What We Look For in Potential Franchisees

Updated: Jul 8

We are careful to ensure that our franchisees align to our brand ideologies and will work harmoniously within the beautiful Children Inspired by Yoga community that has been cultivated over the past 16 years.

Realise your potential as a franchisee

We are looking for committed, talented individuals to be part of our progressive and supportive company that has happiness and our franchisees at its heart. You can expect excellent earning potential, full training, ethical resources with ongoing, unrivalled head office expertise and most importantly - fun! If you are ready to inspire joy and change lives, join us.

What's not to love?!

Established in 2004, we are the UK's longest-running children's yoga company offering a unique multi-sensory and creative yoga concept for children aged 0-16. We have four accredited, respected and medically backed training programmes that are fully aligned with national curriculum and with dedicated SEN training. Our ethical aims have a positive social and environmental impact at the core. We are very, very good at what we do and have awards that prove it.

We care deeply about our success. Tatty Bumpkin, Baby Bumpkin, Tatty Guroo and Yoga Guroo are iconic yoga-inspired, wellness programmes for children that parents and educationalists trust in us to deliver like no other, and we expect the same from you. Extensive sector experience, the ability to do yoga, or business management is not an upfront requirement for owning a CIbY franchise. We will help you receive much of the training.

We do expect our franchisees to have an open heart and mind, are genuinely devoted to our brand and their communities, are business savvy, and possess a limitless amount of energy and determination.

The ideal franchisee

  • Loyal to the CIbY and brand above all

  • Management capability at a professional level

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Have an accentuated drive for success

  • Committed to working full time in the franchisee unit

  • Have previous business experience

  • Faithfully follows the indications of the CIbY franchise model

Ideal personality traits include

  • Desire to be altruistic

  • High energy and drive

  • Focused on results

  • Logical

  • Sociable

  • Risk-taker

  • Ambitious

  • Assertive

  • Collaborative

  • Creative

Brand devotee

People who share our enthusiasm and genuinely care about the positive impact that our programmes have on people's lives is what we look for above all. We expect you to have a genuine commitment to providing the highest possible service and care to your customers, a willingness to operate your business under our tried and tested franchise management model. You will need to have the ability to establish rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds, and have the leadership skills to hire and manage your own team.

Business savvy

You do need to be willing to step up and take full responsibility for every aspect of running your franchise and making sure it grows into a viable business, one that is 1. Saleable - you are creating an asset 2. Scalable - you use teachers to grow your franchise 3. Flexible - with the use of teachers, you can earn money when you are not there.

Technical skills

You will also need to make sure that you have the IT skills necessary to use our booking systems and online marketing and keep good records of your sales, enquiries and accounts.

Financial prowess

It is necessary to have a stable financial history that demonstrates you can manage your own finances, especially if you plan to approach banks to help you with your investment. CIbY Franchise has already shown to several banks that it is a safe investment, but they will need to see that you are too.

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