Flexible Business Opportunity: Little Signers Club

Company Name:

Little Signers Club

Description of the business that someone could buy into:

We are looking for committed, inspiring teachers to join us at Little Signers Club!

Providing signing classes and courses from the age of 5 months to 4 years, this is a fun, flexible working solution teaching baby signing classes in the UK and beyond.   You don’t need to have any prior experience of baby signing to join us as we’ll guide you through all you need to know.  You’ll be running your own business as a Licensee around your existing commitments.  With low start up costs, nationally recognised accreditation, as much support as you need in your first few months and growing demand for our classes nationally, there has never been a better time to join us.

Hours you might need to work to make it succeed

We’ve found being a Little Signers Club teacher is entirely flexible around your existing commitments.  The more hours you are able to work, the more successful you will be. We would recommend that you commit to around ten hours each week and you will see the results in a successful, thriving business very quickly.  This would consist of 4 hours for admin, marketing and networking which can be done at a time to suit you plus 6 hours of travel and teaching each week – roughly 3 classes per week – which are generally taught in the day time during the week.

Skills that will help you make this business work

You’ll need to be determined, gregarious, hardworking, multi-tasking and organised.  You’ll love being with children and have an interest in communication development.  It would be beneficial if you were able to drive, have a computer, internet access, a printer and mobile telephone already but if not, these are additional costs that you may need to consider.

Tell me the facts

Date Established: February 2010

What You Offer: We offer you a license agreement for the area that you wish to teach in where Little Signers Club licenses the training materials to you for as long as you are with us.  This is not a Franchise business which would usually cost a great deal more!  We want to make becoming a teacher with us simpler, more affordable and flexible to suit the needs of your family.

Initial Start up Costs: £895 for a Standard Training Package

Ongoing monthly costs e.g fees for accounting/marketing/advertising support:

These are at the Licensee’s discretion and not something that is a central monthly figure levied from head office.  Costs that need to be allowed for from fees taken are direct costs to the teachers business – hall hire, travel expenses and support materials for participants.

Annual costs e.g renewing licenses:

£250 renewal per year and up to £500 should be allowed for in the first year for professional development training costs from external bodies. Teachers are required to attend a BSL Level One course at a local college at some point over the first year with us.  In addition, Teachers are invited to attend ICAN Development Training which is offered at a subsidised cost every 4 – 6 months.

Training offered. Please describe any training you offer to help someone starting this business:

Fully comprehensive training is provided enabling Licensees to start their business including detailed lesson plans and business basics.  Once you have signed your agreement with us, we’ll get everything in place for you to start training with us.  This will consist of the following programme:

1.       A list of required reading

2.       Come and see us at classes – and meet your nearest teacher.

3.       Lesson plans for each week.   These will contain a list of everything that you will need to run each class, well as a suggested format of how to do it

4.       Once you have completed all above, we’ll be asking you to a Completion Training Day where you’ll be tested on your signing skills as well as learning how to run your business.

Support offered. Please describe the ongoing support you can offer to someone taking up this business opportunity:

Regular meetings with the team, monthly newsletter updates, mentored support from your nearest local teacher and we’ll help you where we can with advice on who to talk to about running your own business.   You also receive a comprehensive Operations Manual, Marketing Masterclass and Business Development Workbook.

How to find out more:

Request our Teacher Enquiry Pack:

Telephone          Louise 01296 583574

Email                     teachers@littlesignersclub.co.uk

Website               www.littlesignersclub.co.uk

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