One of SportsCool’s longest-serving franchisees has revealed more about her journey as a franchise investor.
Former secondary school teacher Louise Crabtree chose to make the leap into entrepreneurship while on maternity leave. When a friend told her about the sports franchise opportunity, she was impressed and decided to find out more.
“The SportsCool franchise option allowed me to kick start my passion for working with children, operating [a unit] as my own business (a challenge I extremely enjoyed), learning more about sports and coaching myself. As a new mother, it gives me that flexibility to get a great balance between family and working life.”
Louise has spoken highly about the support she’s received as a SportsCool franchisee. She said,
“Since my initial enquiry, Matt (Co-founder of SportsCool) has been my business support throughout, ensuring that I am provided with thorough training and guidance from the team as well as advising me when it came to getting set up as a business.
“He reminds me that we are now a ‘family’ and that any concerns or help I might require, they will always be there to help me address it and get it right. In all honesty, his continuous support has helped with building my confidence in running this franchise successfully for many years.”
Louise was also keen to thank Operations Manager Sam and Sales Director Lee for their help. Having now successfully developed a business with SportsCool, she is able to offer valuable advice to prospective franchisees:
“Ensure you research the opportunity thoroughly and make sure it is the right fit for you if you choose SportsCool. Be sure that it’s because you want to further develop your passion for coaching and don’t be afraid to ask questions in getting to know about the business and what their expectations are.
“Try and experience first-hand what the business is all about and make sure you choose it because it’s something that you will enjoy running!”
Alice Tuffery, Point Franchise ©