Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy

Childcare/early learning
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Units as of 2020
47 (19 added in 3 years)
40.4%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#143 Ranked #234 last year
Initial investment
$549K - $5.1M

Company Overview

Lightbridge Academy franchises offers programs for children from six weeks to six years old, including after-school enrichment and summer programs. Each school is a licensed childcare, with staff trained in early childhood education or childhood development.

About Lightbridge Academy

Founded
1997
Parent Company
Lightbridge Franchise Co. LLC
Leadership
Gaetano Falzarano, Founder & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2011 (10 years)
# of employees at HQ
35
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia

# of Units
47 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
116 Grand St., 2nd Fl.
Iselin, NJ 08830

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Lightbridge Academy 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
$40,000
Initial Investment
$549,228 - $5,054,735
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$200,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
15 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

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

Third Party Financing
Lightbridge Academy has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
32 hours
Classroom Training
114 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
32
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #143

Franchise 500 Ranking

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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