Kumon Franchise Expands in South Carolina

World's Largest After-School Program Seeks Entrepreneurs to Open Centers in Columbia, Charleston and Greenville

TEANECK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kumon, the world's largest after-school enrichment program, launched aggressive expansion plans to meet South Carolina's growing demand for supplemental education services. The company is opening four new centers before the end of the year in Lexington, Taylors, Aiken and Myrtle Beach. Kumon is offering attractive business incentives to new franchisees who want to open in the following fast-growing markets:

"Columbia, Charleston and Greenville are markets where parents place a high priority on their children's academic success, and we have choice openings to fill to meet this demand."

  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Greenville, South Carolina

"We're recruiting candidates with an entrepreneurial drive and desire to work in the rewarding field of education," said Joseph Nativo, chief financial officer, Kumon North America. "We offer business incentives up to $27,500 and quality-of-life flexibility. Our $2,000 franchise and materials fee is the lowest in the industry."

The tutoring business is growing at a rate of more than five percent a year according to the Education Industry Association, making it a viable business for entrepreneurs seeking personal, professional and financial satisfaction. Kumon franchise openings increased by 80 percent this year, adding to its current 1,334 franchise community in the United States.

"Despite the economic slowdown, parents continue to invest in their children's education," said William Helmstadter, franchise developer of Kumon North America. "Columbia, Charleston and Greenville are markets where parents place a high priority on their children's academic success, and we have choice openings to fill to meet this demand."

Supplemental education continues to be the fastest-growing franchise industry, and Entrepreneur magazine's annual Top 500 ranking of franchises ranked Kumon as the No. 1 franchise in the United States for the ninth consecutive year. The ranking is considered the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of franchise success. Forbes recently ranked Kumon No. 3 in the "Top Franchises For the Money."

To open in a center in South Carolina contact William Helmstadter at 703-506-0701. Entrepreneurial-driven individuals seeking a rewarding opportunity working with children in their local community can also submit applications online at www.kumonfranchise.com.

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 1,334 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 four million students studying worldwide. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, N.J. www.kumon.com

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