Successful franchise business models are easy to spot—they’re the businesses that are thriving. We don’t mean just monetarily either, although that is obviously part of the model. Thriving businesses also make an impact in their community, provide personal fulfillment to their owners and employees, and offer more than just another day at work.
When it comes to these markers of success, Discovery Point Child Development Centers are the full package. However, don’t just take our word for it. Below we’ve gathered the testimonials we’ve received over the years from our franchisees and owners, all of whom found more than just financial success in our child care franchise model.
In addition to testimonials, we’ve included a list of our current affiliations with both franchise organizations and child care advocacy groups. By advocating for quality child care, we are able to extend the influence of Discovery Point owners everywhere, developing a well-earned reputation for care, commitment, and excellence.
See what our owners had to say below:
Mike, Discovery Point Seven Oaks
“I am so thankful to be a Discovery point Owner. I enjoyed my 23 years in the Hotel business prior to owning my Center, but I find it so much more rewarding to now own a Discovery Point. It is the best decision I have ever made.”
Robbin, Discovery Point Jones Bridge
“My days are spent encouraging children’s love of learning. It doesn’t get any better than that!”
Yvette, Discovery Point Roswell
“I truly enjoy operating and owning a Discovery Point Center. The training I received before I opened was very thorough and hands on. I have learned and have grown the last three and a half years of owning my business.I have felt full support from the Corporate office any time that I was in need of advice and assistance in handling different situations.
The hugs, kisses and excitement that children display brings me true joy. I also feel satisfaction as I am providing them a safe, fun and educational center to be in while mom and dad are at work.”
IFA – International Franchise OrganizationIFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. The IFA is the World’s largest and leading Franchise Trade Organization, based in Washington, DC. The IFA is composed of both Franchisors and Franchisees and is the definitive authority and voice of franchising. Being a member of the IFA and adhering to the IFA Code of Ethics, is significant as it demonstrates Discovery Point’s commitment as a leading Franchisor of Child Development Centers by maintaining high ethical standards in selecting and working with our Franchisees. We are very proud of this accomplishment and look forward to our active membership in the IFA Code of Ethics: The International Franchise Association Code of Ethics is intended to establish a framework for the implementation of best practices in the franchise relationships of IFA members. The Code represents the ideals to which all IFA members agree to subscribe in their franchise relationships. The Code is one component of the IFA’s self-regulation program, which also includes the IFA Ombudsman and revisions to the IFA bylaws that will streamline the enforcement mechanism for the Code. The Code is not intended to anticipate the solution to every challenge that may arise in a franchise relationship, but rather to provide a set of core values that are the basis for the resolution of the challenges that may arise in franchise relationships. Also the Code is not intended to establish standards to be applied by third parties, such as the courts, but to create a framework under which IFA and its members will govern themselves. The IFA’s members believe that adherence to the values expressed in the IFA Code will result in healthy, productive, and mutually beneficial franchise relationships. The Code, like franchising, is dynamic and may be revised to reflect the most current developments in structuring and maintaining franchise relationships.
SBA RegistryTo appear on the SBA Registry, Discovery Point submitted detailed operational and financial information, including the current FDD, to the SBA for review and approval as a Nationally approved SBA Franchise Concept. This benefits new Franchisees as they apply for SBA financing by expediting their loan process. Local and national banks gain confidence in making the SBA backed loan when the franchised concept is listed on the Registry. Discovery Point Franchising, Inc. is committed to helping individuals obtain the most cost effective financing available today. The SBA offers loan programs that are a strong fit for the Discovery Point Franchise investment and capital requirements, which include the land, building, equipment package and working capital. The SBA loan terms and interest rates are very favorable and offer a tremendous financing source for our new Franchisees.”We want our franchisees to receive the best terms and rates for their loan in order to preserve their capital and to manage their cash flow in the most effective manner. We are proud of our relationship with the SBA and to our success in assisting our Franchisees secure their financing…. – Cliff Clark, Founder & PresidentDiscovery Point Franchising, Inc.
SEFF: Southeast Franchise ForumThe Southeast Franchise Forum is a regional organization established to foster professional relationships throughout the franchise community and to enhance the reputation of franchising through the exchange of information, ideas and solutions. Many National Franchisors are members of SEFF. Discovery Point is proud to be a member of the SEFF and works to be a leader in the franchising industry.
Industry AssociationsDiscovery Point Franchising, Inc. has always been greatly impressed with GCCA (Georgia Child Care Association) and other state organizations that support and represent members in ways that are vital to the growth of the childcare industry, especially in challenging economic times. Discovery Point Franchisees directly benefit from initiatives that address a variety of concerns:
- Supports child care interests
- Providing access to state legislators
- Providing lobbyists
- Striving to increase state funding
- Maintaining student/teacher ratios
- Fighting for limited exemptions