Franchising vs. Starting Your Own Business from Scratch: Some Key Considerations

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and every year thousands of individuals undertake the journey to becoming owners themselves. Many of them started with no help, taking on all the work and risks themselves. But did you know there’s a better way? The franchise model has helped millions of ambitious entrepreneurs navigate the demands of business ownership successfully and with lots of help! If you’re weighing franchising vs. starting your own business from scratch, here are three things to consider before making your decision.

An Effective Business Model to Follow That Guides You

At the heart of the Children’s Lighthouse franchise opportunity is a framework to follow that takes much of the trial and error out of running your franchise, something you won’t get when you start from scratch. All franchise brands have developed business models that are meant to help franchisees navigate their industries more efficiently and successfully. But it’s important to remember that not all models are created equal; the exceptional ones, like the Children’s Lighthouse model, factor in just about everything you’ll need to know to run the day-to-day operations of your school. It’ll act as a roadmap to steer you in the right direction, keeping you on course toward success, and it’ll have an answer for just about everything — from hiring qualified staff to implementing effective marketing strategies — to help you feel ready to meet the new challenges of ownership. When it comes to franchising or starting your own business from scratch, this is something worth considering.

Expertise to Prepare and Support You

Partnering with a franchise brand like Children’s Lighthouse comes with lots of benefits, and one of the most important is our comprehensive training and support. You can count on it to prepare you for the demands of our industry as you grow your school and meet important needs in your community.

Our franchise experts make sure your franchisee training and support is thorough and includes everything you need to know about:

  • How to manage your school
  • How to teach our proprietary curriculum
  • How to find and hire qualified staff
  • How to market your franchise
  • How to set growth goals
  • How to build community relationships
  • And much more!

You’ll also benefit from instructional materials consisting of our operations manual, videos, and other useful resources. We’re always on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback, so you’ll never feel alone as you establish your first franchise.

A Respected and Recognized Franchise Brand

The Children’s Lighthouse brand is a highly respected one, making it easier to grow your school. We’ve spent decades creating a reputation that families can count on, which means your early learning education center comes with a built-in advantage. Brand name recognition and established credentials are not anything you can make happen overnight as a small business owner. It takes time, dedication, and a quality offering to rise to the top. When it comes to franchising, in contrast to starting your own business from the ground up, an established industry name can go a very long way toward growth and success.

If you’re interested in learning more about the advantages of a Children’s Lighthouse partnership investment, get in touch with us today.