Run our What's On 4 Me business in your region
"If like me, you’ve had a professional career and put it on hold for your little ones – take a look at our Franchising opportunities and use your skills and experience to create a flexible business, working from your own home. You can have it all! Have the flexibility to spend time with your children, earn money and have a fulfilling career."
Marilyn Bradshaw, What's On 4 Me (UK)
The Franchise Opportunity
** An Established, International Business ** Don't Miss Your Chance To Be Part of What's On 4 **
** Only 12 Franchise Regions available in the UK ** 5 NOW LIVE!! **
We have created the opportunity for you to grow our tried and tested business model and established international websites in your region. This is a unique opportunity to grow a business beyond your wildest dreams.
Our brand has reached all areas of the UK through our advertising and Annual National Awards. We already have many thousands of website visitors in your region along with many thousands of potential customers.
We will, along with our team, help you every step of the way, giving you a successful business and improving your life and the lives of those closest to you.
ONLINE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY:
Our What's On 4 Multi-Award Winning websites have filled a gap in the UK for the past 7 years - providing comprehensive, local listings of activities for all ages - 1.5 million visitors per year in fact!
Our www.whatson4me.co.uk (WO4M) launched September 2010 providing details of classes, clubs, activities and events for adults.
EVENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY:
Our Franchisees complement their What’s On 4 Me website with What’s On 4 Me LIVE! Events. Our Events generate extra revenue and are a great way for local businesses to showcase their services to local residents – plus they’re a great Marketing tool for your What’s On 4 Me business.
Our What's On 4 Me LIVE Events are an unmissable opportunity for our local advertisers in each region to showcase their products and services to the public, at regionally located Events that work.
See www.whatson4me.co.uk/events for our Events across the UK which you will be coached to run across venues in your region. What's On 4 Me LIVE Events launched 2011, provide affordable events local exhibitors and 100's of local visitors.
See How YOUR Life Could Change...
Our Success Story
** Multi Award Winning ** International ** Major Household Names ** Industry Experts ** 7th Annual Awards **
We're the 4th site in the range of What's On 4 websites bringing information and inspiration about Local activities to YOUR area!
We use a successful, tried and tested Website format.
Our What's On 4 range of multi-awarding winning websites are supported by International Brands such as Hilton Hotels, with over 1.5 million visitors a year from the UK alone
Our Marketing products and packages are completely on-line, low-cost and immediate, making it simple for our advertisers to access.
We hold a unique Annual Awards programme with hundreds of thousands of nominations and votes cast each year
Our What's On 4 Me 2013 held at Earls Court as part of the prestigious Ideal Home Show, attract national sponsorship from Ideal Weight UK, British Nannies, MumpreneurUK, Women's Business Clubs and many, many mroe adult sector national organisations. See here for more on our What's On 4 Me Awards
- We have 75,000 visitors a month to our What's On 4 websites and over 30,000 email subscribers and we're growing rapidly.
- We're franchised in the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA and have expanded to Switzerland and Singapore in 2013
Fantastic Benefits for YOU
** Work from Home ** Flexible & Fun ** Established Brand ** Websites Ready-to-go ** Ongoing Expert Coaching **
Running our What’s On 4 Junior Business in your area is fun, flexible and profitable! You can work 100% from home just like we do. You probably have already met many 100's of potential advertisers and business mums who will WANT to advertise with you!
You’ll have a ready-to-go Region-wide What’s On 4 Me site – no need to worry about web design
Work 100% from home, part-time and flexible around your current commitments
Network with local businesses and become the “hub” of your Regional Activity Information
No special equipment needed; no vehicles or premises required
Ongoing support from our Master Franchisee Marilyn Bradshaw and her team
Whatson4me.co.uk comes complete with a comprehensive administration area to manage the site fully including all customer accounts, billing, reporting, website updates and much more.
