What is the Gideon franchise process?

Contact us.Apply for a franchise.
1.Complete Online Application

First complete our online application (no sensitive data required).  After we receive your application and approve it for consideration, we will be in contact to schedule a Discovery Day.

The Discovery Day consists of visiting two centers in action in the Dallas, TX area, a Q & A lunch, and a review of our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document).  Next we’ll schedule a proficiency testing at a convenient location to your home or at our corporate office in Addison, TX.  After you pass our proficiency testing, a background and credit check will be conducted, and we’ll consider your application for approval to move forward with training.

2. Visit Centers and Review FDD
3. Begin Training Process

After having the FDD for at least two weeks for perusal, you can start the Gideon training process any time.  Part 1 of the training process is a home study kit of our curriculum where you become the student and familiarize yourself with the design and order of the program.  The $5000 training fee is due at this time.

Once the home kit has been completed, we will schedule the second part of the training which is four days in Dallas, TX.  Mornings are spent at our corporate office learning operations in further detail while afternoons are hands-on training with students at our Coppell, TX center.

Once training is successfully completed, we will evaluate our offer to you for a Franchise Agreement.

After signing the Franchise Agreement, you can start working with a commercial broker to find the perfect space for your center.  Once you sign a lease, the initial materials kit is ordered.

4.Sign Franchise Agreement
5.Plan Your Grand Opening

As your center gets closer to opening, we will schedule the final on-site four-day refresher training which will not only review previous themes, but will introduce several center operations that require more detail.

Once your center is physically ready, it is time to hire staff, begin marketing, and plan a soft opening date.  This gives you a way to ease into operations before the grand opening.

A month or so after your soft opening, you will plan the grand opening celebration.  Along with food and games, many centers include a bounce house, face painting, and prize drawings.  Marketing will be designed to draw attention to this event.  Corporate representatives will be on site this day to help with new sign-ups and keep the event running smoothly.

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Call or meet with us to learn more about opening your own center.  That's the first step toward building mastery in your community!