Being a mother is not unlike working a tough job, to be honest. Let’s put it into perspective; mums are like entrepreneurs. They manage the home, in most cases having to manage their family’s schedule, finances. They also obviously strive to make sure everyone is healthy and happy.
More often than not, mums even have to balance their work and home life. We can all agree, that it is not as easy as it may look. That’s probably one reason the business world looks so daunting- the inflexibility and having to give up your personal life to achieve your work and financial goals. And that is why mums should consider becoming franchisees!
Mums Are Already Bosses
Your duties as a mum have already prepared you to become an entrepreneur. Sound crazy, right? Well, franchising can really help you achieve a flexible work schedule, and franchises such as part-time franchises and home based franchises give you more opportunity to work remotely or work shorter hours so you can spend time with your family as well.
The Franchise Model
So, the reason franchising is so often preferred by entrepreneurs who need more structure and support when doing business is because there is a proven system already in place. All that the franchisee has to do is use the franchisors supporting materials which include their business model.
The business model gives the franchisee the right to the strategies, brand, marketing materials, support systems etc. of the business. Thus, franchising can be a lot less overwhelming than working a startup as you are utilizing a proven concept and have the guidance of the franchisor along with their team who are rooting for you all the way.
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People mostly think of the giants when they hear the word franchise, such as McDonald’s, Subway etc. which all need hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment, maybe even millions, to start up. However, there are a lot of low-cost franchises available that are perfect for mums, such as van based franchises, coffee franchises etc.
Don’t Be Afraid
Yes, it is extremely intimidating to start a franchise, but probably not as much as motherhood. If you could actually go through the time consuming and frustrating process of raising a child, then you can definitely work a franchise. Having to support a family isn’t easy, so opting for a franchise could be the best opportunity for you to maintain a good work-life balance and while earning a good livelihood.
Do as much research as you have to. Look for reliable franchisors who can guide the way and offer you an ongoing and comprehensive support system. Most importantly, go for the franchise that feels the most right for you, your lifestyle and your interests. Here is how to know which franchise model is right for you.
Find the work-life balance you have always wanted. Get in touch with Franchise UK for more information on how to become a franchisee.