Drama Kids International Named a Top Franchise for Women

 

Drama Kids International Named a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Female Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Drama Kids’ Performance Online PR News – 11-February-2017 – Drama Kids International was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchises for Women Report. Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors. Drama Kids was among 300 franchise brands, representing over 6,400 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Drama Kids’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), and work/life balance. An additional 16 questions asked franchisees about their market area, demographics, business lifestyle, overall enjoyment running their franchise, and role in the franchisee community.

The survey data showed the following:

“We are very honored and pleased that the most respected franchise market research firm in the U.S. has identified Drama Kids as one of the Top Franchise Businesses for Women, and has also ranked Drama Kids as one of the 50 best franchises overall based on franchisee satisfaction” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr. “We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of franchise owners, a high percentage of whom are women, and we work hard to provide excellent support, training and resources, while also continually listening to our franchise owners to determine how we can improve the system.”

Drama Kids was one of only 4 children’s developmental/enrichment and tutoring franchises in the Children’s Services category to make the list. The company’s overall satisfaction score exceeded the average score for all franchise brands surveyed, as well as the average score for all Children’s Services franchises. Ranking categories where Drama Kids scores exceeded the overall and Children’s Services averages include Franchise System, Leadership, Core Values, Franchisee Community, Financial Opportunity and General Satisfaction.

“We are very honored and pleased that the most respected franchise market research firm in the U.S. has identified Drama Kids as one of the Top Franchise Businesses for Women, and has also ranked Drama Kids as one of the 50 best franchises overall based on franchisee satisfaction” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr. “We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of franchise owners, a high percentage of whom are women, and we work hard to provide excellent support, training and resources, while also continuallylistening to our franchise owners to determine how we can improve the system.” Kerr also noted that Drama Kids has recently been honored with the following additional recognition in 2017:

  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchise Brands (among more than 3500 U.S. franchise brands) in its annual Franchise 500 edition published each January
  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of Top 50 Franchises for Under $50,000
  • Franchise Rankings Top Children’s Franchise for 2017

“The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors,” says Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership.”

  • Key findings from research on women’s satisfaction with their franchise:
  • 90% enjoy operating their business
  • 88% enjoy being part of their franchise
  • 84% respect their franchisor
  • 80% believe their franchisor acts with a high level of integrity
  • 74% would “do it again” knowing what they know today
  • 85% would recommend their franchise brand to others

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About Drama Kids

Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the USA with 10,000 students currently enrolled. Its copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, public speaking, and collaboration skills regardless of age or prior experience level. Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more
information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

Media Information

Charlie Kerr
charlie@dramakids.com
http://www.dramakidsfranchises.com
525 – K East Market Street#250
Leesburg
VA
20176
United States

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Online PR News – 17-January-2017 – Drama Kids International was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, the world’s first, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500 ranked Drama Kids #362 among the 3000+ franchise brands in the U.S. for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power.

Drama Kids is not a newcomer to the Franchise 500 rankings, which includes only the best of the over 3000 franchise brands in the U.S.

“We are once again very honored and pleased that the nation’s top business magazine for current and aspiring small business owners has recognized our accomplishments and all that we offer our franchise owners. 2016 was our best year ever in terms of total unit expansion, existing franchise owner revenue increases and franchisee satisfaction,”• said Drama Kids’ President, Charlie Kerr. Kerr also noted that Drama Kids was the 3rd highest ranking children’s in-school afterschool program in this year’s ranking and has also been featured in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Low Cost Franchises.

“We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We’re proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community,”• says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react to new technologies and consumer demands. We know it takes a lot to stay competitive, and are excited to celebrate those that do it best.”

“In order to reflect the evolving business world at large, we at Entrepreneur continue to evolve our annual ranking, too,” says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur. “We’ve developed new ways to measure and analyze our collected data as new critical data points come into play. We take into account pertinent factors such as social media presence and financing availability, which have become increasingly important in today’s economy. The result is a more complete and relevant Franchise 500® that can serve as a valuable resource for our readers.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s™ evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.

Over its 38 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs. Drama Kids’ position on the ranking reinforces its strength in the industry.

