Franchisee Focus: Danielle Weber

Talented artist¬†Danielle Weber¬†is a proud co-owner of our¬†Pinot & Picasso Malvern¬†studio. The Malvern studio was our first location to open in the state of Victoria, which was incredibly¬†exciting for us! We’ve been stoked to have Danielle onboard with us and we chatted with her about her¬†Pinot & Picasso¬†journey as a Franchisee.¬†

 

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“The concept seemed like an innovative way to share my love of creating art with many others in the community. I loved the positive, ‘family’-like vibe the Pinot & Picasso crew presented and the way in which an inclusive, fun environment was created in every session for people of all ages and backgrounds.”¬†

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“We jumped into the partnership together quite naturally, fitting out the space with our combined efforts – so much so I painted the mural celebrating Picasso with a tribute piece to create a vibe conducive to the conviviality of the Pinot & Picasso experience.”¬†

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“Getting feedback from family and friends experiencing the sessions and seeing the enjoyment of the participants week after week, including during the difficult times of 2020.”

How has your studio been received by your community?
“The community has embraced the creation of this space with local traders telling me that it brought a much needed ‘breath of fresh air’ to the precinct and added a much needed vibe to the area. Shoppers often pop in to ask about the classes and admire my artworks. Many locals enjoy a chat and share that they welcome the whole concept to their community. This is the most rewarding aspect of my involvement.”¬†

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business?
“The biggest benefit has been the opportunity to share the joy of painting with a larger audience. My capacity to share the love of art and the benefits it brings is far greater through these experiences.”

If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“If you like bringing enjoyment to others, this would be it. Everyone can participate and take something wonderful away with them. All participants are pleasantly surprised that they can produce a work of art, no matter how complex or simple. No one leaves disappointed and the fun to be had is contagious.”

THREE New Studios opening in May!

P&P May Studios

More studios opening? You better believe it! Pinot & Picasso is delighted to welcome THREE NEW STUDIOS in NSW & QLD in May!

With these new locations, we’ve hit double digits for studios opening¬†in 2021! We love seeing the Pinot & Picasso family grow and we’re excited to bring¬†Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience to¬†more wonderful territories!

Scroll down to find out where we are opening our new studios! 

The following studios are:
Enfield – 8th May
Toowoomba – 14th May
Fortitude Valley – 15th May
 
We cannot wait bring the Pinot & Picasso experience to these fantastic communities! You can book yourself and your closest pals in for a session now at these new territories! Trust us when we say tickets will sell out fast. 

Spotlight on: Hobart

P&P Hobart

What could be more exciting than owning a business interstate?! Pinot & Picasso is now offering the exciting opportunity for potential Franchise Owners to operate a studio in one of our great capital cities!

Our spotlight is making its way down the east coast of Australia and across the Bass Strait to the historic city of Hobart! Tasmania, especially Hobart, is becoming one of the more popular states to visit amongst Aussies.

 
What’s so good about Hobart?
 

While it may be Australia’s smallest capital city, it certainly is larger than life with its love for cultural phenomenons, sensational food, and natural landscapes.¬†

  • Art is in its nature

Hobart could be synonymous with art itself. You have the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery on the waterfront as well as the Salamanca Arts Centre in Salamanca Place. However, the true art hub is just outside the city in Berriedale. The Museum of Old and New Art, more iconically known as MONA, is the top attraction in Hobart. MONA is home to the most unique exhibitions seen in Australia and celebrates all art forms. There are also great restaurants in the museum that adds to the fine dining scene of Hobart. 

  • Fine dining all around

In all precincts of the city, you’ll find some outstanding restaurants that celebrate different cuisines. North Hobart has a great variety of cafes and restaurants that you’ll be going back to almost every day! The great thing about Hobart being a small city is that you’re bound to find a lovely eatery in any street. There are a total of 11 restaurants within the radius of Hobart that are hatted restaurants!¬†

  • It’s a real natural wonder

No one can miss the exquisite backdrop of¬†Mount Wellington. The views are just as great from below as they are on top of the mountain. It’s a view you’ll never get sick of in Hobart. Whether it’s a clear summer day or the mountain is capped with snow in winter, it’s truly divine all year round. It’s also not too far to travel to some great natural wonders such as Bruny Island and the Huon Valley.¬†

  • It’s a market city

One of the must-visit attractions of Hobart is the Salamanca Markets. There is plenty of food, craft and small business vendors that sell their amazing products every weekend. The Salamanca Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm. Salamanca Place is a very historic precinct of the city. It also has some incredible restaurants, galleries and stories in the sandstone buildings and arcades. There are some nice fresh produce markets across the weekends in the city and outer suburbs as well. 

