Will 2023 be your year?
Staring down a new year on the calendar tends to make people evaluate the past year and consider where they want to be next year at this time. If you’ve been dreaming of owning your own business and considering opening your own Kumon Centre, there’s no time like the present to take action.
If you sign with Kumon by the end of this year, you could be in your own centre and building your enrollment by the time school lets out for summer. What are you waiting for?
Kumon is among the most affordable franchises. Earlier this year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Kumon No. 1 on its Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000 for the third consecutive time. Entrepreneur’s low-cost ranking is based on the quality of the franchise as well as startup costs.
The quality is unparalleled. For the 21st consecutive year, Kumon topped the magazine’s education category and ranked 6th overall on the prestigious Franchise 500 ranking.
Kumon’s startup costs range from $59,884 to $153,878, depending on location, and includes the $2,000 franchise fee. In Canada, Kumon offers up to $14,000 in incentives to cover some of the costs for a new Kumon Centre.
If you are hesitating because you aren’t sure of your business acumen or your ability to teach, be assured that Kumon has an excellent, extensive training program. Whether you are a teacher who’s never run your own business or an engineer who’s never taught someone to read, if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to make a difference in the lives of children, we will train you on every facet of our proven business plan.
Also, we won’t just train you and then abandon you. Our field consultants help you get your business off the ground and check in periodically to help you stay on track. We have robust ongoing training, annual conferences and a supportive system of experienced instructors that help each other when issues arise. There will always be someone available to help answer your questions.
Because you are part of a global franchise system, you’ll start your business with established systems and processes that work. You will come in with a call centre ready to handle leads generated by our national marketing efforts. You will be connected with our local marketing vendor to help you find families interested in Kumon right away – and $2,000 will be spent on your behalf to kick-start your new centre’s enrollment efforts.
Finally, because Kumon offers enrichment programming rather than tutoring, student enrollment doesn’t fluctuate like it does in tutoring centres. Parents sign kids up for tutoring so they can pass a big test, and after they pass, kids tend to drop out. Kumon’s business model promotes steady enrollment and therefore, steady revenue.
If there’s one thing you do not have to worry about in launching your own centre, it’s the brand and its reputation. Kumon was founded in 1958 by a Japanese teacher, Toru Kumon, who created worksheets to help his second-grader practice math basics. Those worksheets became the prototype of the Kumon Method.
Today, Kumon Centres offer education enrichment in both reading and math. Students visit the centre twice per week and practice at home for 30 minutes per day, per subject, on other days.
That formula has been so successful that Kumon has grown to include 500 centres in Canada and more than 26,000 around the world. This year, Kumon North America launched a new creative campaign that leans into that tradition of practice with the tagline, practice makes possibilities.
Kumon’s low cost, proven program and strong reputation allow entrepreneurs to build a profitable business that also makes a difference in the lives of children. Don’t wait! Act now to ensure that 2023 is the year you’ve been dreaming of.