Be our Associate
Earn profit and establish your own brand name.
As our associate you will get these services from us:
Course material designed to help you teach and run lively, interesting classes and training for your counselor and teachers. In addition to the course material which is video based, you will get a wide range of books, videos and CD refresher courses for your teachers as well as our student progress tracking system.
What it will cost you
The Associate Program is not a source of profit to us. We bear all the overhead costs; you pay only for the costs mentioned before. You pay only a small percentage of the total cost of serving you. We finance this program out of our profits from the various training programs run by us commercially.
What do you pay for?
- Pro-rata staff cost of serving you to train your trainer (a small amount)
- Cost of books, CDs, videos etc.
- Incidentals (petty cash items)
Except for training fees and cost of books, other costs will be in hundreds, and these are not recurring costs. You pay when you need these services or materials.
Why are we running the Associate Program without any direct benefit to us?
We are doing so because we are social entrepreneurs. In Bangalore, we run our own social enterprise for the less fortunate and low income group people. Now, if our associates who are located all over the country also lend a helping hand by doing social business, it will create a much larger impact on the community. Our associates do not need to spend any money out of their pockets. But, they need to acquire, besides business skills, the skills of change making. We are change makers.
Franchisee or Associate?
There are arguments, both for and against, which you need to consider before taking a decision. As a franchisee, you manage your institute in the name of the franchisor – a brand name. A brand is a valuable asset. Students go to an institute because of its reputation. An institute with a brand name will be more profitable than its non-branded competitors. You have to work hard to build your own brand. However, it takes a lot of hard work, and investment, over a long time, to offer students the kind of quality training that we give to our students. That is why franchisors take a heavy amount as their franchise fee from you before granting you the license to operate your institute under their name. Also, this amount is non-returnable. Further, you pay a substantial percentage of the fees you collect from your students to the franchisor as royalty every month.
However, as our associate, you will display our name, along with your name either together or separately, as shown in the image.