BUILD YOUR OWN LOCAL COMMUNITY SHOPPING BUSINESS!

Be your own boss!

Stay in your current career & work for yourself in your own way!

Be there for your children & watch them grow!

Get help & support to grow!

Get advice from other similar business owners!

Fit your business around your family!

Get the confidence to take the first step!

Have your website, email address and IT done for you!

Have access to marketing materials already created!

Step-by-step approach to success!

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More information.

What is a franchise? It's like a 'business in a box'.

Put simply a franchise is a way of starting your own business that has been already proven to be successful in another geographical area. A franchise means you can have your own business, but you are not alone. Business materials and processes have already been designed for you to use. The franchise head office and other franchise holders in other areas support and advise you on how to get up and running and how to become successful. You are becoming part of something that WILL be successful if you put in the time and effort.

Starting your own business by yourself:

Starting your own business with franchise support:

What will my new business do?

I don't have experience in what I want to do

I don't have much business experience

How do I make a start?

I don't have confidence to get things moving

How do I create marketing materials?

What should I pay for marketing materials?

How do I create my website?

What should I pay for my business website?

How do I get my business on social media?

What should I pay for social media marketing?

Who should I advertise with to get a good return on investment?

How much should I pay for advertising?

How do I get my first customers?

How do I create a brand?

How do I make sure my business has a point of difference?

I am worried I might do things wrong

I am worried my progress will be slow

I am worried that I won't make money

I want this to be truly my business

Idea already formed and ready to start

You will receive training & constant advice

You will receive training & constant advice

Proven successful processes will be shared

Franchise support will give you confidence

These will be designed & created for you

These are all provided

You will receive your own website and email

This is included in your franchise fee

Help and advice is provided

This is included in your franchisee fee and help and advice is given

Receive advice from experienced business owners

Receive help advice & support

Get help and a process to follow

This has already been created for you

We already know why we get business and make sure we are ahead of the competition

Proven process means success - just copy!

We help so everything you do is effective

We help you so that you are successful

This is your business supported by us

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this for me?

Successful business owners come from many different backgrounds - scientists, prison warders, performers,  accountants, business people, immigration officers, golf caddies, sports instructors....

Do you want to run your own flexible business with support from us and make a difference? Then this could be for you.

Full training and on going support benefits include:

  • Sole territory with exclusive rights to run under the business brand.

  • Franchise kit including operating manual, business stationery and teaching equipment.

  • Help recycle and up-cycle quality used children's wear and toys.

  • Ongoing support and meetings with active involvement into the growth of your company.

  • Online systems to help you develop your business.

  • You love interacting not only with children but adults too.

  • You are hard working and ambitious.

  • You have determination and an enthusiasm to succeed.

What would I be doing?

  • Manage your business on your exclusive territory of equal potential to other franchisees in the UK.

  • Source all venues for sales and manage venue costs.

  • Recruit stall holders for each sale.

  • Market and advertise your business (grass roots marketing/advertising).

  • Become the ‘face’ of the brand for your exclusive territory through effective PR.

  • Have a personally rewarding business, which adds to the community.

  • Have the flexibility to create your own promotions/pricing/special offers etc.

  • See here for an illustration of a day in the life of a similar business owner.

Have much can I expect to make with my own baby shopping business?

To give you an idea of the potential income from your Baby Markets, we've put together some example projections. We can give a more detailed projections including cost break-downs of running your business (overheads) including most of the outgoings that you will need to consider.

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The legal bit - it is important to emphasise that the above figures are projections provided for the purpose to illustration and are not intended to be as statement, representation, warranty or guarantee of individual franchise earnings. Your success will largely be down to the amount of effort and time that you put in and your should expect it to take a while to become established.

This sounds like me! What next? Just complete the form for an information pack!

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Have a look at what some people that have already done this are saying:

Some words directly from the franchise company:

Baby & Children’s Market Ltd. is a well respected and established national company set up in 2010 that runs high quality nearly new baby & children's markets across the United Kingdom. Our regular markets provide the local parental community with a great opportunity to reduce their costs of raising a growing family by coming along and setting up a pop up stall to sell on their high quality nearly new baby and children's items to money savvy parents keen to save a fortune on children's items.

Along with local mums & dads who attend our events we also have a number of local businesses in the children's industry we support that showcase and selling their unique products and services at each event.

