

8 days

Additional Training:

At regional location

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

3 - 4

Bio

San Francisco mother Joan Barnes created the Gymboree Play & Music Program in 1976 when she couldn't find a safe place for new parents and children to play and exercise together. There are now locations across the United States and throughout the world. Gymboree Play & Music centers offer different classes each week for children ranging from newborn through 4 years old. Classes are designed to stimulate the senses and encourage children's development.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $120,935 High - $279,900
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: October 10th, 2016