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Explore a range of UK low-cost business opportunities. These are a mix of low cost franchise and licensed business models, including flexible children's activities businesses, party planning, product sales, B2C and B2B services and other part-time business opportunities - all under £5000 initial investment.
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Explore low-cost business opportunities under £5000 initial investment

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Total Startup Cost
£2,950

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Messy Monkeys

Messy Monkeys run messy play classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Messy Monkeys have been running for over 10 years - They are very well established and able to offer a very experienced and supportive environment in which to launch your exciting new business.

Messy Monkeys provide fun, flexible, family friendly franchises at an affordable price so you can run a super business whilst still being a super mum!

They have a team of lovely franchisees who are all enjoying running super messy play classes alongside being super parents to their young children - they feel have the best of both worlds as many of them take their children to work with them every week!

Messy Monkeys offers generous boundary areas, a complete start-up kit and free online marketing to boost your business launch.


Total Startup Cost
£4,995

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Tappy Toes

Tappy Toes - The Family Friendly Lifestyle Business!

We are looking for enthusiastic, bubbly people who are great with little ones, to take Tappy Toes to the next level.

We get enquiries every day about having Tappy Toes toddler dance classes in different areas and we simply can’t do it all by ourselves.

If you are looking for some rewarding and fun, flexible work, a Tappy Toes franchise could be perfect for you! It fits in around your family life and is so enjoyable you won’t even feel like you’re working!

YOU set your class days and times, YOU set your term dates, YOU decide whether to work in school holidays or weekends.

Tappy Toes is the flexible, family, friendly business, perfect for a working parent, or anyone who loves working with children.


Total Startup Cost
£4,995

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Little Learners

Little Learners is the UK's leading education messy play franchise! They aim to teach early writing skills through fun preschool classes, parties, events and work in schools.

Would you like to start your own successful business offering award-winning pre-school classes, parties and events to parents and carers in your local area? Would you like a flexible job which fits around family life? Little Learners want to let you know about a brilliant opportunity – with the potential to earn a significant income.

Little Learners is a unique and exciting mark making class devised by a qualified teacher. It is designed for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to learn to write through play. Its aim is to develop children’s pre-writing motor skills, as well as their physical development. Little Learners classes help to prepare little ones for nursery and school by strengthening gross and fine motor skills, core strength and coordination


Total Startup Cost
£3,950

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Hummy Mummies

Hummy Mummies - Sing with your bump, baby or toddler in tow

Hummy Mummies is the modern, daytime choir for mums and carers of young children. Hummy Mummies gives mums the chance to do something for themselves, where their baby or toddler is a welcome guest. Mums let their little ones play while they enjoy the challenge of singing in 3-part harmony, without being glared at if their little one makes a noise. No audition needed, just a sense of fun, enthusiasm and willingness to get involved. We welcome everyone – even if they think they can’t sing!

We’re on the hunt for exceptional individuals to invest in a Hummy Mummies franchise and run sessions in their local area. We’re looking for people that could lead a choir and who want to build a flexible business around their other interests, whether that’s family life or other pursuits.

We’d particularly love to hear from the following types of people:

- Music teachers who want a more flexible work / life balance, with much less paperwork than in schools

- Performers who want a bit more stability with their income


Total Startup Cost
£1,497 approx

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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The Keepsake Co

By becoming a Keepsake Business owner you will have the chance to be involved in helping parents capture their most precious early memories.

With a flexible joining structure and a range of low-cost start-up options, this Baby Keepsakes Business opportunity will particularly appeal to women wishing to return to work.

The Keepsake Co Franchise is one of the UK’s most established suppliers of hand-crafted baby keepsakes, offering the widest range of memento’s including; 3D casts of babies hands and feet, clay impressions, raised impressions, pottery prints, along with a delightful collection of solid-silver fingerprint jewellery.

The Keepsake Co Franchise are looking for friendly and confident Baby Keepsakes Business consultants who are at ease working with babies and young children. You must be well organised, motivated and determined!


Total Startup Cost
£4,500

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Talking Tots

A unique and flexible Pre-School Business opportunity that can fit in around the hectic demands of your own family.

Owning a Talking Tots business means you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility of running your own pre-school franchise while having the support of a strong, recognised brand every step of the way. They are looking for bright, enthusiastic people to launch Talking Tots franchises around the country.

