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The Benefits of a Children’s Franchise Opportunity

children's gym franchiseOperating a franchise gives you the freedom of owning your own business along with the marketing power of a proven brand. And, when you operate a children’s franchise, you derive an added bonus: the satisfaction of enriching young lives.

Why is now a great time to start running a children’s franchise? Below are several reasons. The first two concern franchises in general, and the final three are specific to those that teach kids.

1. A Team of Children’s Franchise Experts Are Behind You

Franchisors usually give their franchisees a crash course in business management and maintaining corporate standards. These tips and lessons can provide invaluable benefit, and you might use them throughout your career.

As time passes, if you encounter unexpected issues or if you have questions, you can get in touch with your franchisor. Just knowing that the company is there to support you should give you some peace of mind.

2. Many Business Matters Are Taken Care Of

As soon as you take control of a franchise, many elements of your business are already established. They include your logo, advertising literature, employee training materials and vendor contracts.

If you had to devise all those things yourself, it would require countless hours of brainstorming and experimentation. Instead, you can start attracting customers on your very first day.

As a corollary, since much of the set-up is already complete, your startup costs should be much lower, and your return on investment should be higher.

3. Your Pedagogical Materials Are in Place

When you manage an educational franchise, your curricula, books, lesson plans, pieces of equipment, child-friendly furniture and everything else you need to teach are all ready to go as well.

Thus, the day you open your doors, you can start providing an exciting range of classes and activities. Michael Barnett, Romp n’ Roll‘s co-founder and CEO, explains that “we offer not only music and tumbling classes, but we’ve also got a whole art curriculum. We offer cooking, science, dance classes, sports and a whole lot more.”

4. You’re Part of a Stable Industry

The educational field tends to be steady, not prone to downturns or vulnerable to stock market swings. People will always spend money to augment their kids’ learning and happiness. This field doesn’t depend on fads, gimmicks or technologies that could quickly become obsolete. And, wherever you live, it’s in demand.

5. Your Hometown Bonds Are Strengthened

When you work with children, it’s natural to feel an even greater sense of community and belonging, which in turn can make life seem more fulfilling. You’ll meet parents whom you might not have met otherwise. Your kids could make many new friends, too.

Just as important, your business will make a positive and lasting impression on many families throughout your local area. As Romp n’ Roll co-founder and president Babz Barnett has noted about the company’s participants: “When they get into kindergarten or elementary school or even later in life, they have that social development already ingrained in them.”

In the end, as a franchisee, you get the perks of being the boss and the security of being an employee at a large organization. If all that isn’t enough to make you smile, the eager faces of your young Romp n’ Roll members should do the trick.

For more information on Romp n’ Roll’s franchise opportunity and to download a free Business Overview, visit www.rompnrollfranchise.com.

MB2 Michael Barnett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Romp n’ Roll.  In addition to leading the Romp n’ Roll management team, Michael is an active member of the International Franchise Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and serves on the Board of Directors for Connor’s Heroes and Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He and his wife, Babz, were featured on the first season of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank“.

Romp n’ Roll Kids Enrichment Franchise is a Great Investment for Spouses

Our franchise opportunity is ideal for married couples seeking a fulfilling business to run together

kids enrichment franchiseRomp n’ Roll children’s enrichment and education franchise is a great fit for married couples looking for a family business to run together. Our franchise opportunity also speaks to the heart and mind of several entrepreneurial skill sets. The operations aspect of running a Romp n’ Roll, such as recruiting and hiring staff, appeals to the business-minded individual. People who are passionate about teaching kids find the interaction with families fulfilling.

Romp n’ Roll is a kids’ enrichment and educational franchise unlike the traditional gym-, art- or music-only options found in most communities. Romp n’ Roll targets a specific demographic — children ages 3 months to 5 years — with comprehensive, research-based and developmentally appropriate gym, music, dance, science and art classes all under one roof. Kids can have fun while learning and developing skills that prepare them for school.

“Our franchise is perfect for married couples looking for an opportunity that allows them to bring their unique individual business and educational talents to the table,” CEO and co-founder Michael Barnett says. “Our ideal franchisee is someone with both head and heart. What do we mean by that? We don’t want investors who don’t really have a passion for young kids and early education entertainment, and we also don’t really want folks that just have early childhood experience but no entrepreneurial or business background. Our ideal candidate is one who understands that both skill sets are needed to successfully operate a Romp n’ Roll.”

