AN INSIDE LOOK AT A SUCCESSFUL CHILDCARE FRANCHISE
WHOLE INTERVIEW WITH Johnny Gao, Owner, CEO of Willowbrae Academy Bayview Village
Q: Why did you choose Willowbrae as a franchise?
A: “Willowbrae is a well established brand in the Canadian Childcare Industry. We trusted the experience, the expertise and the impact Willowbrae has in the Childcare industry. My partner and I do not have prior experience in the Childcare industry, working with Willowbrae is our best choice to run a childcare centre franchise. ”
Q:Do you feel you should have previous experience in the Childcare industry to become a Willowbrae franchisee?
A: “Not necessary but if you do have experience in the Childcare industry, it will help. ”
Q: Now that you are OPEN and running - how does the corporate team support your ongoing marketing efforts ?
A:"The corporate team provided me with a lot of marketing ideas and they helped to select the most effective marketing strategy for the ongoing campaigns. The corporate team also assisted me in designing marketing materials such as postcards, open house signs, and they run a powerful SEO and Facebook presence for our Academy."
Q: Anything else you'd like to share about the Willowbrae opportunity with potential franchisees?
A: "Overall, the corporate team is very supportive and responsive. "