When thinking about opening your own business, things have to feel ‘right’. MagiKats Founder, Sarah Marsh talks about 'feel right' actually means.
If you are researching Tuition Franchises, then you will already know that there are lots of programmes out there. Some focus entirely on worksheet-based learning, some use software. Some require shop premises, some are home based.
In our opinion, the MagiKats programme is the best out there (we would say that), but does the way we run our programme fit with what you want to offer? Lots of our recent recruits have had direct experience of MagiKats already – either as parents or mentors – so choosing MagiKats was the obvious choice for them. But what about you? What can you do to decide MagiKats is the ‘right’ programme for you and the kids in your area?
MagiKats is a small, family run business. As such, all our franchisees are basically extended family! As part of the process of finding the ‘right’ franchisee, we look to see if we can see ourselves working closely with them. We also try to picture that person heading up a MagiKats centre in their area – will they be a great advocate and representative of our programme within their community?
So, are you active in the local community? Do you know the ins and outs of the traffic? As part of the process of getting started with MagiKats, we look with you at lots of these factors, using the latest demographic data and software to map out individual MagiKats areas. However, this information has to be balanced with what you know – so it’s a collaborative process.
Most importantly, you also have to feel that you could work closely with us and the other MagiKats Principals, and be the face of MagiKats in your area. The only way to discover that is to be talking to us – getting to know us (and us getting to know you) – working out exactly what you want and whether we, together, are the ‘right’ fit.
It’s reasonable to assume that the best time to open an Education Tuition Centre would be at the start of the academic year, or possibly in January. That’s not necessarily right! Yes, demand from parents will peak in the Autumn and Spring terms, but it takes a while for a new centre to ‘get known’ in the area, so starting ahead of a new term can often lead to better growth – start to build a good reputation and then you can take advantage of that increased demand when it is there. Depending on your individual circumstances – really you can open a MagiKats Tuition Centre at any time!
Some people join our network within weeks of their initial enquiry – others, quite literally, take years to do so! That’s because the timing has to be ‘right’. There’s no point starting something new if you don’t have the time to invest into it. If there’s something in the background holding you back – the timing is not ‘right’. Wait until you can’t think of anything apart from MagiKats – then go for it!
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This is a question we get asked a lot. So, we asked three of our Principals about why they chose MagiKats and about their experience of running a MagiKats educational franchise.
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The MagiKats programme has been designed to support work being done in school.
If you want a career that helps kids in your local community get succeed in education, then MagiKats is a good place to start.
MagiKats provides you with all the know how and materials you need to set up your own MagiKats Tuition Centre.
As an ex-teacher, I find the MagiKats work comprehensive, written to a good standard and accessible to the students.Julie Sleightholme, MagiKats Franchisee
I only have to work approximately 20 hours a week with my centre and I'm earning a great full-time salary. The MagiKats HQ staff are really active and always ready to help, motivate and support you when required. That’s all you need to be honest.Iftikhar Hussain, MagiKats Franchisee in Edinburgh
In any group of children, there are so many different interests and abilities. MagiKats helps all my students work with materials that are relevant, interesting, and at an appropriate level.Tim Capner, MagiKats Franchisee
Enjoy the fun and challenge of running your own profitable business with all the hard work involved in setting it up done for you.
Enjoy the safety and reassurance of having well organised business materials, advice and training behind you, as well as the support of people who care about your success.
Enjoy a great work life balance.