Finding Purpose in Your Business

Purpose is the reason for doing something, the intended goal and result, a determination. By understanding the purpose of your work, you have a direct goal, inspiration, and a reason to stay engaged from day to day. In fact, 90% of people who work for companies which establish a clear purpose feel engaged in their work, compared to the 32% of employees at non-purpose focused companies. For High Touch High Tech, our purpose since our foundation in 1992 has been to expose children to the amazing world of science through hands-on, innovative programs.

What High Touch High Tech goes further than sales, we are in the business of inspiration. Our franchise owners share the common goal of increasing the scientific and technological literacy of children everywhere. High Touch High Tech reaches 16 million students annually, and by engaging students through hands-on experimentation, we spark the imagination needed for the innovations of the future.

High Touch High Tech franchisees know that the work they do each day is valuable. Each day, franchisees across the world leave lasting impressions on children, creating the next generation of scientists. If you want to be in a business with purpose, make the world a better place, and make a genuine, positive impact, a High Touch High Tech franchise opportunity is for you. Speak with us about franchising today!

Female Entrepreneurship: Propelling the Economy one Business at a Time

Between the years of 1997 and 2017, the number of female owned business increased by 114%. These businesses employ 23 million people and generate more than 3 trillion dollars in revenue; female entrepreneurship is growing at a rate that 2.5 times higher than the national average. Of these newly founded businesses, 71% are female entrepreneurs are women of color, making entrepreneurship more diverse than every before. Women serve as the primary or co-breadwinner in almost two-thirds of American households, and entrepreneurship grants them flexibility, opportunity for greater income, and a high level of satisfaction and optimism.

Of the 11 million U.S. businesses owned by women, 68% of those businesses are run from the home. Home based businesses allow entrepreneurs to save money on commercial spaces, start their businesses with less risk, and improve work-to-life balance. Operating a business within the home allows offers opportunities for tax deductions, something that novice entrepreneurs may need to take advance of. Mothers often take a more heavy-handed parental role. By working from home, female entrepreneurs can take care of their sick child and set their own schedule, all while making money by and for themselves. Home based business may be partially to credit for 78% of female entrepreneurs feeling as though they have achieved true work-to-life balance.

One of the greatest selling points for entrepreneurship is the ability your hard work to be reflected in your income level. When your earning potential is directly proportional to your achievements, you will no longer miss asking for raises or waiting for promotions. While there is the good and not so good in every business, business owners hold the keys to building a larger, more stable business. Entrepreneurs create jobs, contribute to the economy, invest in their communities, innovate, and create wealth. The success of small business owners is directly relative to the success of the U.S. economy.

Entrepreneurs are the happiest people in the business world. An estimated 85% of happiness stems from the relationships we have, and as an entrepreneur, you can decide who you work with. By building your own team you can create the business you have always wanted to work for! It is also important that business owners do something they enjoy, something they find meaningful, whether that be working with children or teaching science! Many studies have concluded that the most motivating factors in business are challenging work, pleasant coworkers, and opportunities for growth. As an entrepreneur, you can expect a daily challenge, opportunities to grow your business, and you can hire all the pleasant coworkers you please!

Business ownership is empowering, and female entrepreneurship propels our economy. High Touch High Tech has been awarded a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review, with more than 55% of our franchise locations being owned or co-owned by women! If you are passionate about working with children, attaining a work-life balance, working from home, creating your own income, and being happy while you do it, a High Touch High Tech franchise is for you! Speak with us today to grant yourself the freedom of entrepreneurship!

The Future of our Franchise: Our CEO’s Vision

“High Touch High Tech was founded on the notion we need to pull the science out of the textbooks and put it into the hands of the students. This approach has been very successful for the last 26 years. 

This year with school closures our franchisees had to slam on the brakes on our in school experiences, and through the power of passion for science education we have pivoted to offer online content, still adhering to our core value of hands-on learning. Every enrolled child in any of our online programs had the science materials shipped to their home, school, or camp. 

I am so inspired by our franchisees, our students, and our many customers for refusing to let this crisis stop the science education. In fact, what we have all learned from this crisis, is we must follow the science. I am deeply thankful that High Touch High Tech plays a role in building the scientific leaders of the future.”

Dinosaur Dan Shaw, Founder and CEO of High Touch High Tech

As we work to regain our sense of normalcy in a post COVID work, High Touch High Tech and our franchisees will continue to inspire students to make data driven decisions, explore information for themselves, and follow the science. Investing in a High Touch High Tech franchise opportunity means investing in the next generation of researchers, pathologists, vaccination developers, and citizens that value science.

While COVID is bigger than each of us, High Touch High Tech has become as stronger franchise system, a dedicated resource to our community, and pursuer of science.

Beyond a Business: Being a Community Resource

In the age of quarantine and social distancing, our focus is highlighted on the things that mean most to us. For High Touch High Tech, that means the importance for inspiring students who value science, make data driven decisions, and approach the world an eagerness for education is tremendous. As we continue to provide ourselves as a resource to remote learning students, novice homeschooling parents, and adapting teachers, we are building a bond between High Touch High Tech and the communities we serve.

As schools closed across the world, High Touch High Tech franchisees switched from our on-campus enrichment programming to online remote learning, just as teachers had.  Teachers were forced to cancel in-school field trips, but High Touch High Tech was able to offer ourselves as an exciting, educational resource to students, parents, and teachers during an unexpected transition. We were able to provide hands-on education to students adapting to online learning, allowing for learning to be fun and engaging once again.

Many students participated in High Touch High Tech’s Experiment of the Day live broadcasts! Families across the nation gathered in their living rooms and kitchen tables as a High Touch High Tech scientist guided them through the same lessons they would learn in the classroom. Since our foundation, we have believed that learning happens wherever learners gather, and that includes makeshift, social distancing classrooms!

High Touch High Tech franchisees are proud of the lasting impression our business leaves on our community. Whether we interact with children in their classroom, afterschool program, summer camp, or online learning session, students leave with a lifelong love for science. Our franchise opportunities appeal to those who want a business that does more than sell, those who want to make a difference for those they work with. Inquire about a High Touch High Tech franchise opportunity if you are passionate about your community and the children within it.