Description: Learning Express is the nation’s leading specialty toy franchise. We pride ourselves on the quality and uniqueness of our toy selection - a mix of products that foster a love of learning through play. Opportunities: Franchises available throughout the United States. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $125,000. Training Provided: Yes.
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Learning Express Toys Store Owners Named Among America's Star Franchisees by CNBC
Connie and Todd Jacob, owners of Learning Express Toys of New Albany, Worthington and Upper Arlington, Ohio, were recently named among America's Star Franchisees by CNBC and Franchise Business Review.
The Jacobs were chosen from 28,500 franchisees representing 364 brands, according to Franchise Business Review. Selection criteria for the franchise included a strong proof of concept, clean reporting, solid financial performance, strong franchisee regard for management and franchisee satisfaction. The criteria for franchisees included a strong financial picture, respect and trust for the franchisor, high net incomes and strong long-term growth.
Connie and Todd, parents of two, are passionate about helping children learn through play. They take pride in partnering with local schools for fundraisers and being a resource for the community. They are very satisfied with their franchise investment as they continue to grow. Together, the three stores gross nearly $1.7 million and employ 24 people, Connie told CNBC.
Connie credits their success to hard work as well as help from the Learning Express Toys Home Office in areas such as marketing and product selection.
"If we need help with any of these things, there is always someone at headquarters that we can speak with to get an answer." — Connie Jacob, owner of Learning Express Toys of New Albany, Worthington and Upper Arlington, Ohio
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