  • Art festivals for all seasons

Art & culture is celebrated in both summer and winter in Hobart.¬†MONA FOMA¬†is an annual arts & music festival held in January at MONA. It showcases unique works of art across different art forms. The winter version of this festival is¬†Dark Mofo¬†which runs in June. The city transforms with large scale light installations and incorporates the best of Hobart’s food with winter feasts. This nighttime festival has featured musical performers such as FKA Twigs and many local eyebrow-raising artists. Dark Mofo ain’t for the faint-hearted!

If you’d like to find out more about our studios, locations available or territories – please book a call with us today!

Franchisee Focus: Mitch Revs

P&P Mitch Revs

A proud co-owner of Pinot & Picasso Newcastle studio, renowned local artist, Mitch Revs, started his journey with us a long 18 months ago. We had a chat to him about what it’s like being a part of the P&P family.

 

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“The idea of re-connecting people with their creative side was something that excited me. As an artist, I hear people everyday say “I wish I was creative” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”, “You’re so lucky” – These kinds of people make up more than 50% of Pinot & Picasso workshops, and 99% of the time they leave so happy and surprised with how well their painting turned out. It is a great way for me to educate the people of Newcastle that art is not about being best in the room, it is just about expression and having fun!”


What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“Relatively fast & stress-free. I’m sure my experience is a lot different to others though as I joined forces with James and Aaron, therefore most of the work was done on their end.”

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“Bringing the community together through art – and wine!


How has your studio been received by your community?
“People love our workshops. We get lots of returning customers wanting to try out all of the different paintings. It’s a challenge, it’s fun and a great vibe!”


If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“Pinot & Picasso is its own fun, creative community.¬†If you are looking for a fun, low-investment opportunity, I highly recommend Pinot & Picasso!”

FOUR Studios opening in April!

P&P New Studios April

It’s April already?! The team at¬†Pinot & Picasso¬†are stoked to announce the opening of¬†FOUR¬†new studios across NSW and QLD next month!

With these new locations, we have hit double digits¬†for studio¬†openings for 2021! With nine¬†months left of 2021, we’re excited to see how many more sites will welcome¬†Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience!

See below to find out where exactly our new studios are opening!

The following studios openings are:

Noosa – April 9th

Redcliffe – April 9th

Wagga Wagga РApril 10th 

Enfield – Late April

We cannot wait bring the Pinot & Picasso experience to these awesome communities! You can book yourself and your closest pals in for a session now at these wonderful new studios! Trust us when we say tickets sell out fast. 

Celebrating Two Years of Franchising

P&P Franchising

It’s been a wild ride since we’ve become a franchising business two years ago. We opened our second studio in Byron Bay in February 2019 and since then, the brand¬†has gone from strength to strength. After a wonderful¬†24 months,¬†we spent some time reflecting on our biggest achievements here at¬†Pinot & Picasso.

  • Major growth in 24 months

Since opening in February 2019, we’ve sold to over 55 sold territories with 40 studios open for business. Our biggest growth came post-COVID outbreak – much to our surprise! We had a total of 12 studios operating in June 2020. This figure tripled in a six-month time frame and we finished 2020 with 36 studios trading nationwide.¬†

  • Expanding into five states

During these 24 months, we’ve locked ourselves in on becoming a national brand. We have almost sold out ALL locations in NSW. This success meant that launching interstate was less daunting knowing that we have a business model that works. We now have multiple studios in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, with plans to open studios in South Australia and Western Australia.¬†

  • P&P goes international

The buck doesn’t just stop in Australia. Thanks to the enormous success and growth in 2020, the Pinot & Picasso brand is officially expanding into the international market. We’ve sold three territories across the Tasman already. We could not be more excited to bring the Pinot & Picasso experience to New Zealand.¬†

  • The Pinot & Picasso Art Box

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many unprecedented challenges to businesses. With studios closed due to lockdown, we decided to adapt with the times and released our very own Art Box. We utilised the Facebook Live and Zoom platforms respectively to run virtual sessions on weekends and give people some joy during a tough time. This has since expanded to the company running virtual functions across the country and even overseas. 

  • The Pinot App

We updated our business of the digital landscape and developed a Pinot & Picasso App purely for our Franchise Owners. The P&P App allows our franchisee’s to seamlessly manage their studio. From bookings to revenue, the app allows our franchisee’s to work on the run.

