Sylvan Franchise Blog

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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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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Sales Tips for Franchise Owners

Posted by Laura Dunn on May 31, 2016

Sales are key to the success of a business, impacting upon every aspect and outcome of their life span.

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How can your business benefit from a content calendar?

Posted by Laura Dunn on Apr 20, 2016

Content is key to the success of every type of business. With audiences hungry for updates on a daily basis, content is here to stay.

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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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Delivering a Great Elevator Pitch

Posted by Laura Dunn on Mar 24, 2015


A few weeks ago I was invited to a professional networking event. It was the first ‘professional breakfast meeting’ that I’ve been invited to since starting my own business, and naturally I was a little nervous about having to deliver an elevator pitch to a room of strangers!

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How to Give Your Franchise Presentations the Wow Factor

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Mar 18, 2015

Are your franchise presentations boring your audiences? You can follow tips to be a better public speaker, but a presentation that looks dull or confusing could negate all of your other efforts to capture your audience’s attention. Instead, they’ll remember you for the wrong reasons.

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