Own an Art Studio Franchise (Without Breaking the Bank)- LIMITED TIME OFFER

Own an Art Studio Franchise (Without Breaking the Bank)- LIMITED TIME OFFER

If you’ve been looking for the right opportunity to invest in your future by becoming an entrepreneur, now’s your chance to own an art studio franchise! For the first time in its franchising history, Kidcreate Studio is offering a limited-time incentive program for new Owner candidates who finalize their franchise agreements through June 1, 2020

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In case these incentives aren’t enough to get you excited about investing in a Kidcreate Studio franchise this year, consider these points:

Money Just Got Cheaper

The Federal Reserve recently slashed interest rates, and they’re now the lowest they’ve been in recent history. Locking in these historically-low interest rates on an SBA loan can help you reach a total return on your Kidcreate Studio investment much more quickly than before, especially since the SBA is currently waiving the first 6 months of all payments on all new 7(a), 504, and Microloans small-business loans disbursed between now and September 27, 2020. 

 

It’s a Tenant’s Market

While the closure of numerous independently-owned small businesses has been an unfortunate side effect of the recent events in our world, this has led to a silver lining for new business owners seeking affordable real estate. We’re currently experiencing a “tenant’s market,” meaning that prime commercial real estate locations in neighborhoods across the country are cheaper to lease now than they’ve been in years!

 

Parents Need You!

The recent COVID-19 crisis did two things for supplemental kids’ education franchises like Kidcreate Studio: 

  1. It showed parents how necessary art education is for their children’s continued well-being and development.
  2. It showed parents how quickly their children can run out of ideas and become bored at home when there are no extracurricular activities available to them!

We predict an upward trend in supplemental children’s education programs once they are able to resume their normal activities, especially as parents return to the workplace and need beneficial educational programming, like the type offered by our art studio franchise, to keep their children engaged prior to the start of the new school year. Kidcreate Studio is already filling the gaps left in kids’ education left by school closures through instructor-led virtual classes, take-home art kits, and online tutorials. Once we are back to our standard in-person class schedules, both in our studio locations and through our On-The-Go partnerships, we expect to see our class enrollment flourish!

 

Time For a Change

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who experienced a layoff or furlough during the COVID-19 shutdowns, perhaps your time off work allowed you to gain perspective on what you really want out of your career. Investing in a Kidcreate Studio art studio franchise accomplishes two very important goals that are high on many people’s lists: owning your own business and establishing a career that brings personal fulfillment. If you have recently found yourself at a crossroads but aren’t sure if finding another corporate desk job is the path you want to take, it may be the right time to take charge of your destiny and make an investment in your future by opening a Kidcreate Studio. If not now, when?

Franchise Owner Makeeka Harris talks about how Kidcreate Studio’s support team helped her navigate the unprecedented events of COVID-19. Hear her story here.

 

Invest in Your Future- Own an Art Studio Franchise

Owning a Kidcreate Studio means changing kids’ lives through art. It means building a legacy for yourself and your family. It means making an investment in a historically recession-resilient industry that will always be necessary as long as people have kids who love to create! There’s truly never been a better time to own a Kidcreate Studio. Act now- the last day to take advantage of our special offer is June 1!

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Art Franchise Gets Creative Amid COVID-19 Quarantine

Art Franchise Gets Creative Amid COVID-19 Quarantine

As any Kidcreate Studio art franchise instructor can tell you, when we all get together to create something with our young artists, something magical happens! But what about when we can’t be together in our art studio classes or On-the-Go locations, like right now? Coming up with a way to continue inspiring kids to unleash their imaginations and express themselves through art even when class sessions aren’t possible takes some creativity- fortunately, here at Kidcreate Studio, getting creative is our specialty! Here are some of the ways our art franchise is staying connected with the families in our community until we can all see each other in the studio again.

Art Kits Bring Kidcreate Studio Home

In an unprecedented and truly extraordinary situation like the COVID-19 crisis, parents are facing some unique challenges they may not have come up against before, such as successfully balancing their work-from-home schedule, their kids’ homeschool lessons, and household chores, like cooking meals and doing the laundry. On top of all this, moms and dads are doing their best to help keep their kids engaged, entertained, and above all, happy through this difficult time. Kidcreate Studio understands this struggle and has responded with a series of take-home art kits that bring the magic and fun of an in-person Kidcreate Studio class right to the kitchen table!

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Each kit comes with the materials needed for the project, as well as a link to an online video with step-by-step instructions and background educational information about the art techniques being used. Kits can be picked up at participating Kidcreate Studio art franchise locations across the country or shipped directly to customers’ homes.  Parents and kids can currently choose from 10 different do-at-home art kits, and we’ll be offering new ones each week! 

