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This month we talk to Kirsty Burrows,  BilinguaSing franchise owner, East Lancashire

When did you  launch your BilinguaSing franchise?

I launched BilinguaSing in East Lancashire in January 2015. For me this was huge - life changing even...and I am so glad that I did it and more importantly, that I did it with BilinguaSing!

Do you feel well supported by the BilinguaSing Head Office team?

The team at HQ is fantastic - they are all so passionate about the business and are so helpful. Any enquiries, no matter how big or small are answered efficiently and in depth. The team are always available to help - even if you just need reassurance as I did at the beginning. They are really professional, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. 

What made you choose BilinguaSing over other language or music class franchises?

The Bilingual class concept is fantastic and the way that it is presented by BilinguaSing is smart, professional and also really cute! Mummies, Daddies and Grandparents all fall in love with the second language, songs and the props. In my area it is quite revolutionary and although it has taken some time to build classes, I really believe that it is starting to take off and as it is so 'up and coming' around here, it will continue to grow. 

How was your first year as a BilinguaSing franchisee?

I am going to be totally honest - it is a risk launching a new business and at times it can be quite nerve wracking, and I have worked long hours behind the scenes to market and plan the classes. However, I am now starting to see the results and gradually the work load is reduced as 'word of mouth' tends to take over a lot of the marketing effort and I am getting more systematic with regards to administration and lesson planning.

How does working with BilinguaSing compare to what you did before?

If I compare it to my previous career, I certainly spend a lot more time at home with my beautiful family and my time spent at work is stress free - I love it so much that I feel like I am meeting my friends and their little ones during classes - it doesn't really feel like a job at all!

How would sum up your work and life as a BilinguaSinger in 5 words?

If I could sum up the role of offering and delivering BilinguaSing in 5 words it would be 'Rewarding, fun, smiles, pride and joy!'

Franchisee testimonials:

“Running Spanish & French BilinguaSing classes doesn't seem like 'work' as the class material is such fun to deliver and the feedback I receive from the children & parents in my sessions is fantastic.” 

Kate Sleeman, BilinguaSing franchise owner, Reading and Wokingham

“Starting my own business was a big step into the unknown for me and has been a real challenge but the BilinguaSing team offer great support & guidance when I need it.  And unlike my old job, the best thing is that I can pick my own working hours to fit around my own children. “

Kate Sleeman, BilinguaSing franchise owner, Reading and Wokingham

"When I first contacted Ellie I got the impression that she was very professional and I got a good vibe. My instinct was correct and I have to say that the whole BilinguaSing team have been highly professional and supportive at all times. They make you feel as part of the BilinguaSing family and your views and opinions are always valued. I couldn't have achieved so much in so little lime on my own."

Lourdes Rueda,  BilinguaSing franchise owner, Southampton and Winchester

To find out more about becoming a Bilinguasing Franchisee please click here.

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