FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Créatif differentiate from competitors?
The Créatif franchise opportunity has been specifically designed for growth with the perfect combination of tech and creativity.
- Be a part of 3 growing industries: Family Entertainment, STEAM-Based Learning, Children’s Activity
- Multiple streams of revenue, including Walk-ins/DiY, Parties, Painting Workshops, Classes & Camps which makes it like having multiple franchises under the same roof.
- We offer a multiple award winning studio design
- We provide a whole suite of optimized and proprietary software tools to increase the efficiency of business operations.
- Our training program is comprehensive with both classroom and hands-on training.
What experience do I need to become a Créatif franchise owner?
You don’t have to have a formal background in art to own and operate a Créatif franchise. We look for people who are highly motivated, high energy and enthusiastic, personable and approachable, and detail-oriented with a strong work ethic.
You should enjoy being around children and have an affinity for arts and crafts. Having prior management and customer service experience and basic business and technology skills are of course beneficial.
That said, we’ll provide the training and tools you need to open your Créatif franchise and operate it effectively (see the next question).
What is provided as part of the Créatif program?
We want you to feel confident when you open your studio. That’s why we will provide comprehensive training at our corporate location, and on-site support before you open for business. Before you even begin training, we’ll ask you to review our operations manual, obtain ServSafe certification and complete OHSA requirements for your state.
All this training will help you learn what you need to know about managing the business, ordering inventory, working with suppliers, using the proprietary software and app (Créatif StudioManager and Créatif ArtPad), providing excellent client service, hosting parties, sales, Créatif’s culture and philosophies, day-to-day operations, product knowledge, recruiting, marketing and promotion strategies, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, staffing and other administrative issues.
And, we’ll be there to provide ongoing support after you launch your business to provide refresher training, onsite support visits, remote assistance, and more.
How much will the Créatif franchise investment cost me?
The total initial investment necessary to begin operations ranges from $152,450 to $329,594 for a single location. This includes a $30,000 initial franchise fee. As with any new venture, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund the initial business growth stages.
Are there ongoing fees to pay?
We charge a royalty fee equal to 6% of gross revenues (subject to weekly minimums after Year 1), as well as some one-time and ongoing technology fees for access to our approved and proprietary licenses and platforms.
Franchisees will also contribute up to 2% of gross sales into the brand development fund. Collected fees allow us to fund costs for the development, production and placement of advertising, marketing, promotional and public relations materials and programs and to pay any and all costs of marketing seminars and training programs, market research, services of advertising and/or public relations agencies, and website development and maintenance.
For a full list of fees and other program details, please refer to our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
Is Site selection help provided?
Yes, we will provide you with site-selection guidelines to help you select the site for your Créatif studio. Additionally, we will provide resources to help you create the unique Créatif brand appeal.
Do you provide marketing materials and support?
Absolutely. We provide promotional material and guidance on building a customer base and establishing an online presence on websites and social media.
Is financing available?
We do not provide direct financing to franchisees, but we may refer to financing sources on a case by case basis.
What is the term of the agreement?
The initial term of your agreement is five years, with three subsequent successor agreement options of five years each.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in learning more about how to open an art franchise with Créatif, please fill out this form, and a Créatif Franchising expert will contact you.
Alternatively, you can also contact us at 925.640.5176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll discuss the possibility of setting up a meeting, speaking with our key team members, and receiving our FDD which contains all the important details you’ll need to make an informed decision.