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The brainchild of mother-of-two Maija Pykett, Smallprint is the original silver keepsake company. Her beautiful and highly emotive products capture a moment in time. In franchising the system she created, Maija has brought the Smallprint experience to many thousands of customers.
Smallprint launched its first franchise in September 2006. Today, the network includes some 120 franchisees on five continents, with offices in the UK, USA and Australia.
Our business is based on professionalism and quality, both in the way we interact with customers and our relationship with our franchisees. But the foundation of Smallprint is based on family values.
Smallprint is looking for people, whatever their background, with the drive and enthusiasm to build and operate a friendly, professional service. Most of all, if delivering an amazing experience is what motivates you, then Smallprint could be for you.
Smallprint is ideally suited to mums who are looking for a home-based, flexible business opportunity that they can fit around their other commitments. That said, worked on full time it can be a primary source of income for an individual looking to make the most o the opportunity.
From the initial three-day training course to ongoing personal and online support, Smallprint franchisees benefit from a range of systems allowing them to focus on marketing the business in their territories. With dedicated administrative, web development, social media and accounting resources in-house, the Head Office team has considerable experience in assisting franchisees with all needs from procurement to marketing.
Initial investment fee: £15,000 +VAT. Management fee 10%. National advertising fee 2%.
Beds and Herts
Partner Emerson, 2 children Jasper and Theo
Whenever I am asked to and most Saturdays. Obviously Christmas and Father’s Day are much busier but I will go anywhere I am invited!
This is the perfect job to fit around family life. The children go to bed and I am then free to engrave, polish and make up jewellery. If I was invited to a group or party after Theo’s birth I would ask the hostess or group leader if it was ok for me to bring him…..to date no one has said no in fact they are very welcoming.
The support from Head Office is fantastic…no question too daft and any queries always answered really quickly. They are excellent at supporting me and ensuring I can keep my customers happy. The support from other franchisees is great too.
It’s important to market yourself well in your area and to do this you need to distribute flyers and perhaps take out an advert in a local paper or NCT magazine. I have definitely found that the more you putin the more you get out….the sky is the limit.
Between £30,000 and £55,000 a year, depending on my commitments.
I absolutely love the product… seeing someone’s face when you hand them their treasured item is the best feeling ever.