Thinking of Leaving Teaching?

What Else Can You Do? – Franchises

As of May 2024, around 210 ex-teachers have shared their stories of leaving teaching with me and I have collated these on the Success Stories section of this website. Some of these set up their own businesses and now offer franchises in a variety of areas.

Logos of Franchises

Franchises are business opportunities that allows someone (known as the franchisee) to start a business by using the expertise, ideas, and processes of someone else (the franchisor). Franchises have business models that have been tested and have already proven themselves to be effective and so this increases your chances of success. Because of their history of proven success, taking on a franchise is a lower risk way of going self-employed.

Further Information

The Reading Doctor

Deborah Salsbury on front cover of Franchise World
Ex-primary school teacher, Deborah Salsbury

Ex-primary school teacher, Deborah Salsbury, left teaching to set up her own tutoring franchise, The Reading Doctor, and appeared on the front cover of Franchise World in March 2020. In the following podcast, she talks about how she built her franchised business using her passion and relentless drive to ensure reading success for all.

If you’re thinking of leaving teaching then the Thinking of Leaving Teaching Group might be a good place to get some ideas. It is a safe place for people to ask for help and advice, discuss topics and share opinions about jobs you can do if you leave teaching.

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