“Nearing the end of a long consulting career helping big companies get bigger, I reached a point of professional and personal reflection. Do I want to continue working in the corporate world, or do I take what I know and find a way to work for myself?
Working with a franchise broker, I explored several franchises that I felt met my criteria, but none seemed to provide the balance of risk and reward that the Montessori Kids Universe franchise provides.
A unique product or service in a mature industry.
Recession resistant business with strong profit margins.
High customer lifetime value.
Work life balance - no nights, weekends and holidays.
Scalable for growth, and sellable when it’s time to exit the business.
A product and business I can be proud of.
I bought my MKU franchise in 2019, I had no experience in education, and other than my own kids attending a Montessori preschool 30 years ago, I had no working knowledge of early childhood education or the Montessori approach. I do, however, have a pretty good grasp of what a successful business looks like, and MKU has provided me with the experience and support I’ve needed to run a successful business. ”
“In the spring of 2018 after a painful workout, Crissy Pena and I sat down to discuss a new business idea. What if we opened a first of its kind, Spanish Immersion Montessori Preschool in San Antonio. We hopped on a plane to meet with the MKU family and decided it was the right thing to do. Tom and Nancy are very responsive and understanding of our individual market needs. I can't give enough praise to Amanda, Julie, and the rest of the MKU family, I only wish we had a clone of each to help us with our school. We have been open since February of 2021, it has been a marvelous ride and of my various business pursuits this has to be the most fulfilling. Beyond thankful for my business partner and friend Crissy, as well as the unwavering support of my wife Shweta, and three boys: Rishaan, Roshan, and Rushabh (2 of which are MKU Shavano alumnus).”
MITESH PATELMKU SHAVANO
“My husband and I joined the MKU family in 2018. We recognized a need for exemplary childcare in our community in 2017, and attempted to start a Montessori school on our own. That process was not short on trials and tribulations, and ultimately we were unable to identify a bank with the gusto to partner with us having minimal experience with childcare. One of the banks that we were talking to had an agent that suggested we look for a franchise with a successful business plan to bridge the gap of our lack of experience. We found that with MKU. In hindsight we could have created a cocktail of failures in trying to start our own school. As the time went on we became thankful for unanswered prayers, and even more thankful that we had a resource in MKU to bridge the gap of our limited knowledge. MKU helped us in finding an outstanding location, negotiating a lease, a tried and true process, and a vendor relationship base that was turnkey. We’re very proud to be an extension of the franchise that will undoubtedly become a wholesale brand in the world of Montessori teaching. Our tenure is short, but the impact that we’ve been blessed to pass on to our community is beyond explanation. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future of our franchise relationship with MKU, and look forward to a long lasting partnership.”
SCOTT & CHRISTIN BENDER - MKU WEATHERFORD
“My wife and I were both working long hours at our jobs while raising our infant and two year old daughters. We rarely saw each other and were basically living paycheck to paycheck. It was almost time to start our daughters in preschool so we began researching local schools and found that tuition rates were more than our mortgage and most of the schools we visited didn’t even offer the quality of education we were looking for. It was time for a career change. We started looking into childcare franchises and found Montessori Kids Universe. As a former Montessori preschool student, I knew the Montessori name and the quality of education that it provided. We met with MKU Franchising shortly thereafter and found that it was exactly what we were looking for. We committed to MKU and with their help we found our location, built our business plan and obtained funding with ease. We are so thankful to all of our staff and teachers dedication to their jobs and the families that call MKU Homewood their school and home. We look forward to a very bright future and are so blessed to be a part of the MKU family!”
JASON & KIMBERLY MCDOUGALLMKU HOMEWOOD
“After staying home and raising our children for 7 years, Jordan was ready to re-enter the workforce. We began seeking quality childcare for our children and were faced with the stark reality of the childcare crisis in our community. Brad had also been toiling away at high stress career in Agriculture for several years and was looking for a change that was more family friendly. After months of weighing our options, we decided WE were going to do something about it. Due to our lack of experience, we began researching childcare franchises. After talking to various companies, MKU was the obvious choice. It is truly a family run company that provides top notch support and expertise. Through funding, design, licensing, hiring, and opening they were right alongside of us every step of the way. Taking a chance on ourselves and on MKU was the best decision we have ever made for the security and freedom of our family! For anyone looking for a career change or just looking to start something special for their community, we can’t recommend Montessori Kids Universe enough!”
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