• General Questions
SkillSet is a leading education company that is specialized in language training. We have both online and offline learning centers. Our goal is to allow everyone to achieve their personal and professional goals by learning a foreign language.
SkillSet is for everyone. Our main clients are people aged between 18 to 40 who want to learn a new language for business or pleasure. We also welcome children and teenagers who want to improve their performance at school and prepare for college.
|Unique Format||Education and entertainment||Education only|
|Availability||Both online and offline||Usually just offline|
|Convenient Schedule||Classes are available any time - morning, afternoon and night||Usually only night classes|
|Access to Classes||Unlimited - no restriction on the number of classes||Limited - usually twice a week|
|Native Speakers||The best certified teachers, including native speakers||Less qualified teachers and rarely native speakers|
|Guaranteed Results||Clients can retake their course free of charge||Clients have to pay if they want to retake their course|
|Cost||Starts at $40 a month for online courses and at $70 a month for traditional offline courses||Usually no online courses and traditional offline courses start at $150 a month|
|Year||Number of Units
|Number of Clients (Students)|
Licensing is a term used to describe the relationship between the licensor (owner of the rights to a set of intellectual property, trademark and know-how) and the licensee, who wants to use a proven business model to make a profit.
We make license agreements for the USA, Canada, and Latin American, European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
SkillSet offers the opportunity to choose whether to open a traditional offline unit at a specific property or an online unit.
SkillSet works just like a fitness center or gym, but for your brain! You can attend any classes anytime with any teacher. It’s as simple as that! Our classes are fun and addictive, so you will want to come back again and again!
For offline units, the licensee determines the cost of tuition
independently. In some cases, we reserve our right to determine the cost
of tuition for specific programs in the interests of advertising.
For online units, prices are determined by the licensor.
There is a one-time licensing fee of $15,000. The fee is the same for online and offline units. The term of the agreement is 5 years, renewable with no additional fees. Royalties are 7% of gross sales (minus sales tax) paid every month.
|Offline Unit||Online Unit|
(first month's rent and deposit)
|Purchasing of Equipment||$12,000||$1,000|
|Legal and Accounting||$1,500||$1,500|
|Salaries and other services
(first two months)
|Set-up Time before launch||2 months||1 month|
|Estimated Total||from $50,500||from $22,500|
|Gross Sales per month
in some existing units
|Upward of $60,000||Upward of $20,000|
You should have good Math and English skills, a clean criminal record and be willing to follow the corporate standards. An offline unit must be run by the owner on site; an online unit can be run from home. Financial requirements - net worth: $60,000, liquid сash available: $25,000. Absentee ownership is not allowed.
Every licensee undergoes a training course in managing a SkillSet unit. The course consists of theoretical and practical classes. We provide each licensee with a personal manager to help with the unit’s operation. We will help you find native teachers (and bring them to your location if needed), interview them and teach you how to do the same on your own. We will also offer you academic support by monitoring classes and assessing client feedback.
Yes, we do. All SkillSet units operate under a single marketing plan. We also offer consulting in carrying out local advertising free of charge.
On average, a return on investment will come in 12 months. The main condition to receive a fast return on investment is compliance with SkillSet standards and regulations.
We do not assist in receiving loans or make out business plans. However, we are ready to consult you regarding calculations of your unit’s profitability, and will willingly provide a certain amount of statistics from our other units.
All commercial risks linked to the unit’s performance are the licensee’s responsibility. Despite the large amount of support that SkillSet offers, we cannot regulate the performance of the licensee’s hired personnel on site. However, it is the quality of the personnel’s performance that will determine client satisfaction and renewed tuition.
• Offline unit
Your property should have an area of approximately 60-100 m2 and be located in a shopping mall, business center or separate office space. It should have an office layout (or the ability to change the layout for classrooms), a ventilation system and air conditioning and/or heating. It should be easily reachable by public transport.
Our specialists make a SkillSet design plan for each licensing unit free of charge.
• Online unit
An online SkillSet unit is just like a traditional learning center: you hire your own teachers, sell class subscriptions and oversee quality. The only difference is that all the workflow takes place online on the SkillSet learning platform.
Online client interaction takes place entirely on the SkillSet learning platform, so there is no need for you to make your own website.
Yes, you can work from home. This is the main advantage of an online unit for you, your teachers and your clients.