Sylvan Franchise Blog

Huffington Post Q&A with Sylvan CTO, Monica Nicolau

Posted by Sylvan Learning Corporate on Oct 31, 2016

Sylvan's chief technology officer Monica Nicolau recently sat down with The Huffington Post for a profile meant to highlight women in business. 

Nicolau started with Sylvan in 2011 as a senior director, then moved into the role of vice president of software development for SylvanSync. She became the chief technology officer in June of 2015.

The first three questions of the interview are below. To read the remainder of the Q&A – including questions about Nicolau's advice for women in the technology industry, maintaining a good work/life balance, and other admirable female leaders – you can find the originally post on The Huffington Post here.

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Travel Essentials for a Business Trip

Posted by Laura Dunn on Apr 7, 2015

As I write this post I am in the middle of preparing for a big business trip! I’ve got a busy schedule filled with lots of meetings- and some time for fun too!

WhileI’m looking forward to my trip, getting everything ready can often feel like a stressful experience! Having a checklist helps, and I’m sharing with you my travel essentials for a business trip to spare you from any hassle!

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How a Blog can Promote your Business

Posted by Laura Dunn on Mar 27, 2015

Blogging is one of my absolute passions. I have a personal blog dedicated to my thoughts about fashion, politics and culture, and regularly interview women in business for The Huffington Post. As part of my business, I provide content creation and copywriting services for clients who want engaging content to promote their products and services.

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International Women’s Day: My Business Inspirations

Posted by Laura Dunn on Mar 9, 2015

On March 8th, individuals across the world marked International Women’s Day, an annual event that celebrates the successes of women and advocates for further development and progress.

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How Can We Increase Women In Leadership Positions?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Feb 19, 2015

I’ve been lucky to interview a great range of female business owners, franchisees and entrepreneurs over the past few years. These women are at the top of their respective games, with a positive outlook as to how they can help others achieve their business goals.

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How to Successfully Network Through Email

Posted by Laura Dunn on Feb 9, 2015

Networking is a crucial part of owning your own business or franchise, and by now, you are probably aware that you can network in many different ways!

While networking in person is important, using email is also a great tool to network. Many connections I’ve made have been through email, leading to some great business opportunities.

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5 Networking Tips to Build Your Franchise

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Dec 16, 2014

Both online and offline networking are powerful forms of marketing that can drive positive results for your franchise. However, networking doesn’t come easily to everyone, and even those people who are comfortable working a room or striking up conversations with strangers can make mistakes.

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Holiday Gifts for the Business Owner

Posted by Laura Dunn on Dec 8, 2014

I find buying holiday gifts hard, and it’s even harder to give suggestions when family and friends ask what they can get for me! If you’re looking to buy a gift for a business owner this holiday season here are some of my suggestions!

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How to Manage Business on Vacation

Posted by Laura Dunn on Nov 17, 2014

I’ve just returned from a short break in Paris, and while I hoped it would have been business-free, in reality it wasn’t! As wi-fi is an essential service that a majority of hotels provide, it is becoming harder to escape checking emails.

If you’re on vacation and you do need to do a little business, here are some of my top tips for not letting it overtake your entire holiday!

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Best Ways to Juggle a Deadline

Posted by Laura Dunn on Oct 22, 2014

The past couple of weeks have been full of deadlines for me. This has been great for my business, and time management has been vital in helping me to succeed. 

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