When I started working in Japan in 1998, one major objective was to find a personal business opportunity that I could really call my own. In those days, I had a high school day job which generated sufficient income while I promoted my Smith’s School of English Franchise in Koshien in the fall of 1999.
This has been a tremendous success. In only eleven months, my Smith’s Franchise was earning 1.5 times the high school job salary. I was working fewer hours at my own school and completely in control of everything. I was my own boss.
In the fourteen years that have since passed, the English Teaching Industry has gone through massive changes and many competitors have gone bankrupt or just given up. Smith’s, in contrast, has never stopped leading the way forward with conviction. Continuous development in franchisee services, student scheduling, curriculum and sales support keeps Smith’s well positioned within this ever evolving industry.
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen 月謝制 Real Monthly Tuition English Conversation School