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Estimated Investment for your The Little Gym®

Your Entrance Fee

The Initial Investment includes your entrance fee, which entitles you to use The Little Gym® brand for 10 years. You are allocated an exclusive geographical territory, and you receive full access to the intellectual property developed over 35 years. You will receive 22 days of comprehensive training and allocated a new business specialist to give you all the support you need. These are only the headlines in your comprehensive pre opening support package to give you every opportunity to get off to a great start.

For the entrance fee in your currency click on the initial investment link below.

Ongoing Management Fee and Marketing Fund

As a member of the network you will contribute an 8% management fee on your gross monthly revenue. This ensures your continued support via your personal advisor and the entire support team, access to all existing tools and services as well as the continuous development and evolution of the brand to ensure you continue to offer the world's leading Motor Skill Program for children.

As in many other franchise systems there is a 1% contribution of gross monthly revenue to the network's marketing fund. This provides you with cutting edge marketing tools and know-how, to continually grow your business.

Earning Potential

As with any other businesses, the success of your The Little Gym® is largely dependent on you, your aspirations and how you run your business. The Little Gym® of Europe offers you a strong brand with comprehensive tools and support to give you an outstanding platform for success. As with all franchise opportunities there are no guarantees of success, however, experience shows from recent openings over the past five years that a good performer can expect to reach operational break even before the end of the first year of trading. During the selection process we help you build a full picture specific to your territory to enable you to establish if The Little Gym® meets your personal financial expectations.

 

UK Investment

UK Investment

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EU Investment

EU Investment

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UK Investment

Typical Investment for opening a The Little Gym® unit in the UK Low High
Initial Set Up Investment
Entrance Fee £ 38,500 £ 38,500
The Little Gym Equipment package £ 34,000 £ 40,000
Pre-Opening Marketing £ 6,000 £ 10,000
Pre-opening Payroll £ 13,000 £ 27,000
Travel and Living Costs while Training £ 4,000 £ 6,000
Exterior Signage / Interior Furnishings / IT Set Up / Other Fixed Assets £ 10,000 £ 25,000
Professional Services (Legal / Accounting / Property Agent) £ 10,000 £ 12,000
Leasehold Improvements (1) £ 100,000 £ 145,000
TOTAL £ 215,500 £ 303,500
Additional Requirements
Short Term Operating Working Capital (2) £ 25,000 £ 45,000
Lease Deposit (3) £ 15,000 £ 35,000

(1) Leasehold improvements to premises will be negotiated between the Franchisee and the Landlord. Costs will include architect, planning, construction labour and materials. The condition of the premises, Landlord contributions and Initial rent free periods will affect the amount of leasehold improvement costs. Initial rent free months have not been deducted from these Leasehold Improvements.
(2) Potential short term cash needs.
(3) Level of guarantee to be provided; returned on expiry of the lease.

These figures are estimates of the investment in setting up a The Little Gym® unit and launching it. It is possible to exceed costs in any of the areas listed above.

EU Investment

Description Low High
Entrance Fee € 45,000 € 45,000
The Little Gym® Equipment Package € 39,800 € 44,000
Exterior Signage € 2,500 € 6,000
Interior Furnishings € 15,000 € 20,000
Legal/Accounting € 2,500 € 4,000
Leasehold Improvements Site specific * Site specific *
Pre-Opening Marketing € 8,000 € 10,000
Pre-opening staff payroll € 8,000 € 12,000
Pre-Opening Travel & Living Costs while training € 3,000 € 4,000
IT Set Up € 3,500 € 4,500
Working Capital Site specific * Site specific *
Total Investment: including working capital & leasehold improvements, is estimated to be between €195,000 - €275,000, depending on the specificities of your location.

* Leasehold improvements to premises will be negotiated between the Franchisee and the Landlord. Costs will include lease deposit, architect, construction labour and materials. The condition of the premises, Landlord contributions and Initial rent free periods will affect the amount of leasehold improvement costs.

These figures are estimates of the complete investment in setting up a The Little Gym® and operating it for six months. It is possible to exceed costs in any of the areas listed above.

Testimonials

Peter-Paul van Reenen
"This programme is unique! I knew this, the moment I set foot in the first The Little Gym® I visited. On
a day to day basis I am reminded that I made the right decision 10 years ago."

Peter-Paul van Reenen

David Masat
"We fell in love with The Little Gym immediately after becoming members of The Little Gym®
Amsterdam with our son. From the owner we learned that it was also a nice business opportunity"

David Masat

Malin Ralman
"We love being part of The Little Gym® family. We discovered a company with many years’ experience in child development that provided great support to their franchisees."

Malin Ralman

Monica Pastor
"I always knew I wanted to start a company that I would be passionate about, but also that would beneficial to other people and would allow me to have the flexibility to spend time with my family"

Monica Pastor

Lindsey Venner
"Changing careers from a chartered accountant to a franchise owner has certainly been challenging – but amazingly rewarding. When a child says that ours is their favourite activity in the week, you can’t ask for more!"

Lindsey Venner