|An after-school educational program business opportunity specializing in math and reading.|
Kumon North America, Inc.
Founded: 1954 in Japan by Toru Kumon
Franchising Since: 1958
Headquarters: Teaneck, N.J.
Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading academic enrichment program. Kumon unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. It allows students of all ages and abilities to build the skills necessary to have a richer, more successful educational experience. It is also a place where children are motivated to achieve more by gaining a sense of accomplishment that fosters further achievement, driving them to perform at their highest potential.
Kumon is a worldwide company with locations in more than 47 countries. In North America alone, there are more than 2,000 locations. Kumon Centers are individually owned and operated.
Qualifications for a Kumon Franchisee:
If you enjoy working with children and have some prior business experience, that’s a very good start. Kumon Franchisee candidates must meet the following qualifications to be considered for a franchise opportunity:
Kumon trains qualified franchisees in the Kumon Curriculum and the Kumon Learning Method as well as in business strategies for owning and operating a Kumon Center. Kumon Center owners also take part in our continuing education programs.
A franchisee will take part in a startup training program. This training program takes place at Kumon University in Teaneck, N.J., over a six- to eight-week period.
Through Kumon branch offices, our staff takes an active role in supporting franchisees in both the administration of programs and center growth and development. Student materials are continually reviewed, updated and supplied to our centers. Both internal communications and customer communications are produced and disseminated regularly. Continuing training, meetings and seminars are widely attended by Kumon Franchisees. In addition, Kumon North America provides national and local marketing and franchisee support programs.
A Kumon Franchisee enjoys:
Depending on where you plan to set up your business, the range for a Kumon Franchise is $67,763 to $145,320 for the initial investment. It is recommended that the retail location of the center be at least 1,200 useable square feet. The minimum lease term is three years. You’ll find that Kumon has a much lower startup cost than other supplemental learning franchises.
Kumon’s Core Beliefs: