1. How did u come up with the idea for Par-T-Perfect?
I was working as a program director for a Municipal Parks and Recreation Department. This is when I realized the huge demand for this type of service. I had always organized elaborate parties and events so the idea was born. It was an immediate success and we have been adding innovative services ever since.
2. How successful is your business today?
Demand for our services has been amazing. To date we have over 20 locations across Canada and the United States. In almost every market we have entered we have become the dominant children’s event provider within two to three years. People are always looking for new and exciting ideas for their children’s parties so they keep coming back to us year after year. Companies are focusing on marketing to families and are delighted with our full service events.
3. What do parents say about Par-T-Perfect?
In their own words: “We loved not having to do anything but take the pictures” “Great idea your staff was amazing so friendly and enthusiastic!” “What fun themes – and everything was done for us.”
4. Tell us more about your franchising opportunity.
With over 19 years in the business we have developed solid and successful home based model. The comprehensive initial training program and updated manual get the franchisee off to great start. Our ongoing support new product development and team involvement of all franchisees keeps us ahead of any competition.
5. What do you look for in a potential franchisee?
Fortunately for us people that wish to work in the kids industry are great people to begin with. Organization and creativity are the best characteristics in potential franchisees. Our solid team, training and support take them the rest of the way.
6. Do you think Par-T-Perfect is a great opportunity for women?
Yes Par-T-Perfect is a great opportunity for women. When dealing with kids they tend to have more experience in planning parties and understand young kids. A high percentage of our franchisees are women and many have families. Our home managed business allows for quality time with children while developing a successful business.
7. Do you believe that women can have it all?
I believe with a children’s business like Par-T-Perfect women can have it all. They can find a balance between work and family with a fulfilling career creating lasting memories for kids.
8. What does it take to make it in franchising?
A commitment to being part of a team but having a strong desire to succeed in business.
9. Any words of wisdom for our mompreneurs?
Believe in yourself and what you can do. You can find balance between career and family if you discover something you love to do