Since you are going to venture into an enterprise that serves a higher social and economic
purpose—education—ensuring the sustainability of your venture becomes all the more important.
Here are six ways to plan for growth:
1. Find a home that is capable of housing your “growing family.”
Find a property that is not only safe but also has room for expansion. You may start with one or two buildings on the property, and then add a few more as your student population grows.
2. Look for qualified people, especially teaching personnel, who can work with you not just for a few years, but for many years to come.
As your enterprise grows, strive that your personnel grow professionally as well; professional enhancement of your teaching personnel will give your school increased respect within the teaching and educational community.
3. Join school associations, whether in the public or private sector.
Networking is good not only for sales—being exposed to industry developments and knowing its key
personalities can open doors for your enterprise.
4. Let real estate developers know that you are building a school in the areas they are developing.
The presence of nearby schools increases the value of the land, and attracts homeowners, particularly those with young children, to move and build their homes in the area.
5. Create a professional website for your school.
Today’s parents are as Internet-savvy as their children.
6. Keep your school property environmentally sustainable.
This will help not only in the environmental education of your students, but will ensure the existence of your school for many years to come.
Department of Education
DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City 1600
(02) 633-7228; (02) 634-1925
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
East Service Road, South Superhighway,
Taguig City 1631
(02) 887-7777; (02) 817-4076
Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC Building, EDSA, Greenhills,
Mandaluyong City 1556