Romp n’ Roll franchisees are natural networkers and multitaskers

Running a successful Romp n’ Roll requires a natural affinity for networking in your local community. “You have to be a people person. Customer acquisition and filling your new customer funnel is important to the success of your franchise, so being out in your community and networking and having the passion to share about Romp n’ Roll is critical,” says Rachel Stender, Romp n’ Roll Franchise Development Director.

In addition to being a good community networker, a successful Romp n’ Roll franchisee needs to hire a team that complements the business side and the education side of the franchise.

“There are two hats that you essentially wear. One is the business side, and one is the education side. I call them buckets that you want to make sure that you fill before you come into the business. If you don’t fill the education bucket, you need to hire someone who has more of that background. If you don’t fill the business side, and you don’t have that experience, you need to hire someone who can really help you make sure you have those pieces of the puzzle covered,” Rachel says.

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Whether you launch your Romp n’ Roll with your spouse or decide to pursue this as a solo franchisee, we have the tools to help you succeed. “Corporate is there with you all the way offering support helping you launch and grow your business. They are a great resource,” Rachel says.

Romp n’ Roll franchise expanding on the East Coast and beyond

Romp n’ Roll is expanding in 2017 and beyond. Our newest locations include Winter Garden and St. Petersburg, Florida, and we’re expanding throughout the East Coast with additional locations planned for North Carolina and New York. Any location with a need for organized children’s enrichment activities for the preschool set is ideal. Both working parents and stay at home parents find the structured curriculum we offer ideal for preparing their young children for kindergarten.

In most communities, there’s high demand — and little to no competition — for the type of kids’ enrichment and educational franchise Romp n’ Roll offers. If you are interested in bringing Romp n’ Roll to families in your neighborhood, we want to talk to you.

Learn more about our franchise opportunity by downloading our Business Overview or exploring our research pages, and we’ll contact you soon.

Romp n’ Roll Franchise Offers Learning and Fun

Specially designed centers are fun for kids while facilitating learning through research-based curriculum

Even though most large cities in the U.S. offer kids’ education and entertainment, only those with a Romp n’ Roll center have a truly unique experience for children and their grownups. We are not a traditional facility offering only one type of activity — such as art, music or gym — and we’re not a preschool or day care.

Romp n’ Roll is something special in the children’s education and entertainment industry. Two aspects of our identity make us stand out in a crowded sea of gyms, art studios and inflatable jump houses. Our specially designed centers facilitate learning and fun, and our research-based curriculum is unmatched among our competitors.

“Because Romp n’ Roll is focused on a specific demographic, we’re able to build facilities that are unmistakably designed for our target market,” says Babz Barnett, co-founder of Romp n’ Roll. “The design and function of our space is carefully configured to be conducive to fun and learning for the preschool child, while our curriculum is carefully researched and created around weekly themes that educate the whole child. You just won’t find anything else out there like Romp n’ Roll.”

Romp n’ Roll facilities are designed specifically for preschoolers and their grownups

Step inside a Romp n’ Roll, and you’ll instantly understand why kids and grownups love to come to our centers. We use bright colors and whimsical wall art to convey energy and excitement. Our mascot, Rompy, has his own house where children gather before their gym and music classes to hear a story or sing a song about the week’s theme. The gym is the focal point of each center, filled with multi-colored soft mats, balance beams, slides, swings and a variety of other climbing structures. Our equipment is configured different each week to relate to the theme and as it supports the physical coordination or gross motor skills we’re working to develop that week. A separate room with child-size tables, chairs and tools holds our art classes and birthday parties and parents’ morning out.

See for yourself what makes Romp n’ Roll so special. Watch the video below to take a tour of one of our centers:

Our goal is to educate the whole child. Romp n’ Roll facilities are the ideal environment for our research-based curriculum to flourish as we nurture the children who walk through our doors.

Romp n’ Roll franchise optimizes learning with a research-based curriculum

When we say that we provide the best learning experience possible, that’s not just talk. Our activities are based in research and carefully designed to make sure that kids are learning essential skills and knowledge while also having tons of fun.

