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2018 Roundup


We have been busy bees in the office in the run up to Christmas. As well as celebrations taking place, we’ve had newsletters and Christmas cards to design, print and send. We’re feeling very Christmassy already and can’t wait for Christmas jumper day on Monday (look out for the photos!)

Our newsletter has been going out in all of our classes recently and is also found in the many Christmas cards that Becca and I sent on Monday. We hope everyone who has had the chance has enjoyed reading it, but I’m sure there are others out there who don’t have one so… we have included a copy below for everyone can have a read. Enjoy! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!


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In The Paper – The Supporting Role


What is Franchising?


A question I’ve been asked a lot recently!

I looked for an official definition for the word franchise and they are all quite complicated for what I believe is a simple premise. Here are some of the best…

  • An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, for example acting as an agent for a company’s products.
  • Franchising is a system of marketing goods and/or services and/or technology, which is based upon a close and ongoing collaboration between legally and financially separate and independent undertakings, the franchisor and its individual franchisees. The franchisor grants its individual franchisees the right, and imposes the obligation, to conduct a business in accordance with the franchisor’s concept.
  • A right to sell a company’s products in a particular area using the company’s name.

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For me, I think I’m using franchising as a means to an end… Dance For All. To me, franchising is…

  • A way for people to start a business quickly without having to experiment like I have for years.
  • The next step in providing career progression for Community Dance Practitioners.
  • An opportunity for me to share what I have learnt.
  • A way method to expand the company and provide more dance opportunities.

To The UK as a whole
The British Franchise Association (BFA) promotes and accredits excellence within the franchise industry. Once TRS Franchise has been running a while we aim to be part of the BFA. We already strive towards their high standards and ideals, but need our first set of franchisees to make it official.

The BFA do extensive industry research and their statistics show what the franchise industry means to The UK.

  • Annual Turnover of the franchise industry: £15.1 billion
  • Number of franchise brands in the UK: 901
  • Number of people employed by franchising: 621,000

The industry is still growing.

Hopefully that outlines what franchising is in general. To find out more about the TRS Franchise opportunities specifically our website is and it will be available to view from our launch date, Wednesday 27th January.

Why Franchise?


TRS Franchise LogoLast week I was told what my two passions were and this got me thinking about why I’m franchising The Right Step. It’s a big undertaking and a huge investment of time and money so what are my motivations? It soon became apparent that I have lots and lots of reasons and they all get me very excited!

So here, in no particular order, are the first ten.

  • It’s not as difficult as some people think so I want to teach people how they can run a business too.
  • I’m a workaholic and this is the next natural step.
  • I’m proud of what I’ve achieved so far and I want more people to know about it.
  • I’d like to give other people the opportunity to progress their career. I’m lucky to not have to work every hour of every day if I don’t want to. The business model allows me to do that so I’m going to share it with other dance practitioners.
  • Someone said “I wish I could do what you do” three years ago and ever since then I’ve been formulating my plans!
  • I believe dance should be available for all. We’ve achieved this locally, it’s time to roll it our everywhere!
  • I’ve done a lot of work and I want more people to benefit from that.
  • I want to expand my company.
  • I’d like to make more work for more dance teachers.
  • I spent five years with the current team at The Right Step working hard through trial and error. It’s time to put our experience to better use and help out some others.

And the two passions in my life?
1. Everybody should have the opportunity to try dance because it makes people happy.
2. I want to give other dance artists the chance to progress their career as I have.

I think they were quite right!

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