Updated: Feb 20
Q. How long is a piece of string? A. It's the time between feeling those first goosebumps to the day you open your mats for business. And this is what happens along the way.
One: Reach out
Something will have prompted you to reach out to us. Maybe you are at crossroads or had an awaking - a desire for change. You will be feeling curious, daunted, excited, anxious, brave. That is why the franchise model is such an excellent place to start - no one who has enquired about our franchise so far, has ever run their own business. We will be the wind beneath your wings. You can contact us today.
Two: Meet us
Come to a Discovery Day in London, or we can arrange a one to one meet up. We explain about a franchise operation and the subtleties of our programme. We can give you information that is tailored to your personal needs. It is a chance to ask questions and explore the opportunity. We get to find out a bit about each other. At a Discovery Day, you will experience one of our unique yoga sessions.
Three: Dig deeper
At this stage, we give you simple business planning documents and information to take away to research your territories demographics. This way, you can immerse yourself in your area and investigate the demand for our classes. All areas have the same opportunities; however, your motivation, attitude and commitment to the business are what will drive your success.
Four: Looking good
This feels right to you and, the figures are showing that you can realistically earn what you need, in the required timeframe. Our franchise financial consultant will work with you to evolve your business plan.
Five: Fund it
Do not feel concerned if you do not have the initial investment, we can put you in touch with loan partners who can raise 100% of the franchise fee if required. Franchise businesses are very highly respected - 95% of franchises succeed compared to 15% of new business startups. Borrowing to buy a franchise is relatively standard.
Six: Set the date
The enquiry and recruitment process can take three weeks to three months to complete and, we run specific training courses throughout the year to support the launch date you have set yourself.
Seven: Crossing the T's
You will pay two weeks in advance of the training, and sign the franchise agreement. The three-day Tatty Bumpkin training takes place and depending on your availability, we will incorporate all or some of the business training too. We provide remote sessions in the following days and weeks to complete the training and offer any other additional support you may need.
Eight: Roll out the mats
The big day has arrived! You will have begun to find your own groove, your success fuelled by the fire inside knowing that you are at the helm of your very own enterprise, and with the knowledge that we have your back every step of the way.