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 social events and recruiting new parents to join your club. We provide you with all the training and marketing materials. Busylizzy is a fun business and it’s great to be part of our high energy team. We are looking for passionate people who are organised with enthusiasm to launch and grow a members’ club for parents in their local community.

Franchise Recruitment
Throughout our franchise, we have club owners with a wide variety of backgrounds including, HR and PR professionals, Accountants, Wine Merchant, Financial Services & Banking, Retail Buyers, Property Management and Teaching. All franchise owners share a passion of supporting new and expectant parents and running their own club.

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 setting up and managing the classes, venue selection, CRM system, marketing, social media and sales. We have a dedicated Head Office team to assist you with 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 chat and support each other in our internal comms system so although you’re running your own business for yourself, you are never alone.

Can I set my own hours?
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, meeting your clients and managing your team but the organising and planning side of the business can take place anytime and from anywhere. When you head to you club, you can even take your baby with you. Where else can you take your baby to work!

What will my start up costs be?
You will need to invest £18,500 + VAT. You will also need around £5,000 working capital to support your business during its infancy. There are cash grants and start up funds available for qualifying candidates. Get in touch for details.

What will I get for my money?
The Franchise Package is comprehensive and includes an exclusive territory to run your classes, CRM system, Busylizzy App & Online booking system, a personalised website page, social media set up and marketing support. You will also receive a marketing pack of digital and print assets including centralised email campaigns, flyers, posters, photography and social graphics, banners and packs to promote your business. Every Busylizzy club plugs into our centrally managed Zoom classes so you can immediately start trading online. Plus your team uniform and class equipment.

Full initial training is provided and 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?
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?

To find out more, book an informal chat with Julie via zoom where you can discuss what it takes to run a business like Busylizzy, day to day operations and whether this is an opportunity you would like to explore further.  You can book a Zoom meeting via Julie’s calendar