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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$63K - $69K
Units as of 2020
35 6.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

Founded by Daniel and Ellen Shaw, High Touch-High Tech offers a 90-minute, in-school “field trip” that uses hands-on science programs. As a supplement to school science curricula, High Touch-High Tech serves children at all educational levels, from pre-school to high school. Programs cover the physical, natural, environmental and mathematical sciences and meet the National Board of Education Student Science Performance Standards. The company also provides “Sizzlin Science” Birthday Parties. High Touch-High Tech franchisees hire educators who are required to have a four-year teaching degree from an accredited college or university, as well as a certificate in teaching science or eligibility for one.

About High Touch-High Tech

Founded
1990
Parent Company
High Touch Investment Corp.
Leadership
Daniel Shaw, CEO & Founder

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1993 (28 years)
# of employees at HQ
15
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
35 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
P.O. Box 8495
Asheville, NC 28814

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a High Touch-High Tech 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
$52,500
Initial Investment
$62,750 - $69,000
Net Worth Requirement
$125,000
Cash Requirement
$39,500 - $61,250
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
14 hours
Classroom Training
36 hours
Additional Training
Training videos & program manuals; bi-annual conference; technology resources training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021