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Startup Academy

Need some hands-on support and guidance to get started? 

Startup Academy is a step-by-step, instructor-led modular program to help amusement entrepreneurs research, develop and build their entertainment center project.

NO NEED TO TRAVEL - Startup Academy is delivered direct to you, at your convenience via the web, email and our on-going telephone consultations.

* This Program differs from other FEC Business Plans by providing direct business coaching, mentoring, hands-on telephone consultation through-out the planning process. You can get the same business plan without Academy support under the "Business Planning" tab left.

 

WHAT IS THIS?

As part of the FEC Network, we have been in the amusement attractions industry since 1995. From those years of experience, and our Fun Center Feasibility service, we developed the Startup Academy program. A simple, cost-effective, DIY business planning and startup course, for new amusement entrepreneurs looking to get a professional feasibility analysis, and completed fun center business plan, at a reasonable price.

There are many services out there that will do this for you (including our own feasibility & planning service), but they can be expensive, and it can be difficult to present to potential funders, if the entrepreneur does not have a grasp on the completed plan and it's market data.

Startup Academy addresses this, by having the entrepreneur do the local research and build-out the plan with our materials and direct experience, coaching and consultation.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Academy program is a 37 page WORD document with (7) modules, delivered online and in regular telephone consultations supporting each of the modules:

* Demographics
* Competitive Analysis
* Lease Space
* Build-Out
* Revenues
* Operating Expense.
* Project ROI

Each module contains a number of 'Attachments' which are the financial worksheets that support the written part of the plan. The program may be purchased as a complete package (all modules with the fun center business plan), or spearately with which ever modules may be helpful. All of the individual modules below are "Stand-alone Consultations" based on our Fun Center Plan. The fun center business plan needs to be purchased to support the individual modules. This may be a good option for developers who already have, or are capable of completing the feasibility and plan without all of our assistance, but require specific support with a particular part of the plan/process.

Each module is supported by our telephone consultation (coaching) and covers all aspects of not only the financial attachments, but the opportunity, the market, and the business as it relates to that module. That consultation is then used by you to complete the module on your own time. Proceed to the next module, repeat... and so on.

Once enrolled in the Academy course, materials are emailed direct to your desktop so you can get to work right away (this is not a course that may be completed on a mobile device).

After you have had a chance to review the materials included;

* 37 page WORD document written plan
* 27 Sheet financial statements (Excel)
* Full business forms and manuals
* 16 pdf guidebooks

Your business coach sets up an initial telephone consultation to further review the above materials, including your project goals, your local market and the industry. Typically lasting 60 minutes or so, this is our initial consultation and offers you a chance to ask any questions and for you and your coach to get on the same page regarding your business goals, the opportunity and a timeline for moving forward within the program.

Initial Consultation

In order to start moving forward, we need to uncover your market opportunity, and prosped project scope. What kind of amusement attraction best fits your business goals, the local market, your access to funding, and available space within your target market area and demographic age group? We help you find all the resources and data needed to answer these questions, and along with industry specific market data, amusement trends and potential activity mix, so we can start working with each course module.

The Academy program is an excellent online business development program that helps you keep focused and motivated while working together to complete your plan (project information is kept strictly confidential during the startup academy program).

Products

Startup Academy - Feasibility & Planning

COMPLETE COURSE PACKAGE - WITH FUN CENTER PLAN

This is a step-by-step modular online, instructor-led course with ongoing telephone consultation as part of this fun center business development program. Designed with progress in mind, it includes the following Startup Academy materials with explicit hands-on coaching and direct, unlimited telephone support for 6 months. Beyond that, your Academy Program (Fun Center Academy website) membership is good for a full year. Come back and use our resources at any time.

$795.97
 
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Startup Academy - Module One: Demographics

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this initial Module on it's own to help with your project planning. A demographic analysis of your market opportunity.

$150.00
 
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Startup Academy - Module Two: Competitive Analysis

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this Competitive Module on it's own to help with your project planning. A local analysis of your competitive landscape..

$98.00
 
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Startup Academy - Module Three: Lease Space

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this Lease Space Module on it's own to help with your project planning. An analysis of your location and space requirements.

$175.00
 
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Startup Academy - Module Four: Build-Out

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this Build-Out Module on it's own to help with your project planning. Construction costs, startup cost and project budget.

$225.00
 
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Startup Academy - Module Five: Revenues

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this Revenues Module on it's own to help with your project planning. Project revenues based on admissions, parties, groups, attractions and ancillary services and traffic.

$275.00
 
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Startup Academy - Module Six: Operating Expenses

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this Operating Expenses Module on it's own to help with your project planning. Operating expenses, staffing and management salaries.

$250.00
 
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Startup Academy - Module Seven: ROI

REQUIRES FUN CENTER BUSINESS PLAN.

As part of the Startup Academy program, purchase this ROI Module on it's own to help with your project planning. Based on the plan Year-1, Year-2, Five year P&L's, Cumlative profit and loan payment, ROI analysis.

$98.00
 
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Fun Center Floor Plan Drawings

With a completed business plan, make your project presentation polished with the addition of an accurate floor plan and layout. Present your ideas with confidence, get investor buy-in and make presentations for zoning and city hall easier to understand. Prices subject to size and scope of project - starting at $300 and up.

$300.00
 
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