As a Kid to Kid owner, I have control over my own business. I’m able to work within a system that works, that also allows me to be creative in my own market. I enjoy the fact that I’m helping people out by providing a service for them to recycle their items as well as for finding quality children’s stuff at a low price.
I had gone through 3 corporate buyouts in my previous life, I was looking for a business that would fit for my family. I have enjoyed over the 13 years with Basecamp having the flexibility of spending time with my family when I have to do that. That was the attraction of being a small business owner and I can say that I have not missed very many important moments with my kids. If you are looking for a way to spending more time with your family that aspect fit very well for me.
I wanted to partner with a company that I felt comfortable with. My background was that I was with a small restaurant company that had 35 units, so when I met and got to know Kid to Kid I knew that it was going to be a good fit because I would know all of the pros and cons of working with a company that was a similar size, so that ultimately is why I chose Kid to Kid.
I attribute much of my success to the Kid to Kid franchise formula—it works. The other Kid to Kid store owners are a wealth of knowledge as well. It’s so great to know that you are not alone and that you can count on them to tell you their experience.”
Finding the right storefront for your new Kid to Kid franchise is a crucial step. That’s why we are here to help you select the perfect site to grow and develop your store. Our experts know what attributes make for the best site and our leasing experts negotiate a favorable lease agreement.
The Kid to Kid team assists you in preparing a business plan so that solid groundwork is laid to help your business thrive in the future. This includes ensuring you get the financing your store needs, the training your staff wants, and the store design you’ve dreamed of.
While we don’t directly finance your store, we help you create a plan to obtain SBA guaranteed financing or another financing option. With our great connections and partnerships with major banks, we make sure you are well-equipped to get the financing you need.
We help you with the design and construction process to ensure your store builds on the Kid to Kid name and reputation. Our store design specialist will create a customized store and fixture plan to fit your space and assist you in ordering approved materials for your contractors during the build out process.
We know how challenging it can be to jump into a new business, which is why we set you up to succeed with our extensive training program and ongoing support. This includes a two-part training program in Salt Lake City and a five-day internship in a Kid to Kid store, as well as yearly conferences and site calls.
You will begin to build up a well-curated inventory five weeks before opening day in an “Open to Buy” period. Using our proprietary technology to properly evaluate and price inventory items, you will begin to market to new customers and build a following as you obtain stock.
Once your store is filled with quality inventory, all the preparations have been put in place, and you have the resources to begin the marketing process, you will select a Grand Opening date. Your support rep will visit the store to assist you during this process!