Families have traditionally relied on word-of-mouth or unreliable and sometimes unsafe websites to find a babysitter. While many parents demand more, there are no other options – until now. Sitting Made Simple® is a local, safe, reliable and convenient way to find childcare providers for everything from one-time sits, to group childcare at parties, to gym and church nursery childcare, part time parenting and out-of-town sitting to everyday before & after-school care.
If you buy a Sitting Made Simple® franchise, you will be a part of this revolutionary approach to providing families in your select city with this highly demanded service.
Sitting Made Simple® is looking for entrepreneurs who are flexible, people persons, firm but fair and willing to adapt. Successful franchisees look forward to the challenges of each day, want to be their own boss, and take great pride in owning a business in the childcare industry.
Sitting Made Simple® franchisees should have some previous experience in childcare, whether it be as a parent, babysitter, teacher, mentor, etc. This ensures that the franchisee can fully understand how to best handle the needs of both the SMS families and SMS sitters.
- Initial Inquiry
- Email from the SMS team
- Phone call with Amanda Knapp, Founder and CEO
- Shop day in Columbus, Ohio with the SMS team
- Receive FDD
- Sign FDD
- Attend 10 day SMS training program
- Launch your own SMS
Sitting Made Simple® provides a training program at their corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio for new franchisees prior to their launch. The training program is 10 days and provides hands-on instruction to franchisees.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a new Sitting Made Simple® franchise is between $48,549 to $63,149. This total investment includes a minimum amount of $38,649 that must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate.
Franchisees pay Sitting Made Simple® a royalty fee equal to 6% of the franchise’s gross sales each month, as well as an advertising fee equal to 2% of the franchise’s sales each month.
We currently do not offer direct or indirect financing to franchisees.
Sitting Made Simple® advertises nationally and regionally on behalf of the franchisee, as well as advising the franchisee on best practices for advertising and marketing to assist in their initial marketing efforts.
If the franchisee complies with the terms of the Franchise Agreement, Sitting Made Simple® and its affiliates will not operate or license others to operate a Sitting Made Simple® Placement Agency within the franchisee’s territory.
Many factors contribute to making a Sitting Made Simple® franchise as successful as possible. The franchise owner must be driven and passionate about providing exceptional services that truly improve the quality of life for SMS Families. Additionally, SMS Sitters who love their job, create meaningful relationships with clients, and enjoy working through SMS are crucial to franchise success.
Franchisees must begin operation of their Sitting Made Simple® Placement Agency within six months after signing the FDD. The typical length of time from the signing to the beginning of operations is 90 days. Factors affecting the length of time generally include obtaining the necessary financial arrangements, participating in training and building up a base of service providers within the franchise territory.
You can submit an initial inquiry online.