Flexible Business Idea: The Band Project

Company Name:

The Band Project

Description of the business that someone could buy into:

The Band Project is an exciting and unique Band and Live Performance based music program designed to inspire children aged 8 – 16 about playing and performing music. Through The Band Project Juniors for 8 – 10 year olds students get a chance to experience different musical instruments, different styles of music, musical games and a basic introduction to playing in a group. For the older students, 11 – 16, The Band Project is a chance to play music they love, meet new friends, learn the skills needed to play in a band and to be inspired to play music.

The Band Project Referral campaign has been designed to offer Mum’s a great second strand of income sourcing students for up to 5 weeks of Summer Schools in July and August with weekly classes launching in September.

Hours you might need to work to make it succeed:

There is no fixed length of hours. Time put in will be decided by the catchment area for your location – the bigger the area the more time it will take, the network of other Mums you know, relationships with schools, local organisations etc you may have and so on. It will involve working some weekends eg if you are handing out flyers Saturdays, when children and parents are both out, are the best day. The great thing about The Referral Campaign is that it is easy to mould the time needed to promote around other commitments.

Skills that will help you make this business work:

You need to be fun, pro active, energetic, committed and ambitious. The initial focus of The Band Project Referral Campaign is the Summer but we want Mums who want to see their area grow and develop with multiple bands and who are looking at surrounding areas to launch new classes. You need to have good people skills both face to face and on the telephone, to be well organised, a basic understanding of Social Media and it’s use for promoting is a plus but most of all good use of initiative to see an opportunity to promote The Band Project and to be able to seize on it.

All Mums must be CRB checked, if you don’t have one we can help you apply for one through an outside body.

Tell me the facts

Date Established: May 2009

What You Offer: Referral Marketing – £35 referral fee for every student introduced

Initial Start up Costs: £97

Ongoing monthly costs: No fixed monthly costs but extra promotional material is available, and recommended e.g. 5000 A5 flyers full color both sides at a cost of £135

Annual costs: There are no annual costs such as renewal of Licenses etc

Training offered: How To Market The Band Project Handbook, in PDF format, covering the strategies that have been used in the past to get great results launching Band Project classes, a staff training meeting with The Band Project founder Chris Mountford to go over the Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies and to answer any questions, float ideas for promotion etc that Mums may have to help ensure the best possible results this Summer.

Support offered: E-mail and telephone support for Mum’s direct from Chris Mountford 9am – 9pm. Over the course of the next 12 months The Band Project will also be arranging marketing, social media and business orientated seminars and e-booklets with and from industry professionals to help our team of Mums to turn their areas into highly successful, exciting and lucrative strands of income.

How to find out more:

Telephone: 07771 456 955

Email: info@thebandproject.co.uk

Website: www.thebandprojectreferrals.co.uk and www.thebandproject.co.uk

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  • Great concept for Mums to be able to make some extra income. But it;s not a job that they can do at home where they can still look after their kids. I think this concept is for Mums who really like the thrill and are able to work despite the stress of raising children.

  • I think it works well for mums with school age children: much of the networking can be done at the school gate and the admin can be done from home!

  • The Referral Campaign is built on a model of working Mums who booked their child onto the courses then introducing friends children along through word of mouth, e-mails, social media etc. And Antonia is right – the school gate is the best place to build a location – Mum’s know Mums and so spreading the word can be easily shaped around the demands of family life et. The Mum also has the choice to use it as a small second strand of income or if they have time/drive an develop their local area with multiple classes, showcases etc.

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