Hobby Quest

Hobby Quest provides after school services using STEM based curriculum to children ages 5-15. Hobby Quest is offering after school enrichment classes, summer camps, Birthday Parties, assemblies and More.

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Hobby Quest Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Business Features
  • Extremely low overhead costs
  • Quick set up - have your business up and running within 3 months of your contract date
  • Recession resistant (parents prioritize education highly)
  • Sole vendor in the US for exclusive aviation program based on STEM/STEAM learning - no competition!
  • Over 90% close rate for new customers
  • Home based business that can grow into a standalone center or office location
  • Many prime territories still available
  • Ability for multi-unit ownership
  • Market has experienced over 300% of growth in the last 5 years
  • Flexible operation times - build your business around your lifestyle
  • Highly scale-able in terms of start-up and adding additional franchise units.
HOBBY QUEST is a curriculum based program that provides educational enrichment activities for ages 5-15, as after school programs, summer camps, birthday parties and more! Revenue opportunity examples:
  1. Ability to provide after school classes as well as elective and specialty classes during the school day
  2. Unique aviation program for STEM learning. STEM classes are currently a huge hot button with parents and educators.
  3. Summer camp opportunities - camp directors seek out companies that provide specialty programs that their counselors are not trained in. Offering more specialty classes helps their camps stand out.
  4. We receive referrals from all aspects of our business:
    • a. School Directors - recommend us to other directors in and around their districts
    • b. Parents - look to sign up their children for additional classes out of school, summer camps, advanced classes and private lessons
    • c. PTA Presidents - tend to share great ideas they've found, like our classes, with other nearby parents
  5. Receiving repeat business from current customers. Once a customer offers a program, they will continue to do so every semester. There are new kids in every grade each year, and our curriculum is constantly changing
  6. Many opportunities for year round business including weekend programs, scouting events, workshops, juniors' classes, etc.
  7. Building relationships with customers who manage programming for multiple locations
  8. We offer one of the most unique birthday parties out there, and most of our birthday party requests come from our current students.
  9. Teaching classes and activities puts you face to face daily with your biggest consumer - kids!
  10. Customers will bring us in to teach educational enrichment classes and workshops because we meet the strict standards for government funded programs
The Customer Experience
At Hobby Quest, we pride ourselves on providing a level of customer service that is unparalleled in our field. Since our customers can become customers for life, and we strive to meet them in person upon initial contact, there is a stronger relationship present. Our customers having confidence in our responsibility, focus on student safety and unique products and curriculum is one of our top priorities.

A great part of this business is that we have 3 different customers - schools, parents and children. For our school customers, we ensure that our instructors show up on time, are prepared for their classes and ready to teach.

The parents are thrilled when their children come home with not only their day's project, but also the knowledge of what they learned that day and how it relates to what they built.

Our students leave class each day having had a new, FUN experience where they were given the opportunity to discover a new skill they didn't even know they had. Our service is unrivaled.

We're not Cookie Cutter: We have 15 years of experience in the children's enrichment field, and our curriculums and systems are proven to provide success.

One of the best parts about becoming a Hobby Quest franchisee is the flexibility and personalization each owner will receive at the beginning of their journey. We will assess the territory and potential for each area and provide our franchisees with a concrete plan of action for success.

Most franchisees will be up and running in less than 3 months. We will provide training and support every step of the way to help ensure success.

We provide our franchisees with the following tools to help launch a successful journey.
  1. Full Data Bases
    We will provide each new franchisee with a data base of local schools and community centers in their area including phone number and address to get the ball rolling
  2. Templates
    Our sales and operations teams have created templates for every foreseeable situation, including sales, human resources and accounting. Franchisees will be outfitted with all of the tools necessary to begin and maintain communication with customers and employees.
  3. Dedicated mini-site
    Each franchisee will have a dedicated mini-site off of our main website. This site will include all personalized information, such as contact information, class times and locations and registration capabilities. Prospective customers will be able to locate and contact franchisees directly.

Company Details

Established: 2003
First Unit Franchised: Began franchising in 2014- Placed 21 units since 2014.
Franchised Units: 24
Company Owned Units: 6
States Registered In: MD, 
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Hobby Quest

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: NA
Recruiting Assistance: NA
Co-Operative Advertising: NA
Training: 5 days of training at our headquarters in Englewood NJ. Full training on business model, HR, operations, logistics, programs, sales, supplies, etc.
Other Info: The motivation and drive to build, sustain and grow a children's based business.

  • Strong sales, operations and customer service experience
  • Strong people and communication skills
  • Ability and desire to network and build relationships within the community.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Hobby Quest Franchise.

What does a Hobby Quest Franchise Cost?

Hobby Quest franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $20,000
Total Investment: $38,925 - $53,225
Minimum Net Worth: $50,000
Franchise Fee: $28,000
Royalty: 7%
Ad: 1%
Average Number of Employees: 2-5
Item 19: No
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Hobby Quest a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Hobby Quest is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Hobby Quest a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Hobby Quest is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Hobby Quest Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Hobby Quest does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Hobby Quest a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Hobby Quest is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Hobby Quest Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Hobby Quest franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Hobby Quest Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Hobby Quest franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Hobby Quest Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Hobby Quest franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Hobby Quest Looking for International franchisees?

No. Hobby Quest franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Hobby Quest's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

Less than $25,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Hobby Quest Franchises for Sale

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