Hi, I am Roger Tonkin. Prior to coming to Japan I built up and ran an electrical wholesale business back in Sydney, Australia. It is still operational, my son is managing that business today.
After about eighteen months of leisurely paced effort I’m delighted to report:
1. The school is producing good income.
2. Growth is steady and profits could easily be doubled within the year.
3. Smith’s backup and support has been exemplary.
4. This is one very happy franchisee.
Operating a Smith’s School of English franchise is a breeze. In fact my work as an English teacher in Japan is practically my retirement! I am 61 years old but can still see myself happily running this school ten years from now. Few business opportunities for foreigners could be better, either from the point of view of remuneration or lifestyle.
If you have good humor, are patient when speaking English with non natives and can keep to a regular schedule then you cannot fail to have a successful school within a few months of opening.
I love my work, my students, my life but my one complaint is that I’m the only one in Tokyo operating a Smith’s School of English Franchise. How come? The potential here in Tokyo is phenomenal. What about it, somebody?
All I can say to any English speaker is come on, do the Smith’s training and become an English teacher in Japan now. Join Smith’s School of English Franchises.