one of the best things about being part of Smith’s has to be the support of both the staff at the head office, the other teachers’ assistance and Mark’s business experience here in Japan. If I have a concern regarding expansion, curriculum, training, staff, etc. I simply pick up the phone. That’s a pretty powerful thing – to know that at any time I can get some solid advice from people that know what I’m going through. It’s one of the things that I feel many small privately owned schools lack. They may succeed but it’s more through trial and error which can be costly for a small business if they’re not careful. In life there are always risk, nothing is 100% guaranteed in business even for the greatest success stories of our time – Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The key is being able to manage that risk. With the TEAM behind me I always know I’m in good hands.