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What Might Your First Year as a Children’s Lighthouse Childcare Franchise Owner Look Like?

Owning and operating a Children’s Lighthouse childcare franchise is an extremely satisfying career path that allows our franchisees to make meaningful contributions to their communities, and we’re exceptionally proud of how our time-tested childcare systems and procedures make it easier for them to do that. We often get asked about what life is like for a new Children’s Lighthouse franchisee. Keep reading to find out a little bit about that.

Doing Lots of Community Networking

One of the best ways to grow a new business is to get out there and network with your community. Your new Children’s Lighthouse early learning center will offer important resources to busy families, but they might not know that at least not at first. Our corporate team will help you market your franchise to reach your best customers, but it’ll be up to you to establish some face-to-face time with them in ways that feel genuine and instructive.

Regular school open houses are a good way to introduce families to everything your franchise has to offer. Joining business groups and your local Chamber of Commerce are two more smart ways to get the word out about your new business. Networking is something you’ll do to a certain degree for the entirety of your career as a Children’s Lighthouse franchise owner, but it will be an especially important responsibility in the early months of business.

Setting Growth Goals

One of the first things you’ll do as a new Children’s Lighthouse early learning center owner is hire a qualified School Director who will oversee the day-to-day operations of your franchise. As you work to establish your new school, you’ll meet with this Director on a regular basis to discuss needs, determine key performance indicators, set growth goals, and more. Success can be achieved more quickly when one sees the big picture and plans accordingly. As you learn more about our industry and take advantage of our experience in it, you’ll begin to see new and exciting opportunities for growth that you’ll want to be ready to capitalize on.

Learning to Leverage Our Business Model

Many of our franchisees come to our opportunity with no previous experience in the early learning sphere and are ready to learn all about it. We make sure they do, too, through comprehensive pre-opening training that brings them up to speed on our industry and how our proven business model leverages it in ways the competition can’t match. Our model has built-in perks, like expert marketing and opportunities for continued learning, that keep our franchisees their community’s go-to source for quality childcare and early learning. Our franchisees know it’s critical for them to stay engaged and ready to learn, which means they’re receptive to suggestions and ideas and are not afraid to ask for help when they need it.

Ready to learn more about starting a franchise with Children’s Lighthouse? We’d love to hear from you, so get in touch today!