With each new year comes a surge of gymgoers, people putting
down their bad habits, and a barrage of resolution to be better this year. New
Year’s resolutions are a great way to improve your personal life, but there’s
always improvement in your business life as well. Have you grown tired of your
cubical, rush hour traffic, and making someone else the big bucks? Maybe this
New Year is your opportunity to change that!
Being a business owner is a challenge! A challenge worth
overcoming. As an entrepreneur, you can test your skills as a salesperson, an
accountant, and HR director, and so many more! All the while, you’re making
money for yourself! Your hard work will pay you directly!
High Touch High Tech franchise owners have a business they
love and enjoy doing each day! Our franchisees are in the business of changing
lives! Hands on science education is a great way to build the next generation
of zoologists, doctors, and engineers!
Pictured is High Touch High Tech founder and CEO, Dinosaur Dan Shaw, pictured with family and our intellectual property attorneys in China.
High Touch High Tech is working to secure the HT2 Science trademark for our Chinese franchise location. We are continuing to grow High Touch High Tech’s global footprint, and inspire children through science across the world!
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan
A quality and well-rounded education is important through
the life among all age groups, casts, creeds, religion or region. Education is
the process in which knowledge, understanding, values, skills, beliefs, moral
habits, and necessary change will be achieved.
Knowledge is the ticket to overcoming economic status and
being victorious over personal and social issues. Education is a birth right to
anyone who wants to make more of life than crime and creates a better and more
peaceful society. By providing education, we transform minds, and therefore
Education allows individuals to have a confidence in life
that cannot come from any other source. And educated person becomes a good
citizen. We dream of a future geared towards success, and that is only possible
through a worthy education.
High Touch High Tech believes education is the greatest gift
you can give. Education can happen wherever there are people willing to learn.
Give your children the gift of education this holiday season, and make STEM
learning an essential part of their lives.
High Touch High Tech has a
franchise fee cost of $52,500 for a territory of 1.5-1.8 million population
density. Continuing franchise royalty fees are at 7% of gross sales.
High Touch High Tech is a
home-based franchise model. This allows our franchise owners to save money on a
commercial real estate space and invest that money into their supplies. It is
expected to spend anywhere from $10,000 to $12,000 on your launch supplies and
marketing for your new High Touch High Tech business.
Am I good candidate for High Touch
Potential High Touch High Tech
franchisees would all ideally have experiences in sales and marketing, business
administration, and working with children. Owning a High Touch High Tech
franchise is an enjoyable experience, and our franchise owners love what they
do each day!
High Touch High Tech franchise owners enjoy the following:
Working with people
Following a strategic plan
Staffing, training, and
Interacting with school
administrators, teachers, parents and kids
Marketing and spreading the word
about High Touch High Tech
Handling business administration
Building customer relationships
Engaging in community festivals
Networking… and so many more!
How much time will I need to
For each new High Touch High Tech
franchise owner, the corporate office dedicates an entire week to the hands-on
training, market research, and territory-specific strategy of their new
After the initial franchise
training is completed, High Touch High Tech franchisees return to their territories
to launch their new business! We provide franchise owners with a marketing plan
to start their business and the exciting STEM programming that students have
been enjoying for 25 years! Franchise owners can immediately start scheduling
in-school field trips, after-school programs, pre-school programs, and science
Who is High Touch High Tech?
High Touch High Tech was
originally founded in 1992 and has been franchising since 1994. We have proven
successful in times of economic instability and have adapted to major shifts in
education trends and standards.
High Touch High Tech succeeds when
our franchisees succeed. Our franchise owners can command their business as
they see fit, tapping into the readily available support from the corporate
team whenever necessary.
High Touch High Tech has over 36
franchise locations in 11 countries! High Touch High Tech serves more than 16
million students each year with the reach of their franchise owners and
corporate partners. We believe that learning takes places in any space that
learners are gathered!
What does it take to be a
successful High Touch High Tech Franchisee?
A successful franchisee will be an
active franchisee. Franchise owners who are visiting schools in their
territory, developing a comprehensive marketing plan, and have an energetic
presence on social media platforms will be successful!
Successful High Touch High Tech
franchisees will have a passion for the work they do every day! Our business
sells itself, because who doesn’t want more science?!
Franchising is an amazing way to branch into entrepreneurship! Many aspiring business owners can be intimidated by the thought of becoming their own boss, and many of those fears are rooted in misconceptions.
1. Franchising is Expensive.
There is vast diversity in start-up costs for franchising! There is a franchise to suit every budget! Other than one-time franchise fee and the continuing royalties, franchise expenses aren’t very different than other businesses. While franchise investments are something to think about, they come with the added benefit of having an established product and service model! This saves you LOADS of preparation time that building a business from scratch takes.
When looking into franchising,
think about the other costs associated. Home-based franchise models are more
financially tangible, with the added benefit of working from home! High Touch
High Tech’s business model allows you to utilize the space you’ve already paid
for, instead of leasing a commercial real estate space!
2. The franchise with the best-known name is best.
A brand name can work for or against you. While a household name is doing well it comes with its successes, but in a public relation crisis your business will feel the pain! Focus more on how the franchise suits you, your staffing needs, hours of operation, and the investment needs. It will be your business, so you want to choose the franchise that you’ll want to work with in the long run!
3. I can’t manage a business without experience!
Yes, yes you can! Franchising is
an amazing way for new entrepreneurs to come in with detailed map of success.
Franchises offer the support, training, services and products, and marketing
strategy so you don’t have to! You initiate your business with a plan and
followed with continued support to ensure your success!
High Touch High Tech offers 25
years of programming and experience, aided by hands-on training! Our new
franchise owners spend a week at the corporate franchise offer, learning the
ins-and-outs of running their High Touch High Tech franchise! We spend that
week learning how to execute programs, developing marketing skills, and
blueprinting a success map for your territory!
4. Franchises are controlled by the corporate office.
We at High Touch High Tech believe
in franchisee autonomy. While many franchisors stifle the creativity in running
your own business, we allow you to manage your business as you see fit!
We welcome new ideas and encourage
you to be creative for the benefit of your business and our franchise system!
5. Franchises are food and retail.
This misconception is rooted in
the many years of fast food and retail franchise domination. The franchise game
has diversified! Whether your passion is education, auto-services, fitness, or
elder care, there is a franchise opportunity for you!
Each year Franchise Business
Review comes out with the top 200 franchises. High Touch High Tech was listed
on the top 200 for both the domestic and global franchise listings! Over 30,000 franchises were surveyed on
franchisee satisfaction, and we’ve been top rated for again and again! We’ve
also made it onto Entrepreneur Magazines top 500 franchise list!
6. Buy for your hobbies!
Hobbies change more often than
passions. High Touch High Tech speaks to those with a passion for education,
children, or even science! Franchise specialists often warn against buying
franchise businesses related to your hobby. When your mortgage relies on your
golf franchise, your opinions of the sport may change.
7. My franchise will run itself!
While you start your business with an established marketing and operating system in place, there is still work to be done! In the beginning of your business, you will still be spending time developing, managing, and growing your business!
High Touch High Tech seeks franchise
owners who wish to be hands-on! Our business model of hands-on science grants a
franchise owner who wants to participate in the day to day activities of their
8. Success is a guarantee.
As much as we wish it were true,
success is never guaranteed. There is lots of hard work that goes into a
successful business. Franchisors provide the tools in which to succeed, but
they aren’t responsible for your success!
High Touch High Tech has
successfully been franchising for over 25 years! We are continuously developing
programs to suit our franchisees and providing the support to aid your success.
Our successful franchise owners all have 2 things in common; a passion for
their business, and the ability to work hard.
9. Franchisors only care about fees, not my success.
The franchise succeeds when franchisees
succeed! There would be no franchise without you! High Touch High Tech wants
our franchisees to seek new opportunities in their business and want to help
guide you to your goals! It is in our best interest to see our franchise owners
run a successful business!
10. My Franchisor will handle all marketing.
While franchisors can provide
content and guidelines on marketing to your local territory, it is your duty to
utilize it! The majority of franchisor created marketing is going to do more to
create brand awareness and recognition. Utilize the marketing guidelines
created by your franchisor to branch into your local market!
“I love my work; I love doing different things. My job is never boring.” -Dr. G, Franchise Owner of High Touch High Tech Maine
Dr. G has a background in academia and taught at the
University of New England. “Even with my background in academia, I continue to
learn new things each day. I’m continuously widening my horizons.” Our High
Touch High Tech franchise owners can create a domino effect of knowledge,
teaching their staff, students, parents, and even themselves.
There are no two days of owning a High Touch High Tech
franchise are the same! Whether you spend your day in the classroom, providing
hands-on science experience to students, or spend your day catching up on your
business administration, you maintain the resonating pleasure of changing lives
High Touch High Tech franchise owners use every and any
opportunity to market their business! “I didn’t know I can the ability to be a
salesperson. My passion is science education, so I can talk about my passion,
and sell my business authentically.” There isn’t a single school that a
franchise owner enters that believes they have enough science! Our business
sells itself! Being able to sell a product that is valued across cultures and
people through all walks of life makes your business successful!
Most of our franchise owners keep an inventory of program
brochures to market when moment is available! Marketing franchise owners will
never enter a school who believes their students are receiving enough STEM
education! Once teachers are familiar with our brand, they make High Touch High
Tech a regular part of their students’ learning experience.
Our franchise owners widen their horizons each day, growing
their skillset and adding different tools to their “toolbox.” High Touch High
Tech is celebrating 25 years of franchising and want to continue to grow our
reach of STEM excitement!