According to Andy Warhol, “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
Inspiration, if you needed it, to consider becoming self-employed in an art related business. If you need further evidence that setting up your own venture is a wise move, you will be interested to know that the UK is a global leader in the arts. The creative arts sector is worth an incredible £87 billion to the UK economy, and employs one in every eleven people.
However, having a strong vision, skills and ambitions may not be enough on their own. Any new business start-up faces risks and uncertainties these days, which means that an arts franchise may be the best way to ensure longevity.
Put at its simplest, you choose a part of the arts that interests you, and that matches your aspirations. Then you find an established company, who is willing to share with you the secrets of their success. An arts franchiser will also provide you with recognised and respected branding, creating an instant good impression with customers. This will probably include a high-tech website. Your franchise partner can also help you source equipment, shop fittings, a studio or whatever else you need, at favourable prices.
An arts franchise also provides help with the nitty-gritty of business management, including legal compliance, insurance and training requirements. You're still your own boss, with a wealth of support that standalone ventures miss out on.
The range of options is as colourful and diverse as you would expect. It encompasses, for example, art classes under the ColourWheel and The Seasons brands. You could offer messy art classes for children under a artK franchise, or retail affordable art with a LUMAS gallery.
Contact us today. We can draw out the most up-to-date arts franchise opportunities, so you can picture a successful future as a business owner.