FAQ

What is the market for this type of education?

Abacus education is a very large and growing industry. It is a 2000 year old system so it is proven and robust. It is generally accepted that the Eastern countries outperform the Western countries in maths. Early childhood education and the Abacus is the secret.

Why is A⁺Students expanding?

With the success achieved A⁺ would like to share its Methodology and Intellectual Property (IP) assisting with the advancement and quality of Maths education worldwide. We are also a business and profit is still the ultimate aim. Our strategy is to achieve growth through international expansion by providing profitable business opportunities with a high Return on Investment (ROI)

What are the contract terms?

Contracts are for a 10 year period with the option to renew for a further 10 years.

Will the IP, Copy Rights and Trade Marks be protected?

Yes. A+Students Head Office will hold the rights and ensure protection and exclusive use to the Master
Franchisee.

What is the cost of a Master Franchise or Multi Unit operation?

The Franchise Fee is determined by analysis of the specific country/region or area in terms of population,GDP and potential number of branches which can be opened. Costs are discussed on an individual basisaccording to requirements.

What is included in a Master Franchise deal?

A variety of items and services are included in a Master Franchise including:-
• Exclusive and protected rights to the area/region or country
• Visits to the country by A+Students Head Office to assess, analyse and advise on the market and the
opening of the first branch.
• Comprehensive training to the Master Franchisee on how to open and operate the first branch as well
as the franchise as a whole.
• Complete branded and shop fitted first branch including opening stock. The first branch will be used
to showcase the franchise and business by the Master Franchisee to sell further franchises.
• Training for the Master and its nominated staff in terms of courses materials, products and presenting/
teaching the A+ methodology.
• Full training to the Master’s trainers so that they can train franchisees and staff in the region.
• Full use of the A+ Trade Marks, Copy Right course material, Marketing know-how and Intellectual
Property.
• Assistance with Marketing and getting the first branch up and running.
• Dedicated support systems such as the A+Students custom built student management IT program

What is included in a Master Franchise deal?

A variety of items and services are included in a Master Franchise including:-
• Exclusive and protected rights to the area/region or country
• Visits to the country by A+Students Head Office to assess, analyze and advise on the market and the
opening of the first branch.
• Comprehensive training to the Master Franchisee on how to open and operate the first branch as well as the franchise as a whole.
• Complete branded and shop fitted first branch including opening stock. The first branch will be used
to showcase the franchise and business by the Master Franchisee to sell further franchises.
• Training for the Master and its nominated staff in terms of courses materials, products and presenting/
teaching the A+ methodology.
• Full training to the Master’s trainers so that they can train franchisees and staff in the region.
• Full use of the A+ Trade Marks, Copy Right course material, Marketing know-how and Intellectual
Property.
• Assistance with Marketing and getting the first branch up and running.
• Dedicated support systems such as the A+Students custom built student management IT program

How does the Master Franchise earn its income?

• Through income from the first branch.
• Through selling franchises and earning the franchise fee.
• On-going royalties from its franchised network.
• Supply of stock and materials to its franchised network.

What are the royalties charged to the franchisees?

A+Students charges its franchisee a royalty of 25% based on the number of students taught.

Are there any other costs for the Master or Multi Unit Franchisee?

Yes. A percentage of the franchise fees for all franchises sold and a percentage of the royalties earned arealso payable to the A+Students Head Office.

Does the Master Franchisee need to be an Educator or Teacher?

NO. It would be beneficial but it is not a requirement as full training is given. A+ Head Office has asophisticated and highly developed set of tools and has perfected the methodology for operating thebusiness and training its people enabling them to teach the enrolled students.

What is the R.O.I?

R.O.I. is dependent on the number of franchises sold and the number of students each individualfranchise enrols. It is also dependant on the effort put in by the Master Franchisee.The model is sound and very profitable both for the Master Franchisee and its Franchisees.No major additional investment is required for stock as orders are done on a needs basis and the stockdoes not get old or expire.As with any business venture, risks are involved but these are minimized by the effort of the operatorand ensuring the business and Franchisor has a sound track record and also that there is a market for itsproducts and growth potential in the envisaged country.

The first branch in Australia will be opening early 2O2O