Buying into a woman’s world?
Women often take fewer risks than men in business and because a franchise has been shown time and time again to be less risky than “going it alone” – this really appeals to many women
A franchise is a business which is already tried and tested and the start up cost is often less than setting up independently.
Many franchises offer you the chance to organise your own working arrangements and can be operated from a home office. For example; many dieting franchises can be run on a part time basis and fit it around a family, going full time later as the family grows up. However, if you have caring responsibilities, think about the time you can dedicate to your business. If you put in too little time then the returns may not justify your investment.
Women can also use a franchise to change career. With full training provided by the franchisor; there is no experience required when entering into a new market and franchising is also a good option for women who want to take charge of their own destiny.
Mary Parker, a successful franchise owner says “unfortunately, business is still a bit of a man’s world. Successful women are considered a slightly different story at this level”. Her advice to women thinking of franchising; “You don’t necessarily have to choose a traditionally female franchise. Any business can be run by a woman. Consider all the options. Don’t rule out any sector because you think it’s a man’s world. Investigate it and make up your own mind what business suits you”
See several franchise opportunities at www.acuminate.co.uk/category/opportunities