Run What’s On 4 Me LIVE! Events in your region – bring your advertisers face-to-face with local residents to sample the services on offer
What’s On 4 Me LIVE! Event Organisation Model and Manual
Free access to all What’s On 4 Me LIVE! Events
Exclusive opportunity – only ONE Owner per Region
Meet Our Newest Franchisee
Clare Wingfield runs our What's On 4 Junior Business in the South East...Clare says...
Like so many mums, I had a really great career before I had my children but it all went on hold when the babies arrived. With my girls settled at school & nursery, it was time to think about getting back into the workplace but finding a job that would work around my family and not compromise how I want to raise my daughters was not easy – and so I found myself firstly responding to and then getting very excited about the WO4J opportunity.
I took over the South East region at the beginning of May and it’s been a massive learning curve for me ever since – not only have I had to learn about how our websites work but also I’m learning about the huge potential that is social media – there is so much more to Facebook that just sharing photos of your kids! And when I’m talking to my customers, social media is very much the hot topic.
The WO4 team have been hugely supportive and I’ve received a lot of training. The team is geographically dispersed yet relationships are being built using the power of technology and a real mutual desire to make a success of my region.
Financially, my region is in line with projections and, now that I’m starting to build my sales team, I’m hoping that we will see strong sales growth over the next few months.
On a personal level, I am happy and excited to be running my own business – my head is buzzing with ideas and it’s great to be working again…but I’m still there at the school gates every day"
Encouraging Women into Franchising
Sam Willoughby, What's On 4 owner, was a finalist in the Award for "Woman Franchisor of the Year " at the Encouraging Women Into Franchise (EWIF) Awards
This is truly testament to the fantastic opportunities offered by the What's On 4 range of websites, both in the UK and Internationally. These roles are providing dozens of women with the flexibility to run their own successful business around their families - and making it possible to "have it all".
Marilyn Bradshaw has won several Major Business Awards. In 2012, Marilyn was a Runner Up in the North East Entrepreneur Awards. In November 2011, she won the Award for the "Best New Business Idea" for What's On 4 Me after winning "Best Brand" Award in the Celebration of Enterprise Awards 2010 and a Gold Website Award from MumpreneurUK.
Typically £7,000 - £15,000+VAT depending on territory size. For a limited time the franchise fee is payable by a deposit of 50%, then 3 equal monthly instalments of the remainder.
Franchise cost examples: Wales £8,000; Scotland £10,000; South East £15,000
This franchise opportunity is a full time commitment. You can work 100% from home and is completely flexible around your commitments.
Once populated the net profit margin is 60% and you can expect to turnover over £30-£50k per year with a typical territory size of 5 million population. This will increase as your customer base grows.
Who are we looking for?
To join What’s On 4 you need to be bright, full of enthusiasm and ambitious! No experience is needed, as full training in all aspects of the business is provided. However, you will need professional experience and business acumen to develop your What’s On 4 franchise, plus the motivation and capacity to learn to develop client and staff relationships.
If you've previously had a strong professional, corporate or self-employed career then no doubt you will have many of the skills we need. We are looking for people who:
- Have managerial and/or sales experience
Well developed people skills
- Great communication skills
- Comfortable using general MS Office programs and the Internet
The initiative, commitment, competence and a determination to succeed
It is also important that the candidate also has a strong client care mentality
Your initiative, determination, professionalism and customer service mentality are ALL key to a successful What’s On 4 business. You will be supported every step of the way with our proven business model and training.
Meet our What's On 4 Team around the UK and Internationally ~ and have a glimpse of your new life!
Want to know more about running What’s On 4 Me in your region? Click below for a FREE prospectus with lots more information, or give me a call for an informal chat on 0121 288 1228 / SKYPE marilyn_wo4m.
When you’re ready we can discuss things in more detail and we can even arrange to meet at our next Event.
Need help with Financing your Franchise Investment?
For many, the biggest hurdle to owning your own business or franchise is the intial investment. Top UK banks have already supported our Franchisees with their investment and further information about these banks can be found here HSBC and NatWest.
To find out more about Franchise Financing, see this great article from WhichFranchise.com