Kumon Franchise Expands in the Midwest & Southern U.S. Regions

World’s Largest After-School Program Seeks Entrepreneurs to Open Centers in Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Minneapolis/St. Paul

TEANECK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kumon, the world’s largest after-school enrichment program, launched expansion plans to meet the Midwest and Southern U.S. region’s growing demand for supplemental education services. Opportunities for potential franchisees to open Kumon Centers have doubled in prime Midwest and Southern locations as a result of more parents seeking academic support. Kumon is offering attractive business incentives to new franchisees who want to open in the following fast-growing markets:

“In the last year, we tripled our center openings in Minneapolis to fill this demand and we’re still seeking qualified candidates”

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas

“We are recruiting candidates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help children develop a love of learning,” said Mino Tanabe, general manager of the central region for Kumon North America. “Supplemental education has proven to be an industry not shaken by the economy. It remains a top priority for parents who want to secure a successful future for their children.”

Kumon offers business incentives up to $27,500 and quality-of-life flexibility. The $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.

“In the last year, we tripled our center openings in Minneapolis to fill this demand and we’re still seeking qualified candidates,” said Joe Nativo, chief financial officer of Kumon North America.

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 tenth consecutive year. The ranking is considered the best and most comprehensive ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of franchise success. Forbes recently ranked Kumon No. 3 in the “Top Franchises For the Money.”

To inquire about opening a center in Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis: contact Sander Smiles at ssmiles@kumon.com/847-682-1814 or for openings in Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio, contact Marty Fish at mfish@kumon.com /1-800-972-6284. 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

Learn more: www.facebook.com/kumon or www.twitter.com/kumonNAmerica.com


Shaquanna Twitty



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