Less control over educators: You can’t tell franchisees what to do the way you can with employees. Franchisees are independent units. Moreover, they have different goals from yours, which can easily conflict and lead to dilution of quality
A weaker core community: It’s more challenging to get franchisees as opposed to company employees to work together. All our branches collaborate with each other and work as a team. Same holds true for the parent community as well. Whereas franchises under the same brand name usually compete with each other.
Innovation challenges: It’s a lot harder to innovate with franchising than with owning your own outlets. With franchising, if you come up with a new idea, you have to negotiate with your franchisees to get them to accept the new product or whatever innovation you want to introduce, instead of just putting the original idea in place on your own.
Poor Infrastructure and Team leaders: Franchise schools are usually operated in the home of franchisee owners; it’s more or less a make-shift school within the drawing-room. The team leaders may not be qualified professionals. The JB school is operating in large independent premises explicitly dedicated to the school, and our teachers are highly skilled.