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The 5 steps to buying a Tootsie Toes franchise

COMMITTING TO BUYING YOUR OWN FRANCHISE IS A BIG DECISION, BUT FORTUNATELY OUR 5 STEP APPLICATION PROCESS MAKES IT CLEAR AND INFORMATIVE THROUGHOUT, SO YOU CAN BE CERTAIN THAT BEING A TOOTSIE TOES FRANCHISEE IS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT PATH FOR YOU.

Once we award a franchise, you have our complete commitment to help you thrive. We will give you all the tools, training and support you need, so you can build a business doing something you really love – creating beautiful keepsakes to help parents mark the most treasured time in their lives, the arrival of a new baby.

The 5 steps to buying a Tootsie Toes franchise

COMMITTING TO BUYING YOUR OWN FRANCHISE IS A BIG DECISION, BUT FORTUNATELY OUR 5 STEP APPLICATION PROCESS MAKES IT CLEAR AND INFORMATIVE THROUGHOUT, SO YOU CAN BE CERTAIN THAT BEING A TOOTSIE TOES FRANCHISEE IS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT PATH FOR YOU.

Once we award a franchise, you have our complete commitment to help you thrive. We will give you all the tools, training and support you need, so you can build a business doing something you really love – creating beautiful keepsakes to help parents mark the most treasured time in their lives, the arrival of a new baby.

Step One

All the key information to help you begin deciding on a Tootsie Toes franchise is on this site. Take plenty of time to read it through and explore the opportunity.

Step Two

Fill in the form and we’ll arrange for a short introductory telephone conversation with a Tootsie Toes franchise advisor. This will help us to evaluate together if a Tootsie Toes franchise is the right opportunity for you and your family, and if you are the right fit for our family.

Step Three

Begin the selection process by completing a franchise application form, and attending a face-to-face interview with the founders of the company.

Step Four

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a Discovery Day. During this visit, you’ll get an overview of the company, meet the senior management team and get your hands dirty with some moulding and casting! We will also use this time to provide you with more in-depth contractual information.

Step Five

Signing the contract. We strongly recommend that you review your contract with a franchise lawyer. Once signed, your training will commence and you can begin your new life as a Tootsie Toes franchisee!

We’d like to thank you for your interest, and very much look forward to hearing from you!

Step One

All the key information to help you begin deciding on a Tootsie Toes franchise is on this site. Take plenty of time to read it through and explore the opportunity.

Step Two

Fill in the form and we’ll arrange for a short introductory telephone conversation with a Tootsie Toes franchise advisor. This will help us to evaluate together if a Tootsie Toes franchise is the right opportunity for you and your family, and if you are the right fit for our family.

Step Three

Begin the selection process by completing a franchise application form, and attending a face-to-face interview with the founders of the company.

Step Four

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a Discovery Day. During this visit, you’ll get an overview of the company, meet the senior management team and get your hands dirty with some moulding and casting! We will also use this time to provide you with more in-depth contractual information.

Step Five

Signing the contract. We strongly recommend that you review your contract with a franchise lawyer. Once signed, your training will commence and you can begin your new life as a Tootsie Toes franchisee!

We’d like to thank you for your interest, and very much look forward to hearing from you!

Join our ever-growing family

BUILD A GREAT BUSINESS, AND ACHIEVE THE WORK/LIFE BALANCE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED WITH A TOOTSIE TOES FRANCHISE.

Join our ever-growing family

BUILD A GREAT BUSINESS, AND ACHIEVE THE WORK/LIFE BALANCE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED WITH A TOOTSIE TOES FRANCHISE.

We’re fully committed to the success of every single Tootsie Toes franchisee. That’s our business, that’s what we do!

We’re fully committed to the success of every single Tootsie Toes franchisee. That’s our business, that’s what we do!

FAQs

BROWSE OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FRANCHISE/APPLICATION PROCESS. IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE, PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE’LL BE HAPPY TO CLARIFY ANYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

 FAQs

BROWSE OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FRANCHISE/APPLICATION PROCESS. IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE, PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE’LL BE HAPPY TO CLARIFY ANYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

01What makes a successful Tootsie Toes franchisee?

