should I even consider purchasing a Smith's School
of English franchise when I can do it all on my own?"
It seems a day doesn't go by that we here at Smith's
School of English franchises don't hear the above
question in one form or another. It usually comes
from a young, savvy, business-minded person who has
read all about Smith's and has their own plans for
going into business for themselves, with or without
us. Some of them have private students lined up, or
a girlfriend/wife willing to assist with the scheduling.
A few have management experience at a big-name school
and are tired of making a lot of money for someone
else. All of them are looking for something better
for themselves and the ones they love. It's from there
that they ask, "What can your franchising system provide
that I can't do by myself?" Here's our answer:
see, once you've made the decision to go into business
for yourself, the clock begins ticking. Soon, and
very soon indeed, you'll be facing situations that
all your management experience in the big-name schools
hasn't prepared you for in the least. And that's where
your initial franchise investment and monthly franchise
administration fee will save you time. And money.
see, we've already built many Smith's School of English
franchises. We've learned what it takes to make a
successful monthly-tuition English conversation school
work. By joining our team you'll have eliminated the
ever-spiraling (and increasingly expensive) learning
curve — the little problems that all too quickly
become major pains. How about some examples? Advertising
— where will you find the advertising fees,
on a monthly basis, to put into the high-visibility,
name-brand mass media that will get your business
into the public eye? How about secretarial support?
How will you set up your office systems to run smoothly
as your student base increases? And your curriculum
— what marketing devices will you add to your
curriculum in order to keep a pay-as-you-go monthly
tuition student coming back month after month? If
you don't have some sure-fire solutions to these problems
(and a lot more) on hand, watch out! These are just
a few of the alligators that will bite you hard. We
know because we've seen it happen to those outside
the franchise group, again and again. It wasn't pretty
and it didn't have to happen.
Most new businesses ventures fail within the first
year and the main source of misery usually isn't enough
money. They fail due to a lack of visibility (marketing)
and effective administrative systems to support and
service their sales.
A Smith's School of English franchisee avoids all
these pitfalls. We give our franchisees not only an
excellent blueprint to success, we also provide the
tools and strong backs needed to support them in their
venture.They get the full support of the Smith's team
in all areas crucial to their success. We save you
the time and frustratingly wasteful expense of reinventing
the wheel and blundering about. Think about it. In
any kind of business isn't it the franchise that has
the greatest chance of success? An English conversation
school is the same.
Isn't now the best time to give us a call and start
making some good decisions? Give
us a call and start converting your time into
the kinds of experiences you've always wanted to have
here in Japan.