Benefits of Becoming a Superior Play Franchise Member
Have you always wanted to run a business but were afraid to take the risk? Do you love kids and believe in the benefits of outdoor play? If you want to have more control over your financial future and contribute to the health and happiness of your community, you may be the perfect fit for a Superior Play Systems franchise partner.
Founded in 1992, Superior Play Systems recognized that parents needed to have easier access to safe outdoor play equipment for their children. We share a common vision — to make kids happy and keep them safe. We’ve been providing high-quality equipment throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and North Carolina ever since and continue to share the same family values as when we were founded.
With our industry expertise and trusted and established name, we make it easy for our franchise partners to provide safe and fun experiences for families. We’d love to have you join our mission and expand our brand while you enjoy the benefits of our reputation as the leader in outdoor play equipment.
What Is a Franchise?
A franchise allows you to operate your very own business and use a company’s name, tools or system to do so. Just as with any business, it requires an initial investment to get started. You don’t need a degree in business or previous experience owning a business to become a franchise owner. Lenders are also more apt to assist franchise owners with finances as opposed to a startup business owner because a franchise already has a record of success.
The franchise sector in the United States is steadily growing within all lines of business, from automotive sales to retail. According to the Franchise Education and Research Foundation:
- Franchise establishments are expected to increase 1.6 percent in 2017.
- Franchise employment is expected to grow 3.3 percent in 2017.
- The gross domestic product (GDP) of the franchise sector will grow to $426 billion in 2017 — an increase of 5.2 percent.
Owning a franchise is a great way to experience the independence of being a business owner without all of the risk and expense of starting your own business from scratch. Superior Play Systems is the perfect brand to begin and develop your very own franchise operation with.
Why Operate a Franchise Instead of a Small Business?
You may have heard that nine out of ten startup businesses fail. This a discouraging statistic, but there are valid reasons why many brand new businesses fall flat in the beginning. The most common cause of startup failure is starting a business with no market. Other reasons businesses fail include:
- Poor management
- Lack of vision and commitment
- Poorly designed business model
- Neglecting customer needs
On the other hand, successful businesses tend to share the following traits:
- Good leadership
- A commitment to succeed
- Passion and purpose
- Patience and persistence
- A willingness to learn and grow
Fortunately, franchise ownership involves a lot less uncertainty than running a business on your own. As a franchise owner, you will be operating a business that has already built a reputation and a recognizable name. A strong business model and managerial methods have already been established and implemented, so there is no longer the need for risky trial and error. There is a market for the product based on the strong base of other franchise owners, and the marketing muscle of the overall brand is able to help a new branch from the very beginning.
Overall, a franchise operator has a lot less to feel nervous about than a regular business owner, because they are l given the opportunity to partner with an established company.
Superior Play Systems is no exception, and we care about equipping you with the tools to help you succeed as a franchise owner/operator. Some of the benefits of running a Superior Play Systems franchise include:
- Support. You’ll feel the freedom that comes with running a business, but you won’t be alone in making important decisions and overcoming challenges. You’ll be part of a network of industry experts, and you’ll have the support of Superior Play Systems team guiding you from the start.
- No prior business training needed. Superior Play will provide all of the necessary training and business know-how to get you started on a path to success. Anyone can learn the skills it takes to operate a SPS franchise and contribute to the brand’s goals!
- Greater chance of success. You’ll have a greater chance of success as a Superior Play franchise owner than if you were to start your own outdoor toy recreation business. You’ll be a part of a reputable company that has been providing customers with high-quality, safe, clean and reliable outdoor play equipment for years.
- An already existing customer base. You won’t have to build your customer base because we are already established and prepared to meet customer needs. Our online and established marketing will have people connecting with your location right from the start.
- Lower start up costs. In general, starting a franchise business often costs less than starting your own business, and it’s easier to get financial assistance because there is less risk involved.
Additional benefits of operating one of our franchises include the following:
- You will be given everything you need to get started.
- You won’t have to worry about a poor management system — one of the biggest reasons businesses fail.
- You will enjoy brand-name recognition.
Although franchise operation presents less risk than owning your own business, there is still a degree of independence that you wouldn't experience with other careers. With that in mind, consider your personality and how well you function in a leadership role. If you can identify with the following traits, becoming a Superior Play Systems franchise owner might be the right fit for you:
- Enjoy independence
Sound like you? If you’re excited by the idea of owning a Superior Play Systems franchise, we are happy you are here.
Why Choose Superior Play Systems?
For over 25 years, Superior Play Systems has been one of the top playground equipment suppliers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and North Carolina. We not only sell high-quality and trustworthy equipment, but we test and install equipment, too. As a franchise owner, you’ll be part of a company that values safety and customer satisfaction, and in return, you will reap the benefits of customer loyalty and expectations of excellence. After all, we are the most trusted name in outdoor play equipment and we sell only the highest quality products to our clients.
We believe so strongly in our products and services that we encourage customers to check out competitors first because we know we are the best in the industry. We offer the largest selection and offer the best warranties. We are proud of our services and products, and as a Superior Play Systems franchise owner, you’ll learn first hand why we can’t be beat.
