Why Pediatricians Make Great Entrepreneurs

Srikanth Podaralla

Here is a great example of why pediatricians make great entrepreneurs. While no two days were the same in Srikanth Podaralla's pediatric office, one of the constants in his practice was his passion and dedication to giving back to young people every day.

In searching for a new venture that would allow him to expand his service to the community, Podaralla explored the opportunity to become a Kumon Franchisee. As a father of two daughters who had vastly different learning abilities and who worked at different paces, the Kumon Math and Reading Program brought them both academic independence, stability and success. Today, Podaralla is happy to be instilling that same love for learning in local students at Kumon of San Angelo.

“I’m always looking to give back to my community in any way that I can, and Kumon is the perfect outlet for that,” said Podaralla. “As a pediatrician, I see many kids that I take care of here in San Angelo that suffer from academic challenges such as ADHD and dyslexia, and I’m excited to be able to offer them this opportunity to excel despite their learning disabilities.”

Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for giving back who are looking for their next step. Up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available to assist new instructors, along with an extensive network of support.

Kumon is a supplemental education program that aims to unlock students’ full potential by increasing academic independence, confidence and study skills. Through daily worksheet study, students enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level.

“Kumon’s successful 60-year track record gives me confidence that I will be able to further my positive impact here in San Angelo and the surrounding Concho Valley region,” said Podaralla. “Giving families more tools to educate their children will lead to academically successful and responsible citizens who will go on to make a meaningful and lasting impression, no matter where their future takes them.”