“We serve children 3 months through 5 years old, and that age span is just vast when you’re talking about development,” Vice President of Operations Jenneane Snyder explains. “The most important things that will happen in a child’s life happen in those first five years. We have a big responsibility to make sure we are presenting our classes in ways that are appropriate for every age we serve so we put a lot of research into our curriculum development. This is where art meets science — the children are playing and having fun but they are also learning. Our job is to make sure the fun and the learning — the art and the science — work hand in hand.”

Our curriculum is so creative, varied and comprehensive that your clients’ children could participate in Romp n’ Roll from infancy to kindergarten-age without ever repeating a class! According to Jenneane, “If your child skipped around, went to all different classes, at all the different age ranges and different themes, you could very well start at three months and leave when you turn six and never have taken the same class twice.”

Open a Romp n’ Roll franchise in your community

Romp n’ Roll is unlike any other kids’ education or entertainment franchise. It’s likely there’s latent demand in your community for the type of unique entertainment and education experience we offer. If you’re excited by our commitment to nurture the whole child through specially designed centers that are fun and facilitate learning through research-based curriculum, then we want to talk to you.

Our research pages should help answer any questions you have, or request a copy of our free Business Overview and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

Meet Rachel Stender, Romp n’ Roll’s New Franchise Development Director

Experience in children’s recreation and franchise management inform her plan to grow Romp n’ Roll franchise system

When Michael and Babz Barnett founded Romp n’ Roll in 2004, they were seeking, like so many entrepreneurs before them, to fill a need in their community. That need was for a place that offered high-quality enrichment classes for children under 5 in a clean, safe, whimsical environment. The idea was a huge hit, and in the ensuing years the company has experienced tremendous growth, with more than 110 locations in multiple countries and a plan to add 80 to 100 new franchises over the next five years. This rapid growth was possible in no small part due to the Barnetts’ visionary leadership and commitment to children and their families.

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A key part of great business leadership is knowing when (and how) to hire the right people to ensure that your business grows sustainably and stays true to your company’s core values. That’s why Romp n’ Roll is excited to announce the hiring of Rachel Stender as our new Franchise Development Director.

Rachel brings experience working with franchise development for groups such as FranChoice and Franchise Dynamics, as well as experience in the children’s recreation industry. To help you learn more about Rachel’s background and vision for the growth of Romp n’ Roll, she sat down with us for the interview below.

What are your goals for your job now, and for Romp n’ Roll as a company?

My goal is to grow the Romp n’ Roll franchise system, but in the right way. I want to make sure that there’s a good fit between the franchisee and the franchisor, one that can be long-term. We’re looking for people who have the ability to open one location, and we’re also looking for people who have either the initial drive or long-term drive to open multiple locations.

How would you describe the kind of franchisee who typically does well with Romp n’ Roll?

You have to be a people person. You have to have a passion for the business and share that, and be a networker, be out in the community. Your customer acquisition and filling your new customer funnel is so important. So being able to really be out there and network, and having the passion to share, is key.

The other side of it is also being a great manager to your team, and being able to wear a lot of different hats and multitask. I think in any business, and especially in a children’s business, there’s a lot going on. So you need to be able to be that multitasker, while also really loving the business.

When we look at a potential Romp n’ Roll franchisee, and in terms of what you need to make sure you have going into it, there are two hats that you essentially wear: you have a business side and an education side. I always call them buckets, buckets you want to make sure that you can fill before you come into the business. If you don’t fill the education bucket, you need to hire someone who has more of that background. If you don’t fill the business side, you need to hire someone who can really help you make sure you have those pieces of the puzzle covered.

Why would you say that now is the time to join Romp n’ Roll?

Right now, they have a great base of both established and new franchisees, they have put in a lot of resources recently for location build-outs, franchisee resources and equipment and for local marketing. I think there are a lot of great tools, applications and resources that are being rolled out to really help facilitate the ease of the franchisee, getting what they need.

Also, with me stepping into the Franchise Development Director role, Michael and Babz are really able to focus on what they need to, from an operational and curriculum standpoint, to really help grow the business and support the franchisees.

