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What is the Sylvan FOA?

The FOA is an affiliation of informed, independent Sylvan franchise owners. Our mission is to unite and create an environment whereby franchisees work with Sylvan management to increase net worth. We are committed to working together to help ensure franchisee success, profitability, and access to vital information that affects us as business owners.

What is the role of the FOA board?

The Sylvan FOA board is a group of elected members that volunteer their time to help build a better Sylvan system. The Sylvan FOA executive board meets weekly by phone to discuss any immediate issues and upcoming tasks. The entire FOA board meets monthly to discuss the health of the system, franchisee concerns, action items, and committee updates. Individual board members serve in a variety of capacities including but not limited to overseeing lunch and learns, community calls, membership, NAC voting member, etc…  The FOA Sylvan board is only able to do what it does through the support of our membership.

Why is important for you to become a member of your franchise organization?

  • The more members the FOA represents the larger our voice with SLI
  • To support the organization that advocates for our system with SLI in order to help move our businesses in the direction that is a win-win for both franchisor and franchisee
  • To support your board in their volunteer role advocating for our system while trying to run their own businesses
  • To be in direct and constant communication with other FOA members via our Facebook group
  • To learn best practices from your peers with lunch and learns
  • Learn how to run your business more profitably by attending the FOA Profitability Conference
  • Have access to some of the best franchisees in our system
  • Receive discounts from preferred vendors
  • To share your strengths with you peers – It takes a village!

What do your peers say about being a member of the Sylvan FOA?

“I can’t imagine how I would run my business without the support of the FOA. The benefits of membership far outweigh the cost. I have paid for my membership time and time again through applying best practices learned on lunch and learns and through the discussion boards.“  - Paige Howell

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