Frequently Asked Questions about our Franchises
Do I need experience to operate a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Location?
No, prior experience is not necessary. We provide a comprehensive week-long training program including marketing, operations, and technology training to supply you with the tools, systems and process to assist you in reaching your business aspirations. You must be passionate about BRICKS 4 KIDZ®, have enthusiasm for your business, a willingness to learn, and be prepared to recruit a team of energetic people to deliver AWESOME programs!
Can I operate a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Location and still keep my regular full-time job?
You are required to commit no less than 30 hours per week to your BRICKS 4 KIDZ® business. However, if you do not have the flexibility to run after school workshops, school incursions, school holiday programs and birthday parties, then you will have to hire a manager who must attend our training week at one of our Australian training centres.
As with any business, it’s important to understand that the success you achieve in BRICKS 4 KIDZ® will be proportional to the quality and quantity of the effort you put in!
Will BRICKS 4 KIDZ® help me with marketing?
We will provide a proven marketing package, as well as strategic assistance with your on-going local marketing efforts.
What ongoing support will I get from BRICKS 4 KIDZ®?
A strongly collaborative, co-operative and constructive culture amongst our Owners is a strategic focus of BRICKS 4 KIDZ® in Australia. A key part of that is a committed national team that works to ensure each Owner is successful. We support our Owners using the following:
Daily use of Yammer, an online collaboration tool for global Owners
Quarterly Australian Owners Meetings, to share experiences and identify best practices
Annual BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Australian Owners National Conference, concentrating on local support and development
Additionally, Owners are always welcome to attend additional on-boarding training at no charge!
Training in our franchise system is ALWAYS free. The cost of the on-boarding training is included within your Franchise Fee, and you are always welcome to attend the training again in future at no cost. Your only expense will be the associated travel and living expenses while you join our program.
How much does your franchise opportunity cost, what does this price include and what other costs will be incurred in addition to this price?
This question is covered on the Investment Required page.
What kind of returns can I expect from running a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® franchise?
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is a young business, having been established in Australia in April 2014. There are pros and cons to joining a young business such as ours; it gives you opportunities at the ground level to shape a business from the get go, however, the downside is that we do not have years of data from multiple locations to confidently assess potential returns.
We recognise that you need to assess whether or not the business can allow you to reach your financial goals. To that end, we will assist you to create a business projection for your territory by providing you with access to performance data from existing territories and giving you access to existing Owners for their input about their journey with the business.
It’s imperative that you seek independent financial advice as a part of your due diligence and that you create your own forecasting and business planning documentation.
Why should I open a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Location instead of trying it on my own?
The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® team has developed a successful business model. We have honed our operations to give our owners the best possible opportunity for success. Why risk it on your own when you can leverage our expertise and experience?
In Australia, BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is now the largest business offering programs and events with LEGO® Bricks, having leveraged our strong and growing national footprint into brand recognition and key relationships with other national organisations. If you operate on your own you miss out on all the new developments that you would enjoy as a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Owner, not to mention the accelerating national presence in Australia.
Because of our national footprint, opportunities are opening up to BRICKS 4 KIDZ® that individual operators could only dream of.