April 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Franchise opportunities are growing in the greater Boston area with Primrose Schools®, a high-quality early education and care provider with 300 schools independently owned and operated coast-to-coast. The company, which experienced record geographic expansion last year, is actively seeking potential Franchise Owners in the Boston area and will attend the Franchise & Business Opportunities Show, New England’s largest business ownership event taking place April 11-12 at the Seaport World Trade Center.
Last year, Primrose opened 19 new schools and awarded 45 franchise agreements, and additionally experienced a 13.5 percent increase in overall system revenue from 2013 to 2014. The company opened its 300th school this month, marking another major milestone for the franchise brand.
“Currently, there is high demand for premier early education across the country and in the Northeast in particular,” said Chris Goethe, vice president of franchising for Primrose Schools and a featured speaker at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Show in Boston. “Primrose is actively seeking entrepreneurs aligned with our vision and values to help us serve the children and families in these communities.”
According to data published last November by industry research firm IBISWorld, the child care franchise industry will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 2.6 percent to $54.5 billion by 2019. It attributes the projected growth to increasing disposable income, which is allowing families to spend more on high-value services. Additionally, Forbes reports more people are seeking meaningful and rewarding careers, such as opening early education and child care schools.
“When I was searching for a new career opportunity, I knew I wanted to do something that would allow me to have a real impact on people’s lives,” said Curt Van Emon, franchise owner of Primrose School of Burlington located in the suburbs of Boston. “I wanted to have ownership of something that my wife and I could look back on years from now and say that we positively impacted thousands of children and families. We’ll be able to do that as the owners of a Primrose school.”
Primrose School of Burlington continues to be extremely well-received by parents and the local community since opening in April 2014. The school is continuing to grow, and Van Emon is already planning to open a second Primrose school in the future. “The Primrose business model is extremely effective and profitable for Franchise Owners. It also provides a research-informed curriculum that parents love and know they can only get at Primrose Schools.”
As announced last year, Primrose has identified 30 communities surrounding Boston that are ready for immediate expansion due to strong demand for high-quality early education and care, entrepreneurial interest and available real estate opportunities. These include: Andover, Arlington, Beverly, Braintree, Canton, Chelmsford, Franklin, Hingham, Lexington, Littleton, Maynard, Melrose, Needham, Newburyport, Newton, North Andover, North Reading, Northborough, Peabody, Rockland, Sharon, Somerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Walpole, Waltham, and four locations in New Hampshire – Londonderry, Merrimack, Portsmouth and Stratham.
Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Primrose Schools franchise opportunities in the Boston area or other northeastern markets can stop by the company’s booth at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Show or visit www.franchise.primroseschools.com. Primrose’s Chris Goethe will also be leading a session at the show on Sunday, April 12 on “How to Maximize Your Relationship with Your Franchisor.”
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document and are only made in states in which Primrose Schools is authorized to sell franchises.
Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation’s leader in providing a premier, early education and care experience in 300 schools in 25 states. Each Primrose school is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners, who partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life, and offer an environment that helps children have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. Primrose offers Franchise Owners an industry-leading proprietary early education blueprint and delivery model, as well as financial security, autonomy and a sense of purpose. For more information, visit www.PrimroseFranchise.com, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, and explore our 360 Parenting blog.
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Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation's leader in providing a premier early education and care experience in more than 300 schools in 25 states