Following are the most frequently asked questions related to Growing Room’s Franchising Program. Please note the offering of a Franchise is only made through our confidential Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). list of all fees and expenses are contained in the FDD.
What are the 10 Steps to setting up a Growing Room Franchise?
Step Two: Use our Franchise Interest Form to request a Confidential Franchise Package. After you have reviewed it, submit your Franchise Application to confirm your interest. Contact us if you have questions in the interim.
Step Three:You will receive a copy of our confidential Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) (via email or mail, whatever your preference). The FDD provides very detailed information on our company and our franchising program. We require a signature acknowledging you have received the FDD.
Step Four: After 14 days, make a phone appointment with our Growing Room Franchising Representative to discuss any questions you have about the FDD.
Step Five: Discovery day. Meet the Growing Room USA leadership in Columbus, GA. This will include a comprehensive presentation regarding Growing Room and our Franchise Program. You will also be given a tour of one or more of our company-owned child care schools and a franchised school. You will also have the opportunity to meet the members of our executive team, who provide training and support to our franchisees.
Step Six: Our Franchise committee reviews all submitted information to determine whether to proceed with a franchise relationship.
Step Seven: If you are approved, committee members will prepare a Franchise Agreement and supporting documents and then set a meeting with you to sign the agreement. (purchased franchise at that time)
Step Eight: (After buying franchise) Submit a Business Plan for review by Growing Room. Once the plan has been reviewed, we will arrange a phone appointment or in-person meeting to discuss it at length.
Step Nine: Growing Room guides you through the process of opening your school.
Step Ten: After your school is up and running, Growing Room will continue to provide ongoing support to you, as needed, to ensure you are operating a successful school.
Do I need previous childcare experience to become a Franchisee?
What qualities do I need to be a successful Franchisee?
- The ability to work and stay within a system
- Prior successful business experience
- Excellent customer service skills
- Commitment to personal involvement in the operations of the school
- Ability to successfully manage a budget
- Ability to multitask
- An acceptable Criminal Background Check with no felonies, whether related to children or not, or misdemeanors involving children or injury to others.
- An acceptable credit history with sufficient liquid assets to invest: 100K liquid and 400K Net Worth