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Franchise: Learning Express Toys

Initial Investment
LOW:$199,875
HIGH: $384,150
Change in Units
-1.6% -2 UNITS (1 Year)
-1.6% -2 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks

Training Onsite: 30 hours

Training at headquarters: 30 hours

Additional Training: At toy fair, annual convention

Number of employees required to run: 8 - 12

About Learning Express Toys

While chairing the Board of Directors at her childrens' nursery school, Groton Community School, Sharon DiMinico pitched the idea of raising revenue for the school by opening a specialty toy store. The school opened the first Learning Express store in Acton, Massachusetts, in 1987. DiMinico opened a second store in Needham six months later. And in 1990, she began franchising.

Founded

1987

Franchising Since

1990 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

29 Buena Vista St. Devens, MA 01434

CEO

Sharon DiMinico

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$199,875 - $384,150

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

Learning Express Toys has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


$5,000 off franchise fee

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Updated: July 21st, 2017

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