Finally, as a mom, or as a caretaker, or as a dad, you want convenience, and you want it to be high quality. You want to get, I guess you could say, the biggest bang for your buck, and also be able to make sure that you’re setting your kids up for success. Romp n’ Roll is a great business for that, because they do cover all the bases, and it is one location.

The other piece of it is just how the demographic, that “3 month to 5 year” range right now, is growing exponentially, so there really isn’t going to be a lack of need in that age group, and in the area. It’s not just an upper-income need, either. We focus on being in a middle income and up area, and that covers a lot of people. No matter what, you’re always trying to find the best resources for your children.

What sets Romp n’ Roll apart from the competition?

Many parents I talk to have taken their kids to competing gyms, and they tend to find that while one or two of the classes are good, most are so-so. A big part of the problem is that so many of the competitors focus on trying to provide for ages preschool to 12, which means it’s really difficult to maintain high quality across the board.  So, having something that’s focused on that 3-month-to-5-year range gives us an opportunity to have a lot more class offerings for just that age group, and make sure they’re high quality.

Now is an ideal time to join Romp n’ Roll franchise

In most communities there’s huge demand from young families for the services Romp n’ Roll offers, and there’s no direct competitor. With the population of children younger than 5 expected to increase, Romp n’ Roll represents the chance to capitalize on a growing industry. Romp n’ Roll is focused on rapid growth and expansion this year, especially in the eastern half of the United States.

If you are looking for a rewarding career and want to make a difference in the lives of families in your community, we’d like to talk with you. To learn more about our franchise opportunity, download our Business Overview or explore our research pages, and we’ll contact you soon.

Why Customers Love Romp n’ Roll Franchise

Customers enjoy quality instruction, fun and safe environment, and superb staff that Romp n’ Roll franchise provides

Anyone who has run a business knows that customer satisfaction is key to success. When customers are happy, the bottom line reflects it. At Romp n’ Roll, we take our customer satisfaction seriously, providing an experience that delights parents, caretakers and children time after time. We aim to be the top educational enrichment service provider for children ages 3 months through 5 years old. And if you look at what our customers have to say, you’ll see that we’re consistently achieving our goal.

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“Customer satisfaction is the reason for the success of our franchise,” says Romp n’ Roll co-founder and CEO Michael Barnett. “Everything that we do, from the design of our facilities to the training of our franchisees and staff to our carefully crafted curriculum, serves to give parents, caretakers and kids an unforgettable experience that will keep them coming back for more. We’re excited to work with franchisees who share this desire as we expand our operations throughout the United States.”

Romp n’ Roll franchise is a kids’ enrichment and educational franchise unlike the traditional gym, art, or music-only ones found in most communities. Romp n’ Roll is unique as it targets a specific demographic — children ages 3 months to 5 years — with comprehensive, research-based and developmentally appropriate gym, music, dance, science and art classes all under one roof. Kids can have fun while learning and developing skills that prepare them for school.

Our franchisees see how much customers enjoy Romp n’ Roll franchise every day, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Below are a few reasons our customers love Romp n’ Roll.

Romp n’ Roll franchise provides a fun and safe environment for young children

We’ve worked hard to create a franchise environment that is like nothing else on the market. Each of our gyms is a colorful, physically engaging and intellectually nurturing, making us the premier place for parents and caregivers to bring their preschool age children. Just look at what some of our customers had to say:

“Can’t express enough how thankful I am to have this great place near us to bring our now 4 year old. We joined when they first opened two years ago. The staff is amazing. The facility is very clean, safe and of course kid-friendly. As a first-time parent, it was traumatic leaving my little one anywhere for the first time. The staff made it such a smooth transition by focusing on comforting my daughter and giving her the special attention she needed at that time. They incorporate learning into fun and they change up their classes so it never gets old. Especially love the arts and crafts time we spend there. Thank you, ladies!!”
—Meredith Scarfone, Wethersfield, CT

“Very clean and helpful employees. They have a good selection of things to do for kids of all ages. I like the separate room for kids who aren’t quite developed but it’s also open so the kids can crawl or walk into the big room. My daughter had milestones there in the few times we went, and I’m always impressed by the equipment that is also well maintained.”
—Benjamin Lee Belancik, Wethersfield, CT

