Finding the right franchise
He had been a musician for many years and had also been a driving instructor.
When he was looking at what to choose as his next venture, there were a few things that he prioritised in order to narrow down the choices.
His priorities were that he could have a lot of free time but still be able to earn the money that other 9 to 5 jobs paid. This seems like an impossible ask but Galdes managed to find the answer: buying a Go Kart Party franchise.
It was the perfect franchise for him because he wanted to be able to spend time with his children and family and, while he is busy over the weekends, during the week, he spends a couple of hours doing marketing and admin and then the rest of the day is his to do with as he pleases.
Go Kart Party is a company that provides go-karts for kids’ entertainment that can be set up in almost any location, which makes it an easy franchise to buy as you don’t need a specific location. The go-karts are easy to use and battery operated.
What skills do you have?
As a musician,
“Most of my work comes on the weekends, Saturday and Sunday.”
During the week,
“A typical day involves answering the phone, answering emails, sorting out marketing and advertising, so, maybe, two or three hours in a day and that could be it.”
This is one of the huge advantages of Go Kart Party. It is not usual that business owners are able to fit their business around their commitments, but franchisees are able to do with this particular franchise.
Finding a quality product
It is important to
Go Kart Party franchisors release new and improvised go-karts periodically and so, as a franchisee you are able to stay competitive.
Something that works in
And, at the moment, he has found that there are not really any other companies that compete with the service that he is able to offer, which means that nobody is competing with his prices.
The key though, Galdes says, is marketing. You need to be able to market your business if you want to get a lot of bookings. Despite the fact that he himself is not great at marketing, the business has low overheads and so he says, “If I don’t have any parties, I don’t have any bills.”
For him, he has been able to find a business that is fun and lucrative at the same time.