Due to the popularity and high demand for our events to expand we are on the look out for self motivated, business minded self employed Event Managers to start their own franchise businesses under the Baby & Children's Market brand.

Since starting our recruitment program in January 2011 we now have 40 franchisee's on board running their own established events from the South to the North of the UK. We are attracting a wide range of people from mums and dads to people who already have businesses in the baby and children's industry, but all have one thing in common; they believe that the Baby and Children's Market concept is truly benefiting local families and the environment in the areas where they have established markets in.

What's Involved?

Baby & Children's Market team members are very passionate about helping the parental community make and save money along with helping the environment by reducing waste in their local areas.

Setting up your own home based business is exciting but also very daunting and risky when going it alone. By joining a well respected and established business that will provide you with ongoing support and guidance to ensure your new business venture is a low risk to you and successful long term.

An Event Manager's main responsibility will be to ensure your events are well promoted and advertised so you gain lots of stall bookings along with attracting hundreds of shoppers through your doors on market day to ensure it's a success for both yourself and your customers.

Your other duties will be to:

Finding suitable venues
Processing stall bookings / invoicing sellers
Promote and advertise events using various forms of advertising tools that have proven successful.
Building relationships with local baby & children’s businesses in your area and nationally.
Manage and run a successful event on market day.
The good thing about taking on a business opportunity such as this is that you can work around your family's needs, creating that work / life balance. You choose the hours that suit you and your family.

What kind of people are we looking for?

We are looking for self-driven enthusiastic individuals who are outgoing, friendly, hard working and have a inner determination to succeed. Our business model suits an individual who is self motivated and keen to set up their own home based business that is fun, flexible and works well around their family life. Ideally you should have a good local knowledge of your area, where family friendly businesses are located and where parents (mums) hang out!

What we require from you:

The time to put into a new business to ensure it’s succeeds.
Have great organizational skills and not afraid of hard work.
Ideally you will have sound knowledge of online social media professionally or personally.
Have good computer skills and experience using the Internet is essential.
Have an excellent command of both verbal and written English.
Be friendly, flexible and customer focused.
Someone that is outgoing and good at building relationships in the community.
Motivation and drive to succeed.
Willingness to go the extra mile
You have a full driving license and access to a car.
*Our business model is suited to people who work part-time or stay at home mums looking to run their own home based business.

The sort of person that will succeed in this business are self-driven and have initiative and a willingness to work hard at promoting themselves and their events. The more time and marketing effort is put into your events, the more potential remuneration is achieved.

Set up cost to you?

We have been operating our markets for 5 years now and with the help of our franchisee's we now have regular events running from the South to the North of the United Kingdom. What we provide you is a ready made successful business model that has been tested and proven successful for not only us but our franchisee's. You will receive ongoing support and guidance from head office but also experienced franchisees.

To join our team there is a low joining fee!

What do you receive to get you started?

Exclusive territory consisting of up to 5 market towns of your choice pending availability. *Options to expand territory are available depending on territory performance and availability.
x 1 large 6ft outdoor professional banner
x 1 printed T-Shirt with company logo
All the marketing resources, templates and documentation you will require to get you up and running!
Baby and Children’s market email account/address.
Use of our website (Dedicated area for your county)
Dedicated Franchisee Forum to share and receive informative information and support.
Use of our Facebook County pages (60,000 + followers and growing) and Twitter to entice customers in your local area at attend your events.
Opt-in email marketing mailing list that keeps our customers up to date with when and where our events are on each week.
Use of our professional branding for flyers/posters and promotional material.
Use of our business contacts (insurance, printers, artwork desiger, accountants)
Use of our baby and children’s industry contacts.
Ongoing support to help you every step of the way.
**Plus we have proven additional income boosting opportunities made available to experienced Baby & Children's Market franchisee's to increase revenue.

Why go it alone, when you can be part of an established well respected award winning fast growing UK brand that provides you with ongoing support from us and from our experienced Event Managers along the way.

We have done all the hard work so we can provide you with a ready-made successful business opportunity that you can start when ready!

To date we have received national coverage in well know publication such as Emma's Diary, Mothercare's Gurgle Magazine, Mother & Baby Magazine, Families Magazine, Primary Times Magazine, ABC Magazine, Raring to Go Magazine a variety of local newspapers and parenting magazines. Coverage on local radio stations across the UK.

As our brand awareness grows nationally in the coming years, you, your family and your business could grow with it!

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