What is the RSFA?
Welcome to the portal for the RSFA, the independent franchise association for owners of School of Rock® locations throughout the world. We are very excited about the collective knowledge within the Owner community. Our membership includes some brand new Owners with a diverse set of skills as well as seasoned Owners with 'been there - done that' expertise. The information sharing and fashioning of best practices within the RSFA organization creates the opportunity for more profitable schools and better experiences for our clients.
The attendees at our first Owners Conference (2018) in Nashville/Franklin, TN
RSFA 2018 Conference
Owners Helping Owners April 20-21, 2018
The reviews are in...
Everything was even better than we expected!
I cannot remember a more valuable conference experience. The presenters were all professional and knowledgeable and I came back with pages and pages of ideas!
Great balance of information and fun. Learned so many things that can be implemented easily and gave me plenty of things to think about for long term.
I was incredibly impressed by the thoughtfulness that went into each presentation by busy owners like myself. Every detail was considered and well-executed.
I learned a wealth of information that will help me be successful as an owner. The presentations on digital marketing and money saving/making ideas were tremendously valuable. It was also great to meet and socialize with a group of other owners and build a network of experienced friends with vast tribal knowledge.
The conference was excellent. The presenters were prepared with valuable material. The discussions were lively and informative. The sessions stayed on time and on task. I would go to another and I would recommend it to others.
Most of our interactions are typically in sound bites via FB or at Corp conferences. FB is time consuming and not always deep enough and at Corp conferences are too heavy with Corp presentations. This conference really allowed us all to share OUR experiences and go into depth, specifics and action steps. It addressed the WHAT and the HOW. Relevant topics.
WHY DID WE FORM?
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?
It's simple...our association of Owners and their staff can provide a broad resource of knowledge and best practices that can significantly supplement what the franchisor provides. The association started IN 2015 with a group of 16, owning 23 franchises in the US and internationally, that realized the benefit of an independent association and are serving as the initial leadership.
Our membership includes single-unit and multi-unit operators, so the membership understands the challenges.
No franchisee can effectively accomplish what we all can by pooling resources. We are busy running our own businesses, and often get caught up in our “own little worlds.” Through an association, we have a diverse group of members, a forum to share, and hear each other’s ideas, learn from each other, and then communicate a clear, reasonable and consistent message to School of Rock®. The issues addressed through an association are common to the vast majority of franchisees. Dealt with individually, School of Rock® would be constantly “putting out fires.” Dealt with collectively, we can all prioritize matters and work on them together, efficiently and cooperatively, until completed. We simply cannot do this acting alone.
What Our Members Say About The RSFA
'By hearing how other RSFA owners structure their franchisee company and take some income from the business, I was able to change what I was doing and was able to save many times what the RSFA dues were in taxes'
'It's convenient to be able to ask other owners a question on pretty much anything and get a variety of viewpoints and best practices'
'I heard from another RSFA member how they handled ticket sales and was able to save a lot of money on sales tax'
'The ideas I have gotten from the other owners in the RSFA have made me a better manager of my staff'
'By discussing options with fellow members, I was able to save about $5,000 a year on my insurance premiums by going to a different carrier. Great value for my $250/year dues!