Start from Scratch or Invest in a Franchise? What’s the Difference?

If you’re thinking about going into business for yourself, you should know there are two ways to go about it, with some important differences. You can start your small business from scratch, taking on all the risk and responsibility yourself, with no groundwork laid and no guaranteed support, or you could invest in a franchise brand. Let’s take a closer look at what investing in an entertainment franchise opportunity with Starlite Family Fun Center means, as compared to starting your fun center on your own. We think you’ll quickly realize the benefits of a franchise opportunity with us.

Our Business Model

When you start your fun center business from scratch, chances are you have no template to go by, no groundwork laid to make your efforts easier, and no trial and error behind you that makes you wiser to things. But an entertainment franchise opportunity with Starlite means exactly the opposite. We’ve been helping families have fun in a variety of ways, all under one roof, for over 35 years. It began with our first family-run skating center that paved the way for a proven business model that includes multiple revenue streams. When you invest with us, you’ll have access to all that and more. Roller skating, arcade games, laser tag, and indoor playgrounds are all part of what makes Starlite so popular with families and so attractive to entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on a growing market that’s projected to be worth over $40 billion by 2025. Our robust business model is just one aspect that sets us apart from our competitors.

Our Training and Support

Going it alone as a small business owner means you probably have no one to rely on to train you in best practices and procedures, or to answer all the questions you’re bound to have. So, why start your fun center business that way when you don’t have to? Investing in an entertainment franchise opportunity with us immediately gives you access to our franchise team of experts — the Fun Squad! They’ll help you in valuable ways in areas like real estate development and construction, finance, business development, and software tools, and Center décor, build-out, lighting and sound systems. You can count on our expertise to set you up for success — something you can’t say when you start your fun center from scratch.

Our Brand Name

Because we’ve been in the business of fun for over 35 years, we’ve built a brand that folks recognize and love. You can’t say that when you start your center from scratch. Building a reputation takes time, but because we’ve already put many years and countless resources into the Starlite name, you’ll get to take advantage of that when you invest in us. Families will know they can count on you for safe and affordable fun for all ages. In short, an entertainment franchise opportunity with Starlite Family Fun Center is a terrific way to become your own boss, enjoy the rewards of a growing industry, and take a lot of the work out of starting a business.


If you’re ready to start a fun center, but don’t want to go it alone, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today.

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