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Pump It Up
Children's entertainment centers

About
Founded

2000

Franchising Since

2001 (17 Years)

Corporate Address

1860 W. University Dr., #108
Tempe, AZ 85281

CEO

Lee Knowlton

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$366,250 - $790,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$200,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Pump It Up offers in-house financing to cover the following: equipment

Pump It Up has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

25% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

On-The-Job Training:

5 days

Classroom Training:

8 days

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

20

Bio
Pump It Up franchisees offer indoor entertainment centers filled with inflatables, for birthday parties, field trips and other special events for kids. Adults can also partake in corporate team building events at Pump It Up. The company began in 2000 and started franchising a year later.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $366,250 High - $790,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Asia, Canada, Mexico
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Disclaimer

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Updated: October 15th, 2015