Kumon Tops Education Category for 21st Straight Year

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Kumon North America is starting 2022 off right, ranking No. 1 in the education category and No. 6 overall on Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise ®. It’s our 21st consecutive year leading the education category, and our second consecutive year in the list’s Top 10.

Kumon’s consistently high rankings are testament to our ongoing commitment to Kumon Instructors and helping them succeed. Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500 ranking is based on data that demonstrates Kumon’s low cost, growth throughout the franchise system, the strong corporate support provided to our franchise owners, the strength of the brand and the company’s financial strength and stability. The ranking is considered a valuable tool for prospective franchisees who are weighing franchise opportunities.

“We are proud that our established systems, affordable investment and best-in-class training and support programs have once again earned Kumon recognition as the industry leader,” says Mike Shim, senior vice president of field and operations for Kumon North America. “Kumon’s proven business model gives hundreds of new franchisees in the U.S. and Canada the confidence to take the leap and start their own business every year. Franchise candidates who decide to become Kumon Instructors can not only make a meaningful change in their own lives but also make a difference in the lives of children in their communities.”

Among the many reasons that Kumon earns high praise in the franchise rankings are:

Kumon is affordable. Kumon is No. 1 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000 list. At just $2,000, Kumon has an extremely low franchise fee as well as low startup costs. The investment starts at less than $65,000 and Kumon contributes $14,000 in incentives for Canadian franchises.

Kumon has a proven model. Kumon Instructors have been able to build profitable businesses while also making a difference in the lives of children for more than 60 years. Unlike most education franchises, Kumon is not tutoring. Instead, Kumon offers both math and reading enrichment that helps kids excel.

Kumon is growing. The brand is No. 8 on Entrepreneur’s Top Global Franchises list and No. 55 on the magazine’s list of Fastest-Growing Franchises in the U.S. and Canada.

2022 is an ideal time to invest in a Kumon Franchise. With the pandemic causing a lasting disruption in schools, parents are more concerned than ever with giving their children every advantage academically. Concerned parents are likely to gravitate toward Kumon, which is renowned worldwide for helping students excel in both math and reading.

Kumon’s affordable cost, extensive training and support programs and positioning as the top-ranked education franchise make it a strong investment for someone who wants to own a profitable business and make a lasting, positive impact on children in their community. To learn more about the Kumon franchise opportunity and whether it is right for you, register now to join one of our free webinars