Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Kumon No. 1 Education Franchise for the 11th Consecutive Year

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment company, earned the No. 1 tutoring ranking by Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Franchise 500 issue for the 11th consecutive year. The company exceeded industry expectations, with North American operations growing by 13 percent in the past year and surpassing an enrollment milestone of 336,000 students, with 57,000 of those students studying in Canada.

“It’s a great honour to be recognized as the top tutoring service franchise for the 11th year in a row,” said Lisa Kaul, President of Kumon Canada. “Kumon represents a business opportunity that not only provides our franchisees with a livelihood, but also allows them to make a difference in the lives of Canadian children. With over 300 centres across the country and growing, owning a Kumon Franchise has proven to be a truly rewarding experience for our franchise owners.”

Kumon continues to exceed recruitment records, as more candidates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and interest in education apply for a Kumon Franchise. Approximately 80 percent of new owners in Canada are initially customers, who experienced the benefits of the program as Kumon parents. Enrollment at franchise centres is also increasing across the country.

After 54 years of offering a time-tested learning method helping children reach their maximum potential, Kumon’s franchise system offers stability and a model for success. The initial investment to open a centre ranges from $61,170 to $152,040. To attend a Kumon Franchise Seminar, candidates must prequalify and demonstrate proof of $50,000 in liquid capital and $150,000 in net worth. Interested candidates are invited to visit www.kumonfranchise.ca or call 1.800.266.6681 to learn more about the opportunities.

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 university or college degree, be proficient in math and reading and have investment capital of $50,000 and a net worth of at least $100,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has 26,000 centres in 47 countries and regions, and is the world's largest after school education company, with more than four million students studying worldwide. Kumon Canada is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario. To learn more about franchise opportunities, candidates can visit www.kumonfranchise.ca or call 1-800-266-6681.