Below are some of the most commonly asked questions, but if you want to know anything else at all please contact us on 01792 348243 or click here to contact Emma Morgan, the Founder and Director of Tiny Toes Ballet, directly.
Why do I need to pay an initial fee?
The initial franchise fee is not a profit for us. It covers all your training, resources, licences and insurances as well as a generous postcode area. For the right franchise application, we can support them in obtaining funding or a loan for this initial investment and we guarantee that you will receive your initial investment back within the first six months of operating your business. We can help you apply for a start-up loan and help you find funding for the initial fee.
Do I need a background in dance?
No, if you want to be a Franchise manager we don't require you to have a dance background, however, a knowledge of dance would be desirable. If you wish to teach the classes as well as run the franchise, we require you to have a dance degree or associate and/or a performance background. Alternatively, a teaching degree or similar equivalent qualification is also acceptable. Ballet training up to Intermediate standard is a requirement.
Why do I have to pay a management fee?
This is standard practise across almost all franchise operations, and covers all the administration and support costs offered to your franchise by Head Office, including personal support and advice from your business mentor, maintenance and upgrading of your website and online management systems, the development of new class materials and music and expansion of the syllabus. Also included in your management fee is the advertising levy, which covers the national advertising that we will carry out on your behalf and protection of the tiny toes brand.
By taking on a Tiny Toes franchise you will inherit a program with a strong reputation and proven track record of success. Rather than spending time (and money) creating logos, learning the most effective marketing techniques and developing your syllabus, you will have all of this right away. You will also have the full support of a team of experts.
I love this idea. I have experience of teaching dance to children. Why shouldn’t I just set up my own company?
By taking on a Tiny Toes franchise you will inherit a program with a strong reputation and proven track record of success. Rather than spending time (and money) creating logos, learning the most effective marketing techniques and developing your syllabus, you will have all of this right away. You will also have the full support of a team of experts including business and marketing mentors, IT specialists and our own Head Office, all of whom are committed to your success. In short, you will be making profits far earlier and expanding far quicker than if you were to create your own business.
How much can I expect to earn?
Our most successful franchise owner, who works part-time, currently has a turnover of £87,000. To find forecasts indicative of average Year 2 franchises please download our brochure.
"The earning potential is huge; it is only limited by how much time you are prepared to teach or how much effort you want to put into setting up classes and finding teachers. I honestly don’t know of many jobs where you can earn so much a week for so few hours work. So you can earn full-time money for part-time work and have the satisfaction of running your own business, successfully and securely....it’s almost a dream!"
Vikki Langford, Tiny Toes Ballet Franchise Owner.
What do I learn in training?
Your initial training covers the Tiny Toes syllabus including all exercises a range of sample lesson plans and classroom management techniques. You will also watch a model class with pupils, and be observed teaching your own class (if you are planning to teach the classes). You will have the opportunity to raise any questions you may have about delivering the programme and share ideas with other franchisees. The training also covers setting up your website and online booking and payment portal, using our company intranet and social media and marketing techniques for your business.
Emma Morgan, the Director and Founder will also visit you at your premises when you begin your business to support and guide you. She, along with Head Office staff, continue to assist you in every aspect of your business as you set up and grow it via yearly onsite meetings, detailed personal monthly reports as well as phone calls and emails.