Budget buys: 4 kids’ sports franchises

By Sarah Stowe | 21 Mar 2019 View comments

Are you passionate about kids’s sport? If you want to be your own business owner but haven’t got the big bucks to start out, check out these budget buys.

Budget buy: Gecko Sports 

What do you look for in a franchisee?

Are you a sports fan who loves having fun and has always wanted a flexible family-friendly lifestyle. Gecko Sports is for people who want to follow their passion, creating a happier, healthier and more active future for kids. If you enjoy working outdoors and being mobile where no day is the same, becoming a Gecko Sports franchisee will tick all the boxes.

What’s the business potential?

Gecko Sports [top pic] works in schools and the local community where our commitment to make a difference in children’s lives is ever so important now against the battle of “the screen”.

We offer fun-fitness bootcamp and multi-sport programs for primary school-aged kids where we have serious fun in a structured non-competitive environment, where kids can learn and grow.

What does it cost?

It’s a $38,ooo + GST investment.

A 15 per cent fixed fee includes franchisee fee and marketing support.

A franchise term is 5 years with one renewal.

Budget buy: Billy’s Buddies

Inside Franchise Business: budget buy Billy's Buddies

Inside Franchise Business: budget buy Billy’s Buddies

What do you look for in a franchisee?

We are seeking passionate, driven and highly ambitious people who wish to make a positive difference both in the community and within their own lives financially. Our process for franchisee selection is rigorous and involves a number of steps. We need to take these measures to safeguard the brand and ensure we maintain a high-performance culture.

What’s the business potential?

Starting a Billy’s Buddies franchise is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will not only be joining Billy Slater (one of rugby league’s best-ever players and a national brand in his own right) but many other franchisees in bringing a world of adventure and development to young children across Australia.

What does it cost?

Investment costs are variable. Franchise fee is $25,000 +GST.

Royalty fee is 9 per cent +GST.

Franchisees buy an exclusive territory for 5 years with one renewal term.

Budget buy: Little Kickers

Inside Franchise Business: budget buy Soccajoeys

Inside Franchise Business: budget buy Soccajoeys

What do you look for in a franchisee?

Our franchisees really do come from all walks of life. The common thread that links them all is that they are passionate about owning their own business and getting young children involved in sport. We look for are perseverance and determination, strong communication skills, good admin skills and being fit and active.

What’s the business potential?

Little Kickers is now active in over 30 countries and has been successful in each market. We pride ourselves on having a local feel while providing world class infrastructure and support. Our brand is currently listed at #199 on Entrepreneurs Top 500 list and we have about 8,000 kids per week attending sessions in Australia alone.

What does it cost?

The $50,000 cost includes the franchise fee.

Royalty is 10 percent/marketing levy 1 per cent.

Franchisees buy an exclusive territory for 5 years with one renewal term.

Budget buy: Soccajoeys

Inside Franchise Business: budget buy Soccajoeys

What do you look for in a franchisee?

A passion for childhood development – it’s at the core of what we do. Successful franchise applicants will also have exceptional interpersonal skills, be passionate about developing skills for life in our registrants and lead by example – that means being community-minded and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. It goes without saying that as a Soccajoeys franchise partner and as the owner of your own business, a high level of motivation, adaptability and organisation are also required.

What’s the business potential?

The childhood development industry across Australia is currently in a state of strong year-on-year growth. Parents are not slowing down in their investment in extra-curricular activities for their children. Soccajoeys meets this demand with an extensive product offering which encompasses eight different product lines (for kids aged 2.5-11 years) which have all been carefully curated by our team of childhood development experts.

What does it cost?

Between $25,000 and $35,000.

Royalty fees are 8.5 per cent/marketing levy is 3 per cent.

Franchisees buy an exclusive territory for 5 years with one renewal term.

 

Looking for more options? Try these: children’s products and services and fitness and sports.