You don’t need any particular qualifications or experience to run the Talking Tots classes, as long as you love working with children and their parents.

Talking Tots will provide you with full support and all the tools you need to run your business including some of the best training in the franchise sector, covering EVERY step of starting and running your new pre-school franchise.


Total Startup Cost
£2,000 approx

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Kidslingo

Join a multi award-winning, gold accredited kids’ language franchise.

Kidslingo runs French & Spanish programmes across the UK inspiring young language learners, from birth to age 11, with songs, games, Makaton, drama and story-telling creating a truly multi-sensory language learning experience.

Kidslingo work with primary schools, nurseries, child minders and home educators as well as running baby, preschool & after school classes in hired venues.

Joining the Kidslingo Franchise is an exciting opportunity to run your own profitable, flexible Children's Languages Business. It will provide you with the flexibility to fit your working life around other commitments and scale your business as circumstances change.

Equally if you want to work full time or build your own team, then the wide range of opportunities and potential customers offer you the scope to do this.


Total Startup Cost
£4,000

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Musical Minis

Musical Minis is the original childrens music franchise for pre-school children.

With a Musical Minis Business you can provide musical classes for pre-school children to help them with their early development and earn up to £50K per year.

Musical Minis will grant you an exclusive territory where you have the freedom to run as many groups as you wish. So you can keep the business small or, grow it into a management style opportunity with staff; you choose what you want to achieve. This flexibility makes their offering one of the most appealing part time franchise opportunities for women you’ll find in the UK.

A Musical Minis franchise fits around family life so whether you are coming back into work after having children or you are looking for a new challenging and rewarding career with children, this really is a fantastic business opportunity to consider.


Total Startup Cost
£1,000

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Fun Explorers

Fun Explorers is a unique concept based on taking Primary school children on a journey and experience of a life time.

Fun Explorers is part of LCF which has been operating after school clubs since 1990. It was established to give children a unique opportunity to travel the world experiencing a wide range of cultures and languages whilst remaining in a safe environment. A huge array of exciting activities awaits a 'Fun Explorer' including: Performing the world famous 'Haka' in New Zealand; Designing and making 'talking drums' in The Ivory Coast; Making and tasting 'Mango Smoothies' in India and lots more!

The Fun Explorers franchise consists of: Dedicated program and lesson plans, Innovative resources and activity sheets, EXCLUSIVE TERRITORY for one year, NO competition, Huge unlimited earnings potential with excellent profit margins, Full training and support and Ongoing national marketing by Head Office.

Fun Explorers is generally run on school premises and can be operated as a part time business or by employing Club leaders (whom they train) so you can cover a large area and earn a full time income.


Total Startup Cost
£1,000

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Health & Wellbeing


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LighterLife

If you’re looking for a flexible, low risk franchise that provides high returns with low investment then this could be it!

LighterLife is a successful Weight Loss Franchise that is expanding across the UK. They are entering into an exciting stage in their growth and development, as they make their life-changing weight-loss programme available to more and more people.

As a LighterLife Business owner you will provide support to clients; offering local support for regular weighing, and measuring, and check ins as well as providing them with their meal replacements and referring them to a dedicated weekly telephone counselling group with a highly trained counsellor.

LighterLife offer an initial online training programme. This is flexible programme that can be carried out when you have the time, such as when the kids are at school or in bed. Ongoing training and continuous support will also be available to help you keep their standards and even go beyond.


Total Startup Cost
£3,850

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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MamaBabyBliss

By becoming a MamaBabyBliss Franchisee you will be part of one of the best-loved and known mother and baby brands in the UK.

MamaBabyBliss offer a fully accredited teacher training programme delivering an award-winning curriculum of classes that support women and their babies from pregnancy through to when their little ones are three years old. By undertaking their training and franchise opportunity, you will be able to teach the complete spectrum of MamaBabyBliss classes and workshops, enabling you to create a sustainable and rewarding yet flexible business while making a difference to others.

You don’t need any previous teaching experience only a passion and interest in helping others and sharing the amazing benefits that MamaBabyBliss classes can give to pregnant women, parents and their babies.


