The Perfect Business Opportunity for
Are you interested in opening a parent-teacher store? You have come to the right place - The School Place®! We offer all the services that you expect from a franchise - but without all the costs! Because we are a marketing alliance rather than a franchise, you pay no franchise fee and no royalties. And you control your business the way you want to!
What is a School Place store?
Why join The School Place?
How does The School Place improve your chances of success?
The School Place helps you to start and operate your business
Support - The School Place Helps You to Start and Operate Your Business
Every entrepreneur is different. And each person has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Our member support services are tailored to your specific needs and desires. Once you have planned and funded your business, we can help you with the rest. The only other thing you need is a passion for education and a desire to succeed!
ER Connect™ Point-of-Sale System
Education and Training Services
The size of the investment needed to startup and operate a School Place store varies from market to market. Our experts will help you to create a sales plan based on your market conditions (size of market, level of existing competition, etc). Once your sales plan is in place, we help you determine how much inventory and floor space you will need. The sales plan, inventory plan, and site selection are all determinants of your start-up funding needs. Showroom space typically runs in the 2,500 to 4,500 square feet range. Typical initial inventory expense can run from $40,000 to $80,000. These are guidelines from previous history and do not mean that your store will necessarily fall within these ranges. Using breakeven analysis, we will help you determine how much capital is needed to fund the business during the period of time where it is growing toward breakeven. Our current guidance for new businesses is to plan for total funding in the range of $100,000 to $250,000. Again, your business will not necessarily fall in this range. We will work with you to help you determine an appropriate budget for your business.
At the School Place, we believe in…”Strength in Numbers®!” As we grow in strength through our alliance with independent retailers, we invite you to join us.
Please submit the form to the right so that we may contact you.
*Membership in The School Place requires a commitment to purchase the majority of your product from parent company Educators Resource. Certain optional fee-based benefits are available as well.