Kika Wise

How to Franchise Your Own Business

Kika Wise is a former professional dancer turned entrepreneur, franchisor and wellness educator. As a forward-thinking and innovative visionary, Kika is the Founder and CEO of Kika Stretch Studios, one of the nation’s leading stretch and fitness studios.

With 11 locations throughout the United States, including New Jersey, Georgia, Nevada, New York City, Pennsylvania and Texas, Kika is just one of three African American women franchisors in the country.

Born and raised New Jersey, in high school, Kika develop an interest in dance when her family relocated from Newark to Bloomfield. By the age of sixteen, Kika had trained in a variety of styles before graduating from Bloomfield High School, and eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in Dance from Montclair State University.

As a professional dancer, Kika wowed audiences with standout performances in the Apollo Circus of Soul at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City, and has been a featured dancer in music videos for various artists and in commercials for such major conglomerates as MTV and Samsung. The versatile talent also appeared on HBO’s Flight of the Concords and NBC’s hugely popular sitcom 30 Rock.

In 2011, Kika Wise founded Kika Stretch Studios to introduce a new approach to how people think about health and fitness. Through gentle assisted stretching, Kika Stretch Studios helps clients maintain youth and vitality with designed tension relief that aids in increased flexibility and overall ability. Incorporating a dancer’s approach to stretching and fitness with a signature one-of-a-kind Kika Method ®, Kika has also developed the Kika Stretch Age ®, a unique tool used to measure a client’s age based on flexibility.

Kika Stretch Studios’ unique system also features a custom line of products, including stretching oils and socks to enhance the assisted stretching experience.

As one of the nation’s youngest and most promising franchisors, Kika is rapidly growing her brand and helping others along the way. Having established a successful career of wellness built on the hope of inspiring and empowering others, Kika Wise is a businesswoman on a mission to educate millennials and other generations on how to preserve self and pursue franchising.

11:25 – 12:10

Saturday Morning Sessions March 27th Sessions

How to Franchise Your Own Business

A successful business is only the beginning.  Imagine people paying you to use your system, brand, image, and business model plus receive a portion of their sales.  This is called franchising.  Every major grocery store, fast-food chain, retail store, and restaurant uses this model.  If you would like to start your own franchise this session is what you are looking for.

2:25 - 3:10

Saturday Evening Sessions March 27th Sessions

How to Franchise Your Own Business

Learn how to take a company from start-up to scale and then finally, exit by selling the business.  Exiting a company is one of the most lucrative ways to obtain wealth fast.  Know what investors look for and how to build your business to sell is priceless.  If you or want to be a business owner you will want to be in this session.