August 2018

Working with Venture Studios – Part 2

In our last article we explored how to become a photographer, and what life is like as a photographer for Venture Studios. In this article we will look at taking things one step further and opening your own Venture Studio franchise.

If photography is your passion and you have desire to run your own business then Venture Studios offers a proven franchise model that could be just what you are looking for! Venture is currently recruiting for new franchisees across the country, and there is also currently a resale opportunity in Glasgow.

Leo Francis

Who is eligible for a Venture Studios franchise?

Your passion and drive is more important than your background. We have been working successfully with franchisees from a wide variety of backgrounds for the last 17 years. We provide training and support to help you achieve a high average order value and the required customer volume. It is in all of our interests to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to create the standard of photography that is synonymous with the Venture brand, whilst delivering an amazing customer experience.

Our franchisee photography training is accredited by the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) – meaning that those photographers completing Venture training automatically receive BIPP qualifications. We are also a full member of the BFA (British Franchise Association) which means that the Venture model and training is endorsed by the regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Venture is a previous winner of the BFA’s franchisee of the year award.

Leo Francis

Is taking a Venture Studios franchise a risk?

Venture has operated its franchise model for the last 17 years, and during this time we have established ourselves as the premium market leader in the photography market. We are the only nationally recognised brand in our sector, and dominate the space that we occupy in the market. With a total of 15,000 customers visiting a Venture studio in 2017, we are 10 times bigger than our nearest competitor.

We also provide exceptional training and support to each individual studio, and our central marketing team continually generate around 20% of customers for our studios.

What is the earning potential?

As a Venture Studios franchisee, you will have the opportunity to make an average annual turnover of £440,000. This positions Venture in the top 35% of franchised systems (based on turnover) according to the BFA 2015 survey. Consequently, the earning potential of a Venture Studio is comparable with many much larger franchises on the market, However, with start-up costs starting at just £70,000, (compared to three times this number for other franchise opportunities) the potential return on investment with Venture studios is exceptional.

How do I take things further?

To find out more details about this exciting opportunity, first of all read through all of the relevant sections of the website, starting with the Run Your Own Studio page. You then need to complete a form to receive our latest brochure and find out more about the Venture Studios franchise opportunity. All information submitted is treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Leo Francis