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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 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.

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.

3 Ways Romp n’ Roll Franchise Stands Out From Competition

Kids’ enrichment and education franchise offers wide range of activities to a targeted market

In the children’s franchise space, Romp n’ Roll franchise stands out as unique. We serve a narrow market with a wide range of offerings, offer creative research-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum and are committed to providing consistently excellent customer service. No other brand in our industry comes close to Romp n’ Roll in these areas.

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Romp n’ Roll franchise serves a narrow segment of the market

Many other franchises in the kids’ enrichment and education industry broadly serve children of all ages (well into their teens), yet may only focus on one offering — gymnastics, for example.

Unlike our competitors, we target 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.

For our co-founders, Michael and Babz Barnett, this aspect was crucial to Romp n’ Roll’s beginning. As parents of young children themselves who desired these types of 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, which offered a wide variety of high quality classes led by enthusiastic, well-trained instructors and held 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.

Our research-based curriculum, centered around different themes weekly, sets us apart

“We serve children 3 months through 5 years old and that age span is just vast when you’re talking about development,” explains Jenneane Snyder, Vice President of Operations. “The most important things that will happen in a child’s life happen in those first five years. We know we have a big responsibility to make sure we’re presenting our classes in appropriate ways. So, we put a lot of research into our curriculum development. This is where art meets science. It’s play and it’s fun, but there’s a science to this. Those are the two things that work hand-in-hand.”

Each week, a different theme brings to life our curriculum. One week you may learn about superheroes and the following week you may explore outer space. Our themes inform every aspect of the child’s class experience.

“We tie the literature we read, the songs that we sing, the background music that’s playing, the activities we perform and the art projects we create to the week’s theme. There’s a different theme each week of the year,” Jenneane says.

Our curriculum is so creative, varied and comprehensive that your child could participate in Romp n’ Roll from infancy to kindergarten-age without ever repeating a class!

“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,” Jenneane adds.

Our top-notch customer service stands out in the industry

At the heart of any great business is happy, repeat customers. At Romp n’ Roll, that isn’t just lip service. We take customer service very seriously.

“Our customer service really sets us apart,” says Babz Barnett, co-founder of Romp n’ Roll. “We are committed to nurturing parents. Often, they lose their identity — especially Mom — when that baby comes and they can feel lost. So parents have a place to go that is not only great for the child, but is also great for the grown-ups and nurturing for the grown-ups. Our customer service model doesn’t really exist in the other brands. We’re a lot more nurturing.”

We offer a membership model that provides the most flexibility in the industry. Most of our centers offer unlimited monthly visits on whatever schedule the parent chooses. Our competitors allow children to attend one class per week, always at the same day and time. Today’s busy parents appreciate the flexibility and value of our membership program.

Bring the unique children’s franchise to your community

In most communities, there’s pent-up demand from young families for 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.

3 Reasons Why You Should Open a Romp n’ Roll Franchise in 2017

Unique kids’ enrichment and education franchise readies for growth across the U.S.

For passionate entrepreneurs who enjoy working with kids and have a strong interest in early education, now is the time to open a Romp n’ Roll franchise.

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A Romp n’ Roll franchise is a unique kids’ enrichment and educational franchise unlike the traditional ones found in most communities that solely focus on either gym, art or music. We are poised for growth in 2017 and are looking to partner with entrepreneurs who’d like to bring a Romp n’ Roll to their communities.

Here are three reasons why you should consider franchising with Romp n’ Roll in 2017:

Romp n’ Roll franchise is growing rapidly, beginning with the eastern U.S.

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. We are focused on expansion across the United States and are initially targeting cities along the Eastern coast, but also welcome interest from other cities in states where we are registered.

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. By the beginning of 2018, we hope to have added 10 to 12 new franchises to the Romp n’ Roll family,” CEO and co-founder Michael Barnett says. “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.”

Romp n’ Roll’s proven membership model features recurring revenue, minimal inventory, lower costs and greater profit potential

Our business model is attractive to entrepreneurs looking to maximize their investment and build a potentially thriving business. Romp n’ Roll operates on an affordable membership fee model, with minimal inventory, no receivables and a part-time staff.

