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 – April 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

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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

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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?

“I’ve had franchises previously, and we had decided that if we were ever to go into business again as Franchisees, it’d 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’s 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.”

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.”

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’ve 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’s what makes it easier for us.”

 

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’s one of those things I’ve gone into it with a small understanding of business. Eighteen months in, I strongly believe I’m in a place where I’m becoming the entrepreneur I want to be, and I don’t think I could have done that without being around the people at Pinot & Picasso.”

Why invest in P&P in 2021?

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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

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We use the term ‘Lifestyle Business’ liberally when describing our model for a very simple reason. Running a Pinot & Picasso studio isn’t 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 – you 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’re 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’re the first to admit that we aren’t artists, we’re 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’s 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’s right – our Pinot & Picasso stock website is easily managed, and automated too. It’s 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’s right,  we’ve 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’s aren’t 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.

Interstate Territories now available

With territory stock availability running extremely low in NSW, we’ve opened up a plethora of new and exciting franchise locations in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

For those of you residing in NSW, it’s not all doom and gloom. During 2020, we’ve discovered the versatility of running a business like Pinot & Picasso – opportunities galore! 

We now have several Franchise Owners managing their P&P studios remotely. The digital nature fo P&P allows our Franchisees to maximise the full potential of their territory. The P&P business model is allowing our operators to choose how to live their life – instead of being consumed by it!

Available high value territories include:
 
  • QLD Territories – (Cairns, Toowoomba, Townsville, Mackay, Newmarket, Logan, Morningside, Fortitude Valley)
  • VIC Territories – (Bendigo, St. Kilda, Mornington, Hawthorn, Richmond, Cranbourne, South Yarra, South Melbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, Traralgon)
  • SA Territories – (Glenelg, Northwood, Brighton, Barossa Valley, Gawler)

All locations are geared for the same success (with 180,000 people and 35,000 women of our key demographic present) so we’re of the mentality that anyone, anywhere in Australia can handle the running of a studio regardless of where it sits!

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

Franchising Myths Debunked!

Pinot & Picasso Camden Franchise opening

Pinot & Picasso is Australia’s #1 Paint and Sip experience. We provide entertainment, art and great times – combined into a wonderful, intimate and fun experience. We’ve got 25 locations around the country, and we’re looking for more Franchisees just like yourself to join our creative network.

There are plenty of myths surrounding franchising a business. We’re here to answer all your questions – no matter how strange they might be. The most common misconceptions are:

 

Myth #1 – There is no money in franchising.

This is completely untrue. The Pinot & Picasso business model allows our franchisees to make healthy weekly sales with some franchisors making back their full $100,000 investment in under 12 months. This business model is the real deal.

 

Myth #2 – Franchisors take Franchisees for a ride.

That is absolutely untrue for Pinot & Picasso. The greatest area in franchising is what might happen to a marketing fund. With Pinot & Picasso, there is no such thing. We have a set percentage royalty every week, in which franchise owners know exactly what they’re up for week by week.

 

Myth #3 – Franchising is set and forget.

At Pinot & Picasso, we’re hellbent on providing support from start to finish – from site procurement to marketing to the opening night – as well as working with Franchisees to devise marketing strategies to be implemented in your studio. From there on in, we’re here for the ride. 

In simpler terms – the better you guys do, the better we do. It’s in our best interest to ensure all our studios are performing to the best of their capabilities. 

 

Myth #4 – I can’t manage a business in an industry I’m not familiar with.

Funnily enough, our co-founders Aaron and James both don’t come from art backgrounds. This business was built to be able to cater to experienced business owners, novice business owners, and people coming from entirely different industries through the fool-proof model that we’ve created. We like to say in franchising is that you’re in business for yourself, but you’re not alone. 

 

Myth #5 – You’re guaranteed success. 

We’d love to tell you that you’re going to make a million dollars out of this business and that everything is going to be smooth sailing. The fact of the matter is that there are no guarantees in business. Everything is a risk.

What you do get with franchising is the support, the know-how, and the marketing experience to ensure that you give yourself the best shot at succeeding. 

 

We’re dedicated to finding the best operators to join our Creative Network. If you think this opportunity is something that might interest you, click here and our team will be in contact with you shortly. 

 

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