Since we first started offering take-home art kits, they’ve taken on a life of their own! Preschools, scout troops and more have been purchasing them for all of the kids in their programs and using them to host their own virtual events. We’re thrilled to be part of other kid-based organizations’ efforts to stay connected to their students while they are at home!

Additionally, some of our Franchise Owners are using art kids as a way to make a difference in the lives of kids in their community who may need a little extra help during this time. Jerry LaMonica, who owns a Kidcreate Studio franchise in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has started a program where his location will match any donation of take-home art kits to children in need. We’re happy our art kits are inspiring so many people in the communities we serve to reach kids in so many ways!

 

 

Live Virtual Classes

Good news for our Franchise Owners- despite the stay-at-home laws currently in place, they can continue conducting Kidcreate Studio classes through virtual sessions! Parents can sign their kids up for a virtual class that replicates the in-studio experience right in their homes. Our corporate support team has created a special Kidcreate Academy e-course teaching Franchise Owners how to conduct a virtual class. Having a strong support system to rely on helps our Franchise Owners gain the confidence they need to successfully navigate these uncharted waters, and they know they can count on us for anything they need to help make the virtual class process run smoothly.

Kidcreate Studio’s virtual class model is already making a big impact on how we reach kids through art, even when we can’t be face-to-face. We’re getting some pretty great feedback from educators whom we’ve partnered with for On-The-Go classes in the past. Check it out!

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“Ta-DA Time” Goes High-Tech!

art franchise kitsOne of the best parts of any Kidcreate Studio class is “Ta-DA Time!” This is the moment at the end of class where kids reveal their masterpieces with a flourish and a big “Ta-DA!” Thanks to the magic of technology, we can still give our young artists their moment to shine as they unveil their artwork.

art franchise kitsOur franchise locations are asking parents to share pictures of their kids’ creations after completing their take-home art kits or attending a virtual class, which is then posted to the location’s website for everyone to see! Giving kids the opportunity to showcase their work helps bolster their confidence and feel proud of themselves- something that’s more important now than ever before as they adjust to their new normal.

 

 

The (Art) Show Must Go On!

Kidcreate Alexandria, VAFor a few of our newest Franchise Owners, one of the things they’ve been anticipating most is the Grand Opening of their new location. Even though we’re unable to physically open our doors and let eager art students participate in class projects in-studio right now, that didn’t stop Franchise Owner Diane Greenbaum from going forward with the March 14 opening date of her Alexandria, Virginia art franchise location. Greenbaum, who was celebrated in a recent Alexandria Living magazine article for her courage and ingenuity in the face of adversity, almost immediately switched gears to accommodate local students through virtual classes and take-home art kits, as well as converting a larger part of her studio to a space for retail merchandise which can be purchased through contact-free pickup. Despite the change in plans, Greenbaum remains optimistic about what the future holds for her art franchise, saying, “We’re still on a mission to bring grins and giggles to kids through art and the community is saying yes!”

 

 

 

 

You Gotta Have Art

As a kids’ art franchise, we’re proud to say that Kidcreate Studio is considered a “recession-proof” business, thanks to parents’ tendency to prioritize their children’s educational and emotional needs even in times of economic downturn. We’re in an industry that has historically done well in a recession, which is good news for current and prospective Franchise Owners alike. We’re excited to show you some impressive statistics we’ve uncovered to help us all feel optimistic about the future!

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There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives in just about every possible way, and we’re all going through some tough times right now. But as a franchise dedicated to helping inspire children to look at the beauty of life through the lens of art, we want to remind everyone that this is also a time of great opportunity for our Franchise Owners, staff members, and students. 

Until we can all be together again, we’re committed to providing the kids who matter so much to us with an outlet for their conflicting emotions and a way to channel their energy into something positive, beautiful, and fun. 

If you’re looking for a new career direction once things return to normal, investing in a Kidcreate Studio art franchise may be the best decision you’ve ever made! Our Franchise Owners get to enjoy a rare combination of emotional fulfillment, schedule flexibility, and potential for business success, all while knowing they are providing kids in their community with the invaluable experience of creating art. If you’re looking for your next career opportunity, we’d like to talk with you. Please visit our franchise website to learn more. 

