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What sets us apart from other franchises?

National Year of Reading 2012 Franchise Business Council

Brand awareness and reach

With over 4 million students studying with Kumon in 50 countries and regions worldwide, the power of the Kumon brand is self-evident. Within Australia, we have had consecutive annual growth since 2008. We are present in every capital city; have been featured in various media, including national news broadcasts and every daily metropolitan newspaper; and have been involved in significant national partnerships. Being a Kumon franchisee means being part of an established market leader in the field of education.

Our franchisees do not have to purchase their product

While owners of many other franchises are required to pay for their stock, our product (the Kumon worksheets) is provided to franchisees free of cost. This includes shipping for up to two orders every month. Never having to purchase your product or pay for delivery means that you will always have the required materials you need to run your business.

A close, supportive relationship with the company

You'll always feel supported as a Kumon franchisee. At Kumon, we believe that the strength of our connection to each other is central to our strength as a company and brand. We have established a strong system of support and networking, in which you will have a staff member, and sometimes a team dedicated to supporting the development of your business. We provide frequent structured opportunities to bring our franchisees together for learning opportunities and to support each other in growing their Kumon Education Centres.

Our franchisees are the owner-operators of their business

As a Kumon franchisee, you will have the opportunity to experience the personal rewards of your students' progress and achievements, as well as the growth of your Kumon Education Centre, from your hands-on work. Kumon franchisees are not just investors; they are passionate professionals who personally oversee the operation of their business, giving a high level of personal service to families.

Low start-up cost and overheads

The franchise fee to open a new Kumon Education Centre is only $1000, much lower than other franchises. With your product supplied to you free of cost, and free freight included for up to two orders a month, your most significant costs to consider will be limited to rent, staff wages, and marketing in your local community.

A dedication to ongoing learning

Learning from children is a distinguishing feature and tradition of Kumon. Just as we believe our students have boundless potential, we believe that we ourselves are full of the potential to develop our programmes and instruction to be even better. We are always reflecting on our work, learning from our experiences with students, and asking ourselves how we can improve so that our children can benefit even more from the Kumon Method. This dedication to ongoing learning ensures that your work remains dynamic and challenging throughout your Kumon career.

Vijaya talks about her professional development with Kumon