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How to Become SOS Franchisee

STEP 1

Submit Inquiry Form and Download e-brochure.

After you fill out the online info request, you will receive a Franchise Brochure to learn more about the SOS's ownership opportunity.

Today

STEP 2

Introduction call (5-10 mins).

We will reach out to answer initial questions, talk about qualifications, and schedule a more in depth conversation about SOS's and your goals with our brand.

Within 24 Hours

STEP 3

Schedule Exploratory Call (1 hr).

Talk with our team team to get to know each other further: 

- Discuss your goals, desires, and questions

- Learn more about our Core Values 

- Go over Site Selection/Construction 

- Overview of based store operations 

- Educate you about our Support team

Base on schedules- usually within 5-7 days

STEP 4

Complete Candidate Profile (10 Mins).

Once Completed we will:

  • Send you the FDD
  • Start the preliminary real estate trade analysis

7-14 days

STEP 5

Schedule FDD review  (30-45 mins).

Speak with our team to ask questions on FDD, Real Estate, Territories, etc.

14-21 days

STEP 6

Schedule Discovery Day.

    Visit multiple locations

  • Speak with home office support team members
  • Ask questions and learn!

21-30 days

STEP 7

Franchise Agreement.

Upon Mutual Agreement, we will send you your Franchise Agreement.

Congratulations you are awarded a franchise! Sign and execute agreements.

30-45 days

STEP 8

YOU are a franchisee of SOS Franchising.

Plug into our brand, and aggressively start the site selection, training, and on-boarding process!

45-60 days

How We Will Support You

Brand Recognition

  • Success On The Spectrum has a corporate image that is well established among parents. SOS Events are often seen on the news and social media, which quietly establishes trust with potential clients.
  • Consumers are 59% more likely to purchase from a brand they recognize.
  • Clients know that SOS provides high quality treatment, regardless of which location they visit.
  • SOS Franchising will grant you the nonexclusive right to use the SOS logo and registered trademarks.

Site Selection

  • While you are ultimately responsible for selecting office space, SOS Franchising will provide assistance to you.
  • We will all provide you with written guidelines for the design and layout of your center.
  • We will provide you with recommended leasehold improvements, storage, signage and décor to be used for the interior and exterior.

Financing

SOS Franchising does not offer any financing arrangements to you. We are currently listed on the SBA Franchise Directory and are able to refer you to lenders that have served past franchisees. Generally, an SBA Loan requires 20% down and a credit score of over 700. After you sign the FDD, we may review and comment on any business plan that you create for the purposes of obtaining a start-up loan

Advertising

  • SOS Franchising will train you on the most effective strategies of advertising an ABA center. We will provide you written guidelines for local advertising, marketing and promotions.
  • SOS Franchising provides system-wide advertising and maintains the Success On The Spectrum website.
  • SOS Franchising will list your business on the Success On The Spectrum website and on Google Maps.
  • SOS Distribution offers pre-designed business cards, brochures, banners, logo pens, wall decals, etc for purchase.

Purchase List

  • SOS Franchising will provide you with a list of minimum inventory requirements for all equipment, technology items, furnishings, fixtures and signage necessary for the operation of your center.
  • SOS Franchising will also provide you with a written list of approved vendors and suppliers to purchase all equipment, products, supplies and services from.

Employee Recruitment Assistance

  • SOS Franchising is a partner of Purdue University. We have access to hundreds of students seeking a clinic to complete their practicums. In addition, we can list your staffing needs on their alumni job board.
  • SOS Franchising will supply you with recommended hiring guidelines, salary suggestions, and offer letter templates.
  • SOS Franchising will provide you with Interview training and questionnaires.
  • SOS Franchising will provide you with Employment Forms.

Our Numbers

EXPENSEAMOUNT
Initial Franchise Fee$20,000
System Advertising Fees$100/month
Local Advertising Fees$300/quarter
Monthly Royalty Fees$500/month - first year, $700/month - second year, $900/month every month after
RentVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $10,000-$15,000 per month in rent for 3500-5000sqft.
Travel/LodgingYou and 2 other key employees must attend the Initial Training for 2 weeks at our corporate office in Houston TX.
Leasehold ImprovementsVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $0 - $50,000 in construction cost
UtilitiesVaries, but we estimate you will pay about $1500/mo for electricity, phones, internet, water, trash, etc
SignageVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $2,000-$15,000 to put signs
TechnologyVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $8,000-$15,000 for technology items
SoftwareVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $1500-$3000
FurnitureVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $5,000-$30,000 for desks, chairs, toys, decor, fridge, etc
Office SuppliesVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $4,000-$6,000 to stock office supplies
Grand OpeningVaries, but we estimate you will pay between $1,000-$3,000 for your grand opening party
PayrollVaries, but we estimate you will pay a BCBA $6,500/mo, RBTs $10,000/mo, office manager and yourself $8,000/mo
Uniforms$500. You must purchase uniforms from SOS Distribution for each RBT
InsuranceVaries, but we estimate you will pay $600/mo for Insurance.
Just in Case$30,000 It’s always good to have additional funds for unexpected operating expenses and cash flow
TOTAL$200,000 - $350,000

FAQs

How much does a SOS franchise cost?

You should plan to invest $200,000 to $350,000. 

Does SOS provide financing?

SOS Franchising does not offer any financing arrangements to you. We are currently listed on the SBA Franchise Directory and are able to refer you to lenders that have served past franchisees. Generally, an SBA Loan requires 20% down and a credit score of over 700. After you sign the FDD, we may review and comment on any business plan that you create for the purposes of obtaining a start-up loan.

Do you provide assistance with site selection?
  • While you are ultimately responsible for selecting office space, SOS Franchising will provide assistance to you.
  • We will all provide you with written guidelines for the design and layout of your center.
  • We will provide you with recommended leasehold improvements, storage, signage and décor to be used for the interior and exterior.

 

I would like to have multiple units, how can I get this done?

You will receive a discounted franchising fee when you open multiple franchises!

Do I buy equipment and supplies from SOS?

No. SOS Franchising does not supply any furnishings. You are required to purchase all logo materials from our vendor, SOS Distribution. You are also required to purchase EMR software from Central Reach. All other items can be sourced from a place of your choosing.

What kind of training will I receive?
  • Before your business opens, SOS Franchising will lead up to 3 people through a two week franchisee training program at our corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.
  • You will receive the full Operations Manual, hands-on training, and view videos and demos.
  • SOS Franchising will train you to on-board clients, execute our programs, activities and workshops.
  • SOS Franchising will provide you with suggested pricing for services, efficiencies to manage high volume, service standards and general operating procedures.
  • SOS Franchising will give guidelines for advertising, marketing and promotional strategies.
  • SOS Franchising will give guidelines for record keeping, accounting methods and general administrative procedures.
What form of continuing operational guidance will I receive?
  • SOS Franchising offers training resources, such as our Operations Manual.
  • SOS Franchising will offer assistance, advice, guidance and experience to you to resolve administrative problems that you may encounter outside the scope of the Operations Manual
  • SOS Franchising will continue to consult with you regarding: our vendor and supplier relationships, service standards, programs that we have or will develop, sales and marketing strategies, industry developments, record keeping and accounting procedures, advertising, promotional and marketing materials.
  • SOS Franchising will offer access to additional or refresher training programs that may be conducted through the telephone, webinars or video training
  • SOS Franchising offers will provide onsite assistance at your request, as we deem necessary.