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Art Kits and Education Franchise News

Art Kits and Education Franchise News

 

If you’re reading this blog, then it probably means that you’re familiar with our education franchise, Kidcreate Studio, and our background. Our Founder, Lara Olson, started Kidcreate Studio after she was discouraged with the limited amount of exposure her son was receiving, in relation to the arts, at school. When it came to art, Lara’s son, Jake, found tremendous joy in every part of the creative process and the feelings of frustration that he was experience in some of his other classes melted away. Lara believed, and still believes, in the power of art to teach, inspire, and build self-esteem in children of all ages. She also understood that art creates a fun learning environment for children which is exactly what many kids need and what many parents are looking for, especially in this day and age. Lara saw a need for art education and, in 2007, decided to start Kidcreate Studio.

Over the course of the last 13 years, we have been able to provide children aged 18 months to 12 years old the art education opportunities that they desire. In addition to our on-the-go studio model, we are the ONLY education franchise with a brick-and-mortar location, as well! Parents love Kidcreate Studio because there is no mess to clean up at their house, their children get to flex their creative muscles, and we are a great way to supplement any additional art education that their children may be receiving in school, however minimal. Children love it because they get to socialize, they get to have fun (while learning), and, well… they get to make a MESS!

With the recent events that have been going on across the globe, however, businesses are having to suspend their activities everywhere – including schools. A child’s early years are some of, if not THE most important years for learning and development which is something that we at Kidcreate Studio take extremely seriously. This is why we are excited to announce the development and implementation of our art kits which our Franchise Owners can send directly to homes of the parents and children that visit their locations! In addition to these Art Kits, we have also created online instructions that correlate with each kit! We offer 2 art kits a week, currently, and we are looking to add to the number of kits, as well!

Recession Proof Industry

From Lara Olson, “Making a mess with Kidcreate Studio is the best, even at home!  At home art kits with online instructional videos are now available!  Each kit contains an easy to follow lesson plan, a link to a correlating online instructional video, the art materials needed to create a fridge-worthy masterpiece and additional suggestions for online learning. These art kits are so much fun; it’s like having your very own private art teacher!”

So, parents – why you may have to clean up a bit of a mess, rest assured that until things are back up-and-running the way they should be, your children’s art education is in good hands with Kidcreate Studio!


In Additional News:

We are THRILLED to announce the new opening of our Dana Point location in beautiful California! The new Franchise Owner had fundraised for schools and educational non-profits, contributing to the quality of education and making a difference in kids lives. When she decided to make her dream of being an entrepreneur a reality, she was thrilled to find Kidcreate Studio, offering quality art education in a super kid-friendly environment. She is excited to bring California’s first Kidcreate Studio to the beautiful, beachside city of Dana Point!

You can learn more about the Dana Point location by clicking HERE!


If you are interested in bringing an education franchise like Kidcreate Studio to your community, then please visit our franchising site for more information!

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Lindsay and Allison Celebrate One Year of Owning an Education Franchise!

Lindsay and Allison Celebrate One Year of Owning an Education Franchise!

 

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We’re already in our third month of 2020! Time is flying by… especially for Franchise Owners Lindsay Danhauser and Allison Durkee, who are celebrating their one year anniversary of having an art education franchise with Kidcreate Studio! The duo recently sat down with our team to discuss their experiences over the past year and their big plans for the future!

Lindsey and Allison are much more than just business partners – the two have been friends since the 7th grade! While both have always bonded over art, Allison took the corporate route, working in finance, while Lindsay went to art school and became an art supervisor. However, art brought the duo back together several years ago, when they decided to open a Kidcreate Studio together!

While Lindsey was working as an art director in Eden Prarie, Minnesota, she often worked alongside Kidcreate Studio Founder Lara Olson. Lindsey was so inspired by Lara and the Kidcreate Studio mission, that she eventually decided that she wanted to open one herself! It was a large venture to take on alone, however, so Lindsay decided to bring Allison along for the ride! It was a perfect combination for the two, as Lindsay had the art background needed to help coordinate and plan lessons, while Allison had the financial expertise to help run the business side of things! The duo officially opened their doors in March 2019 in the Lakeview area of Chicago!

One year later, and the two are loving their new careers owning an art education franchise. So much so, that they are planning on opening a 2nd Chicago/Oak Park location in April! They agreed that their favorite part of being Franchise Owners was, “Watching kids realize their power when they get an idea and can execute it.” Luckily for them, this is something that happens every day at Kidcreate Studio, as kids are always allowed to get messy and think outside the box.

The two went on to discuss how being Kidcreate Studio Franchise Owners allows them to have flexible schedules, something that no other career could offer them. Because of this, both Lindsey and Allison can spend more time with their families and take time off when they need it. Both have children – Lindsey has two daughters 7 and 4, Allison has an 18-month-old daughter and is having a son in March – and being able to spend time with them is essential at this stage. With Kidcreate Studio, the two can have immersive, fulfilling careers, all while catering to their own needs!

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Another aspect of their new careers that Lindsay and Allison value is the ability to reach out and get involved within their own communities, something a typical corporate job doesn’t offer. Community involvement is a large part of the Kidcreate Studio business model. Franchise Owners create partnerships with local community centers, schools, churches, and synagogues, among other regional centers, allowing them to more easily coordinate and plan classes and lessons within their local areas. Additionally, the on-the-go program allows the education franchise to bring art education to the children directly, a valuable secondary source of revenue. In the Chicago area, the community has embraced Lindsay and Allison’s franchise, and business has been booming! “The school system and many local moms have reached out to us and really helped us to grow,” remarks the duo. 

On the other hand, the community can have input within how Kidcreate operates. Recent examples for Lindsay and Allison’s studio include a Menorah lighting and Hannukah project that the local community requested, as well as a St. Patrick’s Day event. Both were well received by local Chicagoans and helped to grow the reach of the art education franchise in the area. At Kidcreate Studio, the students do the marketing themselves, and as more and more parents see a passion for art being stimulated in their children, Franchise Owners see more and more revenues!

As we delve deeper into 2020, we rely even more on our fantastic Franchise Owners like Lindsay and Allison. They are doing more than just spread our brand, however. They are helping proliferate art education and spark creativity among children across the country! They are helping to raise the next generation of scientists, artists, and free thinkers! The sky is the limit at Kidcreate Studio, be it for our students or our Franchise Owners, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings! 


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Art Education Franchise Holds First On-The-Go Training

Art Education Franchise Holds First On-The-Go Training

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It’s a wrap! Kidcreate Studio recently held its very first Sales Training Seminar for our innovative On-The-Go partnerships. This seminar, which took place in our Eden Prairie, MN headquarters on January 29 and 30, brought Franchise Owners and corporate team members together for an intensive two-day session dedicated to presenting and sharing valuable information and insights about On-The-Go. Moving forward, the On-The-Go training seminar will be part of our all-new onboarding process for new Kidcreate Studio Franchise Owners as a 1-2 day workshop, with existing Franchise Owners and their employees welcome to attend free of charge! This new training seminar is just one more way that our corporate team is making it simpler for new Franchise Owners to get the most out of their art education franchise business.

What is On-The-Go?

Our On-The-Go partnerships take the Kidcreate Studio art education franchise out of the classroom and on the road! Unlike other kids’ education franchise concepts, Kidcreate Studio allows Franchise Owners two separate streams of revenue- our in-studio art classes and our On-The-Go partnerships with local schools, churches/synagogues, community centers, and more. Rather than waiting for kids to come to an art class at Kidcreate Studio, our Franchise Owners can bring art class to them! Not only does our On-The-Go business model allow us to expand our reach to kids within the community who may be underserved by their school’s art education program, but it also gives our Franchise Owners a chance to build relationships with other kid-oriented services and businesses within their region, solidifying them as an ambassador of kids’ art education and putting their Kidcreate Studio locations on the map in the eyes of local parents and caregivers. On-The-Go partnerships can lead to a rise in enrollment for studio classes, camps, birthday parties, and more- and vice versa! 

Our first On-The-Go training seminar featured presentations delivered by corporate team members Elena Beltman, Karen Hansen, and Mike Conlon, as well as our Founder herself, Lara Olson. Eleven attendees representing 9 Kidcreate Studio locations across the United States participated in the training workshop by sharing their invaluable experiences, tips, successes, and challenges and offering much-welcome feedback. This inaugural On-The-Go training seminar will serve as the blueprint for future training that we will offer our new Franchise Owners as part of their onboarding process. 

As a leading art education franchise in the children’s education space, Kidcreate Studio is committed to making the experience of business ownership a rewarding one for all of our new and existing Franchise Owners. Our corporate team strives to supply Franchise Owners with the tools and training they will need to become successful in their locations. We’re proud to offer a comprehensive onboarding and training program to all new Kidcreate Studio Franchise Owners, as well as ongoing training and support for all their needs, big or small. Like the kids’ song says, “The more we work together, the happier we’ll be!” Kidcreate Studio not only believes this- we live it! That’s why we do all we can to help our Franchise Owners succeed in their local markets.

As Kidcreate Studio grows to include more and more locations across the United States, we are committed to ensuring that the wealth of experience and knowledge gained by our Franchise Owners grows right along with it! We are excited about the new training programs, including On-The-Go training, that we are able to offer our new and existing Franchise Owners!

Interested in learning more about our art education franchise? We’re always on the lookout for ideal Franchise Owners who want to bring Kidcreate Studio to their community. Please take a moment to complete the form below, or visit our franchise website for more information.

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