To view Drama Kids International in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur available now on newsstands.

About Drama Kids

Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the USA with 10,000 students currently enrolled. Its copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, speaking, and collaboration skills regardless of age or prior experience level.

The Drama Kids Children’s Franchise offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

Media Information

Charlie Kerr

charlie@dramakids.com http://www.dramakidsfranchises.com

525 – K East Market Street, #250 Leesburg

VA 20176

United States

Drama Kids International was recently named a top 50 franchise

Online PR News – 18-January-2017 – Drama Kids International was recently named a top 50 franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchises Report

Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in it’s annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special reports throughout the year that name the top franchises in specific sectors.

Drama Kids was ranked in the top 50 among 334 franchise brands, representing over 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research, which was conducted between May 2015 and November 2016. Drama Kids’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), general satisfaction, and the franchisee community. An additional 16 questions asked franchisees about their market area, demographics, business lifestyle, overall enjoyment running their franchise, and role in the franchisee community.

The survey data showed the following:

Drama Kids was one of only 4 children’s developmental/enrichment and tutoring franchises in the Children’s Services category to make the list. The company’s overall satisfaction score exceeded the average score for all franchise brands surveyed, as well as the average score for all Children’s Services franchises. Ranking categories where Drama Kids scores exceeded the overall and Children’s Services averages include Franchise System, Leadership, Core Values, Franchisee Community, Financial Opportunity and General Satisfaction.

“We are very honored and pleased that the most respected franchise market research firm in the U.S. has identified Drama Kids as one of the 200 best franchises based on franchisee satisfaction” said Drama Kids

President, Charlie Kerr. “We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of franchise owners, and we work hard to provide excellent support, training and resources, while also continually listening to our franchise owners to determine how we can improve the system.” Kerr also noted that Drama Kids was once again named one of the top 500 franchise brands (among more than 3000 U.S. franchise brands) by Entrepreneur Magazine in its annual Franchise 500 edition published each January.

“Franchises that survey their franchisees realize that transparency and openness contributes to a trusting relationship,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Franchisee satisfaction ratings show you whether or not a franchise opportunity is really as good as it appears and fits your values and vision by providing insight into a system’s culture, training, leadership, financial outlook, franchisee community, and much more.”

Following are key findings on franchisees’ perceptions of franchising from Franchise Business Review’s overall research for it’s 2017 Top Franchises list.

  • 89% enjoy operating their business
  • 87% enjoy being part of their franchise
  • 84% respect their franchisor
  • 81% believe their franchisor acts with a high level of integrity
  • 81% are satisfied with their franchise overall
  • 89% would “do it again” knowing what they know today
  • 88% are satisfied with their franchisor and the opportunity provided
  • 81% would recommend their franchise brand to others
  • 60% agree or strongly agree that their financial expectations are being met

About Drama Kids

Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama children’s in the USA with 10,000 students currently enrolled. Its copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, public speaking, and collaboration skills regardless of age or prior experience level.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

Media Information

Charlie Kerr
charlie@dramakids.com
http://www.dramakidsfranchises.com
525 – K East Market Street#250
Leesburg VA 20176
United States

Drama Kids Launches Its New ACT UP! Anti-Bullying Initiative

Bullying remains the most prevalent form of violence in our society today. According to government statistics [www.stopbullying.gov], almost 30 percent of students in grades 6-12 experience bullying in one form or another, including cyberbullying. Equally alarming, about the same number of kids admit to doing the bullying themselves.

Drama Kids, has always felt a responsibility to do our part to help kids build the confidence they need to stand up for themselves and for others. We know that confidence is a skill that kids can develop and strengthen through practice and reinforcement. Through our drama programs, we’ve seen how our students stretch their comfort zones and learn how to step forward, speak up and express their ideas, and respect others. But we believe we can do more.

Drama Kids is proud to roll out our newest initiative – ACT UP! to Stop Bullying. This series of anti-bullying workshops is designed for 3rd through 5th graders and utilizes a variety of student participatory drama activities and group discussions to teach children about the various forms of bullying and the ways in which students can properly respond.

