Huntington Learning Center

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Huntington Learning Center is the #1 revenue producing tutoring franchise. Our franchise owners earn 61% more revenue as compared to our closest competitor.

Huntington was founded in 1977, began franchising in 1985 and has grown to be one of the most established and well-respected brands in education.

Today, Huntington operates nearly 300 centers in 38 states from coast to coast and is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the tutoring industry, providing quality instruction to tens of thousands of students through our national network of franchised and company-owned tutoring centers. To honor the service and courage of our military, Huntington offers a 50% reduction in the initial franchise fee for Active Duty and US Military Veterans. This is a reduction from $22,000 to $11,000.

Hear from Shawn Livingston, US Army Veteran & Huntington Learning Center multi-unit owner:

How would you describe Huntington Learning Center as a business?

As a business, if you follow the Huntington system and put in the time, your center will be highly profitable.  The greatest satisfaction to me as a franchise owner is knowing that my destiny is in my hands—Huntington provides you with the support and tools you need, and the execution and the financial gains are controlled by you.  Additionally, there’s a substantial community component—it’s very rewarding to know that you’re helping someone.  And, once you get into it, within a few months you start seeing the impact that you’re having.

Do you think Huntington is a good fit for fellow veterans?

In my career serving in the US Army I have found my fellow Service Members to be very good at implementing proven systems, and that’s what you get at Huntington, a proven system.  There’s also a sort of self-selecting that happens in the military—many military members are called to serve and there’s a strong element of providing for your community associated with running a Huntington franchise. I highly recommend Huntington to Veterans who want to own their own business.

Did you think about going into other industries or choosing any of Huntington’s competitors and, if so, why did you choose Huntington?

When I was deciding what to do after the Army, I was looking at several industries. What brought me into education and eventually Huntington, was that I was looking for more of a professional business that had a substantial community element.  As I considered other tutoring companies I evaluated several competitors and when I did my research on how they operate and the programs involved, I felt like Huntington was the premier service and offered the greatest potential as a business.

Any parting thoughts for those considering investing in Huntington?

The business is like the program for students.  When you put the time in and follow the system, you’ll get great results.  It works for the students we teach and it works running the business.  Being devoted to running your business will make you successful.  Tutoring isn’t going to go anywhere as a business—parents are always going to be focused on their kids, and it’s rewarding to control my own success.

Shawn Livingston owns two Huntington Learning Centers in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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