Education is a powerful thing, with the potential to expand horizons and open new doors. In this case, one of those doors just happens to be to a thriving business. By Tamara Rahoumi
Education is a powerful thing, with the potential to expand horizons and open new doors. In this case, one of those doors just happens to be to a thriving business.
To say that the Maple Bear family of global schools knows a thing or two about education would be an understatement. The fast-growing – if not the fastest growing – international education brand has over 15 years of extensive experience, spanning from early-childhood education to secondary education, all based on a proven Canadian teaching system built on bilingual immersion learning.
Maple Bear’s current roster of global schools includes over 500 schools in 32 countries, with over 43,000 students, ranging from preschool (as young as six weeks old) to grade 12. Now, as Maple Bear looks to expand its footprint in the U.S. with Maple Bear USA, the brand has created a franchising business model that is as robust and differentiated for business owners as its educational model is for students.
In addition to setting franchisees up for success with a thorough curriculum that has been developed by trained educators and administrators from across Canada, Maple Bear USA’s operations team supports new franchisees throughout the process, from onboarding to marketing and sales. This, along with Maple Bear USA’s low startup costs compared to competitors and, recession-proof business model, makes it a perfect option for individuals looking to make a bigger impact.
“You don’t need to have a background in education,” said Michelle Tice, vice president of global marketing and communications. “You just need to be passionate about education and making a difference in your community – and you need to understand that high-quality education makes good business sense.”
Tice also emphasized that the timing couldn’t be more opportune for prospective franchise partners, given widespread return to offices and the increasing need for high-quality childhood education – specifically that which sets children up to be global citizens in a rapidly changing world.