Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Kumon No. 1 Education Franchise for 13th Consecutive Year

TEANECK, N.J. - January 07, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading franchisor, is ranked as the number one tutoring franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 issue for the 13th year in a row. The company assisted more than 370,000 students this year in math and reading, an increase in student enrollment from 355,000 last year. Kumon plans to continue helping more children with the opening of new centers across the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2014.

"Kumon is extremely pleased to be ranked the number one tutoring franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the 13th consecutive year," states Vice President of Franchise Recruitment, Larry Lambert of Kumon North America. "Kumon is a proven franchise system that provides training and financial incentives for our franchisees. Our success is influenced by dedicated franchisees, many of which were Kumon parents who witnessed the program’s success first-hand and came to believe in the opportunity of owning a Kumon Franchise."

As the demand for supplemental education continues to rise, Kumon can be a lucrative business opportunity for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. Kumon’s franchisees work closely with students to help them improve their math and reading skills in the worksheet based program and have a belief that all children can reach their full potential. Franchisees contribute to their communities and feel a sense of personal satisfaction, knowing they make a difference in their students’ lives.

Kumon’s franchise system has been the model for success in the education industry for more than thirty years. The company also offers the lowest franchise and materials fee in the industry at only $2,000. Kumon has more than 2,000 center locations in North America, 1,500 of which are located in the United States, and services more than four million students in 48 countries.

Candidates interested in opening a Kumon Center are invited to visit www.kumonfranchise.com for more information.

About the Kumon Franchise Business

Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. The Kumon Method is an individualized, ability-based math and reading program for children of all ages and abilities. 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 26,000 centers in 48 countries and regions. With four millions students enrolled, it is the world's largest after-school math and reading enrichment program. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, N.J.

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Contact:

Kumon

Raymond Allende
C: 212-504-7231
rallende@kumon.com

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