Be extremely wary of purchasing a franchise - the cost of it can often be better invested in doing your own marketing, and selecting the course books, and the exams preparations your students will want to go for. A start-up base of resource materials, and lots of help and advice can often be obtained free by the leading textbook publishers. Other organisations will help with advice on recruiting teachers.
There are also some inexpensive, dedicated software packages for automating much of the running of a language school (compiling courses from student enrollments to match course levels, timetables, allocating available part-time teachers, compiling lesson plans, etc., etc.)
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