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Can You Start a Business in Difficult Times?
Starting a business when the economy is bad or the political situation is unstable doesn’t seem to make sound business sense. The immediate gut reaction is: That’s too risky. Take the chance of starting a business now, when the economy is shaky and we don’t know what’s going to happen next?
Yet in our business, we’ve seen people succeeding in exactly these conditions. But how? Because they didn’t do it alone. They came on board with an established franchise that had “been there, and done that.” They weren’t plunging into the unknown, hoping that their business would succeed against the odds. On the contrary, they were signing on to a business model that had proven itself repeatedly in many different countries, with economies in a steep downturn and even at war. They had a strong support system and ongoing training to help them successfully launch their business despite all the challenges.
It makes a great deal of sense. If you launch a sandwich bar by yourself, you don’t know how many sandwiches you need to sell, what fillings are the most popular, and exactly how thick you should slice the bread. An established franchisor knows the answers, saving you from taking risks or making decisions that could make or break your fledgling enterprise. It cuts down time to market, offers more security, and gives you a better chance of succeeding. All these factors encourage people to take the plunge.
So who are these hardy entrepreneurs setting sail on turbulent seas? Some are looking for a new career track, have some funds to invest, and want to be independent, but also want ongoing support. Others find themselves in a difficult market, where jobs are short supply and competition is tough. And when times are tough, people start looking in directions they wouldn’t normally look in. When jobs are scarce, it makes sense to generate income yourself. You find yourself going in directions you wouldn’t normally have thought of. Exploring potential job opportunities and career tracks that perhaps wouldn’t have been an option in the past.
The question arises though, why would your potential customers invest in education? Well, when your life is unstable and you don’t know what tomorrow will bring, the one tangible thing you can count on is your education. When it comes right down to it, you can lose your home, or your job, but the one thing you can’t lose is a good education. People want to give their children a better future, and they see English as the means to help them achieve it.
Going into educational franchising isn’t just a career change though. It opens up a whole new world and community. That’s why we say our business is a way of life. And we know from experience that it’s life changing.
If you are ready to take the next step towards advancing your career as an independent business person within the Helen Doron English franchise network, we invite you to complete our Personal Information Form.
Make a Difference
- Dreaming of owning your own business?
- Interested in joining a globally recognized and respected international franchise?
- Love children and the satisfaction that comes from infuencing their futures?
Owning your own Helen Doron English Learning Centre may be right for you!
If you are an entrepreneur looking for a new lifestyle, here is an opportunity to run a private teaching business and bring a positive difference to the lives of your students and community.
Owning a Helen Doron English Learning Centre is rewarding and fulfilling. It allows you to become master of your own destiny while helping the next generation of children in your community acquire mastery of English that will aid them throughout their lives.
Why choose to franchise with Helen Doron?
- We have an experienced pedagogic development team led by Helen Doron, a linguistic leader in the development of English as a foreign language (EFL) programmes.
- We can claim nearly 30 years of excellence in developing and teaching EFL to children of all ages.
English courses are designed to promote the acquisition of new students as well as retain existing ones, for both new and recurring revenue streams.
- We constantly develop new programmes and products so that our franchisees have additional opportunities to expand their market reach.
- You buy into a globally recognized and respected brand.
- Our franchise models are designed to suit your local market environment.
- Our dedicated support team is available daily to help you with business, administration and marketing assistance.
- You directly benefit from the experience of other Helen Doron franchisees worldwide through networking at annual conferences and business trainings and in digital newsletters and blogs.
Join our network of dedicated learning centre owners and make a difference for the children of your community.
Words from Franchisees
“Competitors have opened and are trying to copy us, but the parents know there is no option and they tell others.”
“I am totally in love with the methodology. Every time I go to the Master Franchise Conference, my energy is further renewed and I know I have done the right thing.”
“Becoming a Helen Doron English franchisee was a good choice for me. I could perfectly leverage my experience and network. In just five years, I managed to grow my Learning Centre to one of the world’s largest with over 700 students.”
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Answers to common questions about becoming a Helen Doron English Learning Centre Franchisee
Do I need experience in child education?
Our franchisees bring a variety of skills and experiences to their new career and many of them do not hold university degrees in education. We provide business and pedagogic training. Prior educational experience helps, but is not essential.
What is your business model?
Over the years we have learned that, to best meet the needs of our franchisees, we must offer more than one model. The Helen Doron Master Franchisor in your region will discuss with you the model most appropriate for your area. Helen Doron English offers exclusive franchise areas of 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants.
How do you assist me in finding a location and getting started?
Your Master Franchisor is by your side from day one, working with you on drafting your business plan, counseling you on the suitability of learning centre locations, and guiding you through your first marketing efforts.
What training can I expect from Helen Doron English?
New franchisees attend our two-day initial business training and our five-day pedagogic training course. On-going business support is available from Head Office via webinars and through face-to-face consultation from your Master Franchisor.
How quickly can I open my franchise?
Regulations for launching a franchise business vary from country to country. Typically the process takes about three months.