 

Are you interested in joining the Pinot & Picasso family? Book a call via the button below for more details on available opportunities with Pinot & Picasso.

Studio Growth Soaring in 2021

P&P Franchising

We’re only eight weeks into the new year and¬†we’ve got studios opening all across the country!¬†

We launched our 36th studio¬†in the lovely town of¬†Orange¬†at the end of January. We’ve got our 37th and 38th studios,¬†Wetherill¬†Park¬†and¬†Surry Hills, opening their doors over the next two weekends.¬†

We’ll be looking to crack the big 4-0 next month with several studios coming¬†very, very¬†soon – including¬†Canley Vale, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Noosa and Yarraville.¬†

It’s been super rewarding to see the Pinot & Picasso brand expand in 2020, and we’re already chuffed with the growth in 2021!

We still have plenty of high-value locations available for franchising. While NSW is sold out, there is plenty of opportunities to open a P&P studio interstate. 
 
If you’d like to find out more about our studios, locations available or territories – please book a call with us today!

Franchisee Focus: Daniel Atkinson

Pinot & Picasso Franchise Owners

A proud owner of NINE¬†Pinot & Picasso¬†studios, Daniel started his journey with us a long 18 months ago. We had a chat to him about what it’s like being a part of the P&P family.¬†

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

‚ÄúI‚Äôve had franchises previously, and we had decided that if we were ever to go into business again as Franchisees, it‚Äôd be based on the character of the people running it. When I met James and Aaron, I was quite interested in P&P. The final decision came down to the fact that we liked them as people – we thought they were pretty good dudes. That‚Äôs the honest opinion as to why we bought into Pinot & Picasso originally – based on the fact that we thought they were good and we thought being involved with them would be good for us.‚ÄĚ

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“It was very simple. Based on the fact we had been through the process before with other people. We prepared ourselves for a long, drawn-out process but it wasn’t like that. It was effortless and made a lot of sense.

To be fair, we were pretty early with our first studio, but even the second deal we had done for the rest of our studios was ten times better again. They put their processes in play, and those processes have continued to get better.

I was actually away on my Bucks Party when my first studio (Terrigal) opened. The boys organised my trades for the fit-out – they were incredible.‚ÄĚ

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business? 

“When I had one studio, it gave me a lot more time to focus on other things. Once we had Terrigal up and running properly and found a good manager, I spent a lot more time with my family.

Since having the nine Pinot studios, we’ve bought ourselves a caravan because we like to get away on the weekends, which is something as a tradie that I couldn’t do. My lifestyle is a lot different. Even with the nine studios, I see a lot more of my family than I did as a tradesman.

The fact there are now over 30 studios, I feel like they‚Äôve done it so often that the process just gets easier and easier. Plus, with so many like-minded people around owning studios, there are so many people to lean on. That‚Äôs what makes it easier for us.‚ÄĚ

 

If there was one reason to join Pinot & Picasso, what would it be?

“Pinot for me, has been such a learning curve. I’ve made a lot of friends out of it. I’m a much better business person for being around all these people. I’m coming out of this being surrounded with 30 other business owners that I get to learn from every day, speak to every day if I choose to.

The founders of P&P are on another level, in my opinion, when it comes to business. It‚Äôs one of those things I‚Äôve gone into it with a small understanding of business. Eighteen months in, I strongly believe I‚Äôm in a place where I‚Äôm becoming the entrepreneur I want to be, and I don‚Äôt think I could have done that without being around the people at Pinot & Picasso.”

Why invest in P&P in 2021?

Pinot & Picasso Franchising

The team at Pinot & Picasso has returned from a well-earned break and are ready to tackle 2021! 
After seeing¬†incredible growth over the last¬†six months, we reckon it’s time to seize the opportunity to jump on board the Pinot & Picasso train. We tend to take¬†“New Year, New You”¬†relatively seriously.¬†

While we still live in a time full of uncertainty, we’ve experienced first hand that the P&P Business Model can withstand even a pandemic. The digital nature of our company¬†and our ability to adapt to the business climate¬†is a key strength we pride ourselves on.

We believe 2021 is the year to take the bull by the horns and make it your best year yet! So… why is now a good time to invest in Pinot & Picasso?¬†

 

  • Better leasing opportunities

With some businesses struggling landlord and tenants are seeking favourable terms, or looking to enter/exit existing rental agreements. This leaves some room to negotiate when looking to lock yourself into a lease, obtain reasonable fit out costs or additions that add value to a vacant tenancy. At this point in time, even obtaining rent free periods to help manage your cashflow is more favourable in the current climate as you look to gain traction with your Pinot & Picasso studio.

