School Franchising – Road ahead

Franchising has emerged as a most preferred model for business expansion, as almost every business irrespective of their nature and sphere is opting for it. Franchising is one significant way in which a company can take advantage of India’s vast market and also with low risk factor involved. Till few years back, there were less options in franchise arena, but due to its business advantages entrepreneurs are being propelled to venture into exciting business concepts.

The current decade has witnessed franchising gaining newer heights and especially in the field of education. Operating a business is much safer and easier if done the franchising way. Several brands vouch for this franchise route as it is the most feasible alternative for growth in the volatile Indian marketplace. With introduction of unique concepts, people with interest in education sector are adopting franchise route for expansion.

The increased acceptance of the importance of education and the proven success of education franchising in India has led to a boom in the number of business owners wanting to expand their education brands through franchising. According to a recent survey, India is one of the largest markets for education in the world in terms of the number of students, offering vast franchising opportunities. Currently, out of the 1,200 franchises in the country, 32 per cent are in the education sector. Professional and vocational courses in the fields of aviation, hospitality, retail, etc are also being provided through franchise model. Not only this, Franchising has grown even in the pre-school sector.

The increased consciousness among parents regarding the education of their kids has given a great boost to pre- school education business. Also, the international pre-school brands foraying into India and the up-gradation of Indian brands to provide quality education is another factor contributing to growth of this sector. School Franchising is a proven business model and therefore, it is safe to opt for this business especially in case of new entrepreneurs.

School Franchising comes with a long list of benefits like training, transport, effective promotional material and advertising; everything is taken care by the franchisor. Some also provide books, uniforms, shoes, activity charts, school bags, crayons, diaries, lunch boxes and water bottles to the children. The Franchisor not only shares the brand image, but also the knowledge, experience, and technical expertise with the franchisee.

India is one country that offers various franchise and business opportunities. In today’s competitive world everyone wants to stay ahead in the race of success and for that majority of people have decided to indulge them into business. For cashing the business opportunities and to succeed in this race, franchising undoubtedly emerges as a top choice.