To see what one of our locations looks like in action (and to hear more customer reviews), check out the video below:

Romp n’ Roll gives children the perfect mix of education, physical activity and enjoyment

Having a beautiful, colorful facility isn’t worth much if you don’t have the substance to back it up. Romp n’ Roll does, providing research-based and developmentally appropriate classes that prepare children for school. Parents can’t stop raving about how much these classes have benefitted their children:

“Noah has been attending class at RNR since he was about 9 months old, and is now 2.5 years old. He loves it! We attend Two for Twos weekly, and probably go to open gym about 3x a week, as well. We love the teachers and have met some good friends there, too!”
—Mary Beth Clarke Baker, Mechanicsville, VA

“Just went for our free introductory class, and we loved it so much we had to become members! My 2-year-old daughter loved the art activities and the gym, and the staff was kind, patient and really fostered her creativity. The thing I love most is that it is a completely stress-free environment for us all; there are not many places to take your newborn and 2 year old and feel relaxed, so thank goodness for you, Romp n Roll!”
—Carolynn Jones, Winter Garden, FL

Romp n’ Roll staff has engaging, highly trained professionals

When you take your kids to a new place, you want to be sure they’re in the care of caring, trained professionals. At Romp n’ Roll, we pride ourselves on the quality and expertise of our staff. Our management training team works with franchisees to make sure that staff members provide a fun, safe and enriching experience for every child that enters our gyms. Our customers have taken notice:

“Had my son’s 2nd birthday party here and could not have been more pleased. Ms. Allison, Ms. Sabreena, Mr. Daniel and Mr. Chong made my little one’s day beyond unbelievable. The staff was super-attentive to all of our needs and very accommodating. Romp n’ Roll has truly perfected the art of the toddler birthday party. I couldn’t have asked for a better party. Highly recommended!!!”
—Scharmel Collins Ferguson, Harrisburg, NC

“Went to a birthday party for my grandson. What a wonderful place! Events were timed. Great supervision, children from one year of age and up playing. The staff was very professional. If you are interested in having a birthday party… please call and ask for Hazel. You will be very pleased!!! We were!!! Thanks again!!!”
—Phyllis JJ Powell, Winter Garden, FL

Now is an ideal time to join Romp n’ Roll franchise

In most communities there’s huge demand from young families for the services Romp n’ Roll offers, and there’s no direct competitor. With the population of children younger than 5 expected to increase, Romp n’ Roll represents the chance to capitalize on a growing industry. Romp n’ Roll is focused on rapid growth and expansion this year, especially in the eastern half of the United States.

If you are looking for a rewarding career and want to make a difference in the lives of families in your community, we’d like to talk with you. To learn more about our franchise opportunity, download our Business Overview or explore our research pages, and we’ll contact you soon.

How the Romp n’ Roll Business Model Creates Predictable Revenue

Romp n’ Roll membership business model offers franchisees predictable cash flow and increased customer loyalty

When choosing a franchise in which to invest, it’s crucial to consider what business model the franchise offers. Different business models have their pros and cons, and of course you should pick the model that best fits your personality as an entrepreneur. Romp n’ Roll uses a membership business model, in which clients pay an affordable monthly fee. The monthly tuition provides parents multiple visits to any classes they wish to attend — allowing members to create a schedule that’s most convenient for them. The membership renews automatically each month, giving franchisees a recurring revenue stream.

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“The membership model offers many benefits to both franchisees and clients,” says CEO and co-founder Michael Barnett. “For franchisees, the benefits are predictable, recurring revenue and increased customer loyalty. For clients, the membership model offers flexibility, allowing them to take their children to the classes that best fit their schedules. It’s a win-win situation.”

Romp n’ Roll franchise is a kids’ enrichment and educational franchise unlike the traditional gym-, art- or music-only opportunities found in most communities. Romp n’ Roll is unique as it targets a specific demographic — children ages 3 months to 5 years — with comprehensive, research-based and developmentally appropriate gym, music, dance, science and art classes all under one roof. Parents and kids can have fun together while learning and developing skills that prepare them for school.

Keep reading to learn how the membership business model benefits you as a Romp n’ Roll franchisee.

