Entrepreneur; Why These Garment Industry Vets Left Their Business to Become Early-Education Franchisees
Entrepreneur; Why These Garment Industry Vets Left Their Business to Become Early-Education Franchisees

Fifteen years since opening their first center in New Jersey, Lightbridge Academy's Raj and Veenu Parkash reflect on their journey with the early education child care franchise.

When Raj and Veenu Parkash first enrolled their daughter in Lightbridge Academy, they never thought that it would lead to their next business venture. As was recently reported in Entrepreneur Magazine, the couple was inspired to open up their own Lightbridge Academy location after they were both trapped in New York City after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and couldn't get to their daughter.

They decided to look for a business ownership opportunity that would allow them to work closer to home and found it with Lightbridge Academy. Fifteen years after opening their first center, the husband and wife team are thriving as multi-unit business owners.

"We are the only business that sees its customers twice a day, five times a week," Raj Parkash told Entrepreneur. "When parents leave their children - their most prized possessions - with you, they have to trust you. That bond is so important, and a lot of our families stay with us for eight to 10 years as their children age. When you're there for your customers through thick and thin, they tell their family and friends."

Read the full article here.

FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP