The Whole Child Learning Company Franchise

Educational enrichment programs for young children


Noticing a lack of quality computer education programs for children, husband and wife Matt and Lindsay Barron founded Gigglebytes in San Marcos, Texas, in 1996. Combining Lindsay's teaching experience with Matt's sales and marketing experience, they sold their computer education service to preschools, day-care centers and after-school programs.

In 1997, they changed the company's name to The Whole Child Learning Co. to reflect its expanded curriculum, including martial arts and physical movement classes. The company began franchising in 1999.

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How much does it cost to open a The Whole Child Learning Company Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a The Whole Child Learning Company Franchise is $17,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $17,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the The Whole Child Learning Company name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $17,500
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $17,500
  • Royalty Fee:
    6%
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years



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The Whole Child Learning Company News & Press Releases

When did the first The Whole Child Learning Company open? 1996
When did The Whole Child Learning Company start Franchising? 1999

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 12 0 0 7
2003 9 0 0 8
2002 7 0 0 4
2001 8 0 0 8
2000 5 0 0 4
Year U.S.A.
2004 12
2003 9
2002 7
2001 8
2000 5
Year Canada
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
Year International
2004 0
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
Year Corporate
2004 7
2003 8
2002 4
2001 8
2000 4

International: Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Mexico,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes No
Startup Costs Yes No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Marketing
Co-op advertising, Regional advertising

Franchise can be run from home.

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at The Whole Child Learning Company Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    The Whole Child Learning Company


    The Whole Child Learning Co.
    921 Belvin St.
    San Marcos, TX
    78666

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