Sylvan Learning
#484

Initial Investment

LOW: $186,945
HIGH: $282,213

Change in Units

-12.5% -81 UNITS (1 Year)
-14.1% -91 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1979

Franchising Since

1980 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

1001 Fleet St. Baltimore, MD 21202

CEO

Jeff Cohen

Parent Company

Educate, Inc.

About Sylvan Learning

Based in Baltimore, Sylvan Learning Centers was founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1979 to provide personalized instructional services to students of all ages and skill levels. Sylvan has been franchising since 1980 and has learning centers in North America and Asia.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$186,945 - $282,213

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$75,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$48,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

8-9%

Ad Royalty Fee

Varies

Financing Options

Sylvan Learning has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives


10% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 39

Lowest Rank: 484

  • 2006 - 39
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: During opening

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Additional Training: At regional locations

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Number of employees required to run: 2 - 4

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Updated: October 15th, 2015

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