Kumon Seeks Houston Franchise Candidates

Registration for April 15th Franchise Seminar Opens to the Public

HOUSTON --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kumon, the world's largest after-school math and reading enrichment company, seeks candidates to join its fast-growing franchise system of 45 centers in Houston which grew by 12 percent last year. Candidates who register for the April 15th franchise seminar in Houston are eligible for up to $27,500 in business incentives.

"Our small business owners find the education industry financially and personally rewarding," said Dawn Bledsoe, Houston branch manager. "Our franchisees are passionate about education and helping students excel through our ability-based learning."

Since 2000, Kumon has doubled the number of Houston franchises, and achieved a record-breaking enrollment of 14,000 students in Houston. The company is scheduled to open an additional 14 centers this year and has 34 new franchise opportunities in the Greater Houston area including Kingwood, Humble and Houston.

"Owning a Kumon center gives me the flexibility to build my own business, while still being actively involved in raising my children," said Baytown Kumon owner, Julie Gaines whose center has grown by 10 percent in the past month.

The tutoring industry weathered the recession and is thriving as more families invest in education. According to the Education Industry Association, the tutoring business grew by five percent last year. Kumon North America exceeded industry norms surpassing a milestone of 300,000 enrolled students last month, capping a 12 percent annual growth.

Kumon is an ideal opportunity for educators looking to work with students individually in an ability-based learning program, corporate executives seeking more satisfying work contributing to their community, and stay-at-home parents who are ready to return to the workforce in a rewarding career that offers flexibility.

With more than 53 years of experience working to maximize the potential of children, the Kumon Franchise system offers stability and a time-tested model for success. The $2,000 franchise and materials fee is the lowest in the industry. The initial investment to open a center ranges from $67,763 to $145,320. Franchisees must have a four-year college degree and be proficient in math and reading. Interested candidates can prequalify to attend a Kumon Franchise Seminar by demonstrating proof of $70,000 in liquid capital and $150,000 in net worth. Visit: www.kumonfranchise.com to learn more.

About the Kumon Franchise Business:

Kumon is an ideal small business opportunity for professionals who want to help children from preschool to high school unlock their potential so they can achieve more on their own. The Kumon Method is an individualized, ability-based math and reading program. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading and have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has 1,330 centers in the United States, and is the world's largest after school education company with 26,000 centers in 46 countries with more than 4 million students studying worldwide. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, N.J. To learn more about Kumon, visit us at www.facebook.com/kumon, or follow us at www.twitter.com/KumonNAmerica.

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