Cash flow is easier, more predictable with a Romp n’ Roll franchise

Preparing for cash flow is paramount for any successful business. With Romp n’ Roll, cash flow becomes smoother and more predictable — thanks to our proven business model. Our customer memberships operate on an auto-renewing monthly membership, automatically charged to the credit card on file. This model creates predictable, recurring revenue for franchise owners and allows our staff to focus on retention and customer acquisition, rather than renewing existing members.

Unlike many other franchises, your cash isn’t tied up in inventory with Romp n’ Roll. We do sell some souvenirs and other branded items, but the bulk of revenue comes from services. Your staff won’t need to handle receivables or worry with collections. Our members pre-pay for all services we provide. This lets your staff put more energy toward creating an enriching, fun experience for children, providing the services that set us apart from the competition.

Membership model increases Romp n’ Roll customer loyalty and potential for referrals

Romp n' Roll kids enjoying a gym class

With a membership model in place, Romp n’ Roll customers are more likely to make frequent visits to your gym. Parents have already paid for the services in advance, which takes much of the work out of deciding to visit. They can pick the times that work best for their schedule, not having to worry about the cost of individual visits.

What’s more, the recurring revenue model gives clients the epitome of superb customer service. The membership cost is automatically renewed on a monthly basis until the member decides to stop payment. Parents and caretakers can start and end their membership at any time. With an online portal that enables members to sign up from their smartphone or desktop, the entire experience is built around efficiency and ease.

“A highly loyal customer base is crucial for long-term business success,” says Romp n’ Roll co-founder Babz Barnett. “Our business model combines the best in customer service with the pinnacle of children’s educational enrichment experience. Loyal customers mean predictable revenue, as well as the potential for referrals to other parents and caretakers of young children. The Romp n’ Roll business model is designed to maximize both customer retention and growth.”

Now is an ideal time to join Romp n’ Roll franchise

In most communities there’s huge demand from young families for the services Romp n’ Roll offers, and there’s no direct competitor. With the population of children younger than 5 expected to increase, Romp n’ Roll represents the chance to capitalize on a growing industry. Romp n’ Roll is focused on rapid growth and expansion this year, especially targeting communities in the eastern half of the United States.

If you are looking for a rewarding career and want to make a difference in the lives of families in your community, we’d like to talk with you. To learn more about our franchise opportunity, download our Business Overview or explore our research pages, and we’ll contact you soon.

Why Romp n’ Roll Franchise Is a Great Investment

Find personal and professional rewards with Romp n’ Roll franchise ownership

Romp n’ Roll franchiseInvesting in a Romp n’ Roll franchise means that you’ll not only potentially reap financial rewards, but you’ll also likely experience personal and professional fulfillment. Your Romp n’ Roll center will become a go-to destination for families seeking education and enrichment activities for their kids.

Romp n’ Roll franchise is a kids’ enrichment and educational franchise unlike the traditional gym-, art- or music-only opportunities in most communities. Romp n’ Roll targets a specific demographic — children ages 3 months to 5 years — with comprehensive, research-based and developmentally appropriate gym, music, dance, science and art classes all under one roof.

A Romp n’ Roll franchise will turn your investment of time, money and energy into an enterprise that makes a difference in the lives of the families in your community. We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs who are eager to invest and grow with us as we continue a targeted growth and expansion plan this year. By the beginning of 2018, we hope to have added 10 to 12 new franchises to the Romp n’ Roll family.

“We tell potential franchisees that you’re going to get unbelievable gratification from giving back to the community and fostering children’s development,” says Babz Barnett, co-founder. “Yes, it’s hard work, but it’s also extremely rewarding. Now is a great time to open a Romp n’ Roll franchise as we are focused on growth and expansion and are initially targeting markets in the eastern half of the United States.”

Lower startup costs mean greater profit potential

The total investment to open a single Romp n’ Roll location is estimated to be between $240,100 and $347,500. The range depends upon a number of factors. You must have a net worth (assets minus liabilities) of at least $300,000. Additionally, you must have $100,000 in liquid assets in order to be considered for Romp n’ Roll franchise ownership.

