Franchisee Focus: Team Orange

Pinot & Picasso Orange

Best mates Clinton, Adam and Daniel took a leap and decided to open a Pinot & Picasso studio in a popular rural destination – Orange! We have said countless times that the P&P business models gives potential Franchisees the opportunity to operate a studio from afar, and the Pinot & Picasso Orange team is a prime example of this! 

Clinton chatted with us on behalf of the team to tell us what they have loved about their experience so far as Pinot & Picasso Franchise owners!

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

“We have always been looking to start a business or invest our money in something for our future. Pinot & Picasso had some appeal because of the market access it provided as a first-time investment compared to other franchise brands. The set-up looked affordable and straightforward, and we also had some mutual friend who already invested in the brand. They highly recommended the business model during our initial decision stages.”

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

“The process was exceptionally smooth and straightforward. Whilst having business experience meant we needed less help getting our business off the ground and running, the Pinot HQ team were always ready and able to help when we needed their industry knowledge and expertise.”

What’s been your favourite thing about Pinot & Picasso?
“Having fun, hands down the most enjoyable business we have been a part of. Not only do we enjoy ourselves, but we also sell a great service that is second to none and the bottom line is, our customers have fun too! It really is a lifestyle that Pinot & Picasso sell to their franchisees.”

What’s it been like operating a studio from a distance?
“Challenging and rewarding all at the same time. The biggest challenge has been injecting ourselves into the local community and being accepted. This also meant long drives, time away from home and away from loved ones. However, we have met some amazing on this journey and made some good friends throughout our adopted community. On top of this, we have a sound understanding of our region and can quite confidently call it a second home.”

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business?
“We have seen an increase in our work life balance for the better. We have more time to do the things we love. Besides this, going to work for Pinot does not really feel like work when staff and customers all want to be there. After a few months of hard work setting up and pounding the pavement, the benefits have really paid off and the ability to now work from home is fantastic. We can see the opportunity to expand and pivot our entire lifestyle towards solely running Pinot & Picasso.”

If there was one reason to join P&P, what would it be?
“A new lifestyle.”

Does the Pinot & Picasso lifestyle sound like a dream to you? Enquire about becoming a Franchise Owner today!

47 Studios in 24 Months!

Pinot & Picasso Franchising

Not too long ago, Pinot & Picasso celebrated two years since we started franchising. Now, we have opened 47 studios in just 24 months! The buck doesn’t just stop there – we’re on track to reaching 50 studios over the next couple of weeks!

The journey from our first studio to our 47th has been a whirlwind to say the least! Here’s what it looked like!

  • Our first franchise: Byron Bay

After the success of our OG studio in Penrith, we took Pinot & Picasso to one of the biggest tourist destinations in NSW – Byron Bay. The studio opened in February 2019 and it kickstarted our franchising journey. It only took a couple of months until the next franchise signed on. Our Byron Bay studio really started the domino effect here at Pinot & Picasso!

  • Going interstate

A big milestone we reached only three months into franchising was opening our first interstate studio. We headed up to the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland with our Southport territory. We now have 13 interstate studios operating in Queensland, Victoria & the ACT. Our first location in South Australia is launching next month. 

  • The post-COVID boom

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we had 13 studios up & running. By the end of 2020, we had a total of 35 locations across the country. That’s right – we had 22 franchises jump on board in the space of six months! SIX MONTHS! This level of growth has continued into 2021 with an additional 12 studios open for business. 

  • Sold out in Metro NSW

At the end of last year, we sold out in the metro area of NSW. This achievement has turned our attention to targeting more territories in QLD, VIC & SA. We’re also looking to dip our toes into the great states of Western Australia, Tasmania & the Northern Territory by the end of 2021. 

  • To 50 and beyond!

We are only THREE studios away from raising the bat for our half-century! To think this landmark will come in under three years of franchising is truly mind-blowing! We have many more exciting locations in the pipeline and cannot wait to announce them over the coming weeks. 

 

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

Spotlight on: Darwin

Pinot & Picasso Darwin

Pinot & Picasso is continuing to expand into some awesome locations across this great country. The nature of our business is giving those the opportunity to change their lives by owning a P&P Franchise in a new and exciting place. 

Our spotlight today is going away from the east coast and heading to one of our truly unique territories. We’re talking crocodiles, we’re talking Aboriginal culture, we’re talking warm weather – you guessed it, we’ve got Darwin on our minds!

What’s so great about Darwin? 

Darwin is more than just a city in the Northern Territory. It’s a city full of history, Australian & Aboriginal culture, and above all else, has a fantastic community. 

 

  • It’s deep and rich with Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is synonymous with the city of Darwin. Aboriginal art can be found in every nook of the city as well as surrounding natural landmarks. You can discover stories about the Dreamtime as well through local art and heritage. You can see the vibrant traditional & contemporary art at galleries, markets, and even in street alleys. You won’t miss it. 

 

  • It’s a truly pumping city

The city has many great attractions that encapsulates the uniqueness of Darwin. Smith Street Mall is the number shop stop with luxury boutiques and fine crocodile and pearl products. You can learn about the history of Darwin by visiting their national museum, Royal Flying Doctor Service facility, and the History and Wartime Experience. Want to hold or pat a crocodile? There are some great attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park where you can get up-close and personal with freshwater and saltwater crocodiles. 

 

  • Natural wonders are everywhere

You don’t have to travel too far out of Darwin to find some incredible waterfalls and rock pools. Litchfield National Park is a popular destination for swimming and marvelling at the natural landscape. Escape further out of town to the must-see Kakadu National Park. At Kakadu, you’ll find rocky escarpments, vast landscapes, lush rainforests, and crocodiles in their natural habitats. 

 

  • Embrace their markets & festivals

Soak up the Darwin community and buzzing atmosphere with their markets and festivals. While there are many local markets around the city, the one to go to is the iconic Mindil Market. Enjoy watching the sunset and walk along the beach while eating delicious food made by local vendors. 

The local festivals also encapsulates all the wonderful art & culture of Darwin. Festivals like BASSINTHEGRASS, Darwin Fringe Festival, and the Darwin Festival will delight you with great Aussie entertainment and stun you with fascinating art & crafts. 

 

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

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.”

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!
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