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How EWIF can assist women considering a career change

How EWIF can assist women considering a career change

EWIF can assist the many women considering franchising as a career option

Sometimes, women can hold themselves back from accomplishing their dreams of business ownership, because of fear or self-limitation. But what if you could utilise your talents and follow in the footsteps of other inspirational women to become your own boss?

Research shows one of the biggest concerns women have about wanting to be their own boss is whether they actually have what it takes. With the traditional balancing act most of them have to achieve, can they step out of their comfort zone and run a business as well?

Not-for-profit organisation Encouraging Women in Franchising wants to see more women empowered within their careers. If you know there is more to you than simply working to build someone else’s empire, read on. Franchising is an option you should consider. And EWIF is here to explain why.

How can franchising help you?

The franchise industry is well aware of the internal challenges women wrestle with, as they consider their career options. Last year, the British Franchise Association released a report that revealed an increase in the number of women - especially young women - who are taking the franchise route to running their own business.

Over the last 10 years EWIF has seen many women take their place in business leadership, the support of franchising giving them confidence to realise their dreams.

Franchising has consistently proven to be the best and most supported route for anyone considering starting their own business. The top three reasons being: You can invest in a brand that has already been established and built a rapport with customers.

You are investing in a brand that is as committed to your success as you are. It provides you with training, resources and business support.

You are not alone in your business venture - even though your business is fully yours.

How can EWIF help you?

EWIF supports women, like you, who are considering their career path.

There are a number of ways you can benefit from connecting with EWIF members. The main one is having other women with whom you can speak and who understand your concerns, questions and fears, as they have been on this journey too.

EWIF hosts a number of regional meetings across the UK, allowing you to meet with franchisors and franchisees from a range of sectors.

Whether you are interested in starting a business in care, accountancy or children’s activities services; whether you want a business you can start from home or to set up a shop, EWIF can advise you.

It also hosts key events throughout the year, including the EWIF awards celebration and annual conference. Both of these are open to members and non-members and are a great way to celebrate what is happening for women within franchising.

The awards event takes place on May 1 in central London. Visit for details or to book your ticket.

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