Description: Lice will always be a problem, but we have the solution! Low cost of entry, year round demand, a needed service that cures the problem of head lice, guaranteed and solves a real problems for families. Opportunities: Single, multi-unit, area and master licensee opportunities available in the US and worldwide. Excludes: CT, MA, MI, NC, NH, NJ, OR, SC and the UK, South Africa. Business Type: Business Opportunity. Minimum Cash Required: $65,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes.
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Interview with Frank de Lucia: Executive Vice President of Development of Lice Clinics of America
No one likes to think about it, but pests, namely lice, are a common problem in our communities. 1 in 20 elementary aged kids has head lice at any given time. Lice Clinics of America provides a vital hygiene service to communities with a safe, effective treatment solution that is FDA cleared. As a Lice Clinics business owner, bringing a sense of well-being to others is just one of the many rewards that awaits in this business that boasts a consistent revenue stream, proven business model and affordable start-up cost.
In this Success Story Interview, we hear from Frank de Lucia, the Executive Vice President of Development for Lice Clinics. Frank is responsible for ensuring business operators can confidently run their clinic. Frank tells us about what it takes to build a successful clinic, the strong support provided and why Lice Clinics of America has a clear competitive edge. Read on to find out if Lice Clinics is the opportunity your community needs!
Can you tell us about your role with Lice Clinics of America?
I’m responsible for the development team that deals with North America for Lice Clinics of America. We help a candidate learn about our business model including; operations, owner’s role, marketing and financial.
How competitive is the personal healthcare/hygiene industry? How does Lice Clinics set itself apart from the competition?
Our company has the only FDA Cleared, Class I, Medical Device that kills head lice and more importantly – lice eggs (nits). Our competition is made up of mom and pop operators who perform comb-out services which must be repeated every 8 to 10 days and also Over-The-Counter products that are currently not as effective because of lice mutations.
What areas are best suited to support a Lice Clinic?
Mid to large cities benefit the most out of our business. We look for a population of 400,000 with a $40,000 and above median household income.
What can you tell us about the day-to-day experiences of those operating a Lice Clinic?
Owners manage a small group of technicians who provide treatments with an FDA Cleared Medical Device to patients to have an infestation of head lice. One treatment is all that is needed to eliminate lice and their eggs.
What type of experience is useful to be a successful owner/operator?
Business experience is important as well as marketing and/or customer service.
Can you tell us about the training and support Lice Clinics of America provides to licensees?
Our company provides two types of training support for each clinic; training on how to perform a heated air treatment with our FDA Cleared Medical Device for owner’s and staff and two days of training for the Owner at an approved Training facility.
How long does it typically take to get a Lice Clinic business up and running?
It typically takes about two to three months to open as our clinics are in medical office space or light industrial, not retail space and our clinics are about 700 to 800 square feet in size.
What has been the biggest challenge Lice Clinics has faced? How did you overcome it?
Typical advertising doesn’t work well for our business segment as we need people who have head lice. But we overcome this issue by creating awareness of our business with people and organizations that come into daily contact with families who are dealing with lice and they will gladly refer those families to us.
What are some trends to keep an eye out for within your industry segment?
The pesticide formulas found in over-the-counter remedies are not effective with today’s head lice. This issue has spread through most of the U.S. and appears to be expanding all across North America.
What’s the biggest mistake you see from your incoming owners? How can it be avoided?
New owners are not confident that they will need 4 to 6 part-time employees when they open. Because they understaff in the beginning, they tend to have to conduct treatments along with their technicians. This can be overcome with sufficient staff.
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