Specifically, the workshops are designed to help students:

  • Understand the many and different forms of bullying, from physical and verbal attacks to more subtle forms like purposefully excluding someone from a group
  • See the different roles they can play when bullying occurs, from silent participant to observer to preventer
  • Reinforce that their negative feelings about bullying are very common and shared with their peers
  • Learn how to model good behavior
  • Role play to learn how to identify bullying and practice safe and effective interventions

According to the Education Development Center, empathy activities like role playing are among some of the most critical social skills we can teach our kids. “Children are less likely to hurt and more likely to help someone if they can imagine themselves in that person’s place and can share that person’s thoughts and feelings.”[i]

Using our developmental drama approach, we are proud to do our part in helping kids gain the confidence and skills they need to not just prevent but stand up to bullying. The workshops are available as a stand-alone program or as an add-on option to our traditional drama programs. We also look forward to introducing the workshops as a week-long camp program next summer.

For more information, contact us at 866-809-1055, or info@dramakids.com.

[i] Preventing Bullying, 2013, Education Development Center, www.promoteprevent.org

 

Become a Drama Kids Franchise Owner!

“What do you want to do when you grow up?”

How many of us still haven’t answered that question. Autumn in particular, as kids head off to a new school year, is a time when many of us reflect on our short- and long-term goals, and yearn for something different, something better.

Whether you’ve held the same job for 20 years, took time off to raise a family, or want to explore other options, now is the ideal time to consider opening a Drama Kids franchise.

Why? Because owning a Drama Kids franchise not only offers ease of entry, flexibility and profitability, you get to feel great about what you do and have fun in the process!

Drama Kids offers a carefully constructed system and professionally developed and nationally recognized curriculum that includes over 450 detailed lesson plans so that a child can enroll in Drama Kids classes beginning in kindergarten and continue through age 17 without ever repeating a lesson. You’ll start with our three-day, webinar based “Quick Start Training” program, followed by a full 40-hour on-site training week that covers everything necessary to allow you to set up your business and enjoy great success.  Drama Kids offers regular and consistent professional support, including an on-site visit shortly after attending initial training.  In addition to regular and ongoing support from the Drama Kids corporate office throughout your Drama Kids career, franchise owners also rely on each other for support and the sharing of best practices and ideas through our private franchise forum and intranet resource center.

Unlike many other franchise opportunities, Drama Kids doesn’t require a significant investment to start. You can manage your business from your home office, and classes are held at local schools or community center locations, which all translate to very low overhead/fixed expenses. Moreover, because our program runs open enrollment throughout the entire school year and Drama Kids enjoys the highest long-term student retention rates, franchise owners see more revenue per child compared with other after-school programs.

Drama Kids franchise owners come from all walks of life, including former stay-at-home moms, IT and healthcare professionals, firefighters, non-profit fundraisers, actors and educators, administrators and marketing executives. The good news is, regardless of prior training and experience, each franchise owner is set up to succeed.

But don’t rely on what is said above – check out the feedback received from Drama Kids owners, old and new alike.  Numerous franchise owner testimonials and much more information can be found on the Drama Kids franchise website (www.dramakidsfranchises.com).  Below is just one example of what Drama Kids owners have to say:

“I felt that if I was to go back into the workforce, I needed a job that was meaningful to me and a valuable service to others.  I’m now a positive influence to my students and I’m my own boss in my home office.  I receive great support from Drama Kids and have met some great Drama Kids owners who are now my friends.   Drama Kids has been a good investment for me on so many levels.”

– Tricia Foster, Drama Kids of Northeast Dallas, Texas

“I really wanted to do something for myself to grow and develop personally.  Drama Kids offers me a way to contribute as a teacher and recently, as a trainer of teachers, by using a class schedule that I set up and control. I can still be a great mother and wife, but also enjoy teaching fun drama classes as well.”

– Valeria Marto, Drama Kids of Columbus, GA

For more information about Drama Kids franchise opportunities, please call 1-866-809-1055, Ext. 301 or complete the “Contact Us” form on the Drama Kids franchise website:  www.dramakidsfranchises.com 

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