I was thinking about this question the other day and thought I should put in a few words about it. In today’s business world, most businesses are franchise businesses. So why does a person decide to buy a McDonald’s franchise instead of just opening a “My Burger” shop? Well it is obvious isn’t it? They want to get the extra boost of being associated with something bigger. They can benefit from the larger corporation’s promotion activities. Smith’s School of English has very good web presence. The web is the wave of the future and it is happening now. I am getting more and more students through the website. On top of the benefits of the web presence, the staff at the headoffice are very supportive. They book the trials, schedule the lessons when students call in and they provide new student folders quickly after they join. There are a multitude of other support activities they do as well. Being a part of a national franchise is essential to jump-start your business and get you up and running quickly. But if you really want to get a head start, buy a developed-school which already has students and a proven business. Take a look at those that are available now. English Schools for Sale. That’s what I did and it has turned out great!