STEM For Kids Franchise FAQ

Evaluating any business opportunity takes effort and time. We have taken the effort and time to address some of the most frequently asked questions. Take a look to learn more about the STEM For Kids® franchise opportunity. If your question is not listed here, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to address your question.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I own a STEM For Kids educational franchise?

STEM For Kids is the only national program committed to making STEM fun and real.

Born and raised with industry, STEM For Kids is unique in its strong ties to the real world of STEM. Programs are designed by engineers, people in the industry & educators to specifically address “so what” in a hands-on way.
We seamlessly integrate critical life skills – the 4Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity – in each program.

STEM For Kids Franchise is innovatively structured to enable fast and cost effective deployment to capitalize on the hot educational enrichment market.

Learn the proven STEM For Kids business model and get trained with techniques developed by people who have been in business.

A business model that is home-based, kid friendly and low cost.

Do you offer any special incentives?

Yes. We are currently offering incentives to veterans, qualified teachers and recent college graduates who sign a franchise agreement with us for our Full Territory. See available incentives

What is included in the initial investment estimate?

The initial investment includes the following: the initial franchise fees, cost of equipment for your business office, cost of programming equipment, miscellaneous opening costs (legal, accounting, business insurance, marketing, etc.) and an estimate for 3-months of post-launch expenditures. You will find item details in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). FDD is made available to you after you submit a signed application. The application can be downloaded here.

Lately, I have been hearing about STEAM. What is it? Do you do STEAM?

STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Proponents of a balance of art with sciences have coined this term. Yes, we do STEAM. Our STEM based curricula includes a seamless integration of 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity – these are included so that children experience arts with STEM including language arts, history, creative expression using drawing, coloring, painting, role play, story-telling, etc. See our founder’s blog post (To STEM or To STEAM?) for more details.

Will I conduct classes at my home?

No. The STEM For Kids home-based business model implies that you can operate your general administration and business management from your home office or any office of your choosing. Programs conducted with children are delivered at various approved sites like schools, faith-based centers or other community spaces.

Does STEM For Kids provide financing?

At STEM For Kids, we are committed to providing our franchisees with resources to enable you to own and operate your business. A strong financial plan is a big part of that. We have enlisted the expertise of Finance Store to assist our franchisees with ins and outs of funding their business.

Am I required to have a STEM degree to qualify as a franchisee?

A degree in STEM education would be beneficial to you in running a STEM For Kids franchise. It is not required though. Take a look at our franchisee qualification criteria.

I took a break from work / decided to be a stay at home mom/dad. Now I want to get back to work. Is this a good opportunity for me?

Congratulations for considering bringing your skills back to the economy. Take a look at our Back To Work information.

I am a new college graduate. I am just entering workforce or I have worked for only a few years. Is this a good opportunity for me?

Your fresh perspectives and energy are needed to create excitement about STEM in communities. Take a look at our Millennials information.

I am seeking a career change. What opportunity do I have?

We wish you the best as you explore new career paths for you. Take a look at our Career Change information.

How is the territory defined?

We define a territory by a grouping of zipcodes (in USA), county or MSAs. You can pick from one of the three options to find the best fit for you: Full (up to one million in population density), Lite (up to half a million in population density) and QuickStart (a minimum of one hundred thousand in population density).

Our territories are protected and we will not sell another STEM For Kids franchise in your territory.

What do I get for the initial franchising fee and royalty?

We have an operation system and training devised to help you hit the ground running as you convert your dreams to reality. Following is a listing of some of the things covered by your fees:

  • Initial training to setup and operate your business.
  • Access to our proprietary Territory Management Process that provides you detailed operating procedures for conducting your STEM For Kids business. Covering all aspects of business including initial go-to market planning, organizational planning, site selection, business development, marketing, hiring, operations, accounting templates, IT/technology setup, program administration, lead management/conversion and customer relations.
  • Help with devising your “beachhead” market strategy.
  • Help with your launch press release.
  • Access to marketing collateral – flyers, documents, presentation templates to use for your marketing and business development efforts.
    Local marketing strategies.
  • Proposal templates so you can work on converting your B2B leads expeditiously.
  • Human Resources paperwork templates including employees and contractors.
  • Training on our proprietary curricula and program delivery methods.
    Access to our proprietary set of curricula that includes our detailed instructional manuals, student handbook, program digital webpages and suggested programming calendars.
  • STEM industry experience distilled into hands-on activities to make STEM fun and real while reinforcing educational standards.
  • Benefit of our ongoing investments in curriculum development and maintenance. Which means, you get new programming activities and new curricula to generate more new and repeat sales.
  • Scalable and mobile delivery model.
  • Cloud-based information management infrastructure for ease of access supporting your mobility and scale.
  • A protected territory to setup and grow your STEM For Kids Franchise. In US market, we provide you with a list of public and private schools in your territory with contact information so you can hit the ground running.
  • Ongoing support and training.
  • Regular check-ins to ensure smooth operations, uncover issues and help you with solutions.

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