Sylvan Franchise Blog

Why Your Business Should be Using the Cloud

Posted by Laura Dunn on Sep 13, 2016

Cloud computing is an essential tool for running your franchise. Technology can help to alleviate common, everyday problems that franchises and small businesses face, as well as increasing efficiency and operations.

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What is the Emotional Return of Owning a Franchise?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Sep 6, 2016

Starting a franchise is one of the most challenging and fulfilling things that you can do.

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How Can a Testimonial Help Your Franchise?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Aug 30, 2016

Testimonials are an important part of the business process. Happy customers will return to your business but they will also bring new customers along with them.

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The Sylvan Q&A Series: Alan Catlett, VP of Product Management

Posted by Laura Dunn on Aug 22, 2016

We’re keen to spotlight the experience and achievement of Sylvan’s staff, and we’re excited to share a new Q&A series on the franchise blog.

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5 Keys to Start a Franchise Business Successfully

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Aug 15, 2016

When you start a franchise business, you’ll get a lot of help to make sure it’s successful. However, there are some key things you need to know and commit to or your success will be limited. Five of those key things are covered below to help you get on the right path to successful franchise ownership.

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Is Franchising Suitable for You?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Aug 8, 2016

Purchasing a franchise is a big decision and one that requires plenty of consideration. A popular business model, franchises have buying power, group support and a ready-made reputation.

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Content Marketing for Franchises

Posted by Laura Dunn on Aug 1, 2016

Content marketing is an essential part of sharing the story and journey of your franchise. Whilst the overall franchise will have its own content marketing plan and unique story, it is important that you craft your own from day one.

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Is Franchising Right for You?

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Jul 13, 2016

Franchising is an excellent way to start a business without having to do everything yourself. Let’s face it. Starting a business is a daunting task. From legal and finance to marketing and human resources, you’ll be diving into areas that might not be your expertise. Franchising makes things a lot easier.

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How Can You Motivate Your Franchise’s Employees?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Jul 6, 2016

Motivating your employees is key to the success of your franchise. Happy employees equal a happy business, with customers satisfied and profits reached.

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Shifting from Corporate America to Sylvan Franchise Owner

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Jul 1, 2016


Candice DeVane is the new owner of a Sylvan Learning franchise in San Diego, California, but she didn’t always work in education. And she’s never owned a business before. That didn’t stop her from leaving a successful engineering career and moving across the country to pursue her dreams of educating children as a Sylvan Learning franchisee.

I had the opportunity to ask Candice how she seamlessly made the shift from Corporate America to franchise owner with a smile on her face (and moving to the other side of the country as she did it). Here’s what she told me:

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