"Having a Pink Spaghetti franchise has enabled me to organise myself in a better way. It has enabled us to have flexibility and run things the way I want," says Michelle
Michelle was given the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy and took this in order to rebalance her work and family life.
Why a Pink Spaghetti franchise? Michelle saw Pink Spaghetti as a good way of stepping out of the public sector into a new venture and a more flexible way of living. She liked the idea that the “package” was already branded and ready to market and she wanted to be part of a virtual team for support rather than working alone.
Michelle says: “Since starting my Pink Spaghetti franchise my life has changed somewhat. Obviously, as my children have got older, they need taxi services more frequently! The flexibility that I have means that I don’t have to miss athletics morning or taking them to a show or dentist appointments. I have that flexibility. Of course, sometimes I use it to pop to the gym myself!
“Having a Pink Spaghetti franchise has enabled me to organise myself in a better way. My husband has a very busy job, he works late and long hours – I’m not saying I don’t work the hours myself, but it has enabled us to have flexibility and run things the way I want.”
She liked the autonomy that such a franchise would bring and believed that she would be able to enhance her skills and productivity quicker than working alone, gaining knowledge about the tools that have been tried and tested already within the business through the start-up training. Michelle was also reassured to know that there was an option to get advice and cover for emergencies.