The Kumon Franchise is one of the world’s largest educational franchisor with over 600 centres in the UK and Ireland.
Hear from Sarah Marsh, Director of the MagiKats Franchise, one of the UK's leading Maths & English Tuition Businesses. Sarah talks about why you should consider joinig a Tutor Franchise rather than finding some materials, placing an advert online and waiting for the phone to ring.
Let’s look at some practicalities.
So, you are a teacher, or an involved parent and you know about the National Curriculum. Wonderful! You may well feel that you can find enough online to get you started with some key materials to teach maths and English to kids in your local area. These have the benefit that they are often free or very low cost – so why pay a franchisor for them?
If you come out of teaching, or as your kids get older – how will you keep your knowledge of the curriculum current? How will you know that the sheets you downloaded from a website two years ago are still relevant today?
Franchisors in the education sector have to ensure their materials are kept relevant, fresh and updated to support the latest changes in the National Curriculum. After all, that is the main benefit to you – the assurance that you are working with only the best materials – and that you have not had to write them or source them yourself!
How much experience have you got in designing adverts, writing press releases, setting up websites, and so on?
Perhaps you have a background in marketing – but perhaps you don’t. Even if you do – have you a brilliant company name and brand ready to go?
A franchisor has spent decades (in many cases) building a brand, website, PR, advertising, social media campaigns, and so on!
Do you know what the legal requirements are around registering to work for yourself? What about DBS checks? Insurance? Premises? A good franchisor will help you with all of this and more.
Nobody is an expert from Day One. Class management, curriculum planning, individual support for eac
h and every child – the list can seem endless and is subtly different every day.
As education franchisors are all about education – so they are also all about training. Training to ensure you have all the knowledge you need to successfully launch, run and build your own, local education centre.
A good friend of mine always talks about the ‘back door’ to your home office. He describes being a franchisee as a small business owner with direct access to a ‘back door’ – a virtual portal that opens to reveal an office full of experts in their field.
Whether it is someone who really knows about one of the elements already mentioned, or something else such as training staff and managing HR issues, a franchisor is your virtual ‘back door’ and the best franchisors will ensure you have access to their expertise, whenever you need it.
But what is important to you – perhaps as a mum looking to get back to work?
Is it profit (although that is of course great!) or is it the opportunity to work within a system that allows you to pick the kids up from school (most days) and go to all their matches, performances and play dates?
This is the main reason why most people find an education franchise is the best option for them – the flexibility. Don’t get me wrong – it is hard work – but it’s hard work that can be done on your terms.
A MagiKats Children's Education Franchise provides you with a ready-made business that has been planned, budgeted, promoted and replicated all over the UK. A MagiKats Principal with just 60 children could earn around £52,000 profit per annum.
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We wanted to expand upon the many benefits that being a franchise owner has both over the school holidays and beyond.