Leading arts and crafts chain to offer low-cost ‘micro’ franchise opportunities

The Creation Station will allow entrepreneurs to join network for £5,000

UK arts and crafts franchise The Creation Station today announced it is to offer a number of ‘micro’ franchises, set to allow potential franchisees on a budget to join its network.

Founded in 2002 by Sarah Cressall, the arts and crafts chain sees franchisees provide classes and workshops aged from four months to five years as well as offering arts parties and family sessions for children up to 11.

10 ‘Micro’ franchises are set to be offered to enterprising members of the public at a cost of £3,500 with a £1,500 starter kit containing materials, bringing the total cost to £5,000 plus VAT.

This budget option will see franchisees taking over a catchment area of around 5,000 children as opposed to the 10,000 and upwards offered as part of the full-price franchise options, which start at £9,000 plus VAT.

The Creation Station said potential franchisees could find out more about the opportunity at at upcoming ‘discovery event’ to be held tomorrow in Worcester from 11am.

Sarah Cressall, founder and managing director of The Creation Station, said: “We have a great network of over 80 franchise owners and demand continues to grow. Many of the people who enquire about running their own Creation Station want something that will fit around their family commitments and that they can gain a second income from, but not necessarily having to take out a business loan for.

“Our new ‘micro’ franchise means that start-up costs are much lower, but still with all the support that we are committed to providing.”

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