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COULD YOU BE A FRANCHISEE? 

YOU CAN DO IT!!     Our 4 most recent franchisees are teachers.   Four teachers from different parts of the country but who all share the same passion and love working with kids.    They now are building their own Children's Activities business allowing them to set their own goals and ambitions while having a hugely positive impact on their community.

As a Franchisor we have found teachers to be perfect franchisees;  having a huge amount transferable skills which are very valuable to running the business whilst receiving step by step guidance and support from The Outdoors Project HQ where needed.  

Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds.  A background in childcare is not essential.   We have sales professionals, as well as teachers and Outdoors instructors.

OUR IDEAL FRANCHISEE has a wide variety of knowledge and skills but share the following qualities:

  • A drive to run their own business, with a passion for nature, having fun and helping young people shine.
  • The ability to plan ahead, project manage and complete tasks to a deadline
  • A knowledge of the local area in terms of families, schools and childcare
  • A desire for quality and excellence in what they do
  • A positive and proactive attitude

The business can run in Cities, towns or in the countryside. Low cost, low overheads, quick start up.

The franchise offers the opportunity to have a flexible lifestyle creating a positive environment in your local community whilst having a lot of FUN.

 

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT....
HEAR WHAT OUR CURRENT FRANCHISEES HAVE TO SAY?

 

 

"I was blown away by everything they were doing; the website and marketing was effective, professional and really perfectly matched to the company."

Lucy, Lincoln

 

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Case study: Teacher to business owner in 4 months

 

Journey to Franchising with the Outdoors Project // Lucy, Lincoln

Journey to Franchising with the Outdoors Project
// Lucy - Lincoln

Read our fantastic franchisee, Lucy's story from Lincoln. Case Study courtesy of the Children Franchise Association.

Before opening The Outdoors Project Lincoln, I was a primary school teacher for nearly a decade. I loved teaching and the six hours a day I spent with my classes.

I was always an outdoorsy person: enjoying hiking, camping and other outdoor pursuits; all of which I had lost touch with. I realised my ideal job would be one where I could still work with children, increase my time outdoors and gain more control of my work/life balance.

 

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HOW IT WORKS  

One of the main benefits of joining a franchise family is that you are not alone!


As a well-established children’s outdoor activity provider, we have eliminated many of the ‘unknowns’ and as a franchisee you will run your own business but also be supported every step of the way by an experienced and dedicated team.    

WHAT WE OFFER

We provide you with everything you require to set up, launch and run your business with regular ongoing support;

  • Website, Booking and Payment system.  
  • Unique Activities;   Club themes are always being dreamt up and include:  Bushcraft Bake Off,  Nerf Wars,  Minecraft vs Wildcraft, Harry Potter Day,  Bushcraft  & so much more.  We deliver you new activities to run throughout the year - this includes: kit lists and comprehensive ‘how to run session plans'.
  • Launch and ongoing sales & marketing tools and guidance
  • Business support and guidance on all aspects of the business; Ofsted, Staff recruitment & training, insurance, finance, venues, sales & marketing everything you need to know to run a profitable business.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET STARTED?  We believe there is potential for the right person to be up and running their own The Outdoors Project business in 4 months.

HOW MUCH DOES A FRANCHISE COST?  £10,000 

EARNING POTENTIAL?   Turnover can range from £60,000 per annum to £300,000+ per annum depending on ambition and growth.

NEED HELP WITH FUNDING?  We can help you access a Government-backed Startup Loan (low interest, up to £25K). We can support you with the business and financial forecasts required for the loan application.

THE NEXT STEPS ..

Our mission to spread the fun & games continues, if you think you can help please do get in touch.

 

THE NEXT STEPS .. Our mission to spread the fun & games continues, if you think you can help please do get in touch."no question is a silly question....... "

 

  • ENQUIRE: Get in touch with us by completing & submitting the enquiry form.
     
  • CALL: We will call you for a quick chat to find out more about you & your ambitions
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  • INFO: We will then send you further information and territory map for your area.
     
  • DISCOVERY DAY: A chance to visit HQ & see our clubs in action.
     
  • APPLICATION:   Should you wish to become a franchisee we progress to the final steps of the process.

 

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ABOUT FRANCHISING 

"Approximately half to two-thirds of new businesses fail within the first three years of trading but, because franchisees have the benefit of a tried-and-tested business model and access to a support network, failure rates remain extremely low, with only 1% per year closing due to commercial failure". 

British Franchise Association / NatWest Franchising Landscape Report 2018.

 

The benefits of owning a franchise are:

  • You trade under an established brand name, giving you a head start at building your business
  • It has a track record of business performance, giving you confidence that the business is in demand and profitable
  • The brand will have defined its customer base, unique selling proposition and brand values so you can understand why the business is successful and decide whether it appeals to you
  • There is an operating system which gives you step-by-step instructions on how to set up and run the business, with tools to enable you to do this effectively and efficiently
  • The franchisor provides training, support and advice on how to set up and run your business so you are not on your own
  • There is a network of franchisees who run the same business across the country, providing support and interaction with other people in the same situation