Best in Class Education Centers

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Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required:$30,000
Net Worth Required:$100,000
Total Investment:$63,800 - $125,480
Franchise Fee:$35,000
Royalty Type:12%

Franchisee Options

Financing:Via 3rd party

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Best in Class Education Centers
Total Units:60+ locations open; 12 in development
Year Founded:1995
Franchising Since:2010
Home Office:Seattle, WA

About Best in Class Education Centers

The Best in Class Education mission focuses on two goals: building better teachers and building accomplished and successful students. The brand delivers on that mission by focusing on students of all ages and offering a tailored curriculum that encourages students to learn at their own pace. Our franchise owners know that education represents an opportunity for students, and further, understand the importance quality instructors play in supporting individual growth. With programs that cater to K-12 students of all ability levels, the Best in Class model aims to deliver engaging course material that gets real results. Franchise owners stand to enjoy part-time hours with full-time income based on a turnkey business model, complete with multiple revenue streams and a high net return.

Values & History

The Best in Class brand started small with humble roots. The value of quality education is a personal matter for founders Hao and Lisa Lam, who fled Vietnam's communist government in the late 1980s in search of a better life. Earning a BA in Mathematics, Hao graduated at the top of his class after a long period of tireless work. During that time he found what would ultimately become his passion by tutoring his fellow students and helping them to understand the complex coursework and exams. A love for education and helping others was born. Best in Class opened its first center in 1995 in Seattle, WA, and the company has been growing rapidly ever since, offering a range of programs that serve well over 30 communities across the nation.

Industry Performance

Educational services in the US accounted for $2 billion in revenue over the 2019 fiscal year, an annual growth of 0.3% over the previous five years. With over 1.3 million businesses in operation and 12.7 million employees, the key opportunities for the Best in Class model draw on increasing class sizes, limited staff, funding decreases for schools, and increasingly competitive colleges, creating a demand for the high-quality educational services provided by Best in Class.

Purchasing a Best in Class Education Centers Franchise

All interested parties will need access to at least $30k in liquid capital to pursue a Best in Class franchise. A minimum net worth of $100k is required, with the total investment for a franchise expected to be between $63,800 and $125,480. Royalty fees run 12%. Third-party financing is available for those that qualify. New owners will receive a discount of $3k from the franchise fee for the first three centers opened, and all royalty fees are waived for the first three months. Veterans, certified teaching and childcare professionals, and franchisees that open multiple locations will also have access to special discounts and benefits.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

A real passion for education and a drive toward helping students of all ability levels reach their maximum potential is absolutely necessary for prospective owners of Best in Class franchises. Our educators strive to help students develop critical thinking skills and analytical mindsets oriented towards lifelong learning and self-improvement. Management or business experience is preferred, and candidates will need a bachelor's degree or higher. E2 Visa clients are welcome and encouraged to apply. Partnerships are typically not recommended but may be permitted as long as one member is designated as the primary operator.

Training & Support

Training on the brand's proven methods for business development is provided for new Best in Class franchise owners, along with guided support in site selection, lease negotiation, grand opening assistance, and more. Access to new methods and opportunities will always be available to franchisees as you continue to grow your business.


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Available In:

Best in Class Education Centers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming