Steps to Ownership

The Path to Education Franchise Ownership

If you’re ready to help high school students plan for their future, Class 101 may very well be a great fit for you. Our college planning franchise has helped thousands of high school students plan for their futures, and we’re just getting started. As one of our college prep franchise owners, you’ll have access to our full range of services, our high-quality one-on-one approach, and our network of college planners throughout the country.

If you’re ready to start your journey with Class 101, we are excited to learn more about you. We’ve broken down the path to ownership into eight steps. Take a look at our process and don’t hesitate to reach out to our development team today to get started.

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    Goals, Overview & Your Decision Criteria

    Our team wants to learn all about you, your experience, and your goals. Some topics of discussion will include your investment range, your timeline, and what you’re looking for in an education business opportunity.

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    Brand Review

    You’ll review an in-depth presentation about who we are and the unique value proposition our franchise owners offer our clients. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and we’ll have an honest conversation to determine if we should move onto the next step.

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    Request for Consideration

    You’ll fill out and submit a non-binding application that will show us that you are serious about our college planning franchise opportunity. No investment or commitment is required at this step and this request will show you are ready to move on to the next step.

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    Introduction to Funding Partners & Territory Analysis

    The Class 101 team will help you understand how to secure financing for your new business. We have relationships with several lenders and will explain the options to you and answer any questions you may have.

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    Business Review of Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

    You’ll have the opportunity to review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with our team. This document includes background on our company, information about our management team, an investment breakdown, and more.

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    Attend Launch Day Event

    Here’s your chance to meet the Class 101 corporate team! You’ll learn all about the Class 101 culture and our support, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions that may arise.

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    Final Franchisee & Financial Validation

    After attending Launch Day and receiving an award letter, you will have the opportunity to speak with some current Class 101 franchise owners and other team members. This will be your chance for your final due diligence. We’ll chat about the last steps and schedule the signing.

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    Sign Franchise Agreement

    Congratulations! You’ve reached the final step and are one signature away from being the proud owner of our college planning franchise. Once you sign our Franchise Agreement and pay the initial fees, you will move into the onboarding process.

A Few Words from Current Franchise Owners

  • “We created 12, 24, and 36 month plans. I'm really happy to say that the goals we've set, we've so far met and exceeded those. We hit our one year goal for enrollment at four months. We see just great success coming after that.”

    - Karen Derosa
    Owner, Dayton , OH
  • “I started looking for franchises that dealt with education because I knew I was passionate about education and wanted to help students [...] That's when I found Class 101. Witnessing the interactions that were happening with students, I told my husband tha”

    - Tracey Childs
    Owner, Mobile , AL
  • “We knew Class 101 was right for us. We just felt like God had gift-wrapped it and put it on a silver platter for us. Class 101 gave us the tools that we lacked as individuals to help kids and to actually make money while doing it.”

    - Kim Stegemoller
    Owner, Bloomington , IN
  • “Joining the Class 101 family has been one of my best decisions. Not only are we providing a much-needed service to our community, but we are also building strong relationships with our Class 101 students and families.”

    - Sara Lutz
    Owner, Western , KY

Our Awards

  • Top Low-Cost Franchise
    Top Low-Cost Franchise
  • Silver Award for Established Franchise
    Silver Award for Established Franchise
  • Top 100 Game-Changer Franchise
    Top 100 Game-Changer Franchise

Ready to impact students in your community? 

Have questions about how the works? Give us a call or fill out a form to speak with an attorney.

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