Franchising is a great opportunity for those wishing to start a business. The good part of a Joyous Montessori franchise is that you get to own part of a rapidly growing brand in preschool education and childcare, a space with tremendous potential. Promoted by passionate professionals with years of experience, Joyous Montessori is rapidly growing and popular among kids and parents alike.



Read the Franchise Proposal Document (FPD)

The franchisor has to provide this comprehensive document under law to a potential franchisee. The document provides comprehensive information including potential expenses, earnings, and opportunities enabling you to take an informed decision.

Do your assessment

Do contact other franchisees in the business to gather their insights and views. What are their key takeaways? Wins? Pain-points? Rewards? What influenced them to begin a franchise? Does the franchisor provide sufficient support? This will help you decide and also mentally prepare you on what you need to do to make it a success.

Make a visit to an existing franchise

Visit a franchise during business hours to get a sense of how it all works – the process, the ambience, employees etc. Also speak to parents/ children to get their views on the school. Are they satisfied with the methodology, curriculum, care, environment etc. This is important as you will get an understanding of what is expected from a franchise on a day-to-day basis.

Evaluate the support offered

One assurance of going for a franchise is that you get all inputs needed to run the business – you don’t have to start from scratch and don’t have to navigate yourself. But this is only true when the franchisor offers the best possible support in all aspects of the business including marketing, advertising and promotions, IT, training and inputs on how to steer the business particularly in the initial days. This can make a big difference to business success.

Interact with the corporate headquarters

Do take time to visit the franchisors for a discussion at their headquarters. Learn about their infrastructure, resources, operations, management and the experts who work on this aspect of the business. Nothing like getting a first-hand look at how the corporate functions and their vision for the business.

Understand the terms of your franchise agreement

On you have firmed up a first-level interest in becoming a franchisee take time to understand the franchise agreement which clearly lists both your obligations. You could even consult a lawyer to understand the implications and review the agreement to ensure you are good to go with the terms of engagement.

Finance. On signing the franchise agreement

you will have to make a payment to the franchisor. This varies from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Most entrepreneurs go for a loan to meet such commitments. A franchisor with good support often has a franchise finance team to help you with the loan process.

Location for your business

Franchises usually have defined site/location requirements based on the nature of business – area, floor space, approach, connectivity, parking space, etc. Usually, real estate experts in the franchisor team will assist you in this matter.


Once you become a franchisee you will need to receive training which could be either online or through a training program at the franchise’s corporate headquarters. This will cover all aspects you need to know to run the business – from lead generation to addressing queries to deal closure to payments.

Starting your business

For those of you starting a business for the first time this could be as exciting as it is daunting. A franchise that provides excellent support helps you through this. Usually a team assists you through the cycle to ensure you have everything in place before you begin



Once your business plan gets formalized, the next important task is to arrange for capital, an aspect most first-time entrepreneurs would not be familiar with considering few would have availed a business loan from Small Business Administration (SBA) or a bank. A franchise with reasonable standing could assist and advise you on obtaining such funding.

At Joyous Montessori, we have a comprehensive process to evaluate franchisee applicants and offer valuable inputs and information on the various aspects of funding. Our finance team will review the financial projections and the available finance options before making optimal recommendations.




Taking up a franchise is a full time business both demanding and rewarding. Here are a few things that would definitely help you in creating a better brand for your centre in your locality.

Customer feedback

The most important of them all, customer feedback is perhaps the most direct measure of how you are faring. Positive feedback builds your reputation while negative feedback can impact your brand adversely. You need to get a sense of what you have been doing right and how to improve it and what has gone wrong and how to rectify it to control further damage.

Community participation

Get active locally. Participate in events, sponsor / co sponsor charitable events and programs and get to know your community better. Your potential customers or influencers are right there.


Become part of several professional organizations such as industry associations so you could exchange ideas with other professionals in your space. Franchises usually host an annual meet where you can share views and get back with valuable insights in the business.

Put together a talented team

Like in any service business, people make all the difference. Look for, hire, and retain people who are intelligent, hard-working and more importantly passionate about the domain you are in. Ensure they participate in decision making and involve them in your operations.

Take advice from your franchisor

Most popular franchises are in business a long time and have perfected their processes over a period of time building an invaluable repository of knowledge. They know what works and what doesn’t and this could be invaluable in building your own business. The franchisor/franchisee relationship can be very symbiotic and trustworthy enriching both over a period of time.



Typical Joyous Montessori franchisees are successful people, usually professionals with good corporate careers. They are well settled, too young to retire, looking for a change and eager to explore a business opportunity. The best part of taking a franchise from Joyous Montessori is that no prior experience in teaching is necessary. You just need to be committed, passionate and have the patience to identify the right resources whether they are teachers or office support to establish a school that would be well recognised over time. The opportunity is huge considering that 8.4 million children in the U.S. have two working parents (Source: Child Care Aware of America, 2016). In fact the demand for quality preschools and childcare is increasing and Montessori education is among the most proven and popular methodologies worldwide.