Kumon

The Kumon franchise was founded and began franchising in 1958. The company's franchise owners operate an after-school center that provides math and reading programs using the Kumon Method of learning. Typically, students are given the opportunity to attend Kumon centers twice each week throughout the year for about 20-30 minutes per subject and complete daily assignments at home on non-center days. The company offers 20 different math levels, as well as 27 different reading levels covering material ranging from pre-school to high school levels. Those who are looking to work with the company are investing in a nationally recognized top Franchise according to Entrepreneur. 

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Kumon Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

A child's education is one of the most critical aspects of their upbringing. Tutoring centers and educational franchises are lucrative because parents are always looking to find their kids the help that they need to get the academic edge they need to succeed. This is where the Kumon franchise comes in. Founded in 1958 in Japan, it all started when Toru Kumon wanted his young son, Takeshi, to develop a love for learning and be thoroughly prepared for rigorous high school and college entrance exams in his future. The key to this form of learning is to give short, incremental assignments to complete, allowing students to master each concept completely before learning a new skill. This form of learning has become the franchise's claim to fame, expanding it to more than 26,300 locations globally. Typically, students are given the opportunity to attend Kumon centers twice each week throughout the year for about 20-30 minutes per subject and complete daily assignments at home on non-center days. The company offers 20 different math levels, as well as 27 different reading levels covering material ranging from pre-school to high school levels. The pandemic has been rough on the franchise. For example, the franchise never offered virtual classes before the COVID-19 pandemic. The franchise kept up with the times and began training its franchise owners to teacher their instructors on how to use Zoom. The mark of a good franchise is being adaptable to difficult times and making the necessary changes. Those looking to work with the franchise will be provided with the best support and training in the business. Prospective franchise owners also don't have to be educators to invest in this math and reading centered learning center.

Company Details

Founded: 1958
First franchise: 1958
Canada: Yes
International: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Kumon

In terms of support and training, the franchise owner can expect six days of initial training where franchisees are taught about the basics of what the Kumon program entails, how to run a Kumon center and how you can grow your business as a franchisee. The training and support will continue after the center is up and running. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Kumon Franchise.

What does a Kumon Franchise Cost?

Kumon franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Investment range: $64,458—$139,890
Training Kit* $1,000
Franchise Fee $2,000
Materials Purchase $1,000
Recommended Reading List $2,600  
Laptop for Kumon Center $500-$2K

Is Kumon a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Kumon is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Kumon a Home Based franchise?

No. Kumon is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Kumon Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Kumon franchisees make. Kumon offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Kumon Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Kumon franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Kumon Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Kumon franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Education, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

Kumon Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Kumon franchises for sale. We may have Kumon franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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