Sylvan Learning INFO
With more than 40 years of experience and more than 710 points of presence, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE — STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep — college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. Sylvan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG). For more information, visit www.SylvanLearning.com.
Why Sylvan Learning Franchise/Why Now
Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personalized supplemental and enrichment education for students in grades K–12, with more than 710 points of presence worldwide, finished out 2021 with an impressive surge of growth, including 55 new franchise partners, 47 total centers awarded, 29 new openings and six existing-owner expansions for the year. Now, in 2022, the brand is gearing up to open a new center, on average, every other week throughout the year, following its best year of awarding franchises in over a decade. New franchisees have already entered the year on a high note, with six of the planned openings already generating revenue through the brand’s virtual model while the brick and mortar locations are under construction.
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What Sets Sylvan Learning Apart?
In addition to the variety of business models and suite of programs, Sylvan Learning franchisees benefit from the lowest fees in the industry, including a streamlined royalty rate and affordable initial investment. Other brands in the segment have a clunky, confusing fee structure, but Sylvan has a flat rate of 16 percent, which includes contributing to the national ad fund, mandatory student assessments, Sylvan’s digital platform SylvanSync, interactive online training platforms Sylvan University Now and Sylvan 101, as well as access to the Sylvan corporate team to get guidance and support at every turn. This simplified royalty rate saves franchisees money and allows them to bring in higher revenues than other brands in the space.
Forty-plus years in business means that Sylvan Learning has perfected its business model, providing hands-on support to its franchisees to set them up for long-term success and help them achieve their individual growth goals. The corporate team, composed of industry executives, longtime Sylvan employees and former franchisees, is incredibly in tune with what franchisees want and need, and have created the most streamlined systems and processes and a robust pool of resources to help franchisees run their businesses — all designed to drive franchisee profitability.
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Why the Supplemental Education Category Now More Than Ever?
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of education and of meeting students where they are in order to provide custom support in the areas they most need it. Sylvan’s quick pivot to virtual learning provided much-needed relief to stressed children and families and offered a glimpse into the future of the supplemental education industry.
The brand also rolled out its School Support program, providing students with in center, socially distanced, lower capacity school support needed to login to virtual classrooms and get the help to complete their schoolwork without being in a typical classroom in person. Sylvan has continued to evolve how the brand is helping families find success in their education as they continue to learn in an unpredictable environment.
You’re passionate about helping children succeed academically and are driven to make a difference in your community and in those children's lives. Many of Sylvan’s franchisees have an education background, have had children in the company’s programs, or are deeply interested in education, and they also either have a business sense and entrepreneurial spirit or are able to partner with someone who does.
Why Franchisees Love the Brand:
Sylvan’s brand awareness far outshines competitors in the industry. Not only that, but Sylvan also provides the widest range of programs for children of all ages and all levels. Whether a child wants to accelerate their learning or get caught up, Sylvan has a program for them. Franchisees are also able to diversify their revenue streams with programs such as college test preparation.
The Sylvan leadership team also provides strong support on everything from technology to operations to marketing; there to help franchisees find success every step of the way. Sylvan franchisees are proud to represent the brand when they go out in public, knowing that they are truly making a difference in the community and in the lives of students.
The Investment & How Much Can I Make?
Sylvan Learning offers the industry’s best fees, with a low initial investment and a simplified royalty structure of 16% of monthly growth revenues with a total minimum annual royalty of no less than $32,000.
Initial Investment Range: $85,525 - $186,930
$75,000 minimum liquidity
$150,000 minimum net worth
Territory: Protected territory with geographic rights to the Sylvan system in a well-defined area
With an average gross revenue of $518,159 among the top 25% of territories, Sylvan Learning offers a business opportunity with both financial and emotional rewards.
Top 25% average gross revenue: $518,159
Mid-upper 25% average gross revenue: $271,959
Mid-lower 25% average gross revenue: $180,972
Bottom 25% average gross revenue: $104,646