Total Startup Cost
£500

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Human Resources


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Coensus-hr

The world of recruitment and people development is changing and YOU have a unique opportunity to be a part of this phenomenally profitable sector.

Coensus-hr is a Master Distributor for one of the world’s leading experts on Assessments, Prevuehr. Prevue offer a world class Normative Assessment which was developed here in the UK and covers those areas of a person’s character, critical when employing or developing people.

For over 25 years and having completed over 6.5 million Assessments, Coensus-hr are seeking quality committed individuals, or companies, with outstanding calibre who want to be a part of this exciting new global business opportunity. No previous experience in psychometrics or recruiting is required, this they will teach you.

Distributors can earn £6,000 from selling just 100 Assessments (a typical client will use 20-50 p.a). Distributors must have basic computer skills, essential for managing yours and your client’s on-line activities, with Coensus-hr’s support, and be willing to learn a new business which is truly easy to comprehend, develop and grow.


Total Startup Cost
£995

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Health & Wellbeing


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Vitali-Chi

Start a business that promotes health and wellbeing. Or you can expand your existing practice with this healing breakthrough.

Join Vitali-Chi Ltd to promote healing and well-being to the nation. This unique business opportunity delivers greater well-being to a large group of people and it also generates a healthy income.

Vitali-Chi is a trusted 5 star UK company in its 5th year of business, their innovative approach allows clients to rest, regenerate and re-energise. They offer an amazing product range, a supportive network and exciting opportunities. Benefit from the experience of Co-founder and multi-disciplinary therapist, Jill Jesson who has 30+ years experience.

Franchisees enjoy stimulating opportunities as a Vitali-Chi Practitioner, Relax Leader or with the soon to be launched Salon Range. If you want to have a busy career, heal more people and make them happy, then this could be an ideal business opportunity for you. FULL training and support is offered.


Total Startup Cost
£995

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Pets


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Pets, Homes and Gardens

Providing You with Everything You Need To Join This Successful Pet Sitting Franchise Business!

Pets, Homes and Gardens have taken all the hard work out of starting your own pet care business and know that they have developed an amazing franchise opportunity.

Q. Does it really work?
A. They know it works as they have over 40 successful franchised areas.

Remember also, Pets, Homes and Gardens are only are successful if you are successful, so that gives them an invested interest to make sure you are.

They offer a 'low entry cost' franchise business at just £995+VAT to join. Look around and compare Pets, Homes and Gardens with other providers! So, if you can fit their selection criteria, your successful new business is just around the corner, get in touch today!


Total Startup Cost
£1,000

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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LCF Clubs

LCF Clubs - the market leader in afterschool clubs and language teaching.

LCF provides educational activities that are fun and affordable primarily for children. Activities are run directly by franchisees and you could be one. It’s rare to find a family-friendly franchise requiring little start-up capital. But that’s exactly the type of opportunity this franchise offers.

LCF Clubs is the market leader in after school language clubs. These clubs enable children to learn French, Spanish or Mandarin, have fun and make friends. Only LCF has dedicated online support materials which you can use in Club and students can use at home.

LCF has been established for 30 years. There are currently 200 franchises in the UK and 20,000 children attend an activity every week. They make it as easy as possible for you to get your own LCF Club franchise up and running and making money.


Total Startup Cost
£3,995 approx

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Business Services


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Pink Spaghetti

A Pink Spaghetti franchise is a flexible, home based, award winning business for highly efficient and organised people.

Pink Spaghetti are a PA service offering people the 25th hour in their day in the home or small business. Since franchising in 2012 they have grown steadily and now have a network of over 40 franchises across the UK.

Pink Spaghetti offer a business in a box, but the people they need are special. Franchisees are the organisers, the helping hand, the people that don’t get flustered and find an efficient solution for any task they are given. Previous PA experience is not needed.

Training and Support are second to none. You will get 5 days initial training, as well as monthly marketing material, training videos, help with business planning, an annual conference, ongoing training and unlimited support. You will also have access to a nationwide network of supportive franchisees through a private Facebook group.


Total Startup Cost
£5,000

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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MAMA.codes

Teach 3-8yr olds how to code, and help fill a critical education gap while building a vibrant code club community in your neighbourhood and schools - with free training and no tech experience required!

