Why be a Quickstep Franchisee?
Be our Partner
It is easy to set up an English training institute with us as your partner. You provide a classroom, and at least one computer. We take care of all the other hassles. There is now a huge demand for learning English. Everywhere you find “Spoken English” institutes, even in remote small towns. One of our business associates opened a branch in Imphal, a city in northeastern India. Even in that remote small city we counted about a dozen of such institutes. “No English-No Success” is what everyone thinks these days.
How to profit from the big boom in English teaching?
English teaching is not new in our country; there was always a demand for learning English. But the present demand is from a new class of students. These students, in the age bracket of 18 to 25, are very career minded. They want job-oriented courses. About ten years ago the majority of our students were from a rural background, the not-so-well educated, housewives and the like. These students are still there and their number is increasing. Nowadays, we also find college students, job seekers, or young people who are employed, but want better jobs. Today, you need to target this new class of students to take full advantage of the English boom. Not many institutes are capable of satisfying the needs of these career-oriented students. That is why demand is exceeding supply.
Why Quickstep is the right partner for you?
Quickstep specializes in career-oriented courses. Our students come to us so that they can get better jobs. Our head office is in Bangalore. We have many branches in this city, in fact we are the largest language institute here. People come to Bangalore in lakhs from every part of India. They come here either to get admission to a college, or to get a well-paid job. Many of them join our English classes- more than 2000 students enroll every month at our various branches in Bangalore. We had to develop career-oriented courses to meet the needs of these students. There are software companies; BPOs and other companies in Bangalore who recruit people not in hundreds, but in thousands every year. We run training programs for many such companies. To give you one example of the kind of work we do, let us tell you about the professional job we did for MindTree Consulting. It is a well-known software company with offices in India, the US and other countries. They had just recruited a batch of 600 engineers. Our job was to test their communication skills, train and bring them up to standard- within the shortest possible time. It was not an easy job; we had to work under a lot of time pressure. But this kind of work brings many benefits to us. For example, we know what is needed to meet the requirements of companies like MindTree Consulting.
A Business Associate
If you work with us as a business associate, it benefits both of us. We could tell you many advantages of working with us. Here we just want to make one point clear: you will be able to grow your training business fast, and very profitably, too.
How Quickstep can help you start your own English Institute
- Teachers’ training: The success of an institute depends on its reputation; and its reputation depends on the quality of its teaching. The reason why most teachers are not successful in English teaching is that they are not trained in the methods of teaching English to adult students. Even teachers who have many years of experience in teaching in a school or college cannot teach adult students successfully.
- Course material: Next in importance to a properly trained faculty, is high-quality course material. Our course material has been developed over many years of actual use with thousands of students. For every level of students, a specific courseware has been developed. Every student is supplied with a set of the prescribed course material.
- Checking students’ progress: Regular monitoring of every student’s progress is done through periodical computer based tests.
- Help when there are no trainers: A problem often faced by our franchisees is that no trainer is available for higher level or specialized courses like Career English, French, German, IELTS, etc. In such a case, you may, if you so wish, arrange for direct teaching from Bangalore. The online training is done through a virtual classroom.
- Our advertising: We do regular and consistent advertising. You get the benefit of our advertising without spending any amount for this. Advertising in the media is very expensive, but cannot be avoided if you want to create a strong brand.
- Our brand name: Probably, this is the most important benefit that you get when you become our partner. It takes many years of hard work and a lot of investment to build a strong brand. So, when you display our name board, you gain instant credibility. You can establish your center with the least possible delay.