blog: Flexible working and franchise opportunities at the Mums Enterprise Roadshow

Calling all mums – it’s time to #shootforthemoon and change your life and your career. The Mum’s Enterprise Roadshow, the child and baby friendly, flexible work and business show is coming to Manchester for the first time on 20th June 2018.
Free to attend, the event is set to help mums or anybody seeking a flexible work or business life find the support, know-how and opportunities to be kickstarted into action and make a change. Exhibitors will also be helping those wanting to retrain & upskill, find flexible jobs and employers, start a business idea or grow a business to reach its profit potential.

This event has already helped thousands across the nation and now it can help you too, what have you got to lose?

Find out more about the event:

Mums Enterprise Roadshow Lindsey Fish and Lucy ChaplinThe Mums Enterprise Story:

We, Lindsey & Lucy have been organising the UK’s only flexible work and business show since 2015. I (Lindsey) had a baby in 2013, I started an event management company instead of going back to my corporate city job as Marketing Manager. A year into that business I had the idea for the Mum’s Enterprise Roadshow.

I could hear all around as a new mum that other mums were having the same challenges and asking the same questions about what to do about work after maternity leave as I did… And so, the Mums Enterprise Roadshow was born!

Events are my professional passion and I joined forces with Lucy Chaplin very early on in 2015. Together we have hosted 5 exhibitions attracting almost 4000 women and in 2018 we anticipate over 10,000 people to attend our show. It is a platform to showcase everybody who can help you, women, parents, dads’s granddads, anybody who has a desire to #shootforthemoon. We are going and taking thousands with us.

Join our fun franchise family - flexible working opportunities at babyballetThe perfect fit for babyballet®

If you’ve ever dreamed of running your own dance business, then a babyballet® franchise could be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! babyballet® is an award-winning pre-school dance concept for children from six months old. Available across the UK, Australia and New Zealand there are over 70 franchisees in operation and teaching over 25,000 children each week. With territories available near you, setting up and running your own babyballet franchise business could be closer than you imagine!


Who can we help?

The majority of our franchisees are mums who fit their babyballet business around their family life; Claire O’Connor the founder of babyballet® is a working mum herself and feels proud to be an advocate of flexible working and successful business mummies!

Primarily we would look for people with an extensive background in dance who are motivated, dynamic and well organised. Preferably with some experience of running their own business in synch with family life.

However, we also consider people who don’t have any dance experience! For example, people with experience working in a pre-school environment and/or have a great record of running their own business. In this case you would take up a franchise as Business Manager, running classes by hiring talented, qualified dance teachers.


How can we help?

In a nutshell the babyballet franchise is a great way for you to run your own dance business, right on your doorstep, in a way that fits in flexibly with your family commitments. Not only that, but you can make a healthy profit from doing so – predominantly by running the classes, but our franchise package offers you lots of other possible income streams from sales of merchandise and our own uniquely composed babyballet music, as well as running parties and events too.

People often tell us it can feel quite daunting taking on the challenge of a franchise initially, so importantly we also offer a lot of support. When you join the babyballet franchise network, you immediately become part of a much wider franchise family and have the full support from the Head Office team and other franchisees where you might need it.

babyballet Family Franchise Network

What makes babyballet® unique?

As a Head Office team, we pride ourselves on being supportive and caring to help each and every franchisee to reach their own potential and business goals.

The franchise area you take on will be yours and yours alone – every franchisee has exclusive rights to run classes in their chosen area.

You will receive absolutely everything you need … the licence to run the programme itself with six years’ worth of content; bespoke music; lesson plans; training DVDs; comprehensive training; equipment; promotional material including your own page on the main babyballet website and much, much more.

North Tyneside babyballet

Miss Jo, Miss Kate, Twinkle the bear and babyballet Founder Miss Claire at the official launch of babyballet North Tyneside

Miss Kate and Miss Jo joined as franchisees in September 2017 and are over the moon with how successfully babyballet is proving to be in such a short time.

“We are thrilled that we eventually took the plunge. In just 3 months we have 123 stars attending classes and a return on investment!”

Miss Kate, franchisee at babyballet North Tyneside.



A note from our babyballet Founder, Miss Claire

“As an award-winning pre-school dance brand, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic franchisees in the UK who would like to help us to share our ethos and magic further whilst growing their own successful business. The Mums Enterprise Roadshow puts babyballet® in front of the very people we are hoping to provide flexible working for – mums! We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Make 2018 your year to come and join the fun at babyballet®”

Claire O’Connor babyballet® Founder and MD