Invest in an impactful career you will love
The Gideon Math & Reading franchise opportunity is a financially rewarding, turnkey education business with a proven framework that changes kids’ lives.
Our learning center franchise opportunities give you the chance to invest in the lives of children in your community while also building a rewarding business. Below is the investment for a retail location. Please ask us about the investment for a non-retail location.
Where can I open a center?
When starting a learning center, the location must be at least a 10-minute driving distance from other existing retail centers. We will approve locations based on what we believe to be viable options after checking the distances and other information about the area. Email us to discuss options in your area or give us a call: 1-855-344-3366.
Do franchisees receive a territory?
Yes, retail franchisees receive a dynamic 10 minute driving distance radius from their center (or 2 min. for a non-retail franchisee) as shown by Google Maps or another web-based mapping system. We will reserve your general area for 3 months while you train.
How much does it cost to get started?
When starting a learning center, initial investment starts at $45,000 for a non-retail franchise and $100,000 for a retail franchise. Review the full list of fees HERE.
How long will it take to open?
If approved for a retail franchise, you should expect to open 6 – 8 months after signing. The length will depend greatly on how long the build-out takes. If approved for a non-retail franchise, you should expect to open 3 – 6 months after signing.
Can I open multiple centers?
Once approved, you can only start with one learning center. If you have a retail franchise, you may discuss with us your business plan about expanding into a 2nd center. However, you must still be at each center 75% of the open hours, and your business plan will still have to be approved by a Gideon rep.
When does Gideon update its curriculum? Are there digital options?
Curriculum updates and expansion are continuously ongoing. We are not developing digital options at this time as writing by hand is better overall for learning and aiding in memorization and increased brain activity. Read more on this here.
How does Gideon help with marketing?
We develop an opening plan for marketing as part of your opening kit. Also, we will develop your website page and brochure. We can create any ads – digital or otherwise – as needed. Also, we do a Google Ad Search marketing campaign for all centers.
What is the length of the franchise agreement?
How many hours per week are required?
You should expect to spend 20-25 hours per week when you first start the learning center and more as you grow. Most hours will be when the center is open which is usually 2 to 3 afternoons per week along with one weekend morning.
May I open with a partner?
Yes, but the franchise agreement requires a named center director who will be actively involved and physically on-site 75% of the class time and has a controlling interest in the company.
Does Gideon offer financing?
No, we do not at this time.