In April 2006, Pramod and Ravinder Gaud and Neeraj and Bala Sahejpal opened their Kiddie Academy franchise at 521 West Capital Expressway, San Jose, California.
Even though the Kiddie Academy brand was new to the area, the Gauds and Sahejpals set themselves apart from local competitors. They were able to succeed in building bonds in the community. The Sahejpals acquired another academy located at 205 E. Middlefield Road in Mountain View, California thanks to the success of the first location. Read this article to find out more about this fascinating partnership and the successes and challenges they faced while running a Kiddie Academy child care facility.
Kiddie Academy Case Study – Gauds and Sahejpals
Ravinder began looking at the opportunity to use her background in early childhood education to start her own child care business. Once she and her husband, Pramod made the decision to explore franchising instead of a home-based-independent business, they stumbled upon Kiddie Academy. Ravinder and Pramod decided to ask their friends, Bala and Neeraj to join their business venture. Nerraj’s background in business and marketing allowed him to recognize a good business venture when he saw one. Bala was expecting the couple’s second child and she was excited about the chance for her kids to be able to benefit from a quality child care.
The Sahejpals and Gauds are continuing to build momentum at both locations. They are focusing on community outreach projects, emerging trends in technology, and staff development. They facilitate several fundraising activities to support local causes. They’ve also opened a computer lab with eight computers. Plans are in the works to add academies in the San Jose areas since enrollment is growing at both academies.
The biggest challenges facing the Gauds and Sahejpals is establishing themselves where no other Kiddie Academy locations exist. The people in their area have no idea how good Kiddie Academy is so they have to work extra hard to get the word out. They have to let people know how an educational based facility is better than what they have been used to. They also have to learn how to balance daily activities with the responsibilities that come with running a business. Despite these challenges, the couples perseverance and determination have paid off in higher enrollments.
Thanks to the couples’ dedication, they have enjoyed continued enrollment. Their determination has also earned them an established presence in the community. The safety features and exceptional curriculum offered at Kiddie Academy continually impress parents. The Sahejpals and Gauds find satisfaction in seeing their children attend the academy they own and operate. An important goal for the Gauds and Sahejpals is to create an academy that can be a home away from home for themselves and their Kiddie Academy families.
If you are concerned because Kiddie Academy is a relatively unknown brand in your area, do not be. These couples have proven that you can run a successful Kiddie Academy franchise even if no one has heard of Kiddie Academy before. You just have to be determined and dedicated to success. You have to spend time training your staff and providing meaningful community events.
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