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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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Low Cost Business Opportunities

Explore low-cost business opportunities under £5000 initial investment

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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
£650

Is VAT applicable? Yes

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 has been delivering Fun French and Spanish clubs to primary pupils since 1985, being the first to bring ‘Fun’ to language acquisition. Now well into the 21st century they are as popular as ever.

The Education sector is one of the fastest growing segments in the franchise industry, as parents place more and more value on the development and education of their children. If you speak French or Spanish and would like to work part time for a full time income find out more about the LCF Clubs Franchise.

A franchise costs just £650+vat. This includes all training, marketing materials and support. All teaching materials are provided.


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
£2,500

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Franchisee operates individually

Part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites’ mission is to offer early years children the opportunity to experience fun and learning though music making.

Boogie Mites is the go-to children’s music brand for many of the UK’s top nursery groups.

Their range of tried-and-tested music programmes equip licensees to deliver music workshops for under-fives, music sessions in early years settings, music parties and intergenerational music sessions.

Boogie Mites is looking for individuals with motivation, creativity and energy to start and grow Children's Music Workshop Business. You don’t need to be a trained musician or early years teacher - although if you are that’s great! If you have a passion for the benefits of early years music making and are excited by the prospect of being in control of your work life, then Boogie Mites can give you the opportunity to develop a Boogie Mites business that really makes a difference.


Total Startup Cost
£2,495

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Business to consumer services

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Health & Wellbeing


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Mooeys on the Move

Mooeys on the Move is a really good starting block for beauty therapists who want to work for themselves

This is a great opportunity for those within the beauty sector who need to be more flexible with their working time.

Mooeys on the Move is a really good starting block for therapists who want to work for themselves, yet still crave the training and support that a company would give them. To run a successful mobile beauty business, franchisees would have to be really passionate about delivering great treatments

A great opportunity for people who want to receive excellent training in order to be the best they can be, to be a part of a business and feel like they have the support they need. All whilst being able to work independently and be flexible with their working time.


Total Startup Cost
£4,950

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 Franchise

An opportunity to support parents and keep babies and toddlers stimulated with a premium and high quality Child Development Franchise.

As a franchisee you will run your own Baby College business within a large exclusive territory. After initial comprehensive training, franchisees are responsible for finding and booking venues, teaching classes (from 2 venues a week up to 10 venues a week either as a sole trader or with the help of one or two teachers) and marketing your Baby College Business.

All Baby College classes include lots of singing, dancing and music with Makaton signing, physical play and sensory games.

No experience or qualifications required, the business suits people who are fit and healthy, sociable, outgoing and enjoy spending time with parents and 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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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
£4,997 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
£4,999

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
£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
£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.

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
£3,000

Is VAT applicable? Yes

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Business to consumer services

Full-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Kumon

With over 60 years of experience, Kumon has established itself as the largest provider of supplementary education in the UK.

Kumon offers individualised maths and English programmes to help children of any age and any ability shine. It now has over 600 centres in the UK and Ireland and over 70,000 students enrolled nationwide.

As the Instructor of your own Kumon centre, you will reap the rewards of making a significant contribution to your community by helping children achieve a brighter future.To become a Kumon Instructor, you will need to be degree educated, as well demonstrate the desire to help children build their confidence and become independent learners.

This is a full-time business opportunity where you will build and run your own business with the support of a dedicated Kumon Area Manager. By running an established study centre with a student base of between 100-300 students, you could expect to earn from around £30,000pa to £100,000pa.


Total Startup Cost
£2,275

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Franchisee operates individually

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Kiddleydivey Franchise

Becoming a Kiddleydivey franchise owner offers you so many opportunities!

The Kiddleydivey franchise gives you the tools and ability to use music and sensory equipment to promote the quality of life and education of the elderly, children, and those with additional needs.

Kiddleydivey provides music sessions and classes for children that are full of imagination, puppets, professional percussion instruments and fun – designed to educate and promote development using original songs, interesting themes and movement.

They also provide music sessions for the elderly and those with additional needs, promote socialisation, memory engagement and mobilisation. Specially designed mixed generational sessions bring the young and the young at heart together to share music, songs fun and laughter.


Total Startup Cost
£4,995

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Territory-based business location

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Childrens Activities


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Bambini Lingo

Bambini Lingo is a multi-national pre-school children’s language club with unique language acquisition methodology and proprietary music.

Bambini Lingo is a different kind of children’s language club offering 9 different languages

A second language is a great advantage in today’s world and parents are always keen to help their little ones gain such an advantage. Targeted at pre-school children, Bambini Lingo aim to deliver fluency in a second language through a combination of classes and rich media

Franchisees run groups using a methodology that taps into the children’s Primary Language Acquisition Pathway. What makes them different is their approach. It doesn’t feel like teaching, it feels like a show.

Everything they do follows high production values from their music to their equipment and to the way the classes are delivered. Bambini Lingo provide their franchisees with all the training and equipment they need to start giving children the gift of a second language. It’s the Bambini Lingo way!


Total Startup Cost

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Business to business services

Business to consumer services

Full/part-time working hours

Business Sectors

Finance

Business Services


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V9 Franchise

Generate upfront and lifetime commission by reselling V9’s industry-leading, SME card payment solution.

V9 Group’s payment and utility solution is a complete white label product, so you can build YOUR own business with YOUR own brand. Run your own award-winning Payments and Utilities Business. No experience needed - they support you every step of the way. No set up fee or monthly costs!

The V9 partner programme is revolutionising the card payments industry with market leading solutions specifically designed for partners such as yourself.

Energy Plans from V9 Business enables you to start your energy business today, offering the best tech, support, & commercials plus market leading commission of 87.5% and the tools to take the market by storm!


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 provides you with the opportunity to help people with their weight loss and transform their lives. They are one of the leading providers of weight loss programmes and services in the UK and due to high demand they are looking for new LighterLife Mentors to join them.

Using Zoom Technology, LighterLife franchisees help clients explore the reasons why they have a weight problem as well as offering support and meal replacements

Franchisees choose how to run their Weight-Loss and Weight-Management Business – part-time alongside other commitments or employment to supplement their family income, or to simply help others experience what you have achieved.

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
£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
£2,795

Is VAT applicable? No

Opportunity Information

Home-based business location

Business to consumer services

Franchisee operates individually

Business Sectors

Travel


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The Travel Franchise - Low Cost Package

The easiest way to start your own home-based Travel Agency Business

The Travel Franchise helps people start their own home-based Travel Agency business from home, with their award-winning business model and their customer-facing brand Not Just Travel.

The Travel Franchise business model is based on commission: a travel supplier pays you a fee for selling their holidays. The typical commission is 10% of the holiday value, meaning a £3,500 holiday would generate £350 in commission. With only 2 sales per week you would get £35k+ in commissions per year!

Franchisees are in complete control of their time. It means you can create a better work-life balance with a business that compliments your vision and lifestyle. You have the opportunity to work part-time or full-time, and you can fit the business around your family or other work commitments. You will get everything you need to get started immediately - many of franchisees get their first customers before they even finish their initial training.

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