In 2016, average revenues for a Romp n’ Roll franchise based upon five units totaled $344,212, according to our latest Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). A Romp n’ Roll franchise is potentially lucrative within the first year of business. Our FDD Item 19 also reported that first-year revenues were $263,600.
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Your results may vary and are dependent upon many factors. Please refer to our FDD Item 19 and our franchise recruitment website for more details.

Romp n’ Roll franchise is growing rapidly

With more than 110 locations in multiple countries, Romp n’ Roll is one of the hottest early education kids’ franchise systems available on the market today. The future looks bright for Romp n’ Roll. As the U.S. population continues to grow — with the preschool demographic approaching 25 million by 2040 — we anticipate increasing demand for the types of activities Romp n’ Roll offers. We are ready to meet the need and are poised for rapid expansion across the country.

“2017 is going to be a ground-breaking year for Romp n’ Roll,” says Michael Barnett, CEO and co-founder. “Within the next five years, our goal is to add 80 to 100 new franchises. By 2030, we hope to be the largest company within our industry.”

Now is the time to join Romp n’ Roll franchise

In most communities, there’s high demand — and little to no competition — for the type of kids’ enrichment and educational franchise Romp n’ Roll offers. If you are interested in bringing Romp n’ Roll to families in your neighborhood, we want to talk to you.

Learn more about our franchise opportunity by downloading our Business Overview or exploring our research pages and we’ll contact you soon.

Who Makes an Ideal Romp n’ Roll Franchisee?

Successful Romp n’ Roll franchisees blend entrepreneurial, multi-tasking, networking and people skills with a passion for early education

When Michael and Babz Barnett founded Romp n’ Roll, they were looking to meet a need in the early education market. As parents of young children who wanted to find fun, varied early-education classes for their own kids, Michael and Babz were disappointed at the offerings in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia. So, they set out to create a place for kids and their parents that offered a wide variety of high-quality classes led by enthusiastic, well-trained instructors in a clean, safe, whimsical environment. Romp n’ Roll’s first location opened in October 2004. Today, Romp n’ Roll has more than 110 locations in multiple countries.

Over 10 years later, and Romp n’ Roll continues to grow. Our franchise is a welcome addition to any community, serving children and their families with the best in education and enrichment activities. We’re looking for business-savvy franchisees with a passion for early education to help us expand our network of franchises across the U.S.

“Our ideal franchisee is someone who has both head and heart,” CEO and co-founder Michael Barnett says. “We don’t want investors who don’t have a passion for young kids and early education entertainment, and we also don’t want folks who have early childhood experience but no entrepreneurial or business background. Our ideal candidate is one who understands the need to have a business-focused person working with a person with an education background.”

To get a perfect example of what we look for in Romp n’ Roll franchisee candidates, take a look at franchisees Stacey Centurelli and Meredith Myers. After working in special education for 13 years, Meredith noticed a need for a place that could help children develop their motor, social and language skills. Her education background matched perfectly with Stacey’s business background and desire to own a rewarding business that would let her spend time with her children. Watch the video below to learn more about Meredith and Stacey’s experience.

Besides a passion for early education and a strong business background, there are a few other characteristics that define a strong Romp n’ Roll franchise candidate.

Romp n’ Roll franchisees have entrepreneurial spirit

Our ideal franchisee candidates should want an opportunity that provides independence, flexibility and leadership. Prior experience managing people and running a business are a huge plus. You should be driven to provide a quality lifestyle for yourself and your family and recognize that being a Romp n’ Roll franchisee represents a unique opportunity to provide such a lifestyle.

Take, for example, franchisee Marie Simmons. Marie, a single mother, was looking for a rewarding career that was also conducive to parenting her young son. Starting a Romp n’ Roll franchise was the perfect solution for her. Owning her business in Winter Garden, Florida, has exceeded her expectations, as she opened with 100 parents already signed on as members.

In an interview with the West Orange Times & Observer, Marie explained how rewarding running the business has already been. “We have been extremely busy from the minute that door opened,” Marie says. “It’s been great. The community has had a really good response to it and every person that has come in seems to love it, so we’re really happy at how things are going.”
Romp n’ Roll franchisees are comfortable multi-tasking

Our centers are busy and owners should be able to be comfortable switching hats frequently throughout the day and sometimes even wearing more than one hat at a time! This could be anything from taking a call from a potential client to jumping right in alongside your staff to provide inspiration and leadership. Successful Romp n’ Roll franchisees embrace and thrive on this dynamic aspect of our business.