As one of our franchise owners, you’ll get to experience the joy of supplying superior-quality play equipment such as:
- Wooden play sets
- Basketball Hoops
- Game courts
- Commercial playgrounds
You’ll also sell SuperPlay where children can pay-to-play in your showroom or host birthday parties. Superior Play Systems franchise owners have so many ways to offer Family Fun, all while promoting safe and happy experiences for children.
Here’s a closer look at the benefits of becoming one of our franchise owners:
1. Benefits Kids
Only one in three children are physically active every day. Lack of physical activity in childhood can lead to serious health issues like childhood obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
More than ever, kids need reasons to get away from the computer and TV and get outside for sunshine, fresh air and healthy play. Superior Play believes in helping children grow, learn and improve their overall health by having fun outside.
Outdoor play is important because it encourages:
- The development of social skills by learning to play with others
- Communication skills used to enforce, change and follow rules
- Development of physical skills and coordination
- Higher calorie-burn
- Benefits from sunlight, such as a happier mood
- Decision-making and organizational skills
- A safe and inviting space for children to use their imagination and express themselves
- Lower stress levels and emotional expression
Getting outside and playing with other children is something parents want their kids to do a lot more often. The physical, mental and social benefits are great with outdoor play and cannot be replaced by technology.
2. It’s a Growing Industry
Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about their children’s health, and they fear that their child is not getting enough exercise or time away from technology. Because of the many online resources available to parents, they are also becoming more aware of the dangers of childhood inactivity. As a result, there is a growing demand for outdoor play equipment.
A national survey conducted by the University of Michigan found that parents are most concerned about:
- Internet safety
Outdoor play helps children and parents overcome all of these challenges by encouraging social skills, physical activity and overall better health. There will be a greater demand for outdoor toys because of population growth, too. The number of children under age 18 is projected to grow from 76.2 million in 2020 to 85.9 million in 2050.
Toys that encourage kids to move is part of a growing trend. In general, consumers are making healthier lifestyle choices as they educate themselves about the dangers of physical inactivity and unhealthy diets. The outdoor toy industry will need to keep up with consumer demands.
NPD, a market research group, reported that outdoor sports and toys is the largest toy super category and has seen a nine percent growth in 2016. It’s the toy industry’s fastest growing area, and it’s a great chance to jump in with a high quality franchise. Experts in the Toy Industry Association predict that growth in the area will continue to respond to parents’ concerns for their children.
Now is a good time to take part in the growing trend to live healthier and happier lives. As a Superior Play franchise partner you’ll encourage wholesome activities for your community, and you’ll make a difference for the better.
3. We Are a Company That Cares
We not only care about customer satisfaction and providing a fun and safe play area for kids, but we care about our employees and franchise owners, too. After all, it’s the effort and passion of the company as a whole that’s made us a success.
As a franchise owner, you’ll receive the support and encouragement you need to reach your professional goals and promote company growth. We are here to help you succeed and spread our mission.
With Superior Play Systems, you can expect:
- Site selection assistance
- Third party financial assistance
- Complete training
- An operations manual
- Ongoing support
- Marketing support
- Store build consultation
There are many benefits to becoming a Superior Play franchise owner because, with us, the future is bright. Join our team of dedicated, passionate franchise partners today!
What Is the Superior Play Franchise Model?
We are seeking single and multi-unit owner-operators to offer sales and installation of our play equipment. Our showrooms also offer open play and birthday parties. We sell and install a variety of high-quality, chemical-free playsets, safe trampolines and basketball hoops and accessories.
To financially qualify to become a Superior Play Systems franchise owner, we are looking for:
- A liquidity of $45,000
- A net worth of $100,000
Costs to get started are:
- An investment range of $297,000 to $349,000
- A franchise, or license fee, of $40,000
Other costs include our royalty payment of five percent of gross sales, and a brand fund payment of one percent of gross sales after the 53rd week of operation.
Some franchise fees for other businesses can go over $100,000, and royalties can be as high as high as nine percent, or they can be a flat monthly fee. Our royalty and franchise fees help us fund training and marketing to make sure we build strong franchise establishments and provide the skills and knowledge to succeed. They are also extremely competitive within the industry and reflect our family value that the company has been focused on since 1992.
Our model allows you to experience the independence of running a quality business without the risk or high costs of starting a business on your own. We can help you get started with third party financing, and we are here to answer all of your questions. We’ll teach you everything we’ve learned throughout our decades of business experience, leaving you the time to focus on building. Your very own business.
Franchises account for about 3.2 percent of all businesses and 35 percent of all retail and service revenue in the U.S. Americans love to run franchises, and for a good reason. We’ll help you get started joining the others who’ve found success and freedom in franchise ownership.
We Need Franchise Partners Because We Are Expanding!
Our goal is to have Superior Play Systems across the U.S. with franchise partners who are passionate about building a brighter future for America’s children while being a vibrant member of their local community.
Join us in our mission to make a difference. Gain control of your future and success. Help build a healthier and happier future for America's youth. Learn how you can enjoy the rewards and independence of being a Superior Play Systems franchise owner now.
Ready to get started? Interested in learning more details? Contact us today for more info. We are excited to work with you!