Tootsie Toes franchisees are, first and foremost, business people with a strong desire to work hard and succeed. They certainly have a passion for crafting and love meeting and advising customers, but they also have a constant focus on the overall objective – to run their own successful franchise business in partnership with Tootsie Toes.

A practical understanding of running a business is a standard requirement. It’s not something that can be picked up as you go along. The same goes for crafting. There’s no opportunity to practise on the customers. The crafting has to be perfect, right from the start and always.

Business savvy, crafting, empathy, commitment, focus. These are special qualities.  But we know the right people are already looking for just this kind of extraordinary opportunity. We can’t wait to hear from you.

02How long does the application process take?

The application process typically takes 12 weeks from the point of application, right through to the eventual signing of the contract.

From the point of signing the contract, operational set-up and training will take another 8-12 weeks, at which time the full launch can take place.

03Is Tootsie Toes a member of the British Franchise Association?

We are currently in the process of becoming an Associate Members of the BFA.

Associate membership is the first rung on the ladder, and demonstrates our commitment to franchisees of compliance to BFA codes of practice and transparency.

04What do I get for my franchise fee?

Tootsie Toes provides a comprehensive support package to all franchisees in the early days of their new business. Franchisees are allocated their unique franchise territory, which will be included in our website and social media marketing campaigns.

Thorough training is included, in both crafting and all required admin systems, plus all the necessary crafting tools and an initial starter pack of materials.

After the launch of the new franchise, ongoing support is provided as and when necessary, to ensure a successful start to the new business.

05How long does my franchise licence last?

A franchise licence is granted for 5 years. Towards the end of that period, a franchisee may decide to renew or sell their franchise as a going concern (see Can I sell my franchise?)

06Can I sell my franchise?

A franchisee is permitted to sell their franchise, but only under certain contractual conditions, which includes the agreement of the franchisor.

07How big will my franchise territory be?

A franchise territory is carefully defined to ensure franchisees are able to make a good profit and fully service all their customers. We use the latest software, plus our own extensive experience, to ensure it’s just the right size, with just the right number and combination of customer types.

08Are there any additional costs or fees which aren’t advertised?

There are no hidden fees or charges in a Tootsie Toes franchise contract. We run our business in line with BFA rules on complete transparency. However, following the launch of their business, franchisees  will require funds to support themselves and their business, until the franchise establishes a pipeline of sales.

Franchisees will also be urged to consider allocating funds to their own local marketing efforts (which is in addition to the overall marketing campaign run by HQ), which will greatly assist the launch of the new business in their local area.

09What ongoing management/service fees can I expect?

There are some charges – regular, recurring and occasional – which franchisees will be required to make, as part of your contractual agreements:

·        Monthly franchise fee

·        Monthly marketing fee

·        Consumables charges

·        Materials charges

Fees vary from franchise to franchise. All costs are stated well in advance of any contract being signed, as part of our policy and practice of complete transparency (see Are there any additional costs or fees which aren’t advertised?)

10Do I need premises to run my franchise?

Unless franchisees live in an exceptionally busy or small space, or in an otherwise unsuitable location, it’s usual to run the franchise from home. There are two main factors to consider:

1.     Workshop space. A spare room works perfectly well as a workshop, as does a garage or similar. Good lighting, easy access to water and a safe, warm and comfortable working environment are the main factors.

2.     Franchisees may wish to offer their customers the option of a visit to their own home for moulding appointments. If so, an extremely high standard of safety and presentation is essential, and can only be offered with the approval of Tootsie Toes.

11What’s the total investment to get started?

Following a successful application, the following charges are made as part of the contractual process:

·       One-off franchise fee

·       Recurring marketing fee

·       Consumables/materials fee

·       Training fee

Franchisees are also advised to consider other costs and expenses they will encounter, which are outside the scope of any charges Tootsie Toes will make, for example:

·      Insurance and liability cover (essential and contractually required)

·       Suitable work bench/tables and seating

·       Storage for casts, moulds, frames etc

·       Workshop premises (if required – usually a spare room, garage etc is sufficient)

·       All associated utility and business rates for workshop premises (if required)

·       Employee costs (if required)

Want to be a part of Tootsie Toes? Start your application today

Want to be a part of Tootsie Toes? Start your application today

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