Category: Press

Children’s Sector Franchises

Established over 25 years ago, Musical Minis was one of the first children’s franchises in the UK. Founded by child psychologist and Great Ormond Street Hospital play specialist Karen Sherr, the Company offers music classes to children from 0-5 years old that have an emphasis on child development. Franchisees are generally mothers who want to fit a profitable, sustainable business […]

Make Your Work A Family Affair

By Linda Whitney A franchise can be a successful way into business for people looking for a flexible, affordable self employment option. Leena Thakker chose a Musical Minis children’s activity franchise five years ago because she wanted to fit work around caring for her daughters. “My girls were seven and two when I started, so […]

There Is A Rhyme And Reason To It

Musical Minis has spent the last 25 years developing children through its network of franchisees Studies have shown that children who grow up singing nursery rhymes develop better social, speech and motor skills and enjoy more contentment than those who don’t. Karen Sherr founded Musical Minis 25 years ago based entirely on this premise. She […]

Musical Minis launches new recruitment video!

National children’s music and singing franchise Musical Minis, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, have recently revealed their new franchise recruitment video. Shot on location in Oxfordshire, franchisee Leena Thakker talks the viewer through buying and setting up the business and how she made back her initial investment in just her first year […]

Small But Perfectly Formed

Why franchisor Karen Sherr is determined to keep successful children’s franchise, Musical Minis, compact and bijoux Musical Minis runs children’s music and singing classes for children aged 0-5. There are currently 15 franchisees operating across the country. Three franchisees have recently celebrated their 10th anniversaries, all of them renewing their licenses for another 5 years. […]

Invest in Youth

You can always tell someone who works with young children – an enthusiasm for life and an alternative perspective are usually giveaway traits. Gareth Samuel investigates what makes working with children such an appealing lifestyle and how investing in a compliant franchise, is almost never a bad decision. Ask any primary school teacher or classroom […]

Under the Spotlight – Musical Minis

Karen Sherr the founder of Musical Minis music classes, tells us how she franchised her company. Why did you pick the franchising business model/what are the benefits of the franchising model? Musical Minis was already operating very successfully, providing a valuable service in a very small local area. Soon we started receiving enquiries from further […]

Why being a franchisee is a good career option for a woman

The following is an extract from an article written by members of Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF). Karen Sherr, Musical Minis As franchisor of Musical Minis, pre-school music classes, our franchise is well suited to women and in fact has a totally female network of franchisees. A number of women who have taken a Musical […]

Musical Minis franchisees celebrate 30 years!

Three Musical Minis business owners have recently celebrated 10 years each in business.  Musical Minis in South Lincs, South Wales and Bucks and South Northants have all held parties for parents and their children in their local area, to mark the occasion. Musical Minis is a music class for children aged from 0-5, designed by […]

Musical Minis is ‘Top Of The Pops’

with franchisees in satisfaction survey! Musical Minis franchisees are a happy bunch according to the results of their latest franchisee satisfaction survey. The children’s music classes franchise, founded by Karen Sherr in 1997, scored 100% in a number of categories including, initial training and support, head office support and work life balance. Completed anonymously by […]