Razzamataz, the children’s theatre school, says that for some candidates looking to buy a franchise, the security of buying a franchise resale is more appealing as you are buying an existing business.
For those candidates looking at resales, Razzamataz could have the right opportunity for them in Scotland, as its Balfron and Stirling franchisee, Mark Long, has decided to move on to new ventures.
Long established his school in 2012 and had combined being the school principal and a professional performer. Currently the school is based at Balfron High School, which has its own 240 seat-theatre plus a dance studio, making it an ideal venue for the school. However, due to the size of the territory, there is also an opportunity to move to Stirling to expand the school.
Long said: “The students really do make the job special. Watching them grow up as people and performers is incredible and to feel that you are playing a part in shaping them is the most rewarding feeling. I have also loved the responsibility and the excitement that comes with being the principal.”
The ideal candidate will have the drive and determination to build on the work that Long has already put into the school. A performing arts or business background is not necessary as Razzamataz says it will provide all the training needed to make the theatre school a success, if the franchisee follows the tried and tested marketing methods.
Long added: “Razzamataz is a great investment due to the network of support you have from head office as well as all the other franchisees. The biggest thing I’ve learnt is how important the job that we do is.
“I have watched students start at Razzamataz with no confidence go on to do great things once they leave. There is no greater job satisfaction than witnessing this first hand and I am so proud and happy that I chose to do this for the last five years of my life.”