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Jigsaw Performing Arts Franchise Opportunities

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Performing Arts
Franchise Opportunities

Posted: 22nd Feb 2018 Closing: 28th Feb 2019

Working for:
Jigsaw Performing Arts

Description:

Jigsaw provides weekend performing arts schools in and around London for students aged three to eighteen years. All students take part in dance, drama and singing classes. We are excited to be able to offer franchise opportunities UK wide!

You can be a part of our success and enjoy the rewards of running your own fulfilling business. You’ll be investing in your future and the future of the children who attend your school, teaching them skills for life. And what’s more, it is also lots of fun!

You will be your own boss and fit your business around your existing life. Through our training and ongoing support, we will assist you in all aspects of running your school and meeting our high standards.

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Investment Required:
The initial investment for a Jigsaw Performing Arts franchise is £8995 and this includes all training, marketing support and our attendance at your opening weekend session. In addition, set up costs are £3175.

Hours:
One school runs for 4 hours at the weekend. We anticipate that you need to do a small amount of admin work outside of the school hours but this can fit around your existing life.

See our video to find out more about us

Salary/Wage:
Ultimately what you earn will be dependent on the size of your school and the fees you charge. If you follow our system and operations manual, you should expect a 1st year turnover £23K with a profit of £9K and 2nd year turnover £35K with a profit £20K

Best suited to:
Jigsaw requires dynamic and hard working individuals with a drive to succeed. You should be hard working, energetic and organised and be able to deal with different groups of people and manage a team. Experience, or a keen interest, in performing arts is a must. If you are ambitious to run your own business and understand the responsibility all that includes, contact us now.

Finer Details

Type: Self Employed

Working Times:
Weekends Only

Working at home or Office:
Combination

Area: UK Wide

Contact Details

Name: Nicola Lander

Telephone: 02084474530

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Mum's view

Name: Donna Stevens

Location: Dulwich

Family: Three children ages 6, 4 and 1

How often do you work?
Sunday mornings and probably another day of paperwork, phone calls, emails spread throughout the week to suit my other commitments.

How does the job fit around your family life?
Fits perfectly, especially as my two eldest children attend the classes. The fact that we run it as a family makes them extra engaged with the classes and they almost act as advocates for Jigsaw. My husband is involved helping with set up and is a general “runner” which was essential in my early days of setting up Jigsaw Dulwich as I was heavily pregnant with my 3rd child.

How much time do you commit?
A day and a half a week.

Where do you carry out your work?
Mainly at the school where we run the classes (Alleyn’s in Dulwich) but I also take the odd phone call, complete paperwork at home or during my Monday to Friday job as an educational researcher. I’d say, in addition to the Sunday morning, I probably fit in another day of work spread throughout the week.

Do you need a car?
I would say yes. You could run a franchise without a car, but you’d have to be quite disciplined with how much kit you brought each week. By kit, I mean banners, first aid kit, stationary, uniform for selling to customers etc.

Do you get support/training?
Absolutely! Before starting the franchise, you have a week-long training and there is continuous opportunity to ask questions/get support from head office and with your fellow franchisees.

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
I would definitely recommend running a Jigsaw Performing Arts franchise, especially if this is your only work throughout the week; it is very manageable. I also work a 30-hour week as a researcher and sometimes the two things are quite full on, but I would say if you worked part-time elsewhere (up to 20 hours a week) running a Jigsaw franchise alongside would be a lovely addition.

Do you advertise?
Of course! Mainly via flyer drops at local schools and Facebook but I occasionally pay for some print advertising.

Are there any downsides to the role?
With this role, your weekends are somewhat tied during term time. However now that I have school age children we tend not to want to go anywhere during term time. And if there was a special event (for example we have a wedding coming up in May) it’s reasonably easy to get someone to cover you for just one week.