 

  • Top talent in the market

With the Jobkeeper scheme coming to close in March, some workers may be looking for an opportunity else where. Finding reliable help has always been hard to find, so a potential influx of talent in the market presents the opportunity¬†to get the best of a greater pool of suitors. In terms of finding excellent, customer service orientated paint & sip host – your chances couldn’t be better with the available number of hospitality and retail staff in today’s climate.¬†

 

  • Appetite of the market

If anything shows us that the market is hungry for entertainment opportunities – it’s the number of franchises we’ve sold during and after COVID, and the sales we’ve taken since July have gone through the roof. From July to December last year, we grew from 12 studios to 36 nationwide. The figures don’t lie and this rapid growth proves there are no shortage of investors chasing new opportunities like a¬†Pinot & Picasso studio.

 

  • Less competition in the market

With restrictions still causing havoc, there is currently less competition for our entertainment market segment than¬†ever¬†before. Venue’s are slowly re-opening, live music and events are on hold and places like movie theatres restricted on the numbers they can sit in their spaces. This leaves our studios to thrive (with slightly lessened numbers) week in, week out. Unlike our competitors, we’ve worked exceptionally hard to keep our customer base engaged in the brand. Initiatives like the¬†Pinot & Picasso¬†Art Box has left us standing strong against the rest.

 

Book a call via the button below for more details on available opportunities with Pinot & Picasso.

Optimising Pinot & Picasso Studios remotely

P&P Franchise
We use the term ‚ÄėLifestyle Business‚Äô liberally when describing our model for a very simple reason. Running a Pinot & Picasso studio isn‚Äôt going to consume your entire life but give you the ability to dictate how you live your life (with the support of great lifestyle business).

That’s not to say that there isn’t a boat load of effort that goes into these studios to ensure you maximise the potential of your territory, BUT due to the digital nature of our business Рyou don’t actually need to be living, working or residing close to your studio.

What if I told you that you could manage your business remotely, opening up a new range of possible locations and markets for your franchise and while opening up new possibilities for the way you live your life? At Pinot & Picasso, we believe all these things are very possible. Here’s why:

 

  • We‚Äôre a digital, e-commerce based business – Being an e-commerce platform, everything we do is manage online or within the digital space. Our website is manageable from everywhere, our advertising and social media spend is encouraged to be placed where we can see results and all our lines of communication are cloud based. For an operator managing a business from distance, this is a dream.
  • Our business is built on automation – This business was inadvertently built for scale. Since our conception, all facets of our operation have been automated. From email confirmations, rostering reminders, to social media campaigns and even communication with our subcontractors – everything is triggered as part of an overarching chain of automatic events.
  • Digital marketing is our jam – We‚Äôre the first to admit that we aren‚Äôt artists, we‚Äôre marketers at heart. Building our business on a digital platform has always made us hyper aware that tracking sales is important. We know where every cent within our franchise business goes, and more importantly how much of that returns. With a strong relationship with our Digital Marketing Agency and years of experience/strategy within the digital space – we provide more and more opportunities for our Franchisee‚Äôs to make a healthy return.
  • Our Manager Matrix assures future decision makers are up to scratch –¬† To ensure our Franchisees are equipped to move onto their second and third sites, we provide the training to ensure their support staff are equipped to manage the business in an efficient and decisive manner. Our Manager Matrix is designed to take the pressure off the business owner, and equip them to take on multiple venues (or feel confident taking time to holiday or spend time with their families!)
  • Stock is ordered and delivered straight to your door – That‚Äôs right – our Pinot & Picasso stock website is easily managed, and automated too. It‚Äôs much like online shopping, but even easier. Simply add your stock to the cart, purchase it at the check out and have it arrive at your studio the following week. Simple.
  • Your Pinot & Picasso Life is managed from your pocket – That‚Äôs right,¬† we‚Äôve even got our own app. From tracking attendees, refunds, to creating new sessions and processing payments for functions or large events – this app does it all. We like to ensure that Franchisee‚Äôs aren‚Äôt fish out of water when edits need to be made so we designed this thing for simplicity. The best part of it all? You can track your weekly sales as they come in.

 

With plenty of ways to manage your staff from distance, grow your online presence and drive home your own financial and business goals (without compromising your personal ones!) – Pinot & Picasso is easily managed regardless of where you are in the world.

Hear from Hany & Daniel as they discuss their experience with the Pinot & Picasso brand.

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