Drama Kids International Named a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Shows Female Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Drama Kids’ Performance

Online PR News – 13-February-2017 – Leesburg/Virginia – Drama Kids International was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchises for Women Report.

Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

Drama Kids was among 300 franchise brands, representing over 6,400 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Drama Kids’ franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), and work/life balance. An additional 16 questions asked franchisees about their market area, demographics, business lifestyle, overall enjoyment running their franchise, and role in the franchisee community.

The survey data showed the following:

We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of franchise owners a high percentage of whom are women and we work hard to provide excellent support training and resources while also continually listening to our franchise owners to determine how we can improve the system.

Drama Kids was one of only 4 children’s developmental/enrichment and tutoring franchises in the Children’s Services category to make the list. The company’s overall satisfaction score exceeded the average score for all franchise brands surveyed, as well as the average score for all Children’s Services franchises. Ranking categories where Drama Kids scores exceeded the overall and Children’s Services averages include Franchise System, Leadership, Core Values, Franchisee Community, Financial Opportunity and General Satisfaction.

“We are very honored and pleased that the most respected franchise market research firm in the U.S. has identified Drama Kids as one of the Top Franchise Businesses for Women, and has also ranked Drama Kids as one of the 50 best franchises overall based on franchisee satisfaction” said Drama Kids President, Charlie Kerr. “We are very fortunate to have an amazing group of franchise owners, a high percentage of whom are women, and we work hard to provide excellent support, training and resources, while also continually listening to our franchise owners to determine how we can improve the system.” Kerr also noted that Drama Kids has recently been honored with the following additional recognition in 2017:

• Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchise Brands (among more than 3500 U.S. franchise brands) in its annual Franchise 500 edition published each January
• Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of Top 50 Franchises for Under $50,000
• Franchise Rankings Top Children’s Franchise for 2017

“The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors,” says Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership.”

Key findings from research on women’s satisfaction with their franchise:
• 90% enjoy operating their business
• 88% enjoy being part of their franchise
• 84% respect their franchisor
• 80% believe their franchisor acts with a high level of integrity
• 74% would “do it again” knowing what they know today
• 85% would recommend their franchise brand to others


About Drama Kids
Drama Kids International is the largest after-school drama program in the USA with 10,000 students currently enrolled. Its copyrighted curriculum features original, creative lessons with a built-in advancing scale of development that enables students of different ages and abilities to progress at their own rate. Its curriculum differs significantly from traditional drama and other after-school programs, with an emphasis on fun drama activities that are designed to allow all students to fully participate and develop acting, public speaking, and collaboration skills regardless of age or prior experience level.

Drama Kids offers age-appropriate classes for students ages 4 through 18 years old. Classes meet once each week for one hour at locations throughout the country. The program allows new enrollment throughout the year, space permitting. Drama Kids also offers Drama Kids Preschool Workshops, Drama Kids Summer Camps, and Drama Kids At School, an in-school program for elementary and middles schools that brings its innovative curriculum directly into the schools as part of the school’s after-school program. For more information, visit www.dramakids.com. For franchise information visit www.dramakidsfranchises.com.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is the only independent market research firm that specializes in benchmarking franchisee satisfaction based exclusively on ratings and reviews from franchise owners. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

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