Starting a Second Career from HOME!

As we’ve all heard (approximately a trillion and a half times), this last year and a half has been… tough, to say the least. Transitioning to work or school at home, throw in a layoff or two, then whatever is happening now, we’ve all had employment whiplash. It has been grueling, and I believe many of us are in desperate need of something fresh.

Continue to working from home!

Working from home was easily the best part of the pandemic. Not having to put on slacks?! SIGN ME UP! Why does working from home have to end? You can consider a home-based business. You don’t have to give up your work to life to using your own bathroom balance! A home-based business would allow you to become your own boss for a low starting price and continue your commute from bed to your in-home office. Couple all the benefits of working from home with those of becoming your own boss.

Beginning your second career is an opportunity to do something you’ve never done before. Challenge yourself in new ways! Polish skills you never knew you had, and prove how much more you can do! Some things come easier than others and understanding your strengths and weaknesses can really identify what is going to be a good fit for you! When purchasing a High Touch High Tech franchise, we identify your skillset and support you in the things you aren’t as comfortable with. You can be most successful, most challenged, and most rewarded through out franchise opportunity!

Make the best career change for you!

It’s estimated that people change jobs an average 12 times in their life, but how can you make this career change stick? A new job should be something you’re interested in, something that makes you feel content. High Touch High Tech offers franchise opportunities to people with a plethora of interests including STEM, working with children, or just having fun! Rebrand yourself as an entrepreneur!

When starting your second career, you need to properly vet all your options to find the perfect fit. Remember how many times that glass slipper was tried on until it fit Cinderella? Speak with us today about our franchise options and see how well you would fit into our franchise system! Our current franchisees love their business, and you could start to love your career again too as a High Touch High Tech franchisee!

Sources:

Amanda Augustine. (July 2021) “Career Change Tips: How to Make a Shift.” August 2021, TopResume, https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/conquering-career-change

Transition From Your Old Job To Your Dream Job!

How to Transition from your Old Job to Owning your own Business as a Franchisee

There comes a time in your life when you grow tired of your day job and dream of owning your own business. You dream of being your own boss and setting your own schedule. But for many, they don’t know where to begin. That’s where becoming a franchisee comes in! Certain benefits come along when buying into a franchise model, for instance, there’s a proven company track record, an established brand name, training programs and not to mention ongoing support and marketing assistance.

So how do you choose which franchise is right for you?

Research, research, research! 

1. Attend franchise events. The International Franchise Expo claims that it is the largest expo in the U.S., with more than 300 franchises in attendance. The IFE conference is hosted annually, as well as a number of smaller regional events nationwide.

High Touch High Tech was in attendance of the 2017 International Franchise Expo help at the Javits Center in New York City this past June. We will also be attending some regional events throughout the rest of 2017. Please see our schedule listed below:

Austin, Texas – September 23 & 24

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – October 7 & 8

Orlando, Florida – October 20 & 21

2. Talk to franchisors and franchisees. Head to the franchisors website and request more information. Carefully review all materials including the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), a legal document that the Federal Trade Commission requires franchisors to provide. For a more in depth look, try calling existing and perhaps former franchisees. Ask the franchisees about their experiences, including the support they have received from the corporate office. For a hands-on look see if there is a franchise location near you and see if you can shadow them for a day. 

3. Consult with the Better Business Bureau. Check to see if there are any consumer complaints against a particular franchisor by doing a search on the Better Business Bureau’s website or by contacting the Federal Trade Commission. 

 4. Do a web search. There are a number of sites for basic franchise information. We recommend taking a look at the International Franchise Association’s website IFA, The Franchise Directory, Entrepreneur MagazineWorld FranchisingFranData and American Franchisee Association

 

For more information about owning a High Touch High Tech franchise please visit our website: https://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/index.cfm

Steps to owning a High Touch High Tech Franchise: https://sciencemadefunfranchise.net/steps_how_to_franchise

 

 

DELTA Initiative

The Corporate Office has been working on an initiative to help everyone associated with your High Touch High Tech programming office remember our brand values.

The purpose of the DELTA initiative is to strengthen the HTHT brand and remind everyone associated with HTHT that for which we stand. The DELTA initiative will serve to reinforce the High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun mission across the globe.

The DELTA (∆) symbol in science represents change or difference. This is why it was chosen to represent our brand. As trends in education change, so does HTHT! In our ongoing effort to meet customer demands, HTHT develops new programs and introduces new experiences that are flexible and easily adaptable in numerous environments with various populations. HTHT programs make a difference!

 


Here We Grow Again: New HTHT Franchise Announced in Doha, Qatar!

High Touch High Tech is happy to announce a new addition to our ever-growing, global science family! The NEW HTHT franchise will be opening in 2014 in Doha, Qatar.  

Four million kids annually participate in High Touch High Tech programs. 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, we have created a community of young learners keen on rolling up their sleeves, fueling their imagination, sparking their curiosity, and doing REAL science. 

We are thrilled to be expanding into Qatar & are looking forward to bringing our signature hands-on science experiences to children in this new part of the world.  From the United States of America to the corners of Canada to the coasts of South Korea, the new HTHT of Qatar joins our outstanding family of existing franchisees serving 27 locations across the globe! 


To learn more about the HTHT franchise system & the current business opportunities

with High Touch High Tech, visit us online at ScienceMadeFunFranchise.net.


Choose Franchising!

Buying a franchise is a really good way to start your own business. You can avoid much of the work that goes into starting a business from scratch. You also have the advantage of following a blueprint, which is a proven business model. The first step though, is obviously choosing the right franchise.

Why High Touch High Tech?

When choosing the right franchise, keep your options open. Don’t just focus on one or two concepts. Having an open mind will help you to locate that hot, new concept. Also, talk to leaders from existing franchises. Getting feedback from people who have successful franchises will be beneficial.

Meet Our Franchisees

 

If you already have an idea in mind about a particular franchise, contact the business and get information about it.

 


Steps to Ownership

 

Review the franchisor’s website and any other material provided. Read their Franchise Disclosure Document at least twice. You can learn about the franchise’s history, training and marketing programs, plus any costs that you may incur. By reading the Franchise Disclosure Document, you can easily tell if the franchise is a correct fit for you. You should also be honest with yourself.  Assess your skills, interests and experiences.
Think about how much money you can invest and how much money you plan to make in this venture. If you make a list of your strengths and weaknesses, you can create a strategy and model for your research.

 

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

High Touch High Tech is the leader in innovative hands-on science and nature experiences for children, serving over 4 million children annually with 27 franchise locations across the United States, Canada, Turkey, Singapore and South Korea.

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 is the leader in innovative hands-on science and nature experiences for children, serving over 4 million children annually with 27 franchise locations across the United States, Canada, Turkey, Singapore and South Korea.

Best Use of Franchisee Email Marketing

Maintain Brand Integrity

One of the main reasons to buy a franchise instead of starting an independent business is that you benefit from the widespread brand recognition built by your franchise.  The sheer number of geographically distributed franchisees in a franchise system exerts an enormous influence on consumers.  When planning your email marketing campaign, it is essential to leverage your franchise’s existing brand in the graphics and messaging content of your email template.

Ask the marketing department at your corporate office if they provide content for franchisees on a regular basis.  For example, High Touch High Tech (ht2) provides a fully branded template on an monthly basis that can be quickly edited by franchisees before sending.

Provide Value to Your Subscribers

Whether or not a subscriber reads your email and clicks through to your web site depends on whether the content of your campaign is helpful, informative and even entertaining to your core group of customers.  If a subscriber has fun while also learning something useful—all the better.  Valuable content will also allow your mailing list to grow by decreasing the likelihood that recipents will take themselves off of your list.

Ask the support team at the corporate office of your franchise if they provide content for franchisees on a regular basis.  For example, ht2 writes original content on a monthly basis for all franchisees to use.

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

 

Since there are a number of low cost email campaign systems (i.e. Vertical ResponseConstant Contact, and MailChimp) available on the Internet, why figure it out yourself?  Vertical Response, the system used by High Touch High Tech, provides the most user-friendly interface.  It also supports dynamic list management, social media, easy editing by less tech savvy users, and provides subscribe boxes to put on your web site.  Dynamic list management means that you can create a mailing list and let recipients unsubscribe automatically.  Also, if an email address is not valid, resulting in a ‘bounce’, it is automatically removed from the list.  All of these features translate into giving you more time as a franchisee to craft a carefully considered message that is reinforced by your franchise’s influential brand.

Maximize the Power of  Your Web Presence

Your email marketing campaign is an ideal opportunity to provide links to other aspects of your web presence like your social media page, YouTube channel, and franchisee web site, increasing their potential to exert an influence on your target group of customers.  Unlike your other web efforts, an email campaign ‘pushes’ information to your audience—they receive your email in their inbox without having to decide to do so.

The ht2 E-News template has professionally designed graphics that emphasize our Facebook page, YouTube Channel, and web sites.  Franchisees are able to add links to their sites and Facebook pages.

Following these best practices, and getting a helping hand from your corporate office, gives your email campaign the best chances of resulting in sales for your business without taking away valuable time from other marketing efforts.  So what are you waiting for?  Get started with your email campaign now!

High Touch High Tech is the leader in innovative hands-on science and nature experiences for children, serving over 4 million children annually with 27 franchise locations across the United States, Canada, Turkey, Singapore and South Korea.