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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#309 Ranked #114 last year
- Initial investment
$74K - $497K
- Units as of 2022
172 72.0% over 3 years
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Explore Our #1 Ranked Children's Franchise!
Snapology is the premier option for STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), offering year-round programs through dozens of revenue streams. Consistently ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine® as the top children's enrichment franchise, you can invest in the next generation while making a living!
In 2010, sisters Laura and Lisa Cole founded the Snapology company as a play program for children between the ages of one and fourteen using Lego, K'Nex, and iPads. Snapology aims to teach science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a playful, no-pressure environment. Today, Snapology has over 170 locations.
With this home-based franchise, you can incorporate play into your workday - what could be better? Snapology partners with local schools, recreation centers and community organizations to bring play- based STEAM education to kids ages 3-14. When children are actively engaged in hands-on, interactive learning activities, their creativity flourishes and they show a greater interest in school. If kids are happy, then parents are happy, and your business will flourish.
Snapology helps its franchisees make the business fit their personal and business objectives. You are given the opportunity to choose your courses and programs. Snapology has 80 programs available with over 1,000 hours of curriculum. It also offers over 40 birthday party themes to add to your business.
The variety of programs allows you to cater to your market and your customers’ needs. Franchisees also get ongoing support and the production of new innovative services to add to their Snapology curriculum.
OUR PROGRAMS ARE FUN
If it isn't fun, children will lose interest. Snapology programs provide the right balance between fun and education to appeal equally to children and their parents. We'll keep your customers coming back for more.
DOZENS OF REVENUE STREAMS
Imagine the possibilities with the over 60 different program topics and themes to offer for classes, parties, summer camps, scouting events...and the list goes on. Birthday parties alone are a $10 billion industry!
MULTIPLE PATHS TO SUCCESS
Snapology offers a flexible business model focused on teaching robotics and STEAM principles. Programs can be offered through a community-based (mobile) model or in your own Discovery Center.
Don't Just Choose a New Business ‐ Choose A New Lifestyle
This fast-growing franchise is seeking people who are committed to their mission of inspiring the future leaders of tomorrow - people who are ready to make a positive change in their community. The ideal franchisee recognizes the value of STEAM education but is not necessarily a teacher. In fact, the most successful owners of this franchise have backgrounds in sales and marketing. The low overhead of this company means you can start to be profitable quickly and grow exponentially. Snapology offers the opportunity to fulfill your dream of being your own boss and having the flexibility and freedom to live on your own terms. Whether that means spending more time with your family, traveling, or getting more involved in your community, the possibilities will be open to you when you join our children’s education franchise. Build a brighter future for yourself and your community by investing in a Snapology franchise today!
- Franchising Since
- 2015 (7 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.
- # of Units
- 172 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Snapology 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 - $47,500
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $73,650 - $497,180
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
- $50,000 - $200,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 10% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 5-10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Snapology 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
- 3 hours
- Classroom Training
- 24 hours
- Additional Training
- As needed
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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