Sylvan Franchise Blog

What Should you Value More in a Hire? Skill or a Cultural Fit?

Posted by Nick Powills on Feb 25, 2015

After seven years of business as
No Limit Agency’s founder and Chief Brand Strategist, I recently looked around the room at my staff and reflected on how far we’ve come.
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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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5 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand and Franchise Using Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Feb 16, 2015

Are you using your personal LinkedIn Profile to build your personal brand and your franchise? If not, you should be.

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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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Why I am Starting to Keep a Business Diary

Posted by Nick Powills on Jan 29, 2015

This winter, I felt like my emotions were all over the place. So I got to thinking. As a business owner, maybe this could be something worth tracking to see how my mood is affected by the time of the year and the happenings in the business (and my life in general).

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Top Tips to Take Away From The Third Metric

Posted by Laura Dunn on Jan 27, 2015

One of the best books I read in 2014 was Arianna Huffington’s memoir/self help publication called The Third Metric.

The Third Metric is a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, consisting of four other pillars: wellbeing, wisdom, wonder and giving.

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5 Tricks to be a Better Public Speaker to Represent Your Franchise

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Jan 22, 2015

As a franchise owner, you have to present your business and products to people all the time. Whether you’re delivering presentations to clients and business partners or you’re speaking at an industry or community event, if your public speaking skills are poor, your audience won’t remember you or your franchise for the right reasons.

Your goal in every presentation is to motivate people. Yes, your content should be motivating, but you have to be motivating, too. When it comes to public speaking, delivery matters—a lot!

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Make 2015 Your Year!

Posted by Laura Dunn on Jan 20, 2015

The New Year is here and if you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to make it your most successful year yet. If you’re a business owner, the likelihood is that your plans are already set in motion for the year ahead.

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5 Negotiating Tips to Boost Franchise Sales

Posted by Susan Gunelius on Jan 14, 2015

As a franchise owner, you need to know how to close sales or you won’t be in business for long. The best marketing campaigns, the most competitive prices, and the most desirable products and services can bring people to your virtual or brick-and-mortar door, but it’s often up to you and your employees to close the sale.

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Brain Dump: How to Clear Your Mind

Posted by Laura Dunn on Dec 18, 2014

Is your mind full of what you need to do today, or what needs to be achieved by the end of the week? Perhaps you’re working towards longer-term goals, mentally checking off your accomplishments in your mind?
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