Franchising is a supportive route into business ownership that enables you to choose a new direction
For some women, there’s a yearning to be more in control of their working environment. But the challenge of knowing how to achieve this and the fear of the unknown often holds them back - especially if the desire for change involves a complete change of direction or comes after a career break. Which means there’s a huge reserve of female leadership waiting to be released.
REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL
Franchising has long proven to deliver positive results for women ready to start their own business. So what are the benefits of franchising, if you’re considering a career change and want to be your own boss?
1. WOMEN EXCEL WHEN THEY FEEL CONFIDENT IN WHAT THEY’RE DOING
Self-doubt is a big element behind why women don’t step out into something new. When they feel unsure of their skills, they lack confidence and so hold back.
Franchising offers you a proven business model, supported by the expert training and support of your franchisor, as well as the network. So although you’re growing your own business, you’re not trying to do it alone. The training programmes franchisors have devised give you confidence about your new business. Confidence breeds success; franchising helps you achieve this.
2. WOMEN OFTEN WORK BETTER WHEN SURROUNDED BY OTHER WOMEN
Having at least one other female in a network empowers women to be higher achievers. In 2019, Sirena Bergman wrote in The Independent: ‘More than 75 per cent of women in high ranking positions have a female-dominated inner circle or strong ties to a few women within their network.’
“Within the franchise industry, you will discover women who will encourage you to achieve the success to which you aspire”
Within the franchise industry, you will discover women who will encourage you to achieve the success to which you aspire. Within a franchise network - especially in male-dominated sectors - female franchisees naturally gravitate together. There are also women-focused industry events, where you can network with women in other sectors.
3. WOMEN ACHIEVE MORE WHEN THERE’S A FEMALE ROLE MODEL TO ASPIRE TO
Within many sectors, the lack of female role models in leadership has had a negative impact. However, in franchising, there are a considerable number of female franchisors and franchisees building big businesses and inspiring change - many of whom enjoy inspiring and mentoring others.
Ready to release your inner entrepreneur? There are many franchise opportunities available and you don’t need to have had experience in the sector to be a success.
Visit the Encouraging Women into Franchising and British Franchise Association websites to discover the franchise for you.