Join our fully-funded and award-winning EdTech startup that offers unique, creative coding resources and workshops for children aged 3-8 through popular local term-time code clubs and holiday workshops.

In almost 2 years we have taught over 1500 children in 250 code clubs, and are looking for driven and dynamic Licensees to own lucrative territories where you will teach children how to code imaginatively through songs, stories, nursery rhymes and jokes.


Total Startup Cost
£4,999

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Mess Around

The Mess Around Franchise provides children with the opportunity to get messy and explore exciting new sensory activities.

The Mess Around franchise network is rapidly expanding and they are looking for new leaders who can combine marketing, event, sales and business management skills to run a Mess Around programme in their local area. It's an exciting time to join the team as the Mess Around business model has welcomed two new programmes to its family.

When you join the team you become part of the Mess Around family and benefit from their fantastic franchise package. The franchise fee is £5,999 including VAT. This covers everything you need to get started and includes £2,000 worth of kit, equipment, training and support access.


Total Startup Cost
£2,995

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties

If you enjoy working with children and love cooking, then Sticky Fingers Children’s party and cookery workshop franchise could be for you!

Sticky Fingers Cookery Parties franchisees take the stress out of organising a child's party, making memories for parents to treasure forever. You'll take the party to the children, bringing the ingredients, equipment and party food to the venue and supervising the children as they mix, bake, decorate… and of course get sticky.

You do not need previous teaching experience, just oodles of enthusiasm. Full training is included together with a food hygiene course and all the equipment you need to get started. Franchisees can benefit from additional income streams through after-school and holiday clubs.

You can start your own successful Sticky Fingers Business for under £3,000 and receive comprehensive business and marketing support in your own exclusive geographical area. Affordable business loans are available.

Succeed in your own business with great ongoing support to achieve job satisfaction and financial goals, yet with the flexibility to work when you choose.


Total Startup Cost
£4,995

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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ARTventurers

ARTventurers provides you with a multi award winning Art and Creative Play Franchise for babies, toddlers and children.

Build a fun, flexible, creative and family friendly business as an ARTventurers franchisee. The franchise package offers an unrivaled opportunity to develop a number of different income streams through delivery of fun, creative ARTventurers classes, parties, workshops, events and sessions in schools and nurseries too.

If you’re enthusiastic, creative, great with people (big and small!) and with the drive and ambition to build and grow your own business in your local area then ARTventurers would love to hear from you!


Total Startup Cost
£3,950

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Venue-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Baby College

Baby College is one of the UK's longest running class-based parent and baby developmental programmes.

The Baby College Franchise provides innovative classes that benefit parents and babies in fundamental ways including boosting parental confidence and consolidating milestone skills.

Baby College Franchise owners typically run between 1 and 6 sessions per day and work between 2 and 5 days per week. There is the flexibility to expand the business within your area or to purchase additional areas. Thus this is an ideal role for those looking for a rewarding and flexible career.

This exciting opportunity fits in with your family’s needs - Baby College classes are designed to fit perfectly with school terms and can be run during school hours.


Total Startup Cost
£3,995

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Business Services


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APS Legal & Associates

APS Legal & Associates are one of the largest companies in the UK offering Will Writing, Estate Planning and Probate Services.

Our proposition allows associates to offer this service directly to their clients without the burden of extensive administration, our in-house specialists draft all documents for our associates.

Our support is unequalled, we provide ongoing training and support through face-to-face courses and workshops and bi-weekly online webinars. We also have dedicated helplines to help associates as and when they need prompt advice.

This really is a growing industry with a great satisfaction of giving your client a resolution and the peace of mind that their affairs will be dealt with at such a sensitive time for those close to them.


Total Startup Cost
£5,000

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Cricket Tots

Cricket Tots are looking for passionate & dedicated people to put the fun into the fundamentals of cricket for children, so are you ready to start the innings of a lifetime?

Cricket Tots have a progressive and fun approach to teaching the fundamentals of cricket. Their aim is to do this in an environment that nurtures and facilitates both individual development and the pivotal first experiences of being in a team.

You will join a team with Gold Accreditation awarded by the Children’s Activities Association, helping children grow and develop bringing out the best in them through the power of cricket.

Whatever your background, this franchise package suits highly motivated individuals who have the passion & drive to run their own business and make it a success.

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