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Helen Doron celebrates 35 years of organic growth

Helen Doron celebrates 35 years of organic growth

The leading children’s education brand continues to attract investment from around the world.

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Since its founding by education specialist Helen Doron in 1985, the Helen Doron Educational Group has always placed great emphasis on propelling and rewarding the very best individuals within its franchise network.

Promotional opportunities across the brand’s global portfolio have enabled students to become teachers, teachers to become franchisees, and franchisees to become master developers for entire regions or countries.

It’s for this reason that Helen Doron has managed to achieve such organic, consistent growth. Exceptional word-of-mouth encourages existing members of the franchise network to elevate themselves into prominent positions; fulfilling the positive cycle of excellence that this educational leader prides itself on.

Read on to hear more from some of the brand’s figureheads on why Helen Doron Educational Group remains the perfect investment for education-focused entrepreneurship.

“We have really built a community of like-minded people who want to make significant changes in the world”


“Many of our parents love what their children are learning and decide to become franchisees, as they want to do something that’s worthwhile for themselves and their communities. It’s many people’s ideal to work in a business they are passionate about.

“I am often asked how I get so many wonderful people joining the network who are so enthusiastic about their careers, and my response is always: ‘Birds of a feather flock together’. We have really built a community of like-minded people who want to make significant changes in the world and of course, they want to make money doing what they like doing.

“This is why they join us. We have students who love learning with us, and their greatest dream is to become a Helen Doron teacher. We also advertise, but most of our growth on all levels is organic. Most teachers and franchisees come through knowing other people and recommendations from others. People love the methodology and the core values. It works and the children love it!”

“I love my career with Helen Doron, as I have a great team and I love working with such friendly, supportive, and positive people”


“My experience as a Helen Doron national franchisee began as a mother searching for the best English language program for my children while living in Budapest. After witnessing how positively my daughter and son reacted to the lessons, I immediately fell in love with the methodology and knew that becoming a Helen Doron franchisee myself was the next logical step in my career.

“Upon opening the first Helen Doron English location in Zagreb in 2009, the franchise quickly expanded to 30 centers across Croatia. Both Helen Doron teachers and parents have become successful franchisees over the last 12 years, which is a true testament to the quality of the franchise and one’s ability to grow within the Helen Doron network.”


“My wife did the Helen Doron Teacher Training Course and became a Helen Doron teacher. This is how I initially got into contact with Helen Doron English. I had been working for Siemens for years and wanted to be self-employed.

“I found that becoming a master franchisee for Helen Doron was the right thing to do, as it works and I brought quality education to the children in my community. I have now been a master franchisee for 21 years and I have never regretted this decision.”

Armin Ritschny, master franchisee for Southern Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg


“I found out about the network when an inspirational teacher trainer hosted me during my international group travels. I understood right away what a great opportunity this was and immediately took the teacher training course, taught by Helen Doron herself! In 1998, I became the very first Helen Doron Early English teacher in Serbia.

“As the network changed its franchise system, introducing the Learning Centre model, I became a Learning Centre franchisee. Since then, I have never doubted that my decision to become a Helen Doron master franchisee would lead me on the road to success. It all started in October 1998 with my training in Dusseldorf, and I became a master franchisee in 2005, and am currently national franchisee for Serbia.

“I love my career with Helen Doron, as I have a great team and I love working with such friendly, supportive, and positive people, both locally and around the world. It’s not just a business. We feel very connected, as we have formed our own community, and the parents feel that – they feel a team spirit amongst people who are devoted to teaching their children.

“I feel that all of the Helen Doron global community is an important part of my world, and just as I have created this type of environment in Serbia, I also receive a lot of ongoing support from the head office team and other franchisees around the world.”

Tatjana Petkovic, national franchisee for Serbia


“I have taught kids ages two to seven for five years, and middle and high school students for another five years. I have also taught kids and adults English as a Second Language here in Lithuania.

“A friend of Alina’s from Romania lived in Kaunas, Lithuania, for six months and she was looking for a Helen Doron English School here since her son attended in Sibiu, Romania.

She was very surprised there was no Helen Doron in our country and highly recommended everything about the program and gave us the idea to open the business here in Lithuania.

We then applied to Helen Doron through a Lithuanian national campaign run by the head office. We are thrilled to be the newest members of the community!”

Gytis and Alina Grigalaitis, the newest national franchisees for Lithuania


Established: 1985

Number of franchised outlets: Over 1,100

Locations of units: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam

Investment range: €150,000 - €250,000

Minimum required capital: €200,000


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