Busylizzy Founder, Julie Clabby, answers some of your questions about the Busylizzy Franchise opportunity.

Do I need fitness or baby qualifications to run my own Busylizzy Franchise business?
No. Busylizzy is a management franchise. Your time is spent managing your team of instructors (who will be qualified in their field ie, yoga), organising the timetable of classes and your club events and recruiting new parents to join your club. We provide you with all the training and savvy marketing materials. Busylizzy is a fun business but also a serious business. It’s great to be part of our high energy team but we are looking for passionate people with enthusiasm to launch and grow a members’ club for parents in their local community.

What support is available when setting my business up?
You will have so much support from us to set your business up and throughout the lifetime of your Franchise. At the beginning of your journey we will give you full training on everything you need like policies, procedures, CRM system, marketing planning, social media and sales. We have a dedicated Head Office team to assist you with the pre sale and the launch of your business. This includes building your website page, App and online class booking system and launching your local PR campaign.

Once up and running, help is always on hand from the head Office team and there’s a Busylizzy online portal packed with operational knowhow, videos and user guides. Franchise owners regularly (daily) speak and support each other in our internal comms system so although you’re running your own business, you are never alone.

Can I work from home?
Yes! All Busylizzy franchise owners run their business from home and work flexible hours around their young family. You will need some ‘baby/child’ free time for building business relationships, interviewing and contacting your clients / sales but the organising and planning side of the business can take place anytime and from anywhere.

What will my start up costs be?
The franchise fee is £18,500 + VAT. You will also need between £5,000 – £10,000 working capital to support your business during its infancy. Up to 70% of the total investment can be funded via the banks/lenders we have relationships with or through the Govt start up loan.

What will I get for my money?
The Franchise Package includes an exclusive territory, CRM system, Busylizzy App & Online booking system, a personalised website page and help with social media set up and marketing advice. You will also receive a marketing pack of digital and print assets including flyers, posters, photography and social graphics, banners and packs to promote your business. Team uniform and class equipment. Full initial training is provided and fantastic ongoing support from Head Office throughout the lifetime of your business.

How do I make money?
Busylizzy is a membership model. Your members pay a monthly fee to access the classes and events you organise. 90% of members renew month on month giving you the foresight to plan, grow and develop your membership base. Additional income is available through workshops and gift vouchers sales.

What is the growth potential of a Franchise opportunity?
As with any venture, the amount of success you will have is completely dependent on the amount of effort and hard work you put in but the beauty of a Busylizzy franchise is that you’re in complete control of your financial future. You’ll know exactly how much money you’ll have each month, because the majority of your customers are monthly contracted members. This provides huge financial security and builds your business into a very valuable asset.

How will I find customers?
Initially, Busylizzy clients come from a variety of sources – online and offline locally. Training is provided to enable you to market your business both online via google & social media and offline via local events and by building relationships with other businesses. We find that brand reputation is the key to growing your business successfully. Give local parents a good time and referrals will help grow your business.

How do I find out more?

The first step is to establish if there is a Busylizzy territory available near you. To find out, book an informal chat with us via zoom where we can look at your local options and explain the next steps. https://busylizzyfranchise.co.uk/territory-explorer-meeting/