LITTLE KICKERS MISSION STATEMENT: To provide every pre-school child with a positive introduction to sport, and become the market leader in the pre-school football sector worldwide. To operate the business ethically and to treat our customers and employees as we would like to be treated ourselves. (and have fun!)
Why Little Kickers?
1. Franchising Excellence: with 12 years experience of running classes, and 10 years franchising experience, we are firmly established as a market leader in our industry.
2. Proven System: the support that we provide to our franchisees is second to none. We’ve invested heavily in developing our IT and operational infrastructure, whilst consulting on a regular basis with our network of franchisees to ensure that we are providing them with the support they need.
3. Industry recognition: we have subjected our business model to the rigours of the British Franchise Association (BFA), Canadian Franchise. Association (CFA) and the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA), and have been awarded membership of each. Further to this, we were finalists in the BFA’s “Franchisor of the Year” awards in 2009 and 2011 in the “Best Franchisee Support” category and won the Canadian Franchise Association overall Franchisor of the Year Award in 2014.
Little Kickers started in the UK in 2002. Christine Stanschus was living in London at the time and spotted a gap in the market when trying to find pre-school football classes for her son. Child obesity was becoming a hot topic and Christine couldn’t believe there weren’t pre-school classes to get young children involved in and enjoying sport, so she decided to do it herself.
With a successful career in investment banking rather than football coaching, it was clear she needed to play to her strengths in business and find football and developmental experts who could help her shape the classes.
It was a recipe for success. Christine focused on building a brand around “fun first” making sure she worked with experts in child development as well as FA qualified football coaches. Together they created programmes that would deliver high quality football skills, combined with important pre-school learning concepts such as colour and number recognition, sharing, following instructions and using imagination.
With a network of 1,500 coaches and 260 franchises in 20 countries, we’re now the world’s biggest and most successful pre-school football academy and there’s plenty more to come. We’re constantly enhancing our classes with the help of our experts and we’re always happy to hear from people who want to become a franchisee and experience a better work/life balance while running a successful business.
- Education and Training
- Rs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 10,00,000
Area Required :- 800 Sq. Ft. - 1000 Sq. Ft.
Total Investment :- 10 Lacs
So what are the benefits of purchasing a franchise, as opposed to “going it alone”?
Here are some of the main ones. Obviously these do not hold true for every franchise, but they certainly apply to all reputable franchises.
Lower Failure Rate: when you buy a franchise, you are buying into an established concept that has a proven record of success. Statistics show that franchisees stand a much better chance of success than people who start independent businesses – independent businesses stand a 70% to 80% chance of NOT surviving the first few critical years while franchisees have an 80% chance of surviving (Michael M Coltman, Franchising in Canada: Pros and Cons, Self-Counsel Press).
A franchisor who is happy to share details of all of their existing franchisees so that you can speak to whoever you choose before making a decision as to whether to take on a franchise or not. Be wary of franchisors who provide you with a “selected list” and not a comprehensive list of all franchisees
A franchisor who has run a successful pilot themselves. If they have not, then how are they expecting YOU to be able to do so
A franchisor who does not have an excessive number of “failed franchisees”. Most franchise networks have the odd franchisee for whom the business does not work out. Franchisors should be prepared to share this information with you, with details as to why.