You may already know, but for those of you who don't yet, I run my own business "Mama Naii's Crochet" and opening my order books and working with some amazing customers has been one of the best things that I have done over the past few years; along with, of course, bringing two beautiful girls into the world, raising them to be amazing little ladies and setting up this *cough*awesome*cough* blog.
Setting up and running a business can be a difficult process, but it is one of the most worthwhile things that you can do; if, like me, you choose to be a stay at home parent and raise your children instead of returning to work. Finding a market that you fit into is one of the hardest parts about becoming self employed, but that doesn't need to be the case.
As a mum who left a full time management position to have my children, I understand the challenges that we women face when it comes to returning from maternity leave, especially if we originally worked in a high paced environment such as retail like I did. Make Believe have seen the struggles that we have had to put up with; and have created a franchise model enabling mums like me to become "mumpreneurs".
The idea is to run a business, earn a significant income; and all the while still being able to do one of the most important and rewarding jobs (if that is what you want to call it) in the world... This of course is being a mum! They want to help stop the talents that women who choose not to return to work have, going to waste. Plus they will be there to support and inspire mums when making these decisions.
Make Believe has growing network of theatre schools, which are located both here in the UK as well as oversees. They have a fantastic ethos, aiming to create a happy, family, learning atmosphere, something I personally strongly believe is how children both as young as my own daughters all the way up to those in their teens learn best. Being a part of the Make Believe family gives you and the children that you would be working with the chance to be inspired and realise that anything is possible.
There is no better person to be involved with this opportunity than you; and the best part is that the franchise format of business is totally flexible and gives you the chance to build something around your own schedule. This could be your chance to be a part of something fantastic, as well as having the opportunity to be at home with your children rather than slogging it out at a 9-5 or even worse a "flexible" (usually meaning totally in flexible to your needs as it has to be the needs of the business) shift structured job.
I love the quote on their homepage, "We believe in bringing out the individuality in everyone. It’s not the walls that make the city but rather the children who live within them. Make Believe is not just a performing arts school, once you join the journey, you are a part of something much BIGGER!" and I really hope that you will get in touch with them to see if this opportunity is something that you should not let pass you by.
Disclaimer: This content is written in collaboration with Make Believe.