Frequently asked questions
Why did you set up mum2mum market?
Over my years as a mum I have bought and sold preloved baby and children's goods through most of the traditional methods. As a buyer I got frustrated with buying things online which turned out to be disappointing and in poor condition and the hassle of trying to return something or get a refund.
When I tried to sell online I got fed up of the large amount of work involved to make very small sums of money which then got swallowed up in fees.
I was convinced there had to be a better way - and mum2mum market was born!
Do franchisees need to have experience in running events or selling?
Absolutely not- I didn't!
We provide each franchisee with a step-by-step guide to running a sale- covering absolutely everything from choosing and booking a venue, setting up your facebook page, marketing your sales, and ensuring the smooth running of your sales on the day. It helps to be organised, a good communicator and determined to succeed but you don't need any specific experience or qualifications.
What advice would you give to someone considering buying a franchise?
I'd say you need to be passionate about the concept of mum2mum market, committed to working for yourself and growing a business of your own.
The fantastic part of working for yourself is obviously the flexibility of being able to fit in work around family commitments- but fitting any work in whist looking after young children is tough and sometimes that might mean having to check emails in the evening after a long hard day with the kids. At those times you'll need ambition and a drive to succeed to keep you going.
Consider whether a mum2mum market franchise is right for you. I can't sing and hate being the centre of attention so running a baby activity class type business would be a nightmare for me. On the other hand I get a huge buzz every time I sell a stall and the atmosphere on sale days is amazing. Try and come along to a mum2mum market sale and get a taste of what it is like first hand.
Why did you decide to franchise rather than employing staff to run more mum2mum markets?
As we have grown it became apparent that it is much easier to run really successful mum2mum market sales closer to home and it is easier to market a sale in an area you know well . I belief than mum2mum market is best as a local business run by local mums.
Mum2mum market works brilliantly as a franchise as you can be home- based with your children and fit the work around your family commitments.
We have experienced huge demand for mum2mum market and get emails from all over the UK asking us bring a mum2mum market to their neighbourhood. The time is right to expand mum2mum market as families start to watch what they spend and cut back. The quickest way to bring mum2mum market to a wider audience is by developing a network of mumpreneurs.
What is the next step to becoming a mum2mum market franchisee?
Get in touch and register your interest and we will send you more detailed information. Franchise areas are exclusive and we won't allow two people to run mum2mum markets in the same area. If you don't want to miss out you will need to act swiftly to make sure you don't miss out as once your area is gone, it is gone.
Register for your free no obligation information pack here