Women in Franchising are on the Rise – You Can Be Too

Women in Franchising are on the Rise – You Can Be Too

Women in Franchising is on the rise

Approximately 26-30% of all franchises are solely woman-owned. Additionally, 41% of new franchisees that have launched in the last 24 months are women. The best part: 54% of female franchisees overall say their work/life is balanced or very balanced. (Source: Franchise Business Review). 

Free Franchise Consulting for Women

I help empower women everyday by providing consulting in business ownership via franchising. In the past decade or so, I have seen a significant increase in the number of female business owners. Based on information from the International Franchise Association, there is a rising trend in women entering the world of franchising.

In fact, I recently read that between 2011 and 2017, female franchise ownership jumped by 83 percent.  In some markets where women are the breadwinner in the household, I work predominantly with the female partner driving the decision. In general, franchises provide benefits such as proven systems and demonstrated success, with less risk involved and more support from the franchisor.

The growth in the number of female franchisees is likely to be credited to the wide variety of business opportunities that are popping up in franchising, particularly in these three industries:

  • Professional/Scientific/Technical Services
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Other Services (hair and nail salons, fitness, wellness, pet care, etc.)

Women Helping Women – Matchmaking

Women considering franchise ownership may not know which opportunity is the best fit for them.  Many people don’t know that consultants like me offer free insights and navigation services. Anyone researching franchising benefits from the expertise of an experienced franchise consultant. Over the past 27 years, I have guided my clients to find franchising opportunities that align with not only their backgrounds and skillsets, but their personality types and end goals that drive them.

There’s nothing more gratifying to me than helping a motivated entrepreneur take the leap into business ownership – to watch people realize their dreams and understand that they’re within reach is incredibly inspirational.

It’s not always easy to discover which franchising concept may be the right opportunity for you on your own. Are you ready to dive into business ownership but not sure where to start? Contact me to set up a free appointment.