Romp n’ Roll franchisees know how to network

Romp n’ Roll owners are good networkers and get the business involved in the community by partnering with other local businesses, moms clubs and charitable organizations. The ability to build these relationships is crucial for the overall success of your Romp n’ Roll franchise, especially in the early stages as you build your reputation and attract your first clients.

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Romp n’ Roll franchisees possess superb people skills

Romp n’ Roll is a “people” business. You must be able to hire, train and retain a top-notch staff to bring the Romp n’ Roll curriculum to life. You must also possess excellent customer service skills to delight parents and their children on each and every visit to your Romp n’ Roll center. Ensuring that your customers have a positive experience will be the lifeblood of your business, driving referrals and maximizing customer retention.

Bring the unique children’s franchise to your community

In most communities, there are young families eager to partake of the services Romp n’ Roll offers, and there’s no direct competitor. If you’d like to learn more about our franchise opportunity, download our Business Overview or explore our research pages and we’ll contact you soon.

Pent-up Demand for a Romp n’ Roll Franchise Means Now Is a Great Time to Invest

Communities around the country are eager to welcome a children’s education and entertainment business like Romp n’ Roll franchise

Romp n' Roll franchise Families across the nation are looking for high quality kids’ activities — and Romp n’ Roll franchise is the perfect solution for what they’ve been seeking. Romp n’ Roll is a kids’ enrichment and educational franchise unlike the traditional gym-, art- or music-only ones found in most communities.

“There’s high demand and little competition for the type of kids’ activities we offer,” says Michael Barnett, Romp n’ Roll co-founder and CEO. “We’re unique in that Romp n’ Roll targets a specific demographic — children ages 3 months to 5 years — with comprehensive, research-based and developmentally appropriate gym, music, dance, science and art classes all under one roof. Parents and kids can have fun together while learning and developing skills that prepare them for school.”

Romp n’ Roll is focused on growth and expansion this year and is initially targeting markets in the eastern half of the United States. We recently opened our first franchise in the state of Florida in Winter Garden. Marie Simmons, Winter Garden’s owner, says that starting her Romp n’ Roll business has exceeded her expectations. She opened with 100 founding members.

“We have been extremely busy from the minute that door opened,” Marie said. “It’s been great. The community had a really good response to it and every person that has come in seems to love it, so we’re really happy at how things are going.”

Kids’ entertainment and education franchises are big business

Children’s franchises are big business for several reasons. Generally speaking, parents will always spend as much as they can afford on their kids, despite the status of the economy.

“I always hesitate to say that we’re recession-proof,” Michael says, “but I do think it’s fair to say that there are always going to be little kids in this world and parents who want the best for them. They will invest in their socialization and their entertainment and their education. I think that there’s always going to be a market for our services.”

That market will only become more in demand during the next few decades because the total number of children in the U.S. is expected to increase to more than 80 million by 2030. Even more impactful to Romp n’ Roll franchise owners is that the population of children under age 5 (our target market) is expected to reach almost 25 million by 2040.

Some of our competitors occupy the children’s fitness center industry space. Insofar as we offer fitness-related classes and activities, Romp n’ Roll stands to benefit from this $550 million industry. It has fared well over the past five years, and now, as parents have more disposable income, and a greater concern for their kids’ overall health in the wake of a rising childhood obesity epidemic, demand for gym, dance and movement activities will continue to rise.

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We offer more than movement-oriented classes, though, and touch other industries. All of our curricula is scientifically based and created to offer the highest quality of education to our customers. We also provide some drop-in child care services, as well as summer camps and birthday parties. All of these industries are thriving and will continue to grow as the U.S. birth rates increase and parents continue to seek quality enrichment activities for their children.

Bring Romp n’ Roll franchise to your community

The families in your town would likely welcome a Romp n’ Roll franchise, as it offers one-of-a-kind kids’ activity not found elsewhere. If you’re an entrepreneur who is willing to follow our proven business model and want to make a difference in others’ lives, we’d love to talk to you.

Learn more by visiting our research pages or download a copy of our Business Overview.