Welcome To 2017

We are so excited to start this year; the association has been working hard behind the scenes to set all of us up to be able to grow our businesses profitably. We have developed important partnerships that will benefit your business, we have planned the next six months of webinars in support of this mission, and we are in the process of setting IAKF for great growth. When I asked our colleagues what the most important benefit of being a member of IAKF, resoundingly the response was the support we give each other. Here is to a great year of growth in size and quality of our centers and the chance to make meaningful improvements in all of the lives we touch.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Connie Schmidt Kirman


Free Business Analysis

Helping students succeed is rewarding, sustaining the ability to do so is priceless. IAKF partnered with LCube Advisors to help you improve the operations of your center and continue make more students successful. LCube Advisors provides an in-depth analysis of your center with pragmatic recommendations for improving your profitability.

The analysis benchmarks your center to other Kumon franchises and focuses on:

  • Your enrollment - Insights include
    • Is your enrollment adequate to grow and sustain your center?
    • Is your marketing approach effective?
    • How does your profitability improve if you improve your cancellations?
  • Tuition and Discounts - Ideas that can boost your profitability include
    • Should you eliminate various pricing/discount plans?
    • Which tuition should you increase and by how much?
  • The physical space of your center - Identify whether
    • You are using your space effectively
    • You can add new students without opening on new days
  • Instructor costs - Determine whether you are effectively deploying your instructors

IAKF members who engage LCube will receive an in-depth annual report analyzing all the operating drivers of their center with comparisons to other Kumon franchisees, and monthly reports targeting specific areas to improve and/or monitor. LCube has agreed to provide IAKF members a free initial assessment.

To obtain the initial assessment, IAKF members should contact info@kumonfranchisee.com for the data request form. Only IAKF members are eligible for the business analysis. Please see sample micro report and in-depth report.


Webinar Schedule

Become a Better Business Owner in 2017: Grow your Kumon Center and Create Life/Work Balance
January 27th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Running a Kumon Center day to day does not leave much time for focusing on other things like growing your business profitably and taking time for yourself. Join us on Friday, January 27 at noon for a webinar focusing on determining your most effective role in your business. We will also cover time management for business owners, creating balance, delegating and an overview of the support systems (team building) you need in place in order to work on, not in your business.

Rob Imperato is a motivational speaker, published author and most passionately a certified life/business coach.  He holds multiple certifications including that of Social Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach and an ACC accreditation with the International Coaches Federation. His former career was that of a Corporate Merchandising Manager. With the good fortune of wearing a second hat, that of Human Resources, most specifically to training and employee development. This is where he flourished, touching his true passion empowering, encouraging and assisting others the opportunity to be the best of themselves achieve greater levels of personal and professional achievement.
His vast managerial experience from his corporate background has enabled him to work with small business owners. Keying in on their vision, mission and passion. Passion for what you love to do is the greatest form of advertisement for your business, passion is contagious. Rob specializes in communication, time management, delegation, team building, employee training and development.


Kumon Business Analysis/Profitability Webinar 101
February 2nd, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Helping students succeed is rewarding, sustaining the ability to do so is priceless. IAKF partnered with LCube Advisors to help you improve the operations our centers and continue make more students successful while creating a sustainable, profitable businesses. Join us for the first in a series of webinars designed to do just that. Philippe will discuss both financial and operational issues facing Kumon Centers in North America.

Philippe Liautaud is a Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Planning Executive with 20+ years of experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, transaction advisory, accounting and operations at public and private companies. Experience spans growth companies, Fortune 1000 and Big 4 Accounting Firms. Skilled at advising companies and business units, implementing financial controls and process improvements. Strong strategic partner to key decision-makers and stakeholders. Resourceful problem solver, able to navigate ambiguous situations and make tough decisions. Entrepreneurial and passionate about the use of technology and “big data” to enhance customer experience, facilitate timely decision-making and increase profitability.


Level K Math Instructional Tips and Tricks by Norman Roos
February 10th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Join us for a webinar on the nuances and instructional challenges in Level K. Be sure to have your worksheets in front of you and come with all your unanswered questions. Norman Roos, the founder and original Instructor at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newtown, has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.  Recently, Mr. Roos left his high school teaching assignment to devote full-time to Kumon of Newtown.


Staff Development

Want to spend more quality time with your students and their families? More time growing your business? Take stress free vacations?

We thought you might like this article that helps develop excellent employees.

It sounds a lot like how we work with students to help them develop to their full potential.


Conference 2017

We are looking for volunteers to put together our 2017 Conference on Thursday, July 20th, 2017. Please contact info@kumonfranchisee.com if you can spare some time and effort to bring colleagues together for a day of learning and networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

IAKF has negotiated excellent rates with Elavon. Elavon has been a leader in processing payments for over twenty years, leveraging the world’s best technologies for our customers, from large worldwide enterprises to locally-owned small businesses. Email Jonathan to see how much Elavon/IAKF partnership can save you monthly.

Jonathan Thayer Jonathan.Thayer@Elavon.com