When was the last time you went to work and laughed all day?

For franchisers in the child based sector all over the UK a day at work is never a dull day!

There are more than 13 million children living in the UK alone, so is no surprise that child-based franchises have become the most popular franchise opportunity for people to invest in. Franchisor Mark Goode believes that the child-based sector offers huge opportunities, as parents are always willing to invest in their child’s education and health. Having a franchise in the child base sector goes above and beyond the financial rewards as your business will help children to learn, grow and develop and to also help tackle child obesity in the UK.

You may think that you need to know everything about Yoga in order to become a YogaBugs franchise but this is not the case as you do not need a yoga background to become a YogaBugs franchisee. In fact, when Mark Goode started out as a franchisee he didn’t fully understand what yoga was, if you’d said to me three years ago that Id be involved in child yoga I would have looked at you very strangely, he now jokes. Now CEO, the business model Mark developed in his own franchise was so successful that the entire network adopted his approach. He says: I loved the company so much I bought it myself! Mark then went onto develop the Bugs Group and introduced FootieBugs, which teaches football skills in a fun an innovative way.

These children’s franchises are a perfect fit for people who are commercially minded and want to develop a thriving business. Mark explains that a franchise for any one of these companies will suit entrepreneurial, business-minded people who want to follow a proven successful method. Prospective franchisees should be business minded first, and then the passion for the product comes alongside it with anyone of our franchisees, says Mark.

Child-based franchises such as YogaBugs are seen as mainly a female-dominated industry but are increasingly attracting men. Fenella Lindsell founder of YogaBugs explains YogaBugs used to be seen as a mainly female dominated industry but we are getting more men coming through. Especially the younger ones that have been working in the Yoga industry and are looking for other opportunities.

Mark Goode adds were also getting husband-and-wife teams that are very much interested in investing money into a child-based franchise as they want to be able to pick their own destiny rather than just solely relying on jobs that may not be secure in as little as 5-years time.

YogaBugs and FootieBugs offers classes from an average of just £5-6 a class. This makes it affordable for parents who do not want to compromise their children’s physical activities. Mark adds “We’ve actually seen an increase in the YogaBugs and FootieBugs classes. Parents are no longer going on big holidays, due to this they are looking at smaller opportunities available for their children during term-time and after school”

As a franchisee of a child-based business you will undoubtedly see children progress, develop, learn and stay fit and healthy. Mark continues by saying “You are working with children who may not have a healthy lifestyle at home – you may only have them for an hour a week, but it is that hour that can make all the difference. In that hour you can give something positive back to that child and seeing the benefit from it, is incredibly rewarding as you are helping to make a difference by tackling childhood obesity.”

This sense of reward and achievement is often the very core of why people want to get involved with working with children. For Mark Goode, YogaBugs transformed his outlook on life: It actually changed some of the relationships I had with friends and family  you start to appreciate things more because you see that you are in a world where not everybody has what you have. It grounds you.

A business franchise that helps child development, education, social skills, and helps to keep a child fit, active and healthy often attracts interest and support from the Government, which can help massively to increase interest and demand for a business such as YogaBugs and FootieBugs. Mark explains, “The Government announced new funding for schools with sport and PE premium, for the next academic year. The money will be given directly to primary schools in England, and this can be used in order to pay for extra coaching sessions to improve the quality of sports and PE provision in schools across the UK.” This is great news for YogaBugs and FootieBugs. A position of such high priority on the Governments agenda can only be beneficial for a franchise such as YogaBugs and FootieBugs.

It would be impossible not to feel inspired by child-based franchises, which can provide education, fitness and emotional development for children. So why not listen to your inner-child and return to a child-like happiness by working with children today! Franchise opportunities are available today…why not take the next step?

YogaBugs: www.yogafranchises.co.uk

YogaBugs; Great fun, serious business!

There have been countless studies that prove and demonstrate the health benefits of yoga. It is practised by many superstars who openly promote the benefits. From fibromyalgia to colds and the flu, yoga is great for the body. Pain relief, increased strength, and a stronger immune system are all side effects of a regular yoga practice. Researchers may not be sure why yoga has some of the effects it does, but those who practise yoga are happy to enjoy the benefits. Many people are also inspired by their yoga practice to improve their diets, to get more sleep, and many other healthy lifestyle choices. YogaBugs takes this to the next level by actively supplying its customers with information to support a healthy lifestyle beyond the yoga class.

YogaBugs is aimed at children and improving their lifestyle. YogaBugs unique Child Development programmes take children on wild adventures using the medium of yoga. Not only do children get all the usual health benefits associated with yoga, YogaBugs also enhances their literacy, numeracy, self-esteem and social development.

