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by pena5241
28 Aug 2015, 20:00
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own
Replies: 9
Views: 17817

Re: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own

Hi John,

Thank you for your advice.

Kind regards,
M. Pena
by pena5241
05 Jun 2015, 21:35
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own
Replies: 9
Views: 17817

Re: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own

Hi Niserin, Thank you for taking the time to reply. I agree there's less obstacles when starting an online business and it's also cheaper and therefore less risky. A website developed with good search engine optimization techniques is supposed to be easily reachable and unlike a school, you can reac...
by pena5241
24 May 2015, 16:13
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own
Replies: 9
Views: 17817

Re: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own

Hi Niserin, This is a good idea, unfortunately getting to grips with the local market is not an option for me because I live in Belgium at the moment but want to open the school in either Costa Rica or Panama. However, trying some mentoring here can at least give me some teaching experience. I'm not...
by pena5241
18 May 2015, 21:24
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own
Replies: 9
Views: 17817

Buying a franchise or starting an English school on my own

Hello everyone, I'm thinking on opening an English school in either Costa Rica or Panama, I have done some research and I have the following choices: 1) To buy a local franchise - Problem: There are just a few so the choice is very limited 2) To buy an international franchise - Problem: They are ver...
by pena5241
18 May 2015, 20:30
Forum: ELT Management
Topic: EFL startup costs in different countries
Replies: 5
Views: 12233

Re: EFL startup costs in different countries

It's unbelievable how startup costs can go from 3000 Euros (as mentioned above) up to half a million or more as in the case of Wall Street (coincidentally I was just checking for Wall Street franchises and the startup costs are 300,000 to 500,000 USD). I'm seriously thinking of starting an English s...