Lavinia Thompson had sold her first business and was looking for her next successful venture. This time she didn’t want to do all the groundwork herself and was hoping to be part of an established network. The Creation Station franchise ticked all the boxes and has given her a way to balance her work and family life.
“I had decided that I couldn’t look after my young family and be answerable to someone else at work. I wanted the independence and control of my own business and saw that with the Creation Station I could also be part of a team. The concept is so simple and marketable and it would give me a way to explore my long-neglected artistic side as well as earn a living,” explained Lavinia.
In preparation for her first sessions in the Wolverhampton area Lavinia identified densely populated areas with a high proportion of young families and found venues close to local amenities. Her successful marketing plan attracted locals to her first sessions and caught the attention of local press.
“My classes grow by almost 100% week on week in the first month and my first half-term holiday session was fully booked well in advance of the date. This has been an encouraging start and I am confident I have found something I enjoy, that keeps me busy and generates an income without compromising our family life. Parents will always seek out new activities to stimulate pre-schoolers and kids will always love to paint so I see this business keeping its appeal year on year.”
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I wanted to have the freedom of choosing my work hours to fit around family life. I knew I wanted to work with children and be my own boss.
Running my own Franchiseising with a nationwide brand that shared my family and personal values was the obvious choice for me.
Jackie wanted to ensure she had time with her pre-school children but wanted to steadily build a rewarding business that could grow further when they started school.
Lucy wanted to give something back to her community and found the values of The Creation Station could help her achieve a fulfilling and rewarding business opportunity.
Following the birth of her twins, Hayley Sugden wanted to go back to work and The Creation Station franchise provided everything she wanted.
I've been running my franchise for a year and I love running my own business and being in charge of my own future. It has enabled me to enjoy more time with my family than I would otherwise have had and allowed me to see my baby grow into a little boy.Claire Darnley
I've bought my franchise from a lady, who has been running it for 18 month at the time and I am now in my 3rd year and am LOVING it!Alexia Ispani
Who wouldn't love the flexibility of this business! I have been running my franchise for just over four years now and I can honestly say it has ticked all of the boxes I had set down from the beginning with making sure the work/life balance fit in around my family.Penny Gilbert
Perfectly designed for a Mum who wants a family friendly financially rewarding future.
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