Making the decision to change your career and to run your own business is something that many people only ever dreamed of doing. But now, according to a report in The Financial Times on 12th Oct 2017, Britain hit record numbers of people starting their own business with 660,00 new businesses launching up from 608,000.
Starting a new business can be daunting and that’s why investing in a franchise business is very popular. With a franchise, you are investing in a proven system and business model, which can make it a much lower risk option than starting your own business from scratch. Consequently, the banks are often more willing to lend money to get a new franchise off the ground than they are to conventional start-ups.
With the squeeze on creativity in childhood, The Creation Station is looking to support more children and communities with its award-winning, fun and educational art and crafts classes, parties and events.
In January 2018 The Creation Station offered a grant for up to £2,000 towards the cost of The Creation Station franchise. With franchise cost starting at £7,999 plus vat, with the inclusion of £3,000 worth of stock, this has proved to be a very attractive opportunity.
To date, the Creation Station has awarded grants to the value of £18,000 to the following nine people;
Suzi Jennings, Mark Hugh-Jones, Jo Laye, Olivia Arnold, Abby Newell, Deepti Mistry, Reshma Menon-Jones, Samantha Lackie and Victoria Whitwell.
With the support of The Creation Station team, these individuals have completed their training, developed their plans are now up and running their own flexible and rewarding arts and crafts creative business.
Suzi Jennings who joined the Creation Station family in February said “The grant allowed me to make the decision of taking on the option to run after schools clubs part of the business much easier. The fact that I didn’t have to pay the grant back, really helped to make the thought of running my own business a lot less daunting idea”
Suzi has since reported that knowing she had the grant helped her settle in and get a great head start in her first few months. Suzi has her first after-school Create Club starting next week – everyone at Creative Hub sends their wishes ‘Good Luck Suzi – you’ll be fabulous!’
Another franchise owner, Mark Hugh-Jones said “The grant has helped me fund the business start-up without needing a bank loan. My long-term goal was to have the largest exclusive area available, and the grant meant I could invest in a larger area and achieve that goal. It also made the decision to include the option to have the after school Create Club part of the business, as this is a high growth area for Creation Station”.
After a lot of planning and hard work over the Easter, not to mention a spot of potential man-flu, Mark is up and running ready to get his classes underway now that schools have started their new term. The Creative hub team can’t wait to see and hear from you and your wife, Linda’s continuing developments.
With so many positive outcomes from the grant, the deadline has been extended to 30th June 2018.
If you are looking to change your career and do something that makes a difference to others and make you smile, then download your free franchise information pack.
Starting a new adventure can be daunting but with award-winning support and the potential to develop your own business to work within your lifestyle and now the opportunity for a grant to get you on your way, is there really a better time? The grant application process will be available for two more months on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’d like any more information on the grant and joining The Creation Station family team of successful business owners,click here to download your information pack or email Maggie, head of Franchise awards email@example.com or call Maggie on 01395 239 700.
For more information about classes parties and events visit www.thecreatiostation.co.uk