Cash flow is easier and more predictable with a Romp n’ Roll franchise. Our memberships auto renew monthly, automatically charged to the credit card on file. 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. Nor will your staff need to handle receivables or worry with collections. Our members pre-pay for all services we provide.

Our location can open with a full-time owner/operator and 7-8 part-time employees, making staffing expenses less than other businesses. “Our workforce is made up predominantly of part-time employees,” Michael Barnett, Romp n’ Roll CEO and co-founder, explains. “We don’t have to deal with a lot of labor issues with benefits and things like that for the majority of our staff.”

A Romp n’ Roll franchise offers a unique experience, unlike those offered by its competitors

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. Parents and kids can have fun together while learning and developing skills that prepare them for school.

Most of our competitors offer a narrow selection of activities, such as gymnastics, to a wide range of ages — from babies to teens. At Romp n’ Roll, we do the reverse. We offer a wide range of activities — including music, movement, art, dance, cooking, science, sports and more — to a narrow range of ages (3 months through 5 years). This focus allows us to be THE place for parents to bring their children for classes and parties, and they are sure to find something their child will love because of the variety we offer.

2017 is the year to get started with Romp n’ Roll franchise

This is the year to make your business dreams come true with a Romp n’ Roll franchise. Find out more about how we got started, our mission and core values and startup costs by checking out our research pages.

For more information, fill out a form to download our Business Overview. There’s never been a better time to open a Romp n’ Roll franchise.

Franchise Industry Eyes Millennials as the Future

IMG_6577By 2025, Millennials will make up about 75 percent of the workforce, meaning that many of them will be executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners in less than 10 years. However, as with each new generation, millennials differ greatly from the generations that came before them. While Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers were a little more conservative and family focused, Millennials have different attitudes and needs. They are career-driven, entrepreneurial, and independent, all of which are traits that can serve them very well in the franchise industry.

Why Millennials Fit in with Franchising

According to a survey conducted by Bentley University, 66 percent of millennials had a desire to start their own business. Millennials are more likely to want to start their own business than any other generation. But, since they lack the knowledge and experience associated with business ownership, it can be difficult for them to know where to begin. Franchising offers an opportunity for eager millennials who want to build their own path away from the traditional 9-to-5 corporate grind. The structure of franchising allows young or inexperienced entrepreneurs to invest in a proven system that can help provide support and guidance as they begin a major new venture in their lives. The business mentorship most franchisors offer can be invaluable for young people who are trying to establish themselves.

Making an Impact

Something to consider is that millennials are an idealistic generation. According to a study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 94 percent of millennials want to use their skills to benefit a cause. They aren’t necessarily motivated by money, but rather by feeling empowered and impactful.

Millennials are looking for opportunities that benefit the people around them. In other words, they want to own a business that will impact their communities in the most positive way. Businesses that focus on health, exercise, and development are becoming increasingly more popular among younger franchise owners. For example, brands like Romp n’ Roll, which offer childhood enrichment, exercise and education classes, and events are a great avenue for millennials to own a business while simultaneously making a difference in their community.

Owning a Different Kind of Business

Romp n’ Roll is expanding across the U.S., due to increasing demand for quality, early childhood education programs that offers a unique mix of education, art, and exercise. Romp n’ Roll provides a well-rounded program that not only engages them but demonstrates true enrichment.

For millennials interested in becoming part of the impactful brand, Romp n’ Roll offers a proven franchise system, comprehensive marketing and operational support, and low franchise fee and liquid cash requirement. To learn more about the Romp n’ Roll franchise opportunity, download our Franchise Business Overview.


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 Virginia Council of CEOs, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and serves on the Board of Directors for Connor’s Heroes.

3 Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Franchise Owners

IMG_6771Franchising is a path to business ownership for many aspiring entrepreneurs. By providing a system that has been proven across geographies and over time, franchise opportunities enable people from a variety of backgrounds to create a business that often has built-in brand awareness and consumer demand.

At the same time, you’re able to establish a business that meets a specific need in your community. Romp n’ Roll franchisees understand this aspect very well, with many owners coming to the opportunity understanding there’s a deficit of early childhood development and enrichment programs in their local area. By filling the gap, they’re able to achieve business growth and become an indispensable part of the community. Read more