Yoga is a real fun activity and has great benefits both physically and emotionally. Yet more needs to be done to give more children access to this unique and totally inclusive form of exercise. But who can do this?

YogaBugs franchisees are able to take the ground breaking programmes and deliver it to children on mass. This is because YogaBugs is a management business opportunity. One yoga instructor can only teach one class at a time. Six instructors however can teach six classes at a time. A YogaBugs franchisee does not need to be a yoga instructor themselves. Simply just have a passion for yoga and for helping children.

Franchising is not for everyone, but for those who want a short cut to running their own successful business it can be a dream come true. YogaBugs are an internationally recognised franchisor with 10 years experience. With a tried and tested business model, YogaBugs could be the perfect opportunity for you to take control of your own future.

Yes yoga is fun, but for the right person a fun pursuit could also be a serious business opportunity. YogaBugs are committed to finding the right individuals and offering them first rate training and support. 

To learn more about the possibility of becoming a YogaBugs franchisee please visitwww.yogafranchises.co.uk 

Yoga, Great Fun, Serious Business

Yoga is great fun, but can also be a serious business opportunity

Yoga is great fun, but can also be a serious business opportunity

There have been countless studies that prove and demonstrate the health benefits of yoga. It is practised by many superstars who openly promote the benefits. From fibromyalgia to colds and the flu, yoga is great for the body. Pain relief, increased strength, and a stronger immune system are all side effects of a regular yoga practice. Researchers may not be sure why yoga has some of the effects it does, but those who practise yoga are happy to enjoy the benefits. Many people are also inspired by their yoga practice to improve their diets, to get more sleep, and many other healthy lifestyle choices. YogaBugs takes this to the next level by actively supplying its customers with information to support a healthy lifestyle beyond the yoga class. YogaBugs is aimed at children and improving their lifestyle. The unique YogaBugs programmes take children on wild adventures using the medium of yoga. Not only do children get all the usual health benefits associated with yoga, YogaBugs also enhances their literacy, numeracy, self-esteem and social development.

Yoga is a real fun activity and has great benefits both physically and emotionally.Yet more needs to be done to give more children access to this unique and totally inclusive form of exercise. But who can do this?

YogaBugs franchisees are able to take the ground breaking programmes and deliver it to children on mass. This is because YogaBugs is a management business opportunity. One yoga instructor can only teach one class at a time. Six instructors however can teach six classes at a time. A YogaBugs franchisee does not need to be a yoga instructor themselves. Simply just have a passion for yoga and for helping children.

Franchising is not for everyone, but for those who want a short cut to running their own successful business it can be a dream come true. YogaBugs are an internationally recognised franchisor with 10 years experience. With a tried and tested business model, YogaBugs could be the perfect opportunity for you to take control of your own future. The best part is that, YogaBugs is so established they offer a first year money back guarantee. This is unheard of in the world of franchising,

Yes yoga is fun, but for the right person a fun pursuit could also be a serious business opportunity. YogaBugs are committed to finding the right individuals and offering them first rate training and support. 

The learn more about the possibility of becoming a YogaBugs franchisee please visit www.yogafranchises.co.uk 

 

 

Why Yoga Could Do The Business For You

Having beaten the Dragons, YogaBugs knows a thing or two about business

Having beaten the Dragons, YogaBugs know a thing or two about business

In 2006 YogaBugs turned down Duncan Bannatyne and Richard Farleigh of the Dragon’s Den and never looked back. Since then YogaBugs have grown their network of franchisees across the UK, and have helped tens of thousands of children develop socially, improve their confidence, literacy and numeracy skills and have loads of fun. As well as all the usual benefits associated with yoga. To see YogaBugs slay the Dragon click here http://yogafranchises.co.uk/in-the-media/

The beauty of YogaBugs is that it really makes a difference.  It is loved  by children, parents and schools. The reason for this is that it gets children physically and emotionally active and benefits them well beyond the yoga class. YogaBugs are on a mission to inspire 140,000 children to be physically and emotionally active every week. Everybody involved works towards this, from the CEO Mark Goode, to the employed yoga teachers. To hear more about the mission click here http://yogafranchises.co.uk/the-mission/

Nidhi Shah is a YogaBugs franchisee. After a very successful career in architecture she wanted to spend more time with her daughter. Having taken her daughter to YogaBugs classes since she could walk, Nidhi loved it so much she decided she wanted to make it her business. To see what Nidhi and other franchisees have to say click here  http://yogafranchises.co.uk/meet-the-franchisees/

The best thing about YogaBugs is that you do not need to be a yoga teacher, or even have done yoga to be a success. If you love the concept and have a passion to improve the lives of as many children as possible then YogaBugs could be for you. Click here and see if it is worth you finding out why YogaBugs does what no other franchisor can. http://yogafranchises.co.uk/10reasons/

As an international franchisor with 10 years experience we believe that YogaBugs could be the perfect business opportunity for you. As the leading children’s activity franchise it surely worth learning from the best. Click here and you can download our free E-Book on how to become franchisee of the year. http://yogafranchises.co.uk/

 

Competition To Win YogaBugs Franchise Attracts 2000 Graduate Applicants!

