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Reliable Answers Some Of Our Most Common Questions

Images 4 Kids is committed to helping you get all the information you need to appropriately research our franchise offering and make an informed, educated decision. To help get the process started our team has taken the time to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.

We specialize in creating unique studio-quality pictures of children that are treasured for years.  We’ve been franchising for nearly 20 years and in that time we’ve perfected our training and support systems.  We will always treat you like family and we never make money on your sales. Our combined purchase power allows us to pass on the lowest lab, print cost, and eCommerce fees in the industry. We provide the tools, training, expertise, and support to help you build a lasting successful business creating beautifully authentic portraits that today’s professional moms and dads can’t get on their own.

The short answer is no. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the style of photography we’re known for.  Everyone brings their own unique talents to the table. Some of our franchise owners have a great head for business, others are a whiz at marketing, but all have an appreciation for the art of photography and love working with young children. Regardless of your experience behind the camera, our exclusive training program will teach you how to capture beautiful, timeless portraits that parents can’t resist.

The total cost to invest in an Images 4 Kids franchise starts at just $29,800 and this includes your franchise fee, access to our world-class training,  marketing, support and eCommerce platforms, your photography equipment package, your initial 4 photography sets, travel expense for training, and much more. The low cost of ownership is the direct result of our purchasing power and I4K’s commitment to helping our franchise partners get started affordably.  (Refer to Item 7 of our FDD for a detailed breakdown of start-up costs and fees.)

Yes.  You’ll never have to compete with any other I4K franchise owner.  Your protected territory will consist of a population of typically 250,000-350,000 population defined by zip code.  Each assigned exclusive territory will also contain a minimum of 300 potential accounts (10% market penetration has the potential to generate $100,000 + in gross revenues). The number of daycares/preschools is our primary criteria for designing new territories so the population within a territory may vary.

Images 4 Kids offers a comprehensive 3 tiered training program that we feel is the best available for high-volume studio quality children’s photography.  Our training systems are designed to help franchise owners get off to a fast start and thrive.

Phase 1
Upon signing your franchise agreement, you’ll receive immediate access to our pre-training business start-up guide

Phase 2
5 days of intensive hands-on training at our corporate headquarters

Phase 3
Onsite assistance in your territory by one of our account acquisition experts for acquiring your initial accounts, and optional on-site assistance for your first picture day experience.

I4K provides our franchise owners with unwavering support through all phases of training and continued operations as you grow your business – it’s a team approach to success. We provide on-going training and support to every franchisee for the life of their franchise agreement. Our franchise owners also often enjoy sharing with one another what has worked well for their business in their respective territories as well as any challenges they may have experienced. We have regular conference calls and an annual conference. During our regularly scheduled zoom calls (usually every 2 weeks), we cover a wide range of topics including account acquisition, image reviews, posing, customer relations, and other owner-requested topics.

Absolutely yes. We are a home-based business! With our business model, there is absolutely no need for commercial office space or a studio. The I4K mobile studio system has been specifically designed to allow our franchisees to work from home and spend more time with their families and enjoy a unique work/life balance.

That’s a distinct possibility – particularly if you are already a professional photographer in your own right. However, we have very specific and high standards for the cameras, lighting systems, and photographic accessories we use in order to create the unique, high-quality images our pre-school/daycare accounts (and their student’s parents) have come to expect. The Short answer is that you may use your existing equipment if it meets our quality standards.

Success looks different for each of our Franchise Partners. Later in the process, we will work on a financial plan in forecasting your business that will help you find the answers you need.

Once you submit your application and receive our disclosure documents, you will have an opportunity to speak to a cross-section of our Franchise Owners and they will be able to share their experience including their gross revenues, average revenue per account, operating costs, and profit.

Successful I4k franchise owners love working with children; they love photography; they are customer-service oriented; they are results-driven; they have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;  they follow established systems; they are coachable; and they have the vision and perseverance to achieve their goals. Most importantly, our ideal franchise owners believe in their own success and are willing to work to achieve their own version of financial security.

If You Haven’t Already, Speak With A Member Of Our Franchising Team

Start by  Completing and submitting our request more information form. Expect to be contacted by our Franchise Developer for your area, who can answer your initial questions, verify franchise availability for your preferred territory, work with you to see if Images 4 Kids and you are a good match for each other. To obtain the information you need to make an informed decision will require an open line of communication.  An introductory call and follow-up screen share is required.  We will never try to sell you a franchise, but we’ll go above and beyond to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision for you and your family.

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