Kidmunicate Suspends Franchising Temporarily
Thanks for your interest in Kidmunicate Franchising, however we have temporarily suspended our plans to franchise Kidmunicate Pediatric Speech Therapy.
The good news is that our concept location in Wayne PA has grown consistently month after month since we opened our doors in April of 2013. We started with one speech and language therapist and one admin. Now we have 3 administrators, 13 SLPs, 1 behavioral therapist and we just recently added occupational therapy. We expanded our current location once and will need to do it again soon.
If all is going so well, then why did we suspend our franchising efforts? We suspended our franchising efforts for a couple of reasons. 1) Since early 2016, we did not feel comfortable selling a franchise when the future of the health insurance industry was so uncertain. The future of healthcare is still unsure. 2) We underestimated the amount of work it was going to take to grow the concept location. As such, we did not feel like we had the time to dedicate to franchisees. (In other words, we starting franchising too soon.) and 3) We want to make sure that our concept is strong, so we are going to concentrate our efforts on expanding in our geographical area by adding more corporately owned locations.
The work that we did to get prepared to franchise is not lost. We can renew our franchise agreements at any time. Helping SLPs open up their own clinics is still a goal of ours, so we intend to restart our franchising efforts again in the future.
One goal that we had when we decide to explore franchising was to help SLPs, like me, open up their own clinics. We have gained a lot of knowledge on what to do and not to do. If you are planning on opening up a private clinic and want some marketing and operational advice, you can hire us on an hourly basis. It will save you time and money.
Feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions at Customercare@kidmunicate.com