Franchise Dictionary Magazine Recognizes Class 101 as a Top Game-Changer Franchise in the Nation

Posted Dec 26th, 2018

Popular franchise industry magazine includes Class 101 on ranking of brands that are “changing the industry”

The franchise industry accolades keep piling up for Class 101 college planning franchise! Well-known franchise industry publication Franchise Dictionary magazine has named Class 101 to its list of 100 Game-Changer Franchises. The honored brands are featured in the December 2018 issue of the magazine.

If you’re looking for a low-cost, easy-to-launch franchise and have a passion for working with teens, Class 101 is seeking new owners to join our award-winning franchise. The need for our services has never been greater; overwhelmed high school counselors are short on time, busy families need help navigating the college application process, and college costs continue to rise.

“It is quite an honor to see Class 101 receive another franchise industry award and be included on the list of game-changing franchisees from Franchise Dictionary magazine. While we have received several awards recently, this particular award calls attention to our unique niche in the market, as well as our franchise-wide support. I’m also exceptionally proud of our franchisees, who work hard to help high school students get into the best colleges at the best price, as well as our home office team who are dedicated to making sure our owners have the resources and tools they need to build their business,” says Tom Pabin, founder and CEO of Class 101.

The Class 101 national college planning franchise helps high school students get into colleges that are right for them and to qualify for higher amounts of scholarships and financial aid. The college application process is complicated and stressful, often resulting in students who get little or no financial aid and end up at the wrong schools.

2017 was a banner year for Class 101 — we doubled in size in terms of locations and broke several sales records. 2018 has been another breakout year, as our Lexington, Kentucky-based company also has been recognized by popular franchise opportunity portal Franchise Gator as an Emerging Franchise and the 13th fastest-growing franchise in the nation. If you’ve been on the search for a community-minded business that also offers the opportunity to earn a good living for your own family, then look no further than Class 101.

Class 101 is a business that really makes a difference

The Franchise Dictionary Game-Changer award honors franchises in several areas: fill a niche in the market, raise the bar on service, help the community, create opportunity for aspiring business owners and turn heads with a unique product. Class 101 is all that and more! Our owners work closely in their communities with schools to connect with families who need help with the costly and confusing college application process. It’s common for our owners to work with multiple students in one family and to have a high referral rate.

Class 101’s services have significantly more impact than traditional college counseling. Our franchisees offer an intensive guidance process that helps set students up for success in college and beyond. The demand for these niche services is definitely filling a need in communities nationwide. New franchisee Karen DeRosa set a one-month sales record for her territory in Dayton, Ohio, and she attributes much of that to the demand for our services.

“Class 101 provides that one-on-one intensive guidance that is missing. It’s an invaluable service that we offer, and it’s one that families gravitate to. We offer a service that is going to become more ingrained for families and their high school students, the same way they don’t think twice about tennis lessons, music lessons, et cetera. Class 101 is not just about the endgame of getting accepted into college. It’s life coaching for teenagers.”

We have affordable start-up costs

With a franchise fee of $29,900 — and a total initial investment of $40,490 — our premier college planning services franchise offers a low-cost investment opportunity with a potential for high returns. Several of our franchisees have surpassed the $100,000 revenue mark in their first or second year. Class 101 also is ideal for team franchisees in larger markets.The average gross sales for the top five franchises in 2016 was $164,000, according to Class 101’s most recent FDD.

The Class 101 business model is effective; our full suite of services, including ACT and SAT test prep workshops and DiSC behavior analyses, keeps your business pipeline full year-round, even when school is out. You can launch your business venture solo and choose to add employees as you grow, or you can remain a single owner.

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