Sylvan Franchise Blog

Laura Dunn

Laura Dunn is a social media and communications professional from Wales. She is the founder of Political Style, a global politics, fashion and lifestyle blog that has been featured on The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Politico and The Daily Beast. She recently started LED Media, which offers services in social media, copywriting, content creation and proofreading. Dunn also works for a politician in the United Kingdom, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Follow Laura on Twitter @lauraemilyd.

Recent Posts

The Two Reasons Why Brands Don't Franchise

Posted by Laura Dunn on Feb 2, 2017

Franchising is a popular business model that allows chains to open more locations at speed and with fewer cost implications. Many of our well-known companies including McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts and Burger King operate on the franchise model, ensuring rapid expansion and market domination across both the US and the globe.

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How to Expand Your Franchise

Posted by Laura Dunn on Jan 26, 2017

Your first franchise was a success and now it is time to open a new one. Business expansions are an exciting challenge, and for many franchise owners, growing their business is a risk worth taking.

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What Are the Benefits of Franchise Multi-Unit Ownership?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Oct 14, 2016

Owning a franchise takes skill, patience and determination. But what happens when you want to own more than one?

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Sylvan Learning Center Under New Ownership in Twinsburg, OH

Posted by Laura Dunn on Oct 11, 2016

Congratulations to Mital Rathod, Olmsted Township on her acquisition of the Sylvan Learning Darrow Road facility! Rathod has also acquired the Fairlawn and Strongsville locations as part of a multi-unit ownership deal.

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What’s the Vision for Innovation in STEM Education?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Oct 7, 2016

STEM is an increasingly important education for children, and with the demand from employers for skills in science, technology, engineering and math, it’s vital that we all push for the subject to be on the agenda.

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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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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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