Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 194 – Guard-A-Kid – US
Products & Services: Children’s identification & safety products & services
Number of Locations: 181
Total Investment: $21.39K – 38.7K
Began Franchising: 2005
Inspired by his own children, and his background in software engineering, Hossein Kasmai founded Guard-A-Kid to offer technology-driven child safety products and education services. Franchisees host safety education events at daycares, schools and local businesses, giving parents the opportunity to buy Guard-A-Kid’s safety products, such as a child ID kit that includes both printed and digital child identification products.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $21,400 – $38,700
Franchise Fee: $19,900
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Net Worth: $25,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000 – $15,000
Franchise can be run from home. 20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 2 days. Monthly conference calls; bi-weekly workshops
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Internet
Marketing Support: National media,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #194 (2013), #206 (2012), #173 (2011), #287 (2010), #293 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #87 (2011), #83 (2010),
Low-Cost: #30 (2013), #31 (2012), #37 (2011), #71 (2010), #63 (2009),
Top New: #6 (2010), #18 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #45 (2013), #50 (2012), #48 (2011), #84 (2010), #81 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #158 (2013), #162 (2012), #136 (2011),
March 1, 2005, our founder, inspired as a parent, launched Guard-A-Kid to fill the need for cutting edge child safety products and education as prior to, most child safety businesses had not evolved since the internet was created. With his background as a software engineer he created the innovative technology behind our most successful products, and sold our first franchise March 22, 2005. We have since grown to 178 franchises in 11 Countries.
Our Guard-A-Kid Franchisees create the opportunity to educate parents and their communities by hosting Safety Events at daycares, schools and local businesses where parents will have the chance to purchase our child safety products. Our best-seller, the Child ID Kit, includes printed and digital child identification products that may be easily shipped to law enforcement should the need arise, but more impressively, may be uploaded instantly and shared utilizing today’s communication technology.
What Sets Us Apart From the Rest:
Safety Children Day Celebrating Child Safety ID System
Extremely Low Start-up Cost, Turn Key Operation
No Royalty Fees
Speedy Return on Investment
Multiple Revenue Streams and Target Markets
Proven Model with Training & Support
Little to No Overhead
Home Based, Retail Location Optional
No Nights or Weekends necessary
Flexible Structure – Work part-time or full-time