Helen Smith says that Mummies Club gives her an identity and a flexible way of earning money. Helen also tells us that it is nice to be seen as a local business woman as well as a mum and Mummies Club allows her to do something that she really believes in.
Helen Smith has always dreamed of running her own business but didn’t know where to start. Buying a franchise was the perfect solution for her as it allowed her to be her own boss with the added support of a head office.
Helen started her first Mummies Club franchise in Petersfield, Hampshire and following her initial training was up and running (and making a money) in just a few weeks.
Helen took advantage of the Mummies Club’s unique 'design your own club' approach and chose to focus on revenue streams that interested her.
"I was out and about building my local 'mummie' recommended directory from day one. The great thing about owning a mummies club is it is a well-established business meaning there is already comprehensive directory set up and packed full of businesses. That meant it was really easy to show the businesses in my town exactly what they will get. I’m also able to offer each business member specialist VIP services such as blogs, social media support and reviews, which brings in more revenue."
Within the first few months of trading Helen organised and hosted her first local market and family fun event, packed full of family orientated businesses, pre-loved items, demonstrations and children’s activities.
Helen also set up a workshop calendar and launched with a first aid for children workshop which was so well received she appeared in the local paper. This meant within just a few weeks she had created a local reputation. She is now in the process of building a second club in a neighbouring territory meaning even more income for her and her family.
Since starting up my own Mummies Club late 2015 I’ve been busy spreading the word about the club and planning my events. No day is ever the same and I can work everything around my family.Denise G