1. You get to work with kids
If you enjoy working with kids and want to own a business, then starting a children’s franchise business that caters to kids may be right for you.
Children’s franchises come in many varieties. Some common children’s franchises include kids’ haircuts, after school tutoring programs, second hand clothing retailers, lice removal, and trampoline parks or bounce houses. While all these franchises cater to kids, the intangible rewards they provide aren’t all the same.
2. You can establish a bond with the local community
Specifically, let’s look at the Lice Clinics of America children’s franchise business. There aren’t a lot of businesses like it, where you can do well financially while doing good in your community. Parents consistently cite getting lice as one of the biggest concerns they have for their children. While this may seem unfounded, since head lice don’t carry disease and are more of a nuisance than a major health problem, it doesn’t diminish a parents’ fears about their kids getting, or the sense of failing their children when a lice infestation actually happens. After all, it’s a recurring childhood contagion that no one likes to talk about.
3. Get to provide an essential service
As a Lice Clinics of America franchisee, you will be providing an essential service to kids who get head lice in your area.
Every day you can experience the satisfaction of helping children and their families during a time of stress and great need. Every business owner wants happy customers. Happy customers means positive reviews and word-of-mouth referrals. From that standpoint, Lice Clinics of America is a business owner’s dream.
How could parents not love a service that, in an hour, guarantees that their children will leave lice free, guaranteed? It isn’t uncommon for kids who are so embarrassed at the beginning of their lice-treatment appointment to give hugs–with big smiles on their faces–to the lice technicians at the end of their treatment. Lice Clinics of America franchises have more than 20,000 5-star reviews on Google. That tells you how much your customers will appreciate your services. Apply to Franchise With Us
4. Schools, daycares, and summer camp referrals
As the trusted expert on head lice in the cities you service, you can quickly establish a bond with the local community where they will view you more as a trusted resource and service provider than as an uncaring business owner.
You will find yourself crisscrossing your territory making informational lice presentations to schools, PTAs, nurses and districts about lice so they will know what to do when they encounter lice infestations. And when they inevitably do have to deal with those infestations, guess who they will refer children and parents to? You nailed it–their local Lice Clinics of America franchisee.
Your expertise will allow you to continue to build rapport with these groups, as well as other community stakeholders–from schools and daycares to summer camps and after school programs–who have a vested interest in keeping kids lice free.
In addition to the rewards of taking care of children and being a trusted expert in your community, there are many other great reasons why you should choose Lice Clinics of America for your kid focused franchise. Here are just a few more.
5. Low cost of entry
First, the startup costs are much lower than many of the franchises geared toward kids, and clinics are relatively easy to open.
You don’t need a lot of space for your clinic. A retail space of about 1,000 square feet in a strip mall or its equivalent is the perfect size. Once you get your lease signed you can be open in as little as 2-3 months.
It is estimated that you will spend between $70,350 and $111,400 (which includes your one-time franchisee fee) to get your clinic up and running.
6. High profit margins
The revenue opportunity is about much more than just treating clients: you will also offer other services (such as diagnosis and screenings), sales of head lice treatment, prevention and hair care related products, as well as a recurring revenue opportunity with the monthly membership plans. This all adds up to a business with great profit margins. And by expanding into multiple locations, the margins just get better because you are able to take advantage of the economies of scale (like spreading the cost of a manager over multiple locations and better buying power of buying more products in higher volumes).
7. Ability to own multiple locations
With that low cost of entry, not only can you be in business sooner, but you also have a greater ability to own multiple clinic locations.
By adding locations you can spread out many of your administrative costs, even though you can expect to see multiples of revenue coming in. Apply to Franchise With Us
8. Great support, tools, and processes from the franchisor
You will be partnered with the leading brand in the industry. Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of lice treatment clinics in the United States. Parents don’t have a lot of good choices when it comes to treating their kids’ lice infestations.
They can try to comb the lice out themselves or have someone else do it for them. In either case, every louse and lice egg will need to be removed for the infestation to be eradicated–and that is a very difficult task, even for professionals. Or they can buy a lice shampoo from the drugstore and hope that the lice have not evolved resistance to it and that it still works, even if they apply it correctly.
The best option is for them to go to your Lice Clinics of America clinic where you will cure the infestation in less than an hour, guaranteed. Not only will you have exclusive rights to use AirAllé®, the only heated air device cleared by the FDA to treat head lice, with its 99.2% efficacy rate proven in clinical trials, but you will also get great support, tools and processes from the franchisor.
Doing a successful treatment is just half the battle. You will also need to let those in your community know about you and the service you provide. There is no better way to do that than to partner with a company like Lice Clinics of America that has helped hundreds of other franchisees do the same thing in their territories.
9. Lower competition
Depending on where you open your clinic, you may have little to no competition. The professional lice removal industry (where businesses are often referred to as “nitpickers”) has been around less than 30 years. As such, you don’t see them on every corner like you might a fast food restaurant. That means you can stand out.
Even if there are nitpickers in your territory, you’ll be able to sleep easy at night knowing that with the AirAlle® device, the treatments your clinic did that day were successful. Your competitors don’t have that advantage and will be worrying whether they missed combing out any nits, and whether they are going to have to do another treatment or risk getting a negative review from their customers.
How to Apply for a Lice Clinics of America’s Franchise Opportunity
We have a great network of franchisees and are looking for others to join us. Interested individuals can apply through our website.
After a brief introductory call with our Franchise Director where you will discuss available territories, we will ask you to provide information to qualify you as a potential franchisee including ensuring you have the financial resources to own and operate the franchise.
Once you are qualified, you will be provided with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to review. This includes information on the performance of our franchise network, our audited financials and our Franchise Agreement. You will then meet our entire management team and visit an operating clinic prior as part of the decision making process.