The Smallprint Franchise is the original silver Keepsake Business which provides beautiful and highly emotive products that capture a moment in time. Through franchising, the Smallprint experience has touched many thousands of customers, while providing mums (in particular) with a flexible, home-based business opportunity.
Smallprint launched its first franchise in September 2006. Today, it numbers some 100 franchisees across five continents. The brand has grown to include a bereavement sub brand (Memory Treasures) and a separate pet brand (Silver Pet Prints).
There are many business development opportunities, with a typical franchisee founding their business with their immediate network of friends, family and local community.
Franchisees are also expanding to develop a variety of business-to-consumer and business-to-business opportunities in their exclusive territories. Retailers, venues, hospitals, hospices and funeral service providers are just some examples of relevant business development opportunities.
The business is based on professionalism and quality, both in the way they interact with customers and their relationship with their franchisees. Smallprint believe in delivering an exceptional customer experience based around family values.
Your earnings potential will vary, depending on the time you put into your business, though Smallprint recommend you spend three days of your week, minimum, in developing and running your franchise.
Franchisees working full time can expect sales in excess of £50,000 pa. Franchisees who have been in the network for over 10 years continue to see growth in their business.
The franchise package is turnkey, including all of the kit and equipment required to start your Keepsake Business from day one, as well as raw materials to make sales of over £2000.
From the comprehensive 3-day training course to life as a franchisee, the system enables franchisees to focus on marketing. A website, marketing collateral designs, social media templates/images are all provided, while franchisees also share experiences (positive and negative!) through Smallprint’s dedicated, closed Facebook forum.
The cost of a Smallprint Franchise can vary from £11,000 to £21,000 based upon the three packages available.
Smallprint is looking for people, whatever their background, with the drive and enthusiasm to build and operate a friendly, professional service. You do not require a background in making jewellery or artisanal experience.
Having a franchise is ideal for me as it is your own business with the support of Head Office and the network of fellow franchisees, many of whom have become friends. It is flexible and fits well around other commitments be it family or another job.Joy Coxon - Franchisee
I fell in love with Smallprint as a product the first time I saw it. When I found out there was an opportunity to buy a Franchise and run my own Smallprint business I jumped at the chance. Having young children it was my dream job and a fantastic lifestyle business to fit in around my family life. Seven years on and I still love the products and my business.Nicola Baldwin-Biggs - Franchisee
Becoming a smallprint franchisee gave me the perfect opportunity to work around my kid’s schedule. I love all the stories behind each and every single order, and the look on my clients’ faces when they first get to see their final piece(s). It is very rewarding to be able to create something myself that means so much to another person.Silvia Winkler-Hebnes - Franchisee