Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS THE IDEAL PURE JOY ACADEMY LICENSEE?
We believe that the success of a Pure Joy Academy Licensed Business depends on the work ethic and motivation of the individual licensee. When selecting a licensee candidate, we look for the following attributes and qualities:
Has completed Pure Joy Academy’s Level 3 Teacher Training Certification Program (or is willing to complete our online certification with personal coaching, as an extra fee)
Has interned at one of Pure Joy Academy’s Certification Programs (level 1, OR 1-3) (or made previous arrangements with Elaina)
Has filled out the initial application and has been approved by Elaina Love
Shares our belief in natural, organic, plant-based foods and living a holistic lifestyle.
Should be eating at least 90% plant-based diet and 75% raw food as a personal practice.
Will personally be the lead instructor for all classes taught in your location.
Are familiar with, and involved in, the community where your school is located.
Committed to following the Pure Joy Planet Mission and System. (see mission below)
Have access to the funds to invest in their initial start-up costs and academy rental location.
Willing to keep learning and building your entrepreneurial skill sets and eager to be a part of and learn from Pure Joy Planet Team.
CAN I OPEN A PURE JOY ACADEMY LOCATION WITH AN INVESTOR OR A PARTNER?
The most common partnerships are spousal partnerships. If you are interested in having an investor/business partner, please discuss this with our Licensing Team. Email Katelyn@Purejoyacademy.com for more guidance.
WHAT ARE THE APPROXIMATE INITIAL START UP COSTS FOR A LEVEL 1 PURE JOY ACADEMY COURSE
To facilitate your first Level 1 Chef Certification Training, you should have access to
$20,000 – $50,000 (plus applicable taxes) depending on: equipment needed (if you have NO prior equipment), the cost of the first academy rental space, initial inventory or food and supply costs (not including what Pure Joy provides), required insurance (we recommend holding your first training in a facility like a restaurant which is already insured, but this is different in every country) and miscellaneous start-up items.
WHO TAKES PURE JOY ACADEMY’S CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS?
Professional Trained Chefs who want to incorporate low carb, vegan and/or gluten and dairy free recipes into their restaurants or places of business.
Moms who want to feed their families healthy options.
People seeking a new career as a chef or cafe owner
People who are embracing a vegan diet.
Teenagers and Millennials who want to help the environment and have direct knowledge that a plant-based lifestyle reduces their risk factors for cancer and other chronic illnesses,
Business Executives who put their health and wellness first
Women 40 and over who want to increase their longevity.
AS A LICENSEE, CAN I CREATE AND TEACH MY OWN RECIPES?
Yes, as long as it is pr- approved by Elaina.. We have our own patented recipes and certain ingredient and taste requirements. , We encourage you to come up with ideas or modifications for new recipes or dishes as long as it fits within our low-glycemic, no cashew or agave, organic, etc. . We then test them with our head team and ensure they meet our food costing criteria and that the public desires the suggested dish. If approved, the recipe will be made available for use by Elaina Love’s Pure Joy Planet Inc. with the licensee given credit as the creator and each instructor can choose to include it on their training.
HOW BIG DOES THE FACILITY NEED TO BE?
From our experience, we know that a Pure Joy Academy operates well in a location that is between 750 to 1200 square feet. We do not recommend a smaller location, however, you may choose to have a slightly larger location depending on the layout of the space and the size of your customer base.
HOW LONG IS THE INSTRUCTOR TRAINI
We will provide you with assistance with respect to pre-opening and opening activities of your location, including an Initial Training program in the days before, during and after the opening day of your business.
The assistance and training program will ensure you have all the knowledge and information you need to successfully facilitate your first Level 1 Training.selecting and training your employees, ordering your initial food inventory, and all food safety and preparation techniques.
This is required to be completed 30-60 days before your first Level 1 training.
WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED TIME FOR ROI?
Return on investment can be achieved in as little as 1 successful Level 1 Training. A group size of 20 students or more is recommended to achieve this. Our Level 1 course is priced at $2200 USD per person.
If you fill your class to capacity (20 people), you can expect to keep ¼ of that money as your initial income (around $11,000). The remaining money will most likely go towards licensing fees, rental fees, and food costs.
On your next training, and each training after that, you are more likely to be able to take in a profit of $22,000USD per class. So if you schedule and fill 4 classes a year, you will be looking at upwards of $77,000USD per year or more.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I MAKE?
As each Pure Joy Academy Instructor is in a different location with different communities, we are not able to predict for you how much revenue you will make. In addition, it all depends on how hard you are willing to work on marketing and networking The most successful people are willing to give free demos, talks and do community outreach, pay for facebook ads and market funnels, etc. . If you are dedicated to doing between two and five 1-hour classes each month to promote your Level 1 course, you are more likely to gain a client base who will want to learn more from you. It is each licensee’s responsibility to maximize revenue and profits and minimize expenses in their location. Pure Joy Planet will provide class kits which are intended to be used for your free or low cost 1 hour classes as part of your package.
CAN I OPEN A PURE JOY ACADEMY LOCATION WITH AN INVESTOR OR A PARTNER?
Because of the specialized nature of this licensee, if you are interested in having an investor/business partner, please discuss this with our Licensing Team.
WILL ELAINA LOVE’S PURE JOY PLANET INC. ASSIST WITH FINANCING?
We do not provide financial assistance to licensees. It is the licensee’s responsibility to secure financing from personal funds, crowd funding or a loan. You may choose to discuss financing with your financial advisor or financial institution.
You are required to have sufficient capital to purchase the license, pay for equipment needed, training space rental, and have sufficient working capital available for food supplies, staffing, etc.
IS THE LICENSING FEE REFUNDABLE?
The license fee is non-refundable.
WHO’S BEHIND PURE JOY ACADEMY?
Pure Joy Academy is made up of the following individuals:
Elaina Love: Founder and CEO, Trainer
Katelyn Louise: Chief Operations Officer and Franchise Training Manager
______: VP of Operations and Franchise Development, Instructor and Trainer in USA, Canada and Europe
Ali Stringer: Instructor and Trainer in Australia
Monique Bogni: Instructor International
Vivien Sustanto: Instructor and Trainer in Australia
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE APPROVED AS A LICENSEE?
Once we determine that you meet the preliminary selection criteria based on the inquiry application form our Website, we will contact you within 30 days and send you a Request for Information and Consideration (RFIC) Form for you to fill out. Upon receipt and approval to the next phase, we will then set up an interview and FAQ session. We will provide you with a copy of the Licensing Agreement and Disclosure Document which you will have adequate time to review and make a final decision if you want move forward. If it is a good fit for us both, you will be awarded as a Pure Joy Planet (Academy) Licensee The entire process usually takes anywhere from 30-90 days.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHING OTHER PURE JOY ACADEMY COURSES SUCH AS LEVELS 2, 3, AND DETOX?
To teach the full programs (Level 1-3 plus Detox) you would need to have successfully run at least 2 Level 1 courses on your own, OR co-teach the advanced courses with Elaina in person when she is available
WHAT IS THE FUTURE VISION OF ELAINA LOVE’S PURE JOY PLANET INC.?
Read Future of Pure Joy Planet here:
HOW DO I APPLY ?
Find full application steps here: http://online.purejoyplanet.com/p/licensee/
If we want to hold the level 2, 3 etc courses in the future, each level I need to pay you again?
For the additional 2 and 3 levels, it is an additional $5000 per level (including the training you need to teach those levels and materials) plus the same percentage royalties. This does not include additional travel expenses for instructor.