Buy an existing Forte School
Have you had a successful career but have always harboured a secret desire to have your own business?Time is right, but you really want to buy a business that is already up and running because you dont want to take the risk.
Purchasing an existing business can have it's bonuses, one of the big ones being that you shortcut the path to breakeven which can be nerve racking! You see, unlike other businesses it is almost impossible to breakeven in the first month of trading. Profitability depends on a number of factors including having the right premises, offering a full compliment of courses so that your school is busy all day and building your student numbers to such a level that they cover expenses - which is the first break even point and then it's on to more growth so that you derive an income and some business profits.
Forte stands alone today as the one of the most viable professional music school businesses around. Perhaps that's because our schools offer a state of the art pedagogically sound suite of courses taught in small groups as well as a broad choice of instruments in the afternoons and our award winning Jungle Music program which turns what would otherwise be dormant commercial space the mornings into a profit centre and place where we nurture our little musicians of the future.
Did I mention it's lots of fun! It's also hard work and as you know already it's rewarding.
We have a very stable group of business partners many of whom have been with us for 10 years and 15 years! From time to time a Forte School does come up for resale and this can be a great way to enter our business.
Have a look through some of the videos below and if this excites you shoot us back the form below and we'll send you an email outlining some of the key characteristics we look for in our future Forte Business Partners and a link to our appointment diary so you can book a compatibility call to explore whether we are a fit or not.
Paul Myatt & Gillian Erskine
Founders of Forte School of Music