Although thousands of graduates are still struggling to find work according to recent research conducted by the Higher Education Careers Service Unit, YogaBugs CEO, Mark Goode, was nevertheless amazed when the company received more than 2000 applications in its competition to win a free franchise contract.

“As a company, we are always looking for enthusiastic and entrepreneurial people who want to make a positive difference to the health and well-being of the UK’s children. We know how tough it is for graduates to find graduate entry-level jobs so we came up with the idea of running a competition to win a free franchise contract as our company’s way of giving back. We were overwhelmed by the response which we believe reflects how hard it is right now for graduates to get a job. Being a well-known company with a reputation for integrity, built up following our appearances in Dragons Den, also generated a lot of interest in this competition.”

In partnership with Birmingham City University’s Research, Innovation & Enterprise Services (RIES) YogaBugs launched the competition to all Midlands graduates and third year students. Birmingham University was an obvious partner because of its record of supporting business start-ups – 200 since 2003 with 68% of those businesses still trading. As a creative University, it recognises that a number of students will enter self-employment. This franchise opportunity therefore fitted the ambitions of the University to support enterprise, employability and entrepreneurial skills in this uncertain economic climate.

The judges for the competition are Mark Goode, CEO of YogaBugs, Jabba Khan, Director of leading Midlands restaurant Lasan and Professor Chris Prince, Executive Dean of Birmingham City Business School. Applicants had until 24 November to submit a short two-page business case. Shortlisted candidates were invited to make a short presentation to the panel of three judges. The winner, to be announced on Friday 3rd February, will be awarded a free franchise contract with YogaBugs with a market value of £10,000. Included within their prize is free business and teacher training.

What Was It Like To Be In The Dragons Den?

“It’s a steep climb up 25 steps to reach the Dragons, and with each one, the terror mounts in you. It really is extraordinarily scary. You’re so nervous that you’re worried that you’ll  forget your pitch and are unable to breathe. You’ve no idea how long you’re going to be in the Den. The person in before Lara and I was out in 20 minutes with the sound of rejection ringing loudly in his ears!”

Fenella and Lara first decided to apply to Dragons Den in 2005, having figured that if others could do it, so could they. The odds were stacked against them. Of the 800 applications received, only 10% would be invited to pitch to the Dragons. They sent a summary of their business proposal off to the BBC and soon afterwards were called to a selection interview.

Once the BBC confirmed that they’d been invited to pitch to the Dragons, Fenella and Lara started to prepare in earnest. Thorough preparation was essential. The old adage “practice makes perfect” was their mantra. Fenella and Lara had seen enough of the Dragons in action to know that they could not show a single chink in their armour. The Dragons would ask them about every aspect of the business and try to trip them up. So they practised their three minute pitch to anybody who would listen – taking advice from successful business people – adjusting and refining their presentation over and over again. They even made sure they could step in to cover for one another, should one get nervous and forget her lines.

So focused on their business and financial forecasts were the girls that they hadn’t prepared to do any yoga. Yoga teacher, Fenella, was dressed in tight trousers and a pair of high heels! In the event, getting down on the floor to “row down the river” was visually good because this captured the Dragon’s attention and eased the tension. Once the pitch was finished, Richard Farley enthused “You girls have blown me away.” This boosted Fenella and Lara’s confidence as they realised that they had at least one Dragon on their side. After a 2½ hour grilling, the Dragons were finally ready to make an offer. The girls wanted £200,000 for a 15% equity stake in YogaBugs. Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis offered the full amount with caveats but wanted a 30% chunk of the business, whilst Richard Farley’s offer came without conditions.

As Fenella and Lara turned the Dragons’ offer down, Peter Jones sank his head in his hands. If a Dragon makes you an offer, you don’t usually turn it down. However a stake of 25% or more would have meant losing control of the Company so Fenella and Lara decided to walk away. Giving up such a large stake as was too high a price to pay for the two business partners. The Dragons’ positive responses and investment offers reinforced Fenella and Lara’s confidence in their business strategy.

Fenella and Lara were re-filmed the following year and more recently this summer as a follow up to their story.They were delighted that the Dragons had responded in such a positive way, respecting the reasons why the business partners had turned them down.