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Kumon Math and Reading Center of O’Fallon looking for potential buyer

Potentially hundreds of students would lose out on high quality education if buyer not found

O’FALLON – Michelle Pedersen, local entrepreneur and small business owner, first opened the Kumon Math and Reading Center of O’Fallon back in 2011. It has become a staple in the local community serving over 300 families in the Metro East area. Some students travel two hours on weekends because it is the closest Kumon Center to their town.

After enriching the lives of children from pre-school to high school for the past six years, Pedersen and her family are relocating to Florida. If Pedersen is unable to find a buyer for her center, it will unfortunately have to close, leaving a lot of families without high quality supplemental education.

“Whether their children are studying above grade level or need a little extra help, I have a lot of families that truly rely on the Kumon Center of O’Fallon,” said Michelle Pedersen, who is both Instructor and owner. “I first opened the center because I wanted to provide superior educational opportunities to the children in my community. In the process, they have become a part of my family, and I would hate for them to lose out on the opportunities they have today if we can’t find a buyer.”

The potential buyer would be backed by the support of a world-class franchise. Earlier this year, Kumon was named the number one tutoring franchise in Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500 issue for the 15th consecutive year and recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a 2016 “Best of the Best” for the 18th time. Kumon’s consistently high industry rankings make it an ideal business opportunity for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping children succeed.

“Kumon is not only time-tested, but the success is evident in its continued growth, as Kumon recently surpassed a company milestone with 400,000 students enrolled in North America,” said Trevor Martin, Franchise Recruiter for Kumon North America.

Kumon has the lowest franchise fee— $1,000—and lowest initial startup cost in the supplemental learning industry. Franchisee support goes well beyond the initial financial incentives valued at $19,000. Kumon assists all new franchisees in the development of a concrete business plan, supports local marketing with national student recruitment initiatives, provides ongoing training, and opportunities to learn from experts and other franchisees during annual conferences.

For more information on how to help save the Kumon Math and Reading Center of O’Fallon from closing, please contact Trevor Martin at tmartin@kumon.com or 314-643-9269.