How to Start a Tutoring Business
There are a lot of misconceptions about the tutoring business, people often think it requires a background in education and having a degree in business, but this is not the case. With the Club Z! Franchise model and support network you don’t even need to be full time to own and operate your own business! You may be asking yourself “How do I get started? The following tips should help:
1. Determine if tutoring is right for you
Although owning a tutoring franchise doesn’t require having a PhD or a million dollars, it does require patience; managing employees and customers, leadership skills, and organization. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to do it all by yourself if you choose a Club Z! tutoring franchisee. Club Z! offers its franchisees a Sales Support team that answers and pre-sells all of your inbound and outbound calls from potential clients. Your dedicated support team provides comprehensive training and customized business and marketing plan specific to your market and goals.
2. Do Market Research
How many competitors are in your area? Are there certain market trends and movements I should know about? Is the startup cost something that my finances can handle? Do my competitors offer In Home and Online tutoring in all subjects? All of these are very important questions you need to research and answer before you consider owning and operating your own franchise. The existence of competitors is not a bad thing. No competitors in today’s day and age equates to no market. The key question you need to ask is can you deliver a more effective service at a better price than your existing competitors. The Club Z support team will help you answer these questions and will provide you with everything you need to understand
3. Make a Marketing Plan
In the information age this step is absolutely vital to the success of any business. The Club Z! Support team will walk with you step by step and provide everything you need to know to market your tutoring and SAT/ACT test prep services effectively and affordable. We have been in this business for more than two decades and in that time we’ve learned exactly what it takes to brand and market our franchises whether it be search engine optimization, local ads, school marketing or even sponsored events such as free diagnostic testing for the SAT and ACT.
4. Hiring qualified tutors
As you can imagine finding competent tutors will be one of your biggest challenges of starting your own tutoring business. If you choose a Club Z! Franchise, however, Club Z! assists you with recruiting your initial staff of tutors and then teaches you how to recruit, evaluate and train your tutors going forward. Club Z!’s National Ad fund even runs national ads on job portals and forwards the resumes to the closest locations. Because Club Z! Corporate staffs the Online tutoring division, there is no reason to fret over High demand subjects such as: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics. Club Z! Corporate handles the entire transaction with the family and simply sends you a commission of 50% of the net profits.
5. Who will be your Support Team
Last but not least, you must have a solid support team for your tutoring business to be successful. We at Club Z! pride ourselves on having the best support team in the industry. In addition to our Sales Support Center answering and scheduling your student appointments, you will have access to a dedicated franchise support team from 9AM-6PM M-F. Franchisees also get to utilize our comprehensive intranet support site 24/7 containing our curriculum library, agreements, programs, operating and marketing manuals, and promotional materials. Franchisees further benefit from our weekly newsletters, conference calls and annual meetings.