Once Upon a Child purchases and sells used children's attire and toys. The first Once Upon a Child store was opened in 1985 in Perrysburg, Ohio, by Dennis and Lynn Blum in 1985 after they observed Goodwill Industries accepting and selling used baby attire.
Winmark purchased the company in 1992. In 2009, roughly 10% of Once Upon a Child's children's attire and playthings purchased were new. In 2011, it had 240 locations in the United States and 24 in Canada. In 2010, the complete cost to start a Once Upon a Child was between $200,000 and $250,000 and the average yearly sales were between $650,000 and $725,000.
Financial Requirements for Once Upon a Child Franchise
Initial investments: $268,500 - $396,900
Net-worth Requirement: $250,000
Liquid Cash Requirement: $75,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
On-The-Job Training: 24 hours
Classroom Training: 55 hours
Number of Employees Required to Run: 3 - 5
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Once Upon a Child website: www.onceuponachild.com
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