Can I own a Kumon franchise but employ someone else to manage it?
No, Kumon franchisees must be owner-operators. This is because it is critical to the success of your franchise that you remain directly involved in its day-to-day operations. While franchisees can hire staff to assist them, you must be the 'face' of the Kumon centre for your existing students and parents, and prospective customers. Therefore, if you want to be an absentee owner, a Kumon Franchise is not for you.
But, if you want to be an owner-operator of an exciting hub for children's learning, please feel welcome to register for an Information Meeting.
How many Kumon franchises can I own?
New Kumon franchisees are only approved to own one franchise.
Can my business partner and I operate the business together?
Yes, but please be aware the Franchise Agreement is only between Kumon Australia and New Zealand as the franchisor, and one approved candidate as the franchisee. You are welcome to hire your business partner as a staff member within your franchise and they can be the second person in charge for your centre.
Can I work in another job while operating a Kumon centre?
Applicants who plan to operate a Kumon centre while maintaining their casual, part-time or full-time commitment at another company will not be considered.
Can I choose a location that is not listed on the website?
You are welcome to suggest a location that you feel can support a viable and successful Kumon centre. We consider numerous criteria and factors when selecting new locations. However, please note that Kumon must approve all franchise locations and the final decision rests with the franchisor.
How long is the recruitment process?
For a successful applicant, the recruitment process may take 8 to 16 weeks. This is from the time that you join our Information Meeting, to opening your new Kumon franchise.
I am interested in purchasing an existing Kumon franchise that is for sale. Can I have access to its profit and loss statement?
The profit and loss documents for franchise sales will be provided to candidates after their final interview. The first step is for candidates to register for an Information Meeting.
How much will it cost me to set up a Kumon franchise?
Costs for franchise set up can range from $5,000 to approximately $30,000. For an existing Kumon franchise, there may be an additional purchase price. For more information, please refer to: https://www.kumoninstructors.com.au/Franchise/Key-Costs
What is the average tenure of a Kumon franchisee?
The average length of stay in Australia is 13 years and 8 months. In New Zealand it is 10 years.
Can I operate another business out of the Kumon franchise venue?
No, for the entire duration of the lease, the venue must be used at all times for the exclusive operation of a Kumon franchise. If the venue is owned by the franchisee, the space must be used solely to operate a Kumon franchise.
Will I receive an exclusive territory?
No, while postcode/suburb boundaries should be maintained wherever for ease of centre identification, the allocation of a general area in which a new Kumon centre may be established is not a grant of an exclusive marketing territory.
Will Kumon help me find a suitable venue for my Kumon franchise?
Yes. The location of your franchise is paramount to your business success. We will assist you to locate your venue. If you choose to open in a commercial premises, we will provide you with generous fit-out and rental subsidies.