The Creation Station Franchise

Case Study of Karen Carnsen The Creation Station

20th January 2013

The Creation Station has given me the confidence to be my own boss and I am very positive about the future.

"My old job was not giving me the flexibility I needed to put my family first and the office politics were getting more and more frustrating. The Creation Station has given me the confidence to be my own boss and I am very positive about the future." Karen Carnson - Mum to Holly aged 5 and Rory aged 2 and owner of The Creation Station Perth and Kinross.

"As someone who is at the beginning of my journey into franchising, I am very excited about what the future holds. I was working as an Environmental Health Officer but I just wasn’t getting the flexibility I needed to put my family first and work in my old job and office politics were getting more and more frustrating. It was massively important for me to take the step and become my own boss. The Creation Station has given me the confidence to be my own boss and I am very positive about the future, plus I feel safe in the knowledge that they are only a phone call away".

"My husband and I had looked at many options for a more flexible way of working and considered buying aKaren CarnsenThe Creation stationnursery, but the costs involved made it unrealistic. I knew franchising was a lower cost option and has the extra advantages of a head office support team along with being a tried and business model, so I researched flexible franchising to see what options were available".

"I was very interested in The Creation Station when I found out about them, but I was still apprehensive about leaving the children behind and making the long journey from Perthshire to Devon to attend a Discovery Morning. However it turned out to be a life changing journey".

"I was totally inspired by The Creation Station founder Sarah Cressall - who set up the business in her home in order to meet the needs of her family - and I knew after attending the Discovery Morning and from looking at the videos and testimonials that I wanted to be part of this business".

"The training and support I have received has really prepared me for what is ahead. I have a plan that helps me to focus on what is important and not get bogged down with things that can wait. I have found the support and hand holding from Head Office (AKA Inspiration House) is remarkable considering how much work goes into Discovery Mornings, training and the on-going support".

"When I completed my 3 day training in Devon, my Webpage, Facebook page, Email account and phone number had already been set up and my business was already being marketed for me online. My start up stock was packed up and arrived the week after training.  Unpacking all my kit when it arrived was like Christmas all over again and the look on Holly’s face was priceless – she can’t wait for mummy to start her new job and neither can I."

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The Creation Station Franchise

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
10 years
Current UK Coverage
50%
Franchisee Support Staff
8
Personal Investment Req.
£1,000
Total Startup Cost
£5,500
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

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What Our Franchisees Say

I have been running my Creation Station franchise since March 2013 and I can honestly say they have been the most fun filled happy months in employment I have ever had.

Kirsty Hickson

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