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meggymoo Tue 07-Jun-05 11:08:17

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JulieF Tue 07-Jun-05 12:23:34

I'll print this off and pass it onto my local teacher at our class on Wednesday.

Dh is a franchisee for another organisation and the franchise fee generally covers the territory plus we then pay a commission each term on our class numbers.

In our franchise some of this detailed info is confidential and you have to go to a meeting to discuss it all and sign a confidentiality agreement. You then get time to look through all the detailed info before signing on the dotted line.

meggymoo Tue 07-Jun-05 12:53:33

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leahbump Tue 07-Jun-05 13:10:51

Hi Meggy- I teach in someone elses franchise.

1) As far as I know- you need to attend a training session in London (a day or two) and once you have done that you can start classes.

2) The training is done by sasha felix herself for franchisees (you can then do additional training with her to be able to train your own teachers..but that is extra £££ otherwise if you wnat to employ teachers you have to send them to a day course...these are now taking place all over the country.)

3&4) The amount covers the year only. The first years fee covers training and all the kit you need (props etc inc) and your manuals etc etc. The second years fee is lots lower. This fee is all you need to pay anually. there is no commission. You do however need to buy folders for you babies ~(you can cover the cost of these in your class fees) and need to stock cd's dvd's and jessie cats....but you make a couple of ££ on those for your self. You also have to maintain your props and instruments yourself once you have bought the kit...i.e replace breakages etc.

5) territory is negotiable with sasha felix- you would need to apply and discuss that with her. She will always consult exsisting franchisees (if there are any in your area) to make sure they are happy with the proposed area. Your territory will be entirely protected- that's the point of the fee- Sasha will not allow another sing and sign to start in your area......she can't stop tiny talk though.

6) to see a profit (V small) in the first year you would need to run about 2-3 classes charging about £3.50- 4 per baby. That is as long as your room hire isn't more than about £30 per morning.

I toy with the idea of frachising myslef and doing the other side of the city i live in (which is not in my employers franchise area).

You can download all the figures from the sing and sign website and you can email sasha felix and talk to her. You can also CAT me if you like

meggymoo Tue 07-Jun-05 13:17:44

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leahbump Tue 07-Jun-05 13:20:28

TO be honest though..even after training it took me about 4 weeks to learn the material really well (even though i had been following sing and sign for 12 months!). I'd imagine with all the setting up and admin, bookings, advertising etc etc you might need a terms preparation. It also all depends on when the next training session is...of course!

You have to sign confidentiality paperwork and payup before you begin training- which is only fair!

leahbump Tue 07-Jun-05 13:21:03

You could ask her if she would be interested in employing you as a teacher??

meggymoo Tue 07-Jun-05 14:20:28

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JulieF Tue 07-Jun-05 15:29:31

Don't let it put you off. There may be a territory available very close nearby. The good thing about taking on a franchise as opposed to going it alone is the support you get from the franchisor (or so I have found)

wangle99 Tue 07-Jun-05 19:43:05

Hello

I think all questions have been answered here but I have a Sing and Sign franchise. If you have any more questions please let me know!

You can email me on sarah@bosleake.com

Sarah

meggymoo Wed 08-Jun-05 18:42:55

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