Posted: 18th Nov 2019 Closing: 18th Feb 2020
Stagecoach Performing Arts
With Stagecoach you are following a well-proven business model with an established leading brand which commands a premium price for your classes. An ever-evolving Educational Framework guides your teachers and state-of-the-art business management system reduces your administration.
Our large central support team are passionate about ensuring your business is successful from launch right through your entire journey as a Stagecoach Franchisee. From marketing to recruiting and retaining teachers, we will be there with the guidance and support you need, when you need it.
Cash investment from £9,000. Loan funding required depending on the type of the opportunity.
Starting as a Franchisee means working Saturdays to oversee your teachers and classes, with the rest of your work based from home, flexible around your family and other commitments. Hours will include working from home, Saturdays at the school location. We offer flexible working hours, able to work around your other commitments.
Average potential earnings of £45,000 in 24 months. You could earn an average of £70,000 plus, depending on the growth of your business.
Best suited to:
Anyone with a passion to positively impact children and with an ambition to grow their own business.
Name: Kim Findlay
Family: Husband and 2 young children aged 4 and 6
How often do you work?
I work almost every day between 9 am and 2.30 pm, but give myself lots of time off for my volunteering at my children’s school, meeting friends for lunch and just giving myself a time out. And I’m at school on Saturdays. Sundays are precious family time.
How does the job fit around your family life?
I get to choose when and where I work, so I can also be actively involved in my children’s school activities. I never need to book child care because I’m available all school holidays and I can do the school runs. It’s brilliant. My kids are old enough to come to Stagecoach with me and when they aren’t with me, they get Daddy time.
How much time do you commit?
Around 25 hours a week maximum, Stagecoach school time is additional to that
Where do you carry out your work?
I work from home, except for when I’m running errands or at the school. But I have access to most things on my phone so can work on the go (even when away on holiday, but only when I really need to!)
Do you need a car?
Do you get support/training?
Stagecoach Support Office team offers lots of different training and courses for me as a Principal but also for my teachers. I have an amazing Regional Franchise Manager who is always there at the end of the phone if I needed anything.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
It’s great for mums with young school aged children because of the flexibility the working hours can offer. You can manage the work so you have time available for other important things or people in your life!
Do you advertise?
Yes, absolutely. It’s important to keep your presence in the market, as your business changes and evolves, and so does the industry and competition too. I mostly advertise in print and online.
Are there any downsides to the role?
Sometimes it can feel a little isolating, working on your own, but we have a fantastic network of Principals who all support each other, and if you ever need advice or just someone to talk to, there are loads of others you can reach out to.