One of the franchise opportunities that I thought was interesting at the IFE last week was the Fun Bus.
The cornerstone of the Fun Bus franchise is a full-sized and fully operational school bus whose seats have been removed and replaced with a padded playground ideal for children ages 2 to 7. The bus features a trampoline, a rope swing, a punching bag, a parallel bar, a basketball net and a big slide that is attached out the back. The bright green school bus brings fitness and fun directly to children at daycare, nursery schools and birthday parties.
The Fun Bus visits daycares and nursery schools once a week for a 10-week session, giving the children 30 minutes of learning and fitness taught in a fun way.
What I find appealing about the opportunity is there is no real estate involved, itâ€™s an easy business to operate and it acts as its own billboard as it drives around town.
The investment is moderate: franchise fee is $25,000 fee, franchisees get the Fun Bus name in a secure territory, training, manuals, after-sale support and a list of potential customers (day care centers), a customized bus and equipment runs another $25,000. Add additional $15,000 for some advertising, working capital and misc. expenses, and the total investment is approximately $65,000.
Although they are fairly new to market, they do have some track record, they started franchising in 2003 and have 16 operating units.
I have yet to see the UFOC (I requested a copy), but I think the concept could be a good match for moms, or 20 something year olds looking to get into business.
For more information visit: Fun Bus Franchise