Why Franchising is Best for Busy Mums
Whether you are working from home, have a home based job or run a business at home, the option of franchising is a very lucrative one. Working mothers with young children suffer more discrimination at work than any other group, research suggests. Remote Employment and Entreprise Nation is encouraging mothers to consider franchising as a way to get back to work.
Fixed working hours, significant gender pay gaps and limited promotion prospects from employers, mean that more and more women are looking to take control of their work-life balance by starting their own business from home.
The Franchise Group claims that there is a 90 per cent success rate in franchising, compared to just 20 per cent among new start-ups.
More than 30 per cent of all new businesses are currently started by women and a key reason for this is the opportunity to be their own boss.
Peter Finlay at The Franchise Group says: 'Often we meet women with huge amounts of business experience who don't want to be overlooked in the workplace just because they've started a family.
'Franchising offers the opportunity for these women to have the independence of being responsible for their own business, with the security of a skilled network of individuals and an established brand already in place.'
By San Sharma of Entreprise Nation.