3rd Quarter Franchisee Spotlight Person Is……

 

Our September 2018 Franchisee Spotlight Person is…….

Judy Alexander

High Touch High Tech of Houston.

 

 

 

1. Favorite Food?

Anything that doesn’t eat me first…& I’ll try anything once.

2. Favorite Music?

Pop & classical, but I love to go to concerts of any genre.

3. How do you spend your free time?

Running & traveling

4. A superhero you most identify with?

Deadpool

5. Favorite part of owning a HTHT Franchise.

Hearing students say, “This is the best day of my life!” & “I want to be a scientist when I grow up!”

 

Thank you Judy Alexander for all the hard work you do at HTHT of HOUSTON and Congratulations on becoming the 2018 3rd Quarter Franchisee Spotlight Person!!

High Touch High Tech Conference, October 4-7th, 2018, Denver, Colorado.

 

High Touch High Tech will bring its franchisee’s together for three days of learning, networking and FUN at its Conference, to be held in Denver, Colorado, October 4-7th.

The three-day, invitation-only event will feature several workshops addressing; effective ground marketing techniques, engagement beyond the classroom and some fantastic new technology.

We will also have some new programs that will be released to all of High Touch High Tech Franchises. Among other highlights of the conference, High Touch High Tech will have two guest speakers! Johnny Hyde, who is a Marketing Expert and Steven Kohnke, who is a Growth Coach. Both are Colorado natives and looking forward to speaking to all of you!

“We are so excited to be planning our Pathways 2018 Trek to Success conference. Everything about this conference has been quite intentional. We are holding the conference in Denver, CO, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, and the conference site will be at the historic  Brown Palace. Both the city, and the conference venue will serve to inspire us all.  This will be an amazing backdrop to our Pathways 2018 Trek to Success conference. This incredible conference will motivate, educate, and set us all on a trek to success! Our team at the corporate office has been working on developing workshops, inviting local experts, that will provide actionable “take away” so that all our attendees will leave the conference and “hit the ground running.” It is our goal at the corporate office to provide ongoing support, assistance, and collaboration to our entire family of franchisees. I hope to see everybody in Denver in October.” Scientifically yours, Daniel “Dinosaur Dan” Shaw.

Catch a glimpse of last year’s conference and the fun you can expect this year in Colorado!

We hope to see you all there!!

 

High Touch High Tech welcomes our NEWEST Franchise Owner in Chicagoland!

High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise owner!

Please welcome to the HTHT Family and our newest franchise owner of  Hight Touch High Tech Chicagoland, Victoria Harris.

Victoria traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of June 11-13 2018 to complete her franchise training.

Give Volcanic Victoria a warm welcome to the HTHT – Science Made Fun family!

 

What is a Franchise?

What Is A Franchise?

You’re ready to break-out on your own and be your own boss. The question is, should you start your own business or invest in a franchise? You know what you’re good at and what you enjoy doing, but does that automatically translate into a business concept; a business concept that will be successful and profitable? And even if it does, do you have the commitment it takes to develop your own business or would you feel more secure investing in a business with a successful history and years of experience; a business that you can own with out being alone?

If you don’t know the answer to that question, you’re in the same boat as many entrepreneurs out there. As you wade through the questions and challenges of starting your own business, investing in a franchise may be something to consider.

So, you’ve heard about franchises and know that the sandwich shop around the corner, the local gas station and even your dry cleaner are all franchises, but you’re not quite sure what that means. Well, we’ve taken a page out of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) website resources to help explain the basics of, “What Is a Franchise?”

A franchise is defined as the agreement or license between two legally independent parties which gives:
• A person or group of people (franchisee) the right to market a product or service using the trademark or trade name of another business (franchisor)

• The franchisee the right to market a product or service using the operating methods of the franchisor

• The franchisee the obligation to pay the franchisor fees for these rights

• The franchisor the obligation to provide rights and support to franchisees

Franchisor:
Owns trademark or trade name
Provides Support:
-Financing (sometimes)
-Advertising & Marketing
-Training
Receives Fees

Franchisee:
Uses trademark or trade name
Expands business with franchisors support
Pays fees

There are various types of franchises and business formats. It is important to conduct research on these types and formats to identify those that are of most interest and align with your personal and professional goals.

Business format franchises use a franchisor’s product, service and trademark, but also the complete method to conduct the business itself, such as the marketing plan and operations manuals. Business format franchises are the most common type of franchise.

Types of Franchise Arrangements:
Because so many franchisors, industries and range of investments are possible, there are different types of franchise arrangements available to a business owner.

Single Unit Franchise:
A single-unit franchise is an agreement where the franchisor grants a franchisee the rights to open and operate ONE franchise unit. This is the simplest and most common type of franchise. It is possible, however, for a franchisee to purchase additional single-unit franchises once the original franchise unit begins to prosper. This is then considered a multiple, single-unit relationship.

Multi-Unit Franchise:
• Area development
• Master franchise (sub-franchising)

Area Development Franchise:
Under an area development franchise, a franchisee has the right to open more than one unit during a specific time, within a specified area. For example, a franchisee may agree to open 5 units over a five year period in a specified territory. The franchisor grants the franchisee exclusive rights for the development of that territory.

Master Franchise:
A master franchise agreement gives the franchisee more rights than an area development agreement. In addition to having the right and obligation to open and operate a certain number of units in a defined area, the master franchisee also has the right to sell franchises to other people within the territory, known as sub-franchises. Therefore, the master franchisee takes over many of the tasks, duties and benefits of the franchisor, such as providing support and training, as well as receiving fees and royalties.

For more helpful resources on franchising, visit IFA.

For more information on franchise opportunities with High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun visit ScienceMadeFunFranchise.net

 

 

Why Didn’t I Think of That? 10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

Looking to start a new venture in the franchising world? Remember “Ask Why Before You Buy!

What we mean by this is, before buying a new franchise, there are several things you should ask the franchisor.  These questions can give you a lot of insight into what you can expect as part of this franchise. 

1. What initial services do you offer? This will let you know the level of involvement you can expect from the franchisor to help you get your new franchise off the ground.  

2. What assistance do you provide in obtaining finance?  Starting a franchise can be expensive, so knowing whether or not you can expect some help from the franchisor is important.  

3. What help will I receive in arranging local advertising and promotions? Are there standard promotions (radio spots, print ads, etc.) available for my use?  Advertising can be a big upfront expense, so it is important to know if you will need to budget for your own advertising campaign or the franchisor offers assistance in this area.   

4. Can you give me specific examples of problems that your franchisees have faced and how you have been able to help them? This question will help you find out how the franchisor supports franchisees. The franchisor should be able to provide examples about how a franchisee in need was helped.  

5. What can you tell me about some of your franchisees that have been very successful?  What about those who have not had great success?  Knowing what has worked in the past (and what hasn’t) will be very beneficial in developing your business plan.  

6. What kind insurance must I have? Do you have an arrangement with a broker or a company offering special rates?  Again, this is another expense that you may have to include in your budget.  

7. Do you provide ongoing training in the form of workshops, conferences, seminars, regional meetings, refresher or advanced courses?  Knowing that your franchisor will continually be offering support and guidance can put you at ease when you are starting a new franchise.  

8. What is the day-to-day business like for your franchise? This important, often overlooked, question will let you know what you can expect on a daily basis as a franchisee.  

9. What employee characteristics are typically found among employees at one of your franchises?  Employees are often the face of a business, so knowing what characteristics to expect could be important to your decision.  

10. What are relationships like between the franchisees Knowing if there is a familial feeling among the franchisees or heavy competition is an important dynamic to understand before becoming a part of a franchise. 

Starting your own business is exhilarating in itself, but it’s even better when you have an experienced support team by your side that has been there before, knows the many different aspects of the small business landscape, and can offer guidance every step of the way. 

That’s the High Touch High Tech (ht2) franchise advantage!

High Touch High Tech is a brand with global exposure and appeal; a dependable, rewarding and profitable home-based franchise opportunity. Our franchisees provide a variety of fun, entertaining and educational science experiences to children in schools, preschools, camps, libraries, community centers, and private homes; ultimately, wherever children are found in their communities. These highly sought-after innovative and engaging educational programs are easy to deliver.

We offer you a unique opportunity to build a successful business while contributing to your community. Get started today with your franchise by teaching science fun to children. Our services are in high demand. Teachers, parents, school administrators, businesses and government have vested interests in enriching children’s science experiences. High Touch High Tech franchisees realize the benefits of providing programs that make science fun, and accessible.

Why reinvent the wheel when High Touch High Tech has a proven track record and a recognized brand? Take our successful concept and combine it with your talents to inspire the scientists of tomorrow. Get started by going to http://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/.

Franchisee Spotlight Person is……

 

 Our March 2018 Franchisee Spotlight Person is…….

ANN EZRATTY

High Touch High Tech of South Florida

 

1. What is your favorite food?

All foods that she doesn’t have to cook….as Ms. Ann does not like to cook! I love Seafood, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Israeli, Japanese, Vegan, Vietnamese etc.

2. What is your favorite music?

Classic Rock and Roll (I am an old Hippie), and “Islandy” music like Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffet.

3. How do you spend your free time?

My free time is spent hanging out with my sweet hubby Michael. Sitting  in our hot tub, going for a boat ride on our little fishing boat and spending time with my 3 children that live close by and my incredible 3 grandchildren. We have 1 daughter who lives in Germany and I really enjoy skyping with her on the weekends. We love going  down to the Keys to get away and are blessed to have that as an option since we are only a 2 hour car ride to Key Largo! I also love playing with my Italian Greyhound Max, my 2 rats “The Wrat Brothers”…Orville and Wilbur and our Gofen Cockatoo, Billy.

4. Superhero you most identify with?

Wonder Woman. I enjoy being very busy, I enjoy keeping a very organized and neat office and personal space, I enjoy volunteering at the local Animal Care and Control where I am an official “Dog Walker”. It seems as if every day from beginning to end is busy, busy and I aspire for excellence in all that I do.

5. Favorite part of owning a HTHT Franchise?

The independence I have in my day. I like being a business woman and having control as to how I manage my employees, clients and office. I also enjoy knowing that our program has a direct and powerful impact on the lives of children and I know that hundreds of children over the past 23 years that I have been doing  this, have gone into a science field as a result of our hands-on science programs.

 

Thank you Ann Ezratty for all the hard work you do at HTHT of SFL and Congratulations on becoming the 2018 1st Quarter Franchisee Spotlight Person!!

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Franchises-When They’re Hot!

Franchises – When They’re Hot

 When you’re considering the purchase of a franchise, you want to be sure the one you choose is “hot”. With so many opportunities out there, how do you know what’s hot and what’s not? Let’s take a look at a few indicators that may help you decide to jump into the fire!

Happiness in Numbers

The more the merrier when it comes to the sale of new franchise units. Franchisors are always on the lookout for new franchisees.  New units mean new franchise fees and monthly royalty income for the franchisor. If a franchise concept sees a spike in franchise sales or shows steady growth in the opening of new units, it might be “hot”.

Locations, Locations, Locations

Do you see a franchise on every corner? When you travel, do you see the same franchise every place you go? Lots of locations mean lots of brand visibility and probably heightened consumer awareness of the products and services offered by said brand. If a franchise concept pops up just about everywhere, chances are it’s “hot”.

In the Spotlight

Some franchises get a lot of media attention and publicity; however, the reasons why may vary. Maybe they made a major contribution to a well known charity; or their annual earnings report just went public; or they just signed a major celebrity to their system. Regardless of why they are in the news…..they’re in the news and getting your attention. In your eyes, publicity is good and therefore, a franchise is “hot”.

Although these three reasons can certainly play a major role in determining which franchises are “hot” and ultimately which system you’ll join, there are a myriad of other reasons you may consider before stepping onto the coals!

Equating popularity to profitability is completely normal; however, not always an accurate assessment. Does the franchise concept you’re interested in have the potential of becoming a fad or does it have history and staying power? Is this franchise concept recession-proof; can it withstand and adapt to a fluctuating economy? Does this franchise concept meet a consumer need that you don’t foresee disappearing anytime soon? Are there too many locations nearby for you to really have a chance to be profitable?

All these questions and more are good things to ask before signing on the dotted line. And the great thing about a franchise system is you can ask actual franchisees, the ones who found the answers to their questions and have already taken the risk and are in business.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with High Touch High Tech, visit us online at ScienceMadeFunFranchise.net.

 

High Touch High Tech Named a 2018 Top Franchise

High Touch High Tech Named a 2018 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

 Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with High Touch High Tech’s Performance

Asheville, NC, January 9, 2018– High Touch High Tech was recently named a top franchise for 2018 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 13th annual ranking of the top 200 award-winning franchise opportunities. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/top-franchise-opportunities/.

The mission of High Touch High Tech is to introduce children, at an early age, to the amazing world of science and nature by providing innovative, educational, hands-on programs that are presented in a fun manner, that nurtures their budding young minds and stimulate both their imagination and curiosity. For more than 20 years, the rapidly growing children’s education franchise has cultivated an outstanding & diverse family of franchisees ranging from former educators to corporate executives.

Each year, over sixteen million kids participate in the company’s inquiry-based programming. Every day, every hour, somewhere in the world, there is a High Touch High Tech program currently happening.  As the leader in innovative, hands-on science & nature experiences, they continue to leave a lasting impression by making science concepts both meaningful & memorable for children of all ages.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

High Touch High Tech was among 307 franchise brands, representing over 28,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. High Touch High Tech’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchiser/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to help entrepreneurs when choosing which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list are the top performing brands in the areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

“I am excited and humbled to learn that High Touch High Tech was ranked in the Top 50 in the 2018 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. This award provides wonderful affirmation of the hard work we put in, and our corporate culture of supporting our franchisees, realizing everyday that our success is linked to our franchisees success.” says Daniel Shaw, President & CEO of High Touch High Tech.

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2018 Top Franchises.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in bench marking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

Media Contacts:

High Touch High Tech

Terri Connolly

Vice President, Brand Development

828.684.3192

tconnolly@ScienceMadeFun.net

 

Franchise Business Review

Ali Forman

B2B Marketing Manager

603.319.4818

ali@franchisebusinessreview.com

 

 

HTHT Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Maine!

High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location!

Please welcome to the HTHT Family, High Touch High Tech Maine!

Genia traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of December 9th–December 14th, 2017 to complete her franchise training.

Give Genia Sklute a warm welcome to the HTHT – Science Made Fun family!

High Touch High Tech: Inspiring Young Minds Across the Globe

Often, science is a tool that explains the world around us. It teaches children about life and the world we live in. From a young age, children start inquiring about science. “Mommy, what makes the sky blue”?  “Daddy, how does my gold fish breathe under water”? Science provides answers to these questions for children and students of all ages. Science tells a story, challenges us and allows us think outside of the box! According to Grace Beckett, the author of “Importance of Learning Science in School”, science teaches children about technology awareness, how to conserve natural resources, and even instills survival skills. It also encourages communication, problem solving, researching, and enables the child to create their own “hypotheses”, demonstrating “trial and error”.

High Touch High Tech brings “hands-on” science programs into schools around the world to ensure that this imperative subject is instructed in a fun and memorable way. Our staff works with various schools and their faculty members to coordinate “in-house” science field-trips to demonstrate how astonishing science really is!  If a first-grade science curriculum requires that the students are to be taught about “Earth Systems” we will come to the school and transform the children into mini-geologists as they sort, test and investigate all that they find.  The scientist/instructor will discuss the Earth’s underground layers and they will even apply pressure to create their own igneous rock. They’ll go on a gem panning expedition and uncover the Earth’s hidden treasures of real gems, rocks and minerals.  It will be a day that the students will never forget!

Our organization has been fortunate enough to inspire young minds across the globe. These informative, “hands-on” science programs allow students all around the world to experience what makes science so FUN! Our domestic and international operations are so grateful to have the opportunity to educate students about some of the “science world’s” most interesting topics. We are here to provide students with the idea that one day, they can create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. From the United States to the Middle East we are here to make a difference and improve the educational science experience for students everywhere.

Source: https://www.